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Mama's Boy

4.5
359 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
The atmosphere is casual and the value is extraordinary. At Mama’s Boy, Executive Chef Massimo Gaffo serves up favorites like osso buco, handmade pastas, and a splendid array of fresh shellfish.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 4pm-12am
Sunday: 4pm-12am
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Phone number
(312) 832-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Massimo Gaffo
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Catering
Rosebud Catering & Events brings the rich flavors of Rosebud traditions beyond the familiar atmosphere of our restaurants to parties and events throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. We guarantee to bring the same quality and excitement of the "Rosebud experience" to every guest at your event whether it be a birthday celebration or a corporate meeting. Sample menus and current pricing are available by fax or e-mail. Contact Rosebud Catering & Events at 773-325-9700 for more information.
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Cross street
Illinois
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available on Dearborn Street. The cost is $14 for the first three hours and $18 after three hours. Street parking is also available, but is often difficult.
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Public transit
The Grand stop on the Red Line is .1 mile to the North East, on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate your special events with any of our Rosebud restaurants! We promise to make a most memorable event! Visit our website for more information www.rosebudrestaurants.com
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 359 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful experience! The food was amazing with all of those flavors balanced so perfectly.

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vipBillB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and fun service. Great fresh made pasta and huge desserts. Ask for the "Wisconsin" latte.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I know that this address has a lot of turnover and caters to tourists and suburbanites. Definitely the best part about this restaurant was the genuinely kind and warm host staff.
We selected an interesting Super Tuscan which kept us delighted on our valentine’s date.
Unfortunately, the restaurant is crammed and the cozy red sofa simply takes up too much space. They seated us at a very uncomfortable table that was jostled by wait staff on numerous occasions; we nearly lost our bottle of wine!
Now the food: maybe the worst Caprese salad in the city that should have never been served given the nature of the tomatoes. The polenta/prawn was very rich and buttery, perhaps too decadent.
The plates barely fit the tiny table but I appreciate the large hot pasta bowls.
It took a particularly lengthy time for the table to get turned down but I was in too much of a good mood to mention it.
Ultimately, I’m fairly certain I will not be returning as there are a number of Italian restaurants in the city with better ambience and execution. We may return when It’s yet again a different restaurant. Sorry.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service is outstanding. This is my third time at the restaurant and I have enjoyed all of my times at the restaurant. The food is great but what I really like about the restaurant is the excellent service from the second you walk in. I will go back every time I am in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for lunch, place was beautiful but the service was okay. Felt off being there for lunch, place was dead and only one waitress. Seemed like dinner would have been a much different experience. Owner walked around and asked if we needed anything which was very nice. The waitress was not very helpful when asked for suggestions. Food was authentic Italian and ingredients were very fresh. Probably would not go back for lunch again, dinner we would try.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Eggplant salad so yummy!!! Food was super fresh and tasty.

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vipGman (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Nice place and great food.

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JFeliz (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We knew about Rosebud Steakhouse on Walton since I work in the area, but wanted to try some of their other restaurants. This is definitely a place for good, authentic Italian. The food was excellent and drinks great as well. The price was a bit high for Italian, but made sense considering the location. It's easy for tourists to reach if they don't want to go out of their way and visit Little Italy. I'd say it's still affordable none the less and you can definitely have a good time without breaking the bank. And that's considering the fact that I only make middle class wage. I have already recommended to friends. Great time with my wife!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and service. Was visiting Chicago for the weekend and will definitely be back next time I’m in town.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Date night/birthday celebration with gf. Awesome experience all around: great ambiance, fantastic food, attentive service. HIGHLY recommend!

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Beaglemama (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everyone loved their food. We got the burrata appetizer and it we a great starter. The Brick chicken looked delicious and I loved the lamb ragu that I got. The restaurant had a fun atmosphere. Made for a fun girls night out. It would be a great spot for date night as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great dinner!

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vipMurgatroy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. We were seated within minutes and had a cocktail before dinner. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions for dinner. We had a member of our party that wanted gluten free and our food choices were made gluten free to accommodate us. We had grilled shrimp on a bed of polenta and pork chops that were outstanding. I had a super Tuscan wine selected for me by our waiter that was perfect.

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Great (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The best staff, Eddie and all his people make for a great evening

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our group enjoyed the food and atmosphere but it took a while to get our food and service in general was slow.

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ShawnB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday celebration!! Always great food and excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We came here for my daughter's 19th bday.she has always wanted to eat pasta from a cheese wheel.i lookwd up cheese wheel pasta in chicago.mama's boy was the first thing that came up.i called the restaurant to ensure that we could get cheese wheel pasta when we came.i was told that it was available and was given the prices.so that, and the great reviews are what brought us here.we were rather disappointed when we arrived and were told we could only get risotto from the cheese wheel, which none of us like.i feel like this was very misleading and a major let-down for my daughter.i will say the service was impeccable.the ambiance was amazing.the food was pretty good as well.the olive/cheese/bread plate we were given at the start of our meal was a very nice touch.i really appreciated the way we were treated when we were there.i would like to give your restaurant another try when i know for sure we can get the pasta from the cheese wheel.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The worst service imaginable. With all of the alternatives in Chicago, don’t waste your time and money here.

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vipTomD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were celebrating an anniversary and the entire staff couldn’t have been nicer. The ambiance is wonderful and the food creative and delicious. The best Brussels sprouts we’ve ever had and the risotto dishes were incredible. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Will definitely return. The food was outstanding and the service was second to none.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely great food, wide range of dishes... nothing disAppointed!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing restaurant for a birthday dinner. The Parmesan risotto is to die for and they even let you stir it yourself!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious food with a very attentive service and all at very reasonable prices. You must try It! We will be returning cistomers.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

The food at this place is simply awesome! Great wine list too.

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jojo (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Split an order of eggplant and salmon with guest. It tasted like chef poured half a box of salt in both of them. Didn't complain to waiter. Just wanted to leave. Drink service was ridiculously slow -- didn't get them till after appetizers but just before entree. Not impressed at all. Will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything was perfect! Our entrees, Risotto and gnocchi, were impeccable! Best Italian I've had in the area. They even brought us back in the kitchen to watch them mix the gnocchi in the largest wheel of parmesan I've ever seen. Service was great. We left fat and happy!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Mama’s Boy on New Years Eve. It was delicious food and a great waiter. Couldn’t have asked for more.

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SusanW (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb attention to detail. Excellent food. Delicious dessert!

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Love30 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Mamas Boy! Incredible food, great service and they make everyone feel welcome. You must go!

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Mariamc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic dinner with my family. We sat in the bar and the staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. Food was delicious! A real gem!!!!

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