Our Menu

    • Antipasti

    • Calamari al Tre Modo

      9.95

      Your choice of baby squid fried, grilled or sauteed in a spicy tomato sauce

    • Zuppa di Cozze

      10.95

      Black mussels in a spicy tomato sauce

    • Carpaccio

      9.50

      Sliced tenderloin of beef drizzled with truffle oil and topped with portobello mushrooms, capers and shaved parmesan

    • Bruschetta Toscana

      6.95

      Marinated tomatoes and olives with olive oil and fresh herbs served on toasted garlic bread

    • Prosciutto e Mozzarella alla Ferri

      9.95

      Wrapped mozzarella with prosciutto grilled and served over mixed greens and balsamic vinegar

    • Carpaccio de Baebabietola

      8.95

      Thin sliced red beets served with fresh arugula, balsamic and breaded goat cheese

    • Pasta

    • Rigatoni Buona Terra

      15.95

      Rigatoni pasta tossed in a sundried tomato cream topped with roasted walnuts and goat cheese

    • Capellini d'Angelo al Naturale

      11.95

      Angel hair pasta tossed with tomato basil sauce

    • Ravioli con Vittelo

      15.95

      Ravioli pasta stuffed with veal in a brandy cream sauce topped with fresh mozzarella

    • Spaghetti al Gamberetti

      18.95

      Spaghetti pasta with rock shrimp, spinach, fresh tomatoes, olive oil and garlic

    • Linguine alla Vongole

      17.95

      Linguine pasta in red or white clam sauce

    • Farfalle alla Dominic

      14.95

      Farfalle pasta tossed with asparagus, spinach, ricotta and parmesan cheese

    • Angelotti Zuca

      15.95

      Round ravioli pasta stuffed with butternut squash in a browned butter and sage sauce

    • Gnocchi Verde al Quattro Formaggi

      14.95

      Potato spinach dumplings in a four cheese sauce

    • Pennine al'Arabiata

      12.95

      Pennine pasta tossed with fresh herbs, garlic and a touch of spicy tomato sauce

    • Rotini di la Nona

      14.95

      Cork screw pasta with prosciutto, mushrooms, green peas and parmesan cream

    • Zuppa

    • Minestrone

      5.00

      Fresh vegetable soup

    • Zuppa del Giorno

      Varies daily. See our Daily Specials for the current offering.

    • Insalate

    • Ceasare

      7.25

      Romaine lettuce with classic ceasare dressing

    • Tricolore

      7.95

      Belgium endive, arugula and radiccio in a balsamic vinegrette

    • Mista

      6.95

      Mixed greens tossed in a red wine vinegrette

    • Panzanella Toscana

      7.50

      Vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and basil in a gorgonzola vinegrette served over toasted bread

    • Verdura all'Aglietto

      5.50

      Escarole, broccoli or spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil

    • Secondi Piatti

    • Paillard di Pollo al Palio

      15.95

      Grilled pounded chicken breast with fresh herbs, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and arugula

    • Pollo alla Provinciana

      17.95

      Half chicken oven roasted with fresh herbs in a white wine sauce and served with roasted potatoes

    • Salsiccia con Escarole e Fagioli

      17.95

      Grilled homemade italian sausage with sauteed escarole and beans

    • Pollo Al Afumicatto

      17.95

      Sauteed chicken breast with smoked mozzarella, in a smoked tomato and bacon sauce served with pesto mashed potatoes

    • Vitello Monte Carlo

      19.95

      Sauteed veal medallions with prosciutto and fresh Fontina cheese in a sherry wine sauce

    • Bistecca alla Crosta di Parmigiano

      23.95

      Grilled 14oz. N.Y. strip steak with a parmesan crust and served with roasted potatoes and natural jus

    • Melanzana alla Emilia Romana

      16.95

      Almond-breaded eggplant topped with caramelized onions and goat cheese served with tomato sauce and basil

    • Pesce del Giorno

      Market

      Changes daily. Please call ahead for today's selection.

    • Bevande

    • Soft Drinks

      2.50
    • Iced Tea

      2.50
    • Coffee

      2.50
    • Tea

      2.50
    • Espresso

      3.25
    • Cappuccino

      4.00
    • Mineral Water ~ Small

      4.00
    • Mineral Water ~ Large

      6.00
    • Limonata

      3.25

horizontal rule

A quick note: At Buona Terra we are happy to have you as our guest, and are committed to providing you the absolute best dining experience. However, as we are a small, family restaurant, we ask that you respect the following guidelines: 1) We are first come, first served. 2) You must be present to be placed on our seating list,  3) We will only seat complete parties and 4) We ask that there is no more than two credit cards per table. Additionally, though we’d love for you to stay, to ensure that everyone gets an equal opportunity to sit, on occasion you may be asked for your table after you’ve finished dining. Thank you.

    • Daily Specials

    • Zuppa Del Giorno

      Cauliflower, Gorgonzola, and roasted walnut soup.

       

    • Polpi alla Griglia

      9.95

      Grilled baby octopus with spicy herbs served with tri-color salad and balsamic dressing

       

    • Carpaccio di Salmone

      9.95

      Thin slice smoked salmon serve with baby arugula and truffle cream                                               

       

    • Tortellini al Pesto

      16.95

      Tortellini pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese serve in a pesto sauce with sun dried tomato

       

    • Osso Buco alla Milanesa

      22.95

      Veal osso buco serve with saffron mashed potatoes and broccoli                                                         

    • Pesce Spada alla Francese

      20.95

      Sautéed fillet of swordfish with a lite egg batter with lemon and white wine sauce serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli

    • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

      with Moscato fresh berry compote

Daily Specials

Reservations

Join us for Chicago Restaurant Week January 30 to February 12