Italian Meatballs & Marinara Sandwich - 16 Pack

Buona Italian Beef ships its famous meatball nationwide on Goldbelly! Buona Beef may be known for their Italian beef sandwiches but they are now making of Chicago’s best meatball sandwiches. This kit includes all the items needed to make your own: meatballs, marinara, and bread.

While the first Buona Italian Beef restaurant opened in 1981, the Buona family has been a part of Chicago’s iconic Italian Beef sandwich business since the early 1900’s. Founded by Joe Buonavolanto, Buona is the last remaining 100% family-owned Italian beef restaurant in Chicago. The family’s original Italian beef recipe has not changed for three generations. Buona is the Official Italian Beef of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, and Buona’s Italian beef sandwiches are served at Chicago Bears games.

More Details

This package serves 16 people and includes:

  • 32 Meatballs (each 1 oz.)
  • 96 oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 16 Rolls


Marinara with Meatballs – Marinara Sauce (Fresh Vine- Ripened California Tomatoes, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spices, Naturally Derived Citric Acid), Meatballs (Italian Style Meatballs (Beef, Pork, Water, Romano Cheese (Cultured Cow’s Milk, Enzymes, Salt), Textured Soy Flour, Bread Crumbs( Bleached Wheat Flour, Salt, Dextrose, Yeast), Seasoning( (Salt, Dried Garlic, Spice, Dried Parsley, Brown Sugar, Cottonseed Oil, Disodium Inosinate And Disodium Guanylate, Citric Acid, Bha, Bht), Ricotta Cheese, (Whey, Milk, Cream, Vinegar, Salt, Stabilizers), Caramel Color))

Instructions / Storage

  • Items ship frozen with dry ice, may dissipate during transit.
  • Do not remove dry ice with bare hands.
  • Upon arrival, place items in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
  • Items last up to 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 1 year in the freezer.

To Serve


  • Thaw items in the refrigerator prior to cooking (internal temperature must reach a minimum temperature of 165°F).
  • Heat meatballs and sauce in a saucepan over medium for approx. 5 minutes or until hot.
  • Place meatballs and sauce on bread, allowing the sauce to soak into the bread.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Thaw items in the refrigerator prior to cooking (internal temperature must reach a minimum temperature of 165°F).
  • Microwave meatballs and sauce on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Let items sit, then heat again for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Place meatballs and sauce on bread, allowing the sauce to soak into the bread.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Buona Beef ships Monday through Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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Amanda C. - Peyton, CO
It was more than perfect, I followed the step by step instructions and it was great. I have been wanting to have one of those sandwiches since I first saw them on a travel TV show years ago. I think Goldbelly has done a superb job bringing all this together. I was a little surprised at the coleslaw as I am used to the mayonnaise based kind, this reminded me a bit of sauerkraut. But it is all good! 
Bonnie D. - Red Bluff, CA
The meat was beautifully seasoned and the giardiniera was insane! I wish the meat came in two small containers instead of one large one - that way I can freeze one and use the other right away.
Denise K. - Sanford, NC
The extraordinary taste of the put-together Italian beef sandwich. Every component was out-of-this-world delicious!
Malia E. - Kailua, HI
The Buona Beef was the same as being in a Buona Beef restaurant and eating it there. I wish we had a choice between Hot and Mild Giardiniera though. The Hot is way too hot for my taste.
Karen S. - Mount Pleasant, TX
We love the beef and gravy. My husband is from Chicago so it was a birthday treat for his birthday. We live in Santa Fe now.
Alison B. - Santa Fe, NM
We moved from the Chicagoland area 21 years ago. No one in our area of Arkansas even knows what Italian beef or a combo is. So we order a couple times a year when the wave hits us. Buona Beef is wonderful. We will order again soon! 
Cecilia B. - Russellville, AR
Italian Beef - A taste of home! Great giardiniera too!
Paul S. - Taylorsville, UT
It is the tastiest Italian beef sandwich in the country. The perfectly seasoned beef with the scrumptious gravy and the spicy giardiniera and mini baguettes were out-of-this-world delicious! Don't go through life without having at least one of these magnificent sandwiches!
Susan J. - San Diego, CA
This BIB was AMAZING! Follow the instructions. Maybe extra French Rolls will be needed. A true taste of Chi-Town!
Frank B. - Pelham, NY
Arrived in time. Ice was gone but the food was still frozen. The meal was great. We will be doing this again.
Steve M. - Saint Charles, MO
Great quality. Fast shipping. Well packed!
Kim T. - Middlebury, CT
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Richard R. - Morristown, NJ
First time ordering from Buona Beef and I am very impressed Happy to see I will be able to not miss my favorite food from my old stopping ground. Thanks for the Great Service.
Ellen L. - Queen Creek, AZ
Very tender sliced beef; perfect seasoning & the garnish of olives & peppers just amazing !
Colleen M. - Council Bluffs, IA
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Barb T. - Sacramento, CA
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Kylie M. - Charlotte, NC
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Linda M. - Kansas City, MO
The shipment came on time and the Italian Beef was delicious!
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Delivered right on time. My husband enjoyed his Chicago Beef sands for his birthday!
Cynthia S. - Philadelphia, PA
Ease of ordering. Pleasant staff that helped me with placing the order. Delivery within time frame when I wanted this delivery. I have for past few years been ordering beef for my son's birthday that lives in California. This year I also ordered the meatball package. He was thrilled!
Jeff B. - Fairfield, CA
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Dorice E. - Chandler, AZ
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Donna M. - Columbus, OH
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Buck W. - Saint Helen, MI
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Jason A. - Prairieville, LA
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Jesus M. - Elgin, IL
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Jacqueline L. - Gilbert, AZ
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Sara W. - Fairfield, CA
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Deannah M. - Newport Coast, CA
Italian beef came frozen and took me back to my favorite lunch meal in Chicago.
Scott A. - Citrus Heights, CA
The ordering and the delivery process was seamless. The food arrived frozen and on time. And it is delicious! Just like I remembered.
Kelan K. - Castro Valley, CA
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Shawn C. - Las Vegas, NV
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Bruce P. - Parkland, FL
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