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RoSal's

4.7
1444 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 3:00-8:00
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Phone number
(312) 243-2357
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering RoSal's as the place to hold your special event. Our authentic Italian kitchen awaits you & your guests, specializing in family style dinners featuring homemade pastas & long-established Sicilian favorites!

Our Family Style dining packages can be found on our w
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator at rosals@rosals.com : (312) 243-2357
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Catering
We offer a full catering menu based on your budget and food preference.
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Cross street
Racine
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Parking details
Valet on weekends; Street parking is also available.
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Entertainment
Host your very own “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
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Special events & promotions
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!
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1444 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This place is a GEM! My family of four had dinner here on Saturday night and each of was in awe. Not only was the food fantastic, but the service was even better. Linda seated us and immediately treated us like family. She gave us a brief history on the restaurant and was also helpful in answering all of our questions about the menu selections. She is great at her job and very personable.

Our group had the: Ravioli, Gnocchi Vodka Cream, Chicken Rosal’s and the Sicilian Fried Spaghetti. All I can say is WOW…just WOW. We’ve had a lot of Italian food throughout our lives, but this ranked up there as some of the best! We all tried each other’s dishes because everyone was bragging about how good their food was. We also tried a medley of desserts: canoli, tiramisu and oreo pie. They were amazing as well.

The chef, Anival, came out to greet us and was so nice and humble at our compliments. At the end of the night, we were having trouble with our Uber app, so the owner helped and called us a cab. We chatted with him and found out he is a Navy Veteran…22 years of service to our country! He stayed and chatted with us while waiting for our ride and treated us as family.

As other reviews mention, this place is not huge…but we loved the intimate family feel of it. I believe there is an upstairs as well, but we didn’t go up to check it out. This place is a definite must-go…and we will definitely be back. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation to be safe.

Thanks to all of the staff for such a great evening for my family. Kudos!!!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Huge portions but flavor was very so so. I would prefer that they develop the flavors more instead of serving such an enormous amount of food. I’m not sure if it’s all homemade from the waiter’s description of the dishes. I was expecting a quaint spot with more emphasis on quality. Not the case here.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time here!
Authentic Italian cuisine with a nice wine list.
Pastas are home made and delicious!
We'll be back for sure!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wait staff was excellent and the chef was very friendly. This was the third time we have been to this restaurant. Though it’s been a few years. The food was not up to par for the prices being charged. Veal was tough & chewy. Definitely over cooked. Arabiata sauce was tasteless and watery. Portion sizes were big, but lacked flavor. I don’t think we will be going back....

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The fried ravioli was excellent with some of the best sauce ever. The veal parm and veal picatta were both tender and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is a great family owned and operated. The food is exceptional. It's a small comfortable
place to enjoy a good meal made to order. You are sometimes visited at your table by the owner
who also does the cooking. Just a great place to eat and enjoy, I go there as often as I can.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

First time dining at RoSal's, really enjoyed the food. I would go back, they had a lot of appetizer's on the menu and really would love to make a meal out of all appetizer, they all looked so good!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The menu offers plenty of selections. The food was very authentic. Seating could be somewhat tight, depending on the crowd.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a nice time- attentive service, good portions. Everybody liked their entree. We weren't crazy about the app we chose, which was "fried ravioli." It was just ravioli in a heavy cream sauce. Maybe we didn't read the description, but expected something more crispy with a red sauce. But the overall experience was fine.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everyone’s meals were well prepared with a nice presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I love RoSal’s! The food and service are always fantastic. Such a great friendly fam owned place and I love that it is a small neighborhood gem!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing service from Linda, as always! Great food and felt like i was in my nonna's kitchen again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a great dinner and we left with a ton of left-overs. GF pasta was an extra charge, but whatever...

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Awesome. Great service and food

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Joe and Linda are marvelous hosts. Truly a quaint and authentic family restaurant geared toward pleasing the pallet. Would do it again in a heartbeat
Harry Blackburn

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We didn't know exactly what to expect and definitely had a great dinner. First off, there is no valet parking, we were lucky that there meters just down the street a little so no issue for us. Big too, sit upstairs, it is quiet and no worries about cold air coming on. Our waiter was great and the wine is priced reasonably. We have the fried ravioli, very good but be aware it is not St Louis style. The Fried Spaghetti was very good and the Gnocchi was good as well. The portions are very big so you don't leave hungry, definitely a good place if you are going to see something at the United Center

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our favorite in the Chicago area for more than 3 decades!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time here and we will be back! We all loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

amazing ! truly authentic. we came in right has they opened. in fact 5 min before. they opened the door for us right away and didnt make us wait in the cold. kitxhen is super tiny but the food tht comes outnof there is truly authentic and you get a ton for the price u pay! the bread was cruchy on the outside soft on the inside . perfecto

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Best place in Little Italy. I've been going for years!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was fantastic!!!!
Had a great time, food, drink atmosphere was just great!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago. Huge selection of food.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The owner Joe is always so friendly and down to earth. Food is good. Good service too. I ordered the veal stepanjohnno.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was no good and not evenly remotely authentic Italian. Expectations were way too high heading in.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I’ve been going to RoSal’s for over 8 years and have yet to be disappointed once. The owner/chef is very personable and takes pride in his dishes which is why I continue to come back time and time again. Perfect for date night or dinner with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This is my third time dining at Rosal’s and I am never disappointed. The owner is very nice and the service is great. My recommendation for Italian.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with appetizers and good selection of wine. Service was very good and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Always excellent. Delicious authentic Italian food in Chicago’s Little Italy. Family owned restaurant is quaint & charming. Great value. Large portions are perfect to share.
Unbelievablely fabulous desserts - so best to leave room for afternoon treat.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Friendly service with fantastic food. They treat you like family. Red sauce and white sauce are unique and perfect. If you want a special ingredient, you simply ask and they will make substitutions. Fried Ravioli appetizer is incredible.
We rave about the food and service EVERY TIME we go there.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding, as usual

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in Chicago. Always greeted and treated as one of the family. The food is amazing....so many favorites....shrimp ala Anival, rigatoni gambini, portabella chicken. Don't even get me started on the fried ravioli appetizer, I dream about it!

Great place, I've brought so many friends and business colleagues here. It truly is a gem of a place in the "heart" of Little Italy <3

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Rosals is a hidden gem that several people THANK me time and time again each time i take them there. Food is worth the wait , appetizers are great portions and you never leave hungry. Joe the owner greets everybody properly and makes sure you are happy , satisfied as you leave. Reservations for big groups are recommended , parking is simple , leave room for dessert and you will be happy you went!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding experience all around.
My wife and I drive a Long way to Rosals and it is so worth it. If there was a way to give it 6 stars I would .

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great stop prior to a Hawks game or anything else at the United Center. Quality food and nice people. Very cozy atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Went there prior to Blackhawks game because of it's convenience to location. First issue was that the website says valet parking on weekends but none was available so I needed to find a spot in a permit neighborhood ( i parked illegally). We ended up seated upstairs which is a nice room with a converted house feel, downstairs looked to be more regulars and maybe more festive. It is an interesting menu with a little different than typical Italian. Fried ravioli totally different than what I expected but sauce was really good. We all had pasta, and my fried spaghetti was very good. Lasagna was also very good. Service was slow at times and appears waiter was solo up stairs. In all a good find but not sure I will hurry back since there are plenty of Italian spots nearby.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great italian restaurant. Food delicious every time

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

It was a great experience and the food was excellent

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Another amazing meal at Rosals!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently great food & warm, wonderful staff. I love this place!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We have not been to RoSal's since they remodeled. The place looks great! The menu and food are still authentic and reminds us of dinner at Nana's. Will keep coming back!

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