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Buona Terra

4.3
255 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies (273)
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About

Buona Terra Ristorante has been serving the Chicagoland area since 2002. We are located in Logan Square but our clientele is international. Come by and sample our menu. Bring a date, bring a friend or just on your own. Buona Terra will always welcome you. We offer daily specials. We hand cut all of our steaks, make our own sausage and prepare all of our menu items in house. We offer a set price menu on Thursday that is like an offer you can't refuse; any starter, any entree and a dessert for $22.95. We hope to make your dining experience memorable and we always wish for you to come back soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(773) 289-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose "Chepe" Garcia
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Catering
We can make larger orders to go. Call and ask for our Chef, Chepe. He can tailor any menu to your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Logan Blvd
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Parking details
We have valet service available. There is also street parking available.
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Public transit
Blue Line California Stop,
California Avenue Bus, Logan Blvd Stop
Diversey Avenue Bus, California Ave Stop
Fullerton Avenue Bus, California Ave Stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2013

I have been going to Buona Terra for years for the prix fixe night. The menu is great and you can make reservations. If you can dine outside you will enjoy the people watching. The sevice is also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2013

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Service was quick. Food was great. Would definitely come here again. Delicious garlic dip with the bread.

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danidk (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2013

This is a favorite restaurant of mine in logan square that we visit regularly. The food is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2013

Four people for weeknight dinner. We ate outside. Very few patrons either inside or outside. Street noise can be difficult; ambulances and other emergency vehicles.

I suspect ownership has changed because I did not encounter a single person of Italian blood. That notwithstanding, food prepared and presented properly. Friendly staff.

Worth a try.

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Kareninlincolnpark (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2013

We had a great meal at the restaurant, and the wait staff was wonderful- attentive and personable. We sat outside so did t really experience the restaurant ambience. The outside decor could use a little improvement.

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Jose (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2013

Tried the Thursday night specials, and it all went quite well. Will definitely be going back. Appreciated the owner stopping by the table to check on things.

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anna (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2013

Wonderful food, a logan square gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2013

Good food and the entire team works to ensure that your experience is great. BEST prix fixe option in the city.

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Award (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2013

Buona Terra is a small, family owned restaurant located just south of Logan Boulevard. Do yourself a favor and dine there on a Thursday for the pre fixe dinner. You will be surprised at the fine selection of wine. First choose an appetizer, I recommend the carpaccio. It will be difficult to choose an entree from the menu, they are all delicious. Afterwards, you can select your dessert option, this too will be a tough choice. My suggestion is the chocolate pecan tart. All for the low price of $22.95.

Enjoy!!

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vipJeffortless (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2013

This was our first time at Buona Terra but it will not be our last. We were three for dinner on a Sunday evening and each ordered from a different section of the menu. The food was excellent; interesting combination of flavors and was clearly fresh. Service was very good; attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended.

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JaneK (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2013

Dined here for the first time on a Wednesday night. The room off the main entrance was quite full with two large parties, which made it almost impossible for a party of four to hold a conversation. The service was not great, again probably due to the large parties, but the restaurant should be able to plan for this type of staffing. The food was very mediocre, nothing to run back for.
Will not return to this spot.

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Foodie4life (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2013

I was really pleasantly surprised. The food was great, the waiter was attentive, and we were even able to sit right by the window in their bigger room. If you haven't been here, I would highly recommend that you check it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2013

Buona Terra is one of our favorite neighborhood places. The regular menu items are always great and their specials never disappoint.

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Buonissima (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2013

This restaurant is the best value for the money bar none in this city!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2013

Neighborhood dining at its finest. The food is great and everyone is friendly and attentive. From imaginative daily specials to the regular (and hearty) pasta dishes, we have never had a bad meal. The wait staff and owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great place!!!!!!

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Chowchowchow (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2013

Best Italian restaurant we have been to in a long time. You can tell the food was made fresh. The service was good. Tables were really close to each other, which made it hard for the waiter to come by often. We left knowing we would be back.

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ChicagoBob (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2013

Good food overall. The Bruschetta was the only disappointment. Very friendly wait-staff. Great Prix Fix deal on Thursday nights!

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vipMegan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I were there for dinner last Friday and overall had a pretty good experience. The food and service were outstanding (particularly the woman who ran the front of the house- love her). We had the sautéed calamari as a starter, one of the veal dishes and the linguini frutti di mari special- all were outstanding. The bottle of Sangiovese was a perfect compliment and extremely reasonably priced. The only thing I could complain about was our table. We were trying to enjoy a romantic evening and got the smallest table I've ever seen that was awkwardly in the middle of the back dining room. We also happened to be surrounded by a bunch of large loud parties. We ended up laughing it off and aside from that, everything was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2013

Delicious food and a great prix fixe on Thursdays. Always a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2013

Great food which is reasonably priced. Friendly staff and nice, comfortable atmosphere.

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