About Mama's Boy

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.

445 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 4pm-12am
Sunday: 4pm-12am

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 832-7700

Website:
http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/restaurant/mamas-boy-peasant-italian/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Massimo Gaffo

Additional:
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

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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Details
Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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

Sat 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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Mama's Boy Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Authentic (25)
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Special Occasion (22)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Business Meals (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 13, 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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 (London)·Dined on January 10, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Superb attention to detail. Excellent food. Delicious dessert!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 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!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Poor service, messed up my food and took almost 20 minutes to get the right order. They also did not come around enough to request refills on our drinks.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great find and come to find out it's part of the same group that owns the Rose Bud and it really shows. OUTSTANDING!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant and food was excellent last year. This year I had a lobster dish with a tomato based risotto which was just average. It should have had a creamy sauce and the prawns should have been shell less.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waiter was great.- good wine choice. Food was very good. The holiday desert was delicious.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding service and excellent food. Very friendly staff. Feel like at home . We loved it and will come back .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Organic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived and were promptly seated. Our waiter was very kind, patient and attentive. We ordered a variety of different dishes and no one was disappointed with their selections. Baked cavatelli, margarita pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, Dover sole were all personal favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was amazing. The service team did a great job attending to our table. The speed of food was quick, hot, and delicious. We didn’t feel rushed and they assured our satisfaction throughout our stay.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Holiday dinner with friends

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were seated right away, Water, bread brought to the table immediately. However, we weren’t asked if we’d like to order a drink while we viewed the menu and had to ask to get our waiter back. The village salad was quite good. It’s basically a Greek salad. My husband and I both ordered risotto. My husband had the risotto with scallops and said it was excellent. I had the risotto with chicken. I don’t recommend it. It was too salty and just not a good balance of flavors. All in all for me it was an okay experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was also very good. Overall, it was a great place and we will defintely be back.

It was also nice that the manager checked on us and obviously wanted to make sure everyone dining was happy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great Rosebud food and excellent service. The salads and soups were some of the best we ever had. Our group of 6 people had a truly great experience and all of us were very pleased with everything. A beautiful restaurant added to the occasion.😎

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Extremely slow service. Great food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was amazing as well as the service. The appetizer meatball is well worth $15!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were taken over 20 minutes late for our reservation. The server was horrible. I never had a full water glass and had to ask the hostess at one point to help. The salad tasted like it was made at 10am and kept in the fridge - it was freezing and covered in dressing. My white fish tasted extremely fishy and I couldn't eat it- the manager was nice about it but it was too little too late since the server never came back to check in.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful good! Wonderful service! It made for a great birthday dinner!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Tremendous service and food!
Eddie is the hardest working and most attentive manager I have ever encountered and I’ve been in hundreds of Restuarants.
Mark, our waiter, was also great and he made the night a great dining experience.
I highly recommend the eggplant and all the risotto offerings. One of the top Italian Restuarants in the city and suburbs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal. Third time coming to Chicago in last 12 months. Stopped here all 3 times.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall good but not as good as our first time. Came back for a birthday dinner. The brick chicken was crispy and very good, and oricchette pasta tasty and nicely done. Unfortunately my cavetelli baked pasta was overdone to the point of mushy. The coconut cake and tiramisu were delicious. The cheese cake would have been good but for the graham cracker crust which lacked taste and structure. The service was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic food and great service. Will definitely come back. The risotto was particularly amazing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've been to other Rosebud restaurants so it was a shock to dine here. It was a dismal experience. We had the meatball appetizer, village salad and eggplant parm and bread. The meatball was cold and had no flavor. It was an unappealing gray color heavily doused in sauce to cover it up. The eggplant in the eggplant parm was crunchy; it hadn't been fully cooked. Finally, the bread was stale and served plain. No olive oil was offered. Pick any Italian chain restaurant you can think of-they all serve better food than this place. Given the quality and competition in that area, it won't last long. We opted to cross the street for dessert at RPM where we knew the food is good. The service was ok. Since it wasn't crowded they hovered alot.The kitchen certainly wasn't overwhelmed-there were only 4 tables occupied when we were there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Absolutely incredible time at Mama’s Boy!! The food was outstanding but the service was the best I’ve seen in a long time!! Amazing place that feels like home and I can’t wait to come back!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

John, on of the mangers make our eating there feel special. High energy, extremely nice, Makes every visit special

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Simply excellent! No more to say 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went for late evening dinner at Mamas Boy. Much better than expected based on name and location in a Hampton Inn. Part of the Rosebud group. I enjoyed the veal piccata with a side of pasta. My guest had the lake whitefish. Both were excellent. Nice wine list with several Italian options. Attentive wait staff.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best Italian food in Chicago. John, the manage does it all. He has a high degree of energy that he puts into making your dining experiences very special . Food and service is excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious. Our main waiter could've been more attentive. We had to remind him about our 2nd glass of wine, asparagus. The other waiters (water, table clearing) were extremely attentive and very good

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for Christmas meal before seeing White Christmas at the Cadillac Theatre with family. Perfect meal and walking distance to the theatre.

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