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RoSal's
RoSal's

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
    www.rosals.com
  • 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
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 so rewarding. Please join our family for dinner or book a private party.

We are loving all the new guests that have been coming in for dinner based on our reviews from long time guests! Our guests, their dining experience, is most important to us! We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

Joe, Cyndi & RoSal's Family
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful food! Joe and Cyndi are warm, welcoming and appreciative hosts. It's always a treat to spend an evening here!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Not having been at RoSal's in over a year, we were looking forward to an outstanding dinner which had always been our past experience but unfortunately that was not the case. We were most disappointed. I had the veal and it was tough, dry and over cooked. The service was mechanical. One of the pasta dishes arrived tepid and timid. Overall, the group felt like the food had been sitting in the kitchen and then "reheated." I hope this was just an off night, but it was a Friday which should be top of the heap. It wasn't."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I love the food here. The toasted ravioli appetizer is to die for! My only "complaint" is how small it is, but sometimes the upstairs is open and that's much more roomy. You can tell the food is fresh & everything is very rich and robust. Great dining choice for a date, not for bringing kids."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "What more can I say...the best Italian food around."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was very, very good. The portions were tremendous in size, almost like family size. The salads were also large and tasty. The tiramisu, which is home made, was delicious. This is a family owned business serving terrific food. They make you feel quite at home."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent Italian food in a great atmosphere. Staff is friendly and knowledgable and obviously love making people happy with food!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service was excellent. But the prices where high compared to what we were served. The veal wasn't browned enough and the flour was still gummy and under cooked, and the veal. I had the shrimp dish that everyone raved about. But the cream sauce was so heavy, you could only eat a few bites. Thanks but no thanks. In a City like Chicago, you have so many wonderful Italian places, you can be picky."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was very good, once again, and the service outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Was looking for an Italian restaurant with a varied menu the night before a half marathon and WE FOUND IT!!! There was a LOT to choose from and something for everyone on the menu. The food was delicious and really nice size portions...you won't go hungry. The staff are friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The owner, Joe stopped by to say hello and see how everything was. Can't wait to get back to Chicago and RoSal's for dinner!!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We could not wait to return to RoSals after the water damage occurred this winter and they closed for repairs. They are definitely back. The food,wine and service were excellent. I had the swordfish and my date had veal and both came out perfect. The owner Joe came to all the tables to talk to the customers and thanked each one. When we were leaving he came by again to say good night and thanked us for coming back. We took our time at dinner and there was no rush to make us leave. The owner and staff really want you to enjoy yourself at RoSals. I highly recommend for outstanding food and enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, authentic Italian, reasonably priced and large portions. Joe our server was personable, attentive and informative. Small, quaint venue in little Italy. Would definitely recommend to friends & family!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit. Food was great as was service...could not enjoy ambience as they sat us on the 2nd floor...alone. No other parties dined while we were there. No other complaint other than that."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was outstanding as was the service. Fried ravioli was out of this world. I would go back here everyday if we lived in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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