Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria

4.4
2718 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Proper Attire Required
We are business casual. Thank you for not wearing tank tops, sleeveless shirts, flip-flops, gym wear, or short shorts. Dress shorts are acceptable. Please remove your hat when entering.

Thank you so much for making a reservation. INSIDE and OUTSIDE seating are available. We do have some special procedures that we must follow to ensure the safety of all customers and staff
- Masks must be worn at all times, except those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
- OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING WILL BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests but please understand these tables can not be guaranteed because of such limited availability.
- All visits will be limited to two hours.
- If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please let us know prior to arriving at the restaurant.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2718 people are saying
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and ambient for a fair price

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jeffv
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the eggplant salad. Food was delicious. Made reservation on line since busy

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vipXimenaP
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter …

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Carlos
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent but the noise level in the back room was too high. There are no soft furnishings to absorb the echo of the conversations

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bobjr
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone's very friendly. You get a lot of food for your money plenty of leftovers to take home.
I had dropped my soda glass into my dinner plate of veal marsala and they gladly made me up a new marsala and mushroom sauce very promptly and no extra cost.

BR
BobR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meals with good service. Nice touch bringing a birthday treat with a candle to the table. Nice job.

HW
HughW
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there for her birthday. It was her first dinner at a Rosebud. I had eaten several times before for business at the Rosebud on Rush. We both thoroughly enjoyed our respective dinners. The service and ambience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Raelyn (I hope I got his name right), went above and beyond.

JC
JustinC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and consistent food, service and ambience as always.

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vipPattyL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening, great service. Very busy, a little slow on front end but made up for it overall!

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LisaM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Margie was great she didn’t forget anything. The place was packed but we had a reservation and got in right away. The food was very good..

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Kona
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was excellent but the food was not worth the cost at all. Calamari was chewy and the franchaise was served with noodles and marinara which did not go well with the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice restaurant. I enjoyed my dining experience and felt very welcomed by the staff. I would go again.

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vipTrees
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m sorry, but when a restaurant charges $28 for Chicken Picatta, or $25 for a simple pasta dish, they should pretty darn good. Both dishes were slightly below average, however. The chicken breasts were cooked well, but they were drowning in a can-like lemon sauce that reminded me of Campbell’s chicken soup. The chicken dishes at my local pizza joint restaurant is better at around half the price. The servers did a great job, which made the night salvageable.

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ABoada
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I was once in the one in chicago and thouhht this one will be the same. Its not. I didnt like to much the kind of sport bar, with the tv

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, food as described, lovely

DD
vipDreamDish
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for superior service and friendly staff.

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viplessfoodie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Rosebud has always been tried and true for us. This time, the food was served lukewarm. Our waiter was friendly and helpful... and very busy. Finding labor is tough now and perhaps that is why Rosebud didn't live up to it's usual standards.

We sat outside and the beautiful night saved the experience.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was very good. Very busy, staff seemed overwhelmed. Server was just ok. When making reservation was asked if it was a special day, said it was our anniversary but it was never acknowledged in any way. What’s the point of asking? My husband ordered soup and I a salad. He was almost done with his soup before I received my salad. Check was presented before we where even asked if we wanted dessert or coffee, which we wanted both. May not return based on service received.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Food, service and birthday treat was great!

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RonD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was very loud with 2 large groups seated near our table.Our 2 entrees and dessert were very average and took almost 30 min. to arrive from the kitchen because our waiter forgot to put our order in.We won't be going back to Rosebud as there are better Italian restaurants to go to in the western suburbs.

PJ
vipPJoseph
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot- never fails to provide great food and service

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DancieB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a bit crowded, so the service was slower than usual…

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vipChicago630
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sat outside for early dinner. Very pleasant. Food was good. Service a bit harried. Overall good experience.

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yum!! I had the chicken Vesuvio and my husband had the gnocchi with Bolognese. We both enjoyed it.. dessert was also great - carrot cake.

Nice place.

JD
JohnD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rosebud? More like Rosedud. Hostess didn’t pay very much attention to the patrons walking in. We walked in before another couple but they attended to the other couple first. We were seated for 15 minutes and the wait staff ignored us. I finally spoke with one who said our table wasn’t assigned. We had the filet medallions which were cooked good but the Parmesan crust was bigger than the medallions. The side of broccolini was as hard as a rock and I’m not joking! We had eaten at Rosebuds a long time ago at the old location and enjoyed it then but now we’re never going back!

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vipNeattobherebutfoodjustok
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We always love the food at Rosebud (normally go to the one in Deerfield) but found it to be only ok tonight in Naperville. The grilled calamari usually has a nice char and great flavor, but not tonight. The chicken parm was huge as it always is but again lacking…generally lightly breaded, moist and tender, not so tonight; rather dry. Will chalk it up to low staffing and go again; certainly to the Deerfield location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of State but was familiar with the area, saw this restaurant on the Hotel list so thought we would try it! I am so glad we did. We had the bruschetta for appetizer which was delicious and my husband also had soup which he said was excellent. I had a house salad and the appetizer mussels as my entree and they were delicious!! My husband had the Rigatoni’s ala vodka and he indicated that it was very good! The service was more than excellent! I would give this restaurant 5 stars for sure!!

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GregP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great neighborhood spot to celebrate or meet for dinner

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DaveB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Absolutely disastrous experience. No one came by with drink/water refills, food was brought out before appetizer and salad dishes were cleared. I had to put dishes on seats next to our table. Had to get up and get my own silverware from table next to us, had to go to servers station to get my our own to-go containers and doggy bag when we were done. Worst part was that the waiter didn't seem to care and was never in a hurry. If you were understaffed, don't seat people. $120 for a lunch for 3 people and by far the worst service I've ever had in a restaurant. Never coming back.

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vipRossB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Made a reservation for 11:45. They didn’t open until noon. Server forgot to give us menus. Wife finally went and asked for some. Asked for lunch menu—wanted a sandwich—was told dinner only on Labor Day. Ordered a drink—bar tender wasn’t sure if he could make it, as he just started today. Never been behind the bar. He did make it (cosmo) but it was the correct ratio—I let it slide as he was shaking and spilled it as he put it down. Felt bad for the guy—very nervous. I switched to wine and my Chardonnay was good. Wife has chopped salad—it was good. I had chicken piccata—not great and they didn’t garnish it (table next to us ordered same). Daughter had pizza and it was good.

Waiter never checked on our table—but they did seem short staffed. Which I can’t blame them for during the pandemic reopening.

I had a gift card. This is where things got really bad. Our waiter couldn’t get the card to swipe—I watched him lick the card—yes, lick it. Maybe he thought that would help the strip go though?! Anyways he came back to the table with our receipt and the card and tried handing it to me, and I had to tell him why I wouldn’t take it.

I get it, staffing is hard, but for a hundred dollar lunch, this was pretty awful.

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vipNeec
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Good food taste, very weak server