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About 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.
Naperville, IL 60540
Italian, Contemporary American, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Thanksgiving Day: 11pm-7pm
Christmas Eve: 11am-10pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 11am-1am
New Year's Day: 1pm-9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm
$30 and under
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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.
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.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews
We love this restaurant but had a terrible waitress, had 5:30p reservations. When I mentioned she missed my drink order, it was like we were at an abuse restaurant. It took 1 hour to get our food, while several tables seated after us got there food and left. She told us she would split our salads and was nowhere to be found when they were delivered. Once food was finally delivered my pizza was actually cold and tasted like leather. She then came by and hassled me and asked my wife why she would marry me. Then asked each couple what makes a good marriage, WHAT??? We asked for two separate bills, received a bill including both parties. Finally found her and asks to spilt the checks. She brought them back split, then disappeared. We needed to get to a concert. After waiting 20 minutes, I asked another waitress if she could take our bill. She brought it to our waitress and she eventually came back to the table next to us with two drinks (with our checks) and proceed to talk with them for several minute. I told her we were in a hurry and 5 minutes later she cam back with final bill. Not the service or food we are used to from this restaurant .
We arrived several minutes before our reserved time & were told it would be a 35 minute wait. Why do they take reservations then?
We went to the bar. A lite beer & a cranberry juice/vodka cost $17!!
We got called 20 min after our reservation time. The place is quite noisy. The server seemed overwhelmed but cheerful. She was slow to get to us to take our order, slow to bring our wine...we were next to a bar and a server’s area.
We will never recommend this place. It’s overpriced for average food and below par service.
we used open table to reserve a spot at Rosebud during the last couple of months. in one instance we waited 30 minutes beyond our reservation time; in the other instance we waited an hour beyond our reservation time. we won't be visiting Rosebud anytime soon.
I heard everyone rave of this place for years. The wine was good. No ambiance and overly cramped space. They don’t even give pagers for reservations. I had open table reservation got there before reservation and they said it would be 30 min which was 45 min wait. Plus then they have this poor gal who goes around screaming your name trying to find you. It’s super loud. The pasta was below average. The wine we got was wonderful.
I won’t be back. Much rather go to the other high end Italian place in town there’s no comparison. I have no idea why this place is so popular
Food was not great for a Rosebud restaraunt. Service was just ok, we had to ask other servers to get our server to get another drink. The manager was rude, rolled his eyes and told us he needed our table. We were there for an hour when they tried to rush us out. We will never go back to that Rosebud location again.
Booked a 7 PM Saturday reservation for our anniversary celebration. Were told upon arrival that it would be a 25 minute wait "because people were staying at their tables longer than expected." One table for two was at the edge of the lobby next to the exit door. We not very happily took the table and ate our meal with people standing next to us waiting for a table. Restaurant professionals should not be caught by surprise and should not be accepting new reservations or seatings so close to booked reservations. We felt like we ate at a train station and, frankly, will not return again. And of course there was no followup by wait staff or management to ask about the special occasion indicated on the reservation. The whole experience was just really lame. Food was OK and overpriced. Side of pasta came 10 minutes after the main entree was served. Wine was $10 per glass for house variety and got a half full glass. If they only pour a certain number of ounces then use a smaller glass to at least make you feel like you got your money's worth. There are many other Italian restaurants in Naperville so we will not be returning to Rose Buds.
Husband and I just moved to Naperville from Chicago and were happy to see a familiar face on the dining scene. We love the Rosebud restaurants in the city. Food was yummy. This is an odd complaint but the service was almost too fast. I understand the restaurant wants to turn tables on a Saturday night but we were in and out within 40 minutes and as a result, hardly finished our entrees because there wasn't time for our apps to settle. I take the blame, next time we will take more time between ordering our apps and entrees.
We normally come here for the calamari. But it seems like the quality is gone. Calamari was overcooked, pasta no good, mediocre service. We come here normally at 5pm..But this time we came around 830pm and it was so loud..my husband and i couldn't even hear each other..i think when they changed ownership, everything's different now
Rosebud is a great place for Italian food. We were seated immediately for a table of 5. The food was tasty and our server was very attentive. We used valet for parking and the fee was $7 which was worth the hassle of not finding a spot to park in downtown Naperville.
I brought my infant daughter to lunch, and the staff at Rosebud made it SO easy for us to enjoy our meal with her as a valued customer, too. The manager was wonderful about coming up to say hello, offering her goodies (with my permission) and generally making us feel completely welcome and at ease. After ordering the eggplant salad (YUM!) the GM actually suggesting having the kitchen chop it - the way he typically orders it - so I'd have an easier time enjoying it while tending to my daughter. This was so thoughtful and really went the extra step to ensure that we had a great time lunching. I will definitely be back!
This was my third time to Rosebud, the first time I had great service and the food was excellent. The second time the service and food were awful, and the third time the food was cold, but the service was terrible. The waiter slammed the bread down and asked if we wanted a drink, when we replied no thank you, he just walked away so rudely. I cannot drink due to health issues and my husband does not drink because of that reason. I feel that we should not be punished because we do not want to order an alcoholic beverage. The waiter never checked to see if our food was to our liking or even to refill our water glasses. I do not think I will ever visit Rosebud again because of the track record.
We were on our way to see Stephen King at NCC. I was tasked with finding a decent place to park, a bite to eat, and within walking distance to NCC. I took to Google to find a middle range ($$-$$$) place to grab dinner. Ended up here. It's a nice place. Loads of comfy seating. Nice atmosphere. The staff was attentive and very upbeat. My wife enjoyed the Shells & Broccoli. I had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. The meatballs were terrific, as was the sauce. I felt that the noodles were a little overcooked, but, that is more likely a personal preference thing.
All in all it was a pleasant experience, with a little higher than normal price. I am sure that sometime in the future, we'll be back. Really want to be able to save room for what looked to be fantastic desserts! ~Shawn
Had a good experience in the past but this one was poor! Gramma's Gravy was undercooked and the meat was tough and chewy...tasteless! White fish was half raw and had to send it back. When it was returned, it was still slimy and tasteless. Had to leave it uneaten...no offer to comp dessert or anything else. Gnocchi bolo was good. Overall experience was very unsatisfactory and service was mediocre considering reservation was at 5:30 on a Thursday night. Waitor was not attentive.
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