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Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria
Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (630) 548-9800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm, Sunday: 11am - 9pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Ranferi Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by our off-site catering services. For more information or to consult with an experienced event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700.
  • Private Party Facilities: If it’s the celebratory clinking of glasses, the pure joy of that first delicious bite, and a sprinkling of laughter you’re looking for, then join us at Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria for your next special occasion or social gathering. Choose from our menu of Italian classics including fresh fish, chicken, pasta and Chicago-style pizzas cooked to perfection. Top off your meal with dessert or a made-to order specialty cake and a steamy cup of cappuccino. For more information, please call 630-548-9800.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Leopold (630) 548-9800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available after 5:00 pm for $7 per car. There is also minimal street parking and Garage A is located a block from the restaurant.
A word from Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria
Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria provides an innovative perspective on traditional Italian cuisine with a chef driven, weekly changing menu, focusing on regional dishes and fresh ingredients. In addition to Rosebud classics including Chicken Vesuvio and Square Noodles which are staples on the menu, thin crust, Chicago-style pizzas smothered in an assortment of toppings are a fresh addition. Pies are large enough for a table to share as an appetizer, encouraging guests to savor the flavors and one another’s company before indulging in a second course. The goal is to present two distinct dining options, a more casual, family friendly pizzeria offering carry-out as well as a white tablecloth dining room where pizzas are served in addition to the weekly menu. The energetic atmosphere throughout both spaces is casual rustic Italian with striking hardwood floors, a Stone Pizza Oven, and an Antipasto Bar, providing an ideal atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing meal. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We had dinner at Rosebud on a Sunday night. It is a popular place and was quite busy and noisy. We normally try to go there during a week night. The food was excellent - as always, but it took quite a bit of time to have it arrive. Others that entered later were getting served before us. These are minor complaints. My main issue with Rosebud during this visit was that I used a remaining balance on a gift card toward our bill. I admit I do not examine restaurant bills as I should. It became clear after I got home that the tab on my credit card reflected the full bill and did not give me credit for the ~$17 or so remaining on the gift card. Chalk it up to experience. I will give this more attention in the future - particularly here."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Was excited to use a gift card I received. It was mine and my wife's first time there, got a babysitter. Parking was a little tough, liked the layout and atmosphere, would have been better to sit outside. We were really excited to try the food but nothing was too exciting. Really overpriced for what it was. Portions much to large, would rather have lower $$ and a more manageable portion. Waiter was a bit annoying, trying hard to be "authentic Italian", all while offering just average service at best. Took forever just to get some bread on the table. Annoying that cheese and oil aren't left on table to do yourself like every other Italian restaurant. All in all, not bad, but nothing special, especially for the price."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Usually like the place but Saturday night was a zoo. Very LOUD and over crowded. Put us in a special room to honor the reservation which was nice but then added large parties so loud again. Slow service due to crowd and difficulty ordering some dishes due to kitchen over load. Would avoid except on week night."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Came with family for birthday. Memorable experience. Would have preferred to dine outdoor."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was very noisy inside, and it took a long time to vet our food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! The atmosphere is great, the food fantastic (usually enough to take a portion home for another meal), and our server, Matt is absolutely wonderful! Great view of downtown Naperville. We usually come here at least twice a month and are never disappointed."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our trip to Rosebud was almost flawless. We were seated immediately by a friendly greeter, and our waiter was fantastic. Tons of great recommendations, and was very attentive. The wait staff was great with my 1.5 year old son, and the food was fantastic. IT took a little long to get out bill, but the restaurant had picked up significantly at about that time, so it was not a huge problem."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We just ate there with another couple. We made reservations and they seated us right away. They wanted to seat us right in the middle of the restaurant but I asked for a booth so they changed our table for us. The service was good, the food was good but it was so loud in there we could not hear the people sitting right next to us. We finally left because it was pointless to try and yell to be heard. Probably won't go back just because there are so many restaurants in the area with food just as good or better and you can hear the people you are sitting with talk."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "great food but the server needs to pace the meal better. We barely started our salad and our dinner arrived. Waiter was a bit off on all of his timing."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We frequently visit Rosebud for either lunch or dinner and the food is always great. The service is good as well. The exception this time is that we had a reservation for 7 and when we arrived the manager was at the front greeting people but seem to fumble when we ask about our table. He said the table was ready and we were still short 2 seats. Then he tried to cramp us into two small tables and we had to ask for an extension or at least someway to obtain more room to eat at the table with this many people. It finally resolved but I can't believe that the manager of a high end establishment doesn't know how to seat people. We then also didn't not have enough water glasses or table wear"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Celebrated an anniversary early Friday evening -- had a great time. Food, service, everything was excellent! Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Highly recommend for Northern Italian cuisine as every visit exceeds our expectations. Sauces are fresh and hot. Fish is hot and cooked perfectly. Chicken was tender and hot to the center. Staff was attentive and management staff visible for any requests."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Rosebud has been a local Naperville favorite for years, and the newer location makes the experience airier, and fun. The service is top notch, and the food delicious. The beef and rigatoni, lasagna, and fish of the day dishes are standouts. Try the four-scoop assortment of sorbet and gelato. The caramel gelato is out of this world great. Highly recommend for couples, families (with offspring that appreciate good food), and small groups. During peak weekend hours it can get noisy so save any big groups for times/days other than weekends. They do have a party room though. We'll go back again and again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Wonderful, authentic Italian food with great service. Was a bit on the noisy side with a bar and two televisions in the same room as the diners."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love dining at Rosebud's in Naperville, you get consistently fantastic food, great service (Matt is always awesome) all while taking a view of the lively downtown area."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I don't think I can call this a "family" restaurant anymore. It was so unbelievably loud in there on a Wednesday night, my family of 5 had to yell to eachother across the table. It was extremely annoying. Could not have a decent conversation. The waitress had to bend over to each of us to talk and hear. We will not go back for that reason. Food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Yes the foods good but ambience leaves a lot to be desired. It was so noisey is was disturbing. I would rather sit outside. I felt the pasta dishes are overpriced. Service was nice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our 10 year anniversary. We had never been to a Rosebud before but had a gift card and decided to try it out. Our friends called ahead of time to tell them it was our anniversary and so when we arrived, we were seated in a booth and given champagne. (I actually think it was Moscato which I prefer anyway!) our waitress was unbelievably wonderful and attentive! I highly recommend sitting in a booth as the tables are all placed very close together."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Once we were promptly seated for our reservation time, we waited 20 minutes for a waiter to address us. Only after we spoke to the hostess, someone apologetically came to our table. The manager spoke to us and apologized but offered nothing in compensation. Our food was good and we were well attended afterward."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food. Always excellent service. My favorite items are the chopped salad, the awesome eggplant salad and for a less healthy choice, the carbonara pasta. Fresh baked bread. Large selection of items."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Even the luncheon dishes can be split. All 4 girlfriends shared dishes except me. I had the delicious steak salad, and took the other half home. 2 friends split a seafood dish and salad. The server was fabulous. She made sure we were well taken care of, and helped to make it a nice time. We sat outside, and were surprised that the outside noise level didn't effect us. Definitely a keeper for our Lunch Bunch"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was great, large portions. Service was very slow."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My family loves this restaurant! We have spent many special occasions at The Rosebud and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've visited from NYC numerous times to Rosebud locations across the Chicago land area. While my favorite spot resides on Taylor Street downtown...they are all great, consistent spots to grab a nice meal with family! Would definitely recommend them to other visiting and local patrons looking for a great authentic Italian dining spot!