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The Rosebud
The Rosebud
  • Address:
    1500 W Taylor Street
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Neighborhood:
    Little Italy / University Village
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

The Rosebud Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (312) 942-1117
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francisco Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, delectable desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by Rosebud's off-site catering services. For more information or to consult with an event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700.
  • Private Party Facilities: Join us on Taylor Street to see why the name Rosebud has become synonymous with the celebration of fine Italian cuisine and superior wine selections. Enjoy signature Italian dishes ideal for sharing, like our famous stuffed mushrooms, chicken vesuvio and generous portions of our renowned pasta.
  • Private Party Contact: Nick Lombardo (312) 942-1117

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laflin Street
  • Public Transit: CTA Pink Line - Polk Stop / Ashland Bus #9 at Taylor
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available. Lunch: $5 Dinner: $10
A word from The Rosebud
Renowned for generous portions of hospitality and authentic Italian cuisine, Rosebud sets the standard for fine Italian dining throughout the Chicago-land area. A long standing favorite among Chicagoans, tourists and celebrities alike, The Rosebud first opened its doors on Taylor Street in the heart of Little Italy in 1977. The restaurant continues to thrive, conquering appetites of countless hungry diners with generous portions of unforgettable Italian fare. Join us to see why Rosebud is one of Chicago’s most exciting dining destinations and enjoy a bountiful array of our signature dishes including chicken Vesuvio, sausage and peppers, and of course the best plate of spaghetti and meatballs in town. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I came here with a group of family and friends to celebrate proposing to my girlfriend. The service here was amazing given that we had a table of 10. Our waiter was spot on with everything. The food was made to everyone's liking and we ended up ordering four bottles of wine. I would recommend this place to all!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "They have amazing fish dishes. My favorite is the whitefish with crabmeat. Just wish they would do a vegetable lasagna."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a table for 9 as part of a client meeting. The food was great, the atmosphere was quiet and we were all able to enjoy our conversation without yelling or disturbing the tables around us."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "There are lots of places to eat great Italian in Chicago - several Rosebud's for that matter. But it's a treat to go back to Little Italy and eat at the original. We parked a couple blocks east and walked down Taylor. There were a couple old houses and on one of them a couple of women in their 80's were sitting on the stoop watching the world go by. They've probably been there since the 1930's. The veal parm and the rigatoni with vodka sauce were delicious. And just as good the next night when we had our plentiful leftovers. Our server was a throwback, too. Wonderfully attentive, without being intrusive. I bet she's lived around there all her life, too."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Rosebud is one of the best resturants, their food is superb and the service is great, very friendly atomosphere and a lovely resturant surroundings."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my young adult nephews here as we were celebrating a birthday among them. The food was delicious - I had the crab-stuffed whitefish - and the portions were very generous. Everyone enjoyed their meal and had some to take home. Our server was very courteous and explained the preparation of all the dishes we had a question on. This is a must!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Server unfriendly, support staff brought out food and left it sit on tray for minutes before waiter served."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The minestrone soup - I knew I had enjoyed it when I was at Rosebud several years ago, however this soup was not anything I remembered- it was beyond anything I could have expected. I knew that it had made a deep impression as I drove home thinking I would include that soup in my last meal. It was outstanding. The salad was fresh and crisp, my friend totally enjoyed her chicken and talked during the meal about the exemplary quality of the simply and perfectly prepared pasta dressed in fragrant olive oil. It was a wonderful, comfortable evening in a relaxed environment - and Tony was a terrific waiter."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went with another couple to cebrate a birthday. We say outside on a street side patio. It was really enjoyable. Good was great. Particularly enjoyed the chopped salad (big enough to share at table of 4).and the 8 finger cavatelli."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had friends in from out of town and they wanted good Italian food. My first thought was Rosebud. Everyone was happy with what they chose to order. They were very well satisfied with the food and service, and left feeling very full. My only complaint is that there are no explanations on the menu for certain items that a person may not be familiar with. For instance, the cavatelli. I know what cavatelli is but I wouldn't have known that it came with green beans, mushrooms and red pepper if I didn't ask my server what the title on the menu meant. By the way, I ordered it and it was DELICIOUS. I'm so happy that I chose to bring my friends here."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We drove from Elmhurst because we heard this place was good and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious and our server Vetta was a gem. I had the brick chicken....Amazing....We also had the stuffed artichoke which was to die for and the Melrose stuffed peppers OMG! We were a party of 5 and they did a great job."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I grew up in the most Italian of neighborhoods and the food at Rosebud is excellent. You can order anything - among the top 3 Italian restaurants in Chicago. Get there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Classy, friendly restaurant with tasty menu: thoughtful choice for business meals. Ordered Eggplant Salad, which was both elegant and delicious in every way: layer of breaded eggplant, covered with thin layer of mozzarella, under layer of tomatoes (not runny), topped with baby spinach. Unlike any salad I've ever had before--had to be sliced with a dinner-knife to bite sizes. All favors came together. Ample portion; satisfying; not too-heavy. Our table and lighting were good; decor understated, so I didn't need to defend my restaurant choice. Service was solid throughout dinner without being intrusive. Made a reservation through Open Table; scheduled it slightly-early (before dinner-crowd rush, which was a wise choice)."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "There were not many people there that night but the 3 men that were sitting near us were loud and obnoxious and used the F bomb every other word. The Veal was not up to Par at all. We really just wrapped it up and took it home because we didn't want to make trouble and the management seem to know the loud mouths and didn't say anything to them. Been going there over 30 years but don't intend to really go back again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "You can never go wrong eating at Rosebud. Whether it's lunch or dinner, the food, service, and ambience are consistently fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I went to the Rosebud with my girlfriend and we had outstanding service. We sat outside and had the chicken bracciola (recommended by our server). The food is the best in the world. I have been coming to this restaurant with my family for years and always love taking the opportunity to celebrate a special occasion at this world class Italian restaurant. I will continue to return to the Rosebud for as long as I live."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience at Rosebud. We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink before our other guest arrived. We noticed what seemed like some regular diners which is always a good sign. Bartender was very friendly and accommodating. We sat down for dinner at very cozy window table which made is seem like you were eating at home, in your own kitchen or dining room. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly but it did take a while just for the bread and drinks to arrive. We had an excellent round of appetizers -- spicy calamari and shrimp de johnge. YUMMY! One of our party could not decide between two pasta sauces so they mixed them up for her! Love when ordering "off the menu" is not a big deal. Will be back soon..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Opentable and Rosebud was great for flexibility of reservation last minute. Great service. I asked if we have eveything family style. There was enormous amount food for six ppl! All was good too!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food, service, everything was great! Looking forward to checking out their other locations."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "If you like delicious Italian what your grandma use to make italian, this is the place for you. Everything was delicious. Portions were HUGE. Service super friendly."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Love this place! The best Italian food in Chicago's Little Italy area. Very knowledgeable & curtious staff. Definately worth the drive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Rosebud on Taylor street is a wonderful place to dine. The menu is fantastic, food is great, the atmosphere makes any night special and the service and staff were outstanding. An added bonus is its terrific locationlocation."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "All good but wait for lunch time food was too long, if it was evening for dinner would have been more bareable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was superb at the Rosebud on Rush We ordered 2 chicken entrees and they were great/ The almond cake was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The best Italian food we have ever had. Will be hard to top. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We both had the specials. Very good. The portions are very large. Who would have thought about lobster at an Italian restaurant? Veal was fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Rosebud is such a staple of Little Italy and Chicago! The food, service, and ambience are the best! This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago, and visit it every time I am in the city for a visit! I have never had a bad experience at the Rosebud and would recommend it everyone!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We took our son to Rosebud's for his graduation from Medical school. We have a very nice afternoon and enjoyed ourselves very much. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. However I was hungry for lasagna and didn't see it on the menu :( A minor detail. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Sure, the food is excellent, but the Service was outstanding. Pam was super! Thanks for a great evening! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was very good as always but the outstanding feature of our last visit here was Patrick! He made the evening. He was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We were going to the Blackhawks game afterwards so he worked around that like the pro he is. He assisted with suggestions and was very attentive without being intrusive. We had a great time."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I was in town on business and had a colleague who had seldom been to Chicago let alone experience good Chicago-style food, so I made reservations at Rosebud and was not disappointed at all! My colleague could not stop talking about the best calamari she had ever had anywhere, but like me she was sad she couldn't finish her dinner or take it to go since we were traveling the next day. Thank you Rosebud for having such a great menu that anything selected would be a delight!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went to Rose Bud for my son's 22nd birthday. Our waiter, John, was very good explaining all the Specials and how other dishes were prepared. Very knowledgeable. My son got the veal medallion special and my husband the Porterhouse Steak Special. I had the Chicken Parmesan with a side of pasta. My son's girlfriend got the Manicotti. All of our food was excellent. Had a great time and will be back. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner here before the Motown musical at the Oriental Theater and had a great meal. Everything was excellent from the salad to the wine. We had a great time and will be back again to this great restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Three of us traveled to Chicago for work and a friend suggested that we try Rosebud. HUGE portions. Great if you live in Chicago and can leftovers home. For out of towners, however, we all had the sense that we were wasting substantial amounts of food -- not a great feeling. Service and ambience were fine. The food tasted OK, but wasn't special. All in all, none of us would return unless we move to Chicago. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service but really, do portions need to be that big? Everyone in our party of 6 took a lot of food home. I'd rather see The Rosebud halve the portions and charge less for the entrees. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Bus boy stood near our table and kept staring at us. It made our experience very unpleasant. Could not understand why he was standing right near our table through the entire dinner."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Rosebud has been a staple in little Italy for years and the food did not disappoint I would recommend it to friends. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great food went for romantic dinner with husband . The tables are tight and it was like we were eating with two other couples. The food and service and server made up for it! Best Italian food ever !"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Although it is a little loud on the weekends, The Rosebud offers excellent food and even better service. We came in on a Saturday night and it was the busiest we have seen it since Valentine's day. Always make a reservation on the weekends! We are so glad we did. I got the Gnochhi with spicy marinara, and my boyfriend ordered chicken parmasean. Our waitress was kind and attentive. 5 stars for this excellent restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Authentic Italian food served by very knowledgable and attentive waiters. The best Eggplant Parmesean on the planet. Very fresh seafood pasta dishes too. Try a Caesar Salad too. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014