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RoSal's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosals.com
  • Phone: (312) 243-2357
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 3:00-8:00
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full catering menu based on your budget and food preference.
  • Private Party Facilities: Thank you for considering RoSal's as the place to hold your special event. Our authentic Italian kitchen awaits you & your guests, specializing in family style dinners featuring homemade pastas & long-established Sicilian favorites!

    Our Family Style dining packages can be found on our web site at
  • Private Party Contact: Cyndi Fulco (815) 919-6204
  • Entertainment: Each month, on a Tuesday Night we host the “Big Night” dinner – styled after the incredible meal featured in the movie “Big Night” – complete with RoSal’s Timpano. The cost is $79 per person. You may join the monthly feast or host your own with 15 or more guests! Price includes food and wine. Tax & gratuity are not included
  • Special Events & Promotions: Hold your Holiday Party, Graduation, Retirement, Birthday Celebrations, Office Gatherings, Wedding Rehearsal or Reception, Baby or Bridal Showers. If you have a reason to gather, RoSal's is the place to be!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Racine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is also available.
A word from RoSal's
Our family would like to thank you for your patient as we dealt with a Chicago "Polar Vortex" water main break these past couple of months.

WE ARE NOW OPEN and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!

RoSal's is about wonderful Sicilian food served in abundant portions. About remembering the sounds, aroma & flavors of the "old neighborhood". About a way of life for people who really appreciate their food & have come to expect great varieties of pasta, fish, cheese, meat and breads. The same variety and quality that make a journey through Italy & through RoSal's Italian Kitchen so rewarding. Please join our family for dinner or book a private party. We look forward to meeting you!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great, slow getting the check because a big table came in that our server was waiting on as well and they all ordered complicated drinks so it wasn't his fault."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Enuf said."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Italian food is noted for fresh ingredients that taste as they are supposed to taste. The Broccoli salad was outstanding - a nice mix of vegetables and seasonings. Fresh, hot bread was abundant and served with olive oil, cheese and hot peppers. Our entrees were outstanding. The ravioli were light as feather pillows and sauced just right. My scallops with pasta were outstanding - fresh and flavorful. Lemon ice and cookies served as dessert which was capped off with a double espresso and a complimentary sambuca. A very nice dinner and expereince."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were in Chicago for a business trip and wanted some authentic Italian food and dining. The experience was wonderful. This place is very intimate; there are about 10 tables in the dining room with service for four at each table. Our waiter was great. He recommended a dry red for us, Chianti, which was perfect. The food was generous and authentic. We tried another Italian restaurant down the street the 3rd night in town, and the food didn't compare to RoSal's. Next summer while we are in Chicago again, I will be dining at this place again!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was looking forward to a first visit to RoSal's for dinner with coworkers. The appetizers ordered weren't hot when they came to the table, and what was delivered was different than described in the menu. I had the veal special for the day and it was smothered in a mushroom gravy that was too much; the meat alone should have been the star on the plate but I couldn't tell because it had too much gravy on it. I left disappointed - not sure I'll return again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "They have changed the decor since last time robbing the restaurant of its charm. This time the food followed suit."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was great and service equally good. Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for a group to go. A good place to bring out of town people who want good food and not at a chain restaurant that they have at home."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What an outstanding place tucked away on Taylor Street at the western end of Little Italy. Easy valet parking, friendly service and outstanding food. Don't miss the fried ravioli appetizer. Fried spaghetti entree is awesome and there's always the best eggplant in the city."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food. Plates at the table included: family style salad (basic), grilled calamari, stuffed artichoke, Scallop special (mushroom, broccoli, scallop with oli'oli sauce, veal with a puttanesca sauce, chicken cacciatore and spinach ravioli. Plenty of food and could definitely share. Good service. Family atmosphere. Sit downstairs if you have a group of 5or smaller. Small, but good wine list. Will absolutely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you like traditional American styled Italian, this is a very good place to check out. Reasonable prices and everything is cooked perfectly. Simple and inexpensive wine list."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "RoSals is charming. The food is excellent as is the service. I particularly appreciate the fact that it is not terribly loud."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food seems to have gone downhill since my last visit . . ."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was great, the owner and staff were very attentive and we had a nice evening out. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a traditional italian dinner at a locally owned place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "There's a reason RoSal's has been in business forever! YUM! Try any dish or order off menu! The chef will accommodate (except for anything containing anchovies!) Ambiance is classic, if a little cramped, but service is attentive, knowledgeable, and polite. I'd take guests from out of town in a heartbeat. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed great food and service. It was the perfect dinner before attending Queen concert."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "RoSals never disappoints. The food is always outstanding and service is great. Always feel like you're family when you come here!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "There may be new walls, floor and ceiling, but it's still the same great food and service. Had friends from LA with us. They said it beats anything like it in their town. Only sorry we missed Joe and Linda ... and our picture that used to hang on the wall over Table #1½. Maybe next time?"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to trying this Taylor St. spot. We were shocked at how bad it was. The food was simultaneously bland and oversalted and the service was slow and inattentive. We will not be returning. Save your money for one of the many other Italian places in the area that get it right. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "First time since the remodel - Great Work! Old prevailed (thank you!) and the "new" just made it better (great ceiling!). Sorry about the pictures, but we're sure you'll be snapping more! Now … the FOOD: still fresh, flavorful and abundant. Lasagna: cheesy, meaty and rich red sauce; Chicken Scaloppini - great balance of flavors over two chicken breasts sautéed beautifully, not a bit dry, and a light tomato-basil sauce in the background pulling it all together - delicious! Deserts, hot coffee, anisette and the meal was complete! Bene! The SERVICE: as friendly and welcoming as ever - always attentive, never once rushed the evening and kudos to Linda! Like she was welcoming us back into her "new" home; and we say Thanks! Welcome back! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "RoSal's is our favorite Italian restaurant on Taylor Street. It is family operated and they are great hosts. The food is fantastic and the only problem is there are way too many great choices to have to narrow down when ordering. The food portions are astonishing- my pasta order had enough for 3 people. Valet parking available. A great place for couples, groups of friends, and perfectly located for pre-game meals for Hawks, Bulls or Sox. We always take out-of-town guests here to get a taste of Chicago Italian. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fantastic service and food. Tom, our waiter, was very helpful and caring."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been waiting a long time to try this Italian gem and it is amazing. Yes, this is a first visit with many more to come. Started with the stuffed mushrooms - amazing - the filling is so smooth. For main courses we shared the fried spaghetti with chicken and the shrimp and artichoke hearts. Both tasted amazing and the portions - enough to take some home. Finished up with a canoli and tiramisu - save room definitely. Will definitely be going back. Bring your appetite."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Always a great experience with good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a delicious pre-Graduation dinner for my daughter, wife and me. Was curious to see the results after the renovation. The place looks great! Some nice improvements particularly the bathrooms & back. The food, as usual is outstanding! Neat thing about Rosal's is if you want something not on the menu but can describe it, they will do their darnedest to prepare it for you. Service is always good and we really like the intimacy of the place. My daughter had the Linguine Pesto with grilled chicken: very fresh pesto! My wife had the Eggplant Parmigiano, very well prepared and tasty. I had to fight the urge to order my normal "go to" Portabella Pasta made with cognac cream sauce, instead got Rigatoni Diablo with oh so good shrimp. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We used to live in Chicago & this was one of our favorite restaurants. We were disappointed that almost everything haas changed & not for the better! The decor wasn't as quaint, the food only mediocre, & the service was terrible (I think our srrver's face might have cracked if he attempted to smile). We will not visit again. 😔"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very delicious Lasagna and Chicken Carbonara but be warned - the portions are HUGE!! Unfortunately they do charge $4 to split a dish so it's personal preference on whether you would like to split and pay the fee or get individual dishes and have guaranteed leftovers! Overall - absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant in town is back after being closed for several months due to a burst pipe in January. I couldn't wait to pig out on RoSal's famous ravioli appetizer then a plate of fried spaghetti entree. It was like a homecoming with waitress Linda waiting to greet all her customers. The food is outstanding as always and the entire place has been renovated. I can't wait to get back there. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went for a late dinner. The staff "stayed with us" throughout the evening. Food and service was great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great experience as usual....Redesign is very attractive...Linda ALWAYS adds value to the experience."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very pleasant neighborhood Italian restaurant, a cut above the other similar restaurants I have dined at on Taylor Street. Don't tell anyone or it will be harder to get a table. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "So happy they reopened. They are outstanding hosts and the food is authentic and exceptional."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner with friends. The food was delicious and the service was great. We loved the new changes to the restaurant itself and I highly recommend Rosal's for authentic Italian food!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food, made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Excellent service. Only 10 tables so its intimate. Love this place for business dinners or romantic ones."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I am from out of town and wanted something authentic with charm, this place hit all the marks. 10 tables, very cozy, great wine list, friendly wait staff, scratch made Italian while Frank Sinatra sings in the background ......sigh. what more can you ask for? I ordered shrimp with artichokes in a light creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes served on linguine, it was so hard to decide I wanted some of everything. When the waitress asked if we needed anything else all I could think of was a wheelbarrow! Roll me out."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We have visited Rosals many times with many of are friends and have always had great experiences there. The atmosphere is always warm and friendly. The staff at Rosals are a wonderful group of individuals who work great as a team. Look forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been going to RoSals on yearly trips to Chicago for a decade. This time I came back to a remodel that created a second floor dining area. Unfortunately, the lovely intimate dining experience of before has been destroyed...and the waitstaff were disorganized, with slow service. The fried ravioli was as good as ever, but the sweet agnolotti was disappointing -- the sauce was watery and pasta doughy. I am so sad to have lost my favorite Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Happy to see that the remodeling project did not change the original charm of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The renovations look great and the food and service is still too!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014