About Mr. Beef
Originally Established in 1963
The families that originated Mr. Beef, the Buonovolanto’s and the Ozzauto’s, have teamed together one more time to bring their legendary sandwich to the City of Angels!
In 1963, Carl Buonovolanto and Tony Ozzauto opened the first Mr. Beef at 666 N. Orleans St. in Chicago’s North Side serving Tony’s mother, Mama Ozzauto’s Italian Beef recipe. Since that time, Chicagoans have embraced their sandwich as its own – and as Philadelphia has become known for its cheese steak – Chicago has become known for it’s Italian Beef! Mr. Beef has proudly played an intricate part in that identity, being voted 4-1 on the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” for having the best Italian Beef in Chicago (which is to say the U.S.), and gaining national recognition on “The Tonight Show” for being Jay Leno’s favorite sandwich. (But now, just like all the Chicagoans in LA, he doesn’t have to fly all the way to the Windy City to get it !)
Located in the heart of the Venice Beach Boardwalk (right across from the famous Muscle Beach) Mr. Beef is ready to bring the Windy City’s best food to Los Angeles’ Sun, Surf and Sand!
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