RoSal's
RoSal's

RoSal's

  • 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: 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.
  • 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
92 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (34)good for groups (28)romantic (21)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (5)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Luv Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great Restaurant! The service, and Food were the best!!! the Best Veal I have enjoyed at a Chicago Restaurant in many years! These folks care and their passion comes through in their great Food! I cannot wait to return to try more from their terrific menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Wonderful food. You cant beat the old world feel of the food at this restaurant. Everything was wonderful. Appetizers, wine, and ravioli were all excellent. The wait staff is very pleasant with out being overbearing. The menu has something for everyone. The ambiance is lacking but you can't beat the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family Italian restaraunt!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Only around 12-15 tables, so make sure you make reservations. Very fresh ingredients, great food! Fantastic fried ravioli, veal, chicken dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    JackieBVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Rosal's is my favorite restaurtant. The food is just amazing and the family atmosphere is so welcoming. Rosal's is my verision of Cheers...everyone knows my name and the evening is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    food excellent, unhurried, waiter very personable, wished I lived in Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • necktie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have been a customer since the first week you were open. That tells you something about your service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian
    TomGR
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    If you are looking for authentic, made from scratch Italian, this is your place. Because of the preparation you are going to wait a little longer to get your food, but it is so worth it. Both Rose and Sal were on site making sure everyone is a satisfied customer. If it's a weekend, best to have reservations. Parking is scarce. Advise using their valet. If you are looking for great Italian in Chicago's Little Italy, give RoSals a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    DesMoinesItalian
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were in town for an overnight stay and were looking for a spot relatively close to downtown. I chose RoSals because of location and positive reviews. I was not disappointed. The food was wonderful, and Joe, our waiter could not have been better. The service and food were terrific, and we will be back the next time we are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I was turned on to Rosal's by my neighbors who have lived in Chicago much longer than my 5 years here. We're all foodies, but ones who lean toward establishments with classic fare, authenticity and good value. Rosal's has those in aces along with creative and sensible seasonal specials. Top it off with consistently great, unobtrusive service and what's not to love about the place. An added pluses: You can converse at normal speech levels even when the place is packed. And I've never had to weave around a dozen strollers on my way to table. Friends and family I take to Rosal's always rave about it as well. A true gem on Taylor Street.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10/30/2014
    DanoverVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    RoSal's continues to be my FAVORITE restaurant in Chicago. The food is always to-notch and the service is continuously the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    MIlovesChicago
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    RoSal's is our favorite Chicago restaurant. The food is authentic Italian and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.