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined here on July 4 with another couple. We enjoyed gimlets and fresh bread with olive oil and cheese. We chose a summer salad with fruit-mango, strawberry, cranberry, apple, grapes, cheese which they split 4 ways since it was so large. We split an entree of veal marsala and rigatoni with red sauce. Serving size was ample. Quality of meat, mushrooms and pasta was excellent. Acoustics in restaurant are not good and it was difficult to hear at times. Noise level with quite loud. Waitress did a fine job of splitting the checks and periodically checking on us about needs. It was an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "their food is what is special. great Italian cooking, and it is always good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Usually love this place but on our last visit the ac was almost non existent and it was very hot. Felt bad for the serving staff as well as our group. Management should have come around to each table in my opinion and at least apologized for ac not working - it was cooler outside at 84 and high humidity. I will ask if ac is working before I make another reservation there. Our waitress was great even though she looked to be melting"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'm disappointed with their new location. I've gone to their old location many times (just down the street), and that was really nice. This place was so hot, and didn't seem as homey as their last place. Otherwise, food was very good! Service, fair."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Exceptional! Never disappointed. The food, and service is always a plus."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The only reason we didn't rate Rosebud five stars is the noise level. It is exceedingly noisy and hard to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "As always, Rosebud does not disappoint! Our table was ready when we arrived, the food was delicious and our server was quite accommodating. The only part of the experience that has left a 'bad taste in my mouth' was an inappropriate comment made by a passing server. As I was heading to the restroom, a bit wobbly due to a recent knee replacement, a server looked at me and said, "have another glass of wine". As I was not drinking wine, nor was I intoxicated, I was very offended by her comment. It was unprofessional and unfounded, and ended my evening out on a sour note. Hopefully this can be addressed so it is not experienced by other diners. Aside from this incident, we all enjoyed our time at Rosebud."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "ONE QUESTION...Why would anyone go to Maggianos with this place close bye. Joe (the GM) and his staff never disappoint... Just cant make my mind up which is better, the food or the service.... BOTH ARE FABULOUS !!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Large portions. Excellent friendly service. My linguini and fusilli were overcooked, I prefer Al Dente. Salmon side dish overcooked to be a bit dry. Daughter and wife enjoyed their dishes."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I had a really good time eating outside I just wish that the patio have been bigger and not so close to the street but the food was very good Italian food. The mussels were a really good appetizer and we really enjoyed the wine. Our server was very energetic. All in all it was a great dinner."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Called said no availability so booked via open table. Place was half full. Maybe person answering was to tired. Sent in complaint to headquarters. They have been to tired to respond. Went to Fiamme this week. They answered and were glad to have a table of five. Lasorella had been accomodating also. Both a couple blocks from rosebuds. Makes not returning easy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Rosebud on Father's Day and my entire family walked away pretty happy - and that is a rare thing. Everyone enjoyed his/her dish and 3 out of 4 of us walked away with leftovers- the portions are huge! The waiter was very nice and extremely accomodating. Our biggest complaint would be the noise level. I could barely hear my sister talking even though she was sitting right next to me. The place wasn't packed, so I think it was just the general acoustics of the space. The drinks were also a little on the expensive side, but for everything we ordered, the bill wasn't too bad. Overall, we had a nice time at Rosebud and I would go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is fantastic. I had the Square Noodles with Sauce....The best home made pasta I've tasted; my husband had cheese raviolis. He loved the dish....we shared an order of meatballs. No surprise....they were HUGE and delicious. We both took leftovers home for another dinner. That said, the noise was almost unbearable. There were just the two of us, yet we had trouble carrying on a conversation. We will go back for lunch and hope the noise isn't as loud; otherwise, we will get pickup orders. The food was that good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed the menu options and the service was great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Reservation at 11:00 which was opening time. Ordered at 11:15. Told server we had a concert to attend. 11:55, I had to leave ... Only appetizer by then. Others stayed and shoveled down food and packed up most of it. Haven't noticed this before. Would have loved my salad."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to eat at 6 PM on a busy Saturday night. We were catching up with some old friends and felt very rushed. The service was almost too much. Checked three times every 5 minutes to take our order. Service was prompt, but while eating the salad we were asked if our bread plates could be removed. After getting the appetizer and salad, the main entree came within five minutes. Piping hot but still, we had barely started on the first course. Busboy kept coming back to see if we were done and as soon as anyone showed an indication of being done, the plate was whisked away which I think put pressure on those still eating. I know they are busy and probably were looking for turnover of tables, but it just seemed too much."
    Dined on 6/14/2014