Buona

4 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2352 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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Please be aware that if you have Celiac then you might want to avoid the beef all together. I visited one of these chains recently and was told by the servers that even when ordering a gluten free beef it is still dipped into the beef juice which is crossed with the regular beefs as they dip them all in the same au'jus sauce. However a burger on the pita or salad are an option.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is the only fast food place you can get a burger on something! Too bad can't have the chips or fries :( Great burgers and salads.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent beef sandwich on GF Pita with side of fresh fruit. I'll be back very soon.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Had the piccolo italian beef with a crouton-less house salad. Bread is pita-like but soft and very good. Great beef!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The naked bowls are amazing! Love the beef and sausage combo. Only time I've had a problem here is with the gf pitas. They absolutely do not consider cross contamination with those - beware!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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FYI cross contamination warning - They dip regular bread in the same beef/juice they serve “gluten free” beef bowls and sandwiches from. This chain is not safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Horrible. Do not eat here. They dip the gluten free beef in the same juice that bread goes into all day. They warm up the gluten free pita bread on the same panini press which regular bread is on all day and they do not clean it beforehand. The pizzas also go through the exact same oven as the the regular crust and they use the same pizza cutter for gluten free pizzas. Take it from me, I’m a former employee.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Buona Beef uses the most amazing pitas for the beef sandwhich!

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I had never been here before so when I went up to the counter I asked the girl if they had gf. The manager was behind her so he said I will go ask. When he came back he said yes. They have gf pitas. They showed me the beef and Au Jus said Gluten Free. They open a new container of au jus so it isn’t cc. They were very nice. I was super happy to finally find a restaurant to eat lunch at.

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