Buona Italian Beef

The Original Italian Beef

While the first Buona restaurant opened in 1981, the Buona family has been a part of the making of Chicago’s iconic Italian Beef sandwich since the early 1900’s. At the time, Italian beef was often served at weddings as the thinly sliced beef could feed large crowds without costing too much. Started by Buonavolanto patriarch Joe Buonavolanto, Buona Beef is the last standing 100% family owned Italian beef restaurant group in Chicago. In fact, the family’s original Italian beef recipe has not been compromised for three generations!

Whether you get yours Dry, Dipped or Baptized (You’re not a true Chicagoan if you haven’t figured out how to order an Italian beef sandwich!), Buona’s juicy Italian Beef sandwich will leave you coming back for more!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Buona was ranked the "Best Italian Beef in Chicago" by the Chicago Tribune, the "Reader's Choice Best Italian Beef" by the Daily Herald and one of the "10 Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Illinois" by USA Today. Buona is the Official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, and served at Chicago Bears games.

Buona Italian Beef

The Original Italian Beef

While the first Buona restaurant opened in 1981, the Buona family has been a part of the making of Chicago’s iconic Italian Beef sandwich since the early 1900’s. At the time, Italian beef was often served at weddings as the thinly sliced beef could feed large crowds without costing too much. Started by Buonavolanto patriarch Joe Buonavolanto, Buona Beef is the last standing 100% family owned Italian beef restaurant group in Chicago. In fact, the family’s original Italian beef recipe has not been compromised for three generations!

Whether you get yours Dry, Dipped or Baptized (You’re not a true Chicagoan if you haven’t figured out how to order an Italian beef sandwich!), Buona’s juicy Italian Beef sandwich will leave you coming back for more!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Buona was ranked the "Best Italian Beef in Chicago" by the Chicago Tribune, the "Reader's Choice Best Italian Beef" by the Daily Herald and one of the "10 Best Italian Beef Sandwiches in Illinois" by USA Today. Buona is the Official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, and served at Chicago Bears games.