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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.

22 East Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(630) 548-9800

Website:
http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Ranferi Flores

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Casual (24)
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Good for a Date (19)
Authentic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
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Scenic View (2)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great time! Great service! Great food! Celebrating with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great as usual! A go to when in Naperville! The veal Masala and Bruschetta arealways one ofour choices!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately, the noise level was so high, we needed to yell and raise our voices to be heard. We were seated near the kitchen and the waiter station, which was probably the poorest seat in the restaurant. When I asked him, the waiter said that the pork chops were "slightly spicy." Even accounting for individual tastes, I found them to be extremely spicy, and did not enjoy them (an expensive meal that wasn't even 1/4 finished). The valet service ($7.00) was a necessity since there is very very little parking available nearby. The valet took my keys and left them in the unlocked car as he walked away to take care of other customers. The car could have very easily been stolen since no one was watching it. I happened to still be standing in the area and I asked him to please not leave the keys on the seat. He was not happy with my request, and stomped off to retrieve the keys and lock the car. I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Noisy, but the food was alright, the portions were generous, and the prices were reasonable. Wine prices were all over the board as far as markups from retail.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I haven't been to Rosebuds for a while and in an attempt to try something different, we went. It is fussy, but not too fussy. It wasn't cheap, but a decent value. Service was very good, but not great. But the food was very good. We will be back. We enjoyed the experience. I did like that it was quiet enough to talk across the table, however the restaurant was not full. Still it seems loud is what some restaurants want, why I don't know, but I hate it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lunch was good, we each had a salad, pretty pricey for lettuce. Service was off from what we have had in the past. My wife ordered soup and salad with salad dressing on the side. They dressed the salad and forgot the soup. They offered to make a new one but she said no.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant is always consistent, the food and service. Thanks again for a memorable dining experience!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had the grilled squid,and the fish salad! It was delicious as always! The bread is hot and fresh. The service was fantastic!
This is a forever go to for me!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding as usual! Great service, great food. A bit loud but expected for how busy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was really poor. Over cooked and quite tasteless. The Cesar salad was not very good and the chicken in the Vesuvio was so over cooked I couldn't eat it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Years Eve and we were seated at 8:30 for a 7:30 reservation. This was most likely due to people lingering at their tables and no Faust of the restaurant. The bartenders did a great job taking care of all the people waiting to be seated. Food was excellent and was served promptly without feeling rushed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve at Rosebud's as we did the last couple of years and nothing has changed. The food and service was great. Their special menu as well as their regular was open to choose from. Also liked the valet service there as it gets very crowded.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was just fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful italian cuisine with great pasta, sauce and salads. The service is always with a smile and wine list is on par with competition.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a disappointing meal tonight at Rosebud Naperville. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday with her parents.

First, my mother-in-law orders a glass of wine, a reisling. They didn't bother to tell us they were out and simply gave her something else... without mentioning it. Well, she noticed. Who wouldn't? I believe it was the bartender, as he basically ignored me when I asked for a drink menu. Second, they also ran out of the replacement for the reisling. Third, the two chicken alfredos were sour in taste. Though removed from the bill, they did so after tax, not before. I guess it's the newer new math. Honestly, that's a first for me.

Oh and we did get a free dessert. So.... there's that...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas dinner

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Katie as hostess & Dylan as our server were both excellent. Took our parents out for Christmas Eve lunch and they were very attentive to the needs of long time Naperville residents & now seniors.
Portions are extremely generous (leftovers galore). Menu is diverse and interesting.
We have visited the former & this location.
We all felt that salt content in all dishes could really be reduced - let the decide more on that.
Overall very nice holiday lunch experience and great to take the parents out in downtown Naperville - where they have lived for 64 years.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I do not appreciate showing up for my reservation and being told to wait at the bar for 20 minutes until we text you
I counted over a dozen empty tables we could have been seated at immediately.
We end up seated at a booth that was empty when we arrived. What gives with this - just trying to add to my bar bill?
I’d really like an explanation

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sorry, but not that impressed. We were seated, bread given to us with a small pate of olive oil big enough for only one piece of bread. There were three of us. Server impatient when we asked for more time to determine our drinks. Never did get lemon that was asked for.I'm a good eater, but HATE when I am congratulated when I clean my plate. What, I'm not supposed to? Why are servers surprised and act shocked when this happens? Bill totally messed up. My meal rung up on my friends card. Just not memorable.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I take my employees here for a Christmas lunch every year and Rosebuds never disappoints. The food is amazing and the service is always very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

great food but it is the noisiest restaurant I've ever been to.....put in some acoustical dampening....seriously you can't have a conversation at the table

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We are regulars at the downtown rush street sister restaurant “Carmine’s” so we are very familiar with the menu and pricing. Our first time at this naperville location. Ate at the bar. Grilled calamari and Caesar to share as starters. My husband got his usual chicken dish and me the mussels. The mussels were not the freshest or size we have become accustomed to in the city. A few were actually just starting to go off and or breakdown in their shells. A disappointment. Also a disappointment was the tab. The above food (all appetizer portions except the chicken) plus the rosebud brand bottle of rose, one glass of red and a martini...$171 without the tip...I thought it was a bit much. Overall we will return but probably not to this location. Great bartenders and bar service even when packed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We've stopped by for a table in the past, always a wait. We had reservations this night and used a gift card. Hostesses and wait staff are very pleasant. We were given a menu with the wrong price of the item my husband ordered. He requested a split between the 2 prices. The waitress said no and he asked to speak to the manager. The waitress then checked and said the manager agreed to split the difference in the cost. So that was a plus. Enjoyed the food - seafood risotto and lasagna. Portions were large enough for lefts overs the next day. So that moderated the price a bit. Lasagna was much better than the local Maggiano's. Alcohol cost as usual is 2-3x what you can pick up in the store yourself. Overall an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is always top notch. I usually get a special as I did this time and was not disappointed. The glass of wine went perfect with the dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great Food and Service... but sitting in the 'back room' was very disappointing. We were sat away from the main dining room in what can only be described as a last minute add on to throw a few more tables onto the floor. The main issue was the noise. There were only 4 tables in the room, but the layout of the room amplified everyone conversation to the point that we had to yell across the table to hear ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have had many good meals with friends at this location. They clearly had over booked and staff was unable to provide customary service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Way, Way too noisy. Had to shout all through dinner to have a conversation at a table of four.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Meh. Location is great. That's about it. Food was OK but not a great value. Seating was cramped and the place was very loud. I knbow there were a lot of holiday parties going on, but I won't be back. There are many better options to choose from.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed an evening out to view the lovely Christmas lights of Naperville. We enjoyed dinner first at Rosebud which has the best square noodles and eggplant parmigiano in the area in our opinion. I was a bit disappointed that they no longer make the rolled eggplant which was so delicious. We met at the previous Rosebud 14 yrs. years ago and have been together ever since!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very noisy! Food was good but the servings are much too big.
For good Italian food the place is very pricey.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Previous reviews left me a bit skeptical, fortunately everything was 5 stars for my first time at this Rosebud location. Service, Food, Deserts, we’re phenomenal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

A little noisy for me. Food is excelent, wine prices on the high side. Still the best Italian restaurant in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Nothing special

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was disappointing. Very noisy, made it difficult to hold a conversation without shouting. Difficult to find a parking space near the restarant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was delicious and my wife has already started craving a return. I’ll happily oblige.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Made the mistake of going here on s Saturday night, very crowded. Clearly my wife and I were out for a nice dinner. We are sat against the wall with a group of 12 on one side and a group of 8 on the other. Needless to say we could barely hear each other. The food is good but a bit over priced. I’d go back during the week perhaps.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Eaten here often. Food is good and consistent. Seems to have new waiters which I was not impressed with. Not in the least bit attentive despite not being very busy. Hope they improve

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food as always. Staff was all excellent. In addition, the other guests were happy and seemed to all feel very at home. Nice to see so many smiling faces!

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