RoSal's
RoSal's

RoSal's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosals.com/
  • Phone: 3122432357x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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 8159196204x
  • 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: 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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RoSal's reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (26)romantic (22)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant was very loud- Tables too close together- Noted in reservation, we were celebrating my daughter 18 th bday. no mention of it from restaurant- bday went un-noticed :(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NickyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Never had a bad meal. Food is very good. It feels as if you're part of this Italian family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Suef
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always have amazing food and great service. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Pefect
    PatPrognosis
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had dinner here with my out-of-town boss last week. The food was great and reasonably priced. Service was excellent and it was just quiet enough to have a business discussion while we ate. My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the Valet sign a little more prominent. We drove around the block looking for parking before noticing there was valet service. Would definitely go back and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lukewarm food
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a party of ten. Every one ordered. Not sure what happened, but the food didn't come out all at once. Several dishes were barely warm. The taste was good, but I like my food to be just under a hot temperature when served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fried ravioli appetizer was amazing. Tons of food in typical Italian fashion. Decor could use some updating but the food more than makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real deal for Sicilian dining.
    SweetDeeEats
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    RoSal's has never disappointed. Two floors of dining with a cozy feel on the first floor and large open space upstairs for larger groups. I prefer to dine downstairs as you can see the kitchen which makes you feel like you are dining in your family's home. The food is always made from scratch and to order, so feel free to make changes to any dish. Known for their Lasagna! I always get the Shrimp and Artichoke dish in a white sauce, the husband gets Sausage and potato dish. Both very good and plenty leftovers to take home. Service is great, the staff know the menu and the wine. An authentic Italian dining experience in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    JackieBVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Rosal's is my favoirte restaurant. Everything about is wonderufl.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FredG
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant, one of the best in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Fails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place is amazing, and even more so since the renovation. Always great service, amazing fresh food, and wonderful atmosphere. Go. Eat. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent neighborhood find
    BeamerDog
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a great place! Food was very well prepared and service was excellent. The owner Joe is hands on ensuring customers are taken care of. He even say and had a chat with use. Hard to find that level of customer care anymore!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice,quiet, excellent
    Yaker48
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    First there was plenty of on the street parking, second you could hear yourself think and have a conversation. The waiter was very knowledgable, he would tell you exactly how the food was prepared and you could make changes If you wanted to. The meals were fair sized and reasonably priced. Not a hopping bar scene for sure but that is a good thing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great & friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time eating inside Rosal's, after picking up take out a few weeks prior and discovering how wonderful their service was we decided to go back. The food is good and the ambiance is also very nice and they probably have the most friendly staff that I have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread Was Burnt
    TroutVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The overall service and food quality were great. The bread we received, while dining was hard to eat, the crust seemed burnt or over baked. It's those little things that can ruin a dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been a fairly frequent customer for the last 7 years. My daughters rehearsal dinner was held here 5 years ago. Disappointed in food and not family friendly with my 2 year old grandchild at 5pm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Multo Bene
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a great meal and a great time. There lots of choices and our waiter suggested a number of good things. The salad was imaginative and the pasta was perfectly cooked with large shrimp, garlic and olio. The wine recommended was great and the hot bread kept coming. A good home cooked meal that was well done is how we would describe RoSal's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    affordable
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we drive over 70 miles to dine at RoSals and its worth it,the food is fresh and plenty of it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kath
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Remodeled beautifully. A real gem in the heart of Taylor Street. Outstanding food and service. The fried raviolis are the best in the city. Menu has remained basically the same...varied and excelle
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pope
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful food! Joe and Cyndi are warm, welcoming and appreciative hosts. It's always a treat to spend an evening here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Homestyle Italian!
    mmalone
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious meal, very large portions of old-world style cooking ~ Italian comfort food like Nana used to make! Staff was friendly & service was great. Not too pricey. The fried ravioli appetizer & white chocolate mousse dessert were both fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HonjowVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, as always
    GMG14VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious classic Italian.
    Will
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was absolutely excellent. Veal saltimbocca and portobello fettuccine were highlights. Believe it or not, best dessert was their spumoni which I ordered for my son but I ended up stealing! Good selection of reasonably priced wines. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, but also nice enough to come dressed up. Only knock was the service, which was admittedly earnest, but did not match up to the rest of the restaurant's qualities. First server was obviously new and untrained. She didn't know anything about the menu, and I had to ask three times for more bread and oil. Second server was rushing us out the door, and took said bread and oil away even as I was reaching for it. This was on a night where only two other tables were occupied.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • italy at its best
    ricala
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    What more can I say...the best Italian food around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RonJB
    RonJB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant!
    LitlItaly
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night at RoSal's
    MacDaddy
    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.
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  • Great - as usual
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was very good, once again, and the service outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing find!!
    USAwalker
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new beginning
    juniorchilds
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like Nona's cooking!
    jmo66
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining alone
    dinnerdate2
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Italian
    RSTR
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lasagna
    AnnoyednChitownVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best!
    Joelk
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Enuf said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real italian
    foodieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visiting from Oklahoma
    Docosu
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    TomL
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not as good as last time
    nonya
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    They have changed the decor since last time robbing the restaurant of its charm. This time the food followed suit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 912 reviews are from the RoSal's reviews archive.
  • Alp60614
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great and service equally good. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet