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Welcome to Buona Terra

A neighborhood Italian ristorante just steps from Chicago's historic Logan Boulevard, Buona Terra strives to serve the freshest dishes in a relaxed setting at an affordable price. A true family-owned and operated restaurant, you might call Buona Terra's goal "simple excellence"—a fundamental commitment to consistency, quality and value.

That commitment not only earned us a mention as one of Chicago Magazine's Best New Restaurants in 2003, it's also the reason so many of our customers come back time and time again, night after night.

Buona Terra Ristorante Interior

Worth noting are our extensive wine list, our daily specials (at right), and our Thursday night, $21.95 prix fixe menu, praised by Centerstage Chicago as "arguably the best-tasting bargain in the city." You might take note, as well, of the vibrant art work that adorns our walls. You'll find more information on the artist, Sylvia Ziontz, here.

We invite you to look around our site, peruse our menu and then stop by Buona Terra for dinner. We look forward to cooking for you.

Zuppa Del Giorno

roasted eggplant soup

spinach and egg dropped soup

Polpi alla Griglia … 9.95

Grilled baby octopus with spicy herbs served on a bed of tri-color salad with balsamic

Insalata di Pomodoro … 8.95

Vine Ripe tomatoes, red onion, olives and feta cheese

Salmon al Pesto … 18.95

Sautéed fillet of salmon with pesto and white wine served with roasted potatoes and green beans

Pollo al Funghi e Gorgonzola … 16.95

Sautéed chicken breast with port wine, Portobello mushroom and gorgonzola cream served with mashed p

Linguine alla Putanesca … 18.95

Linguine pasta with spicy scampi, sea scallops, olives, capers, tomatoes, fresh herbs and garlic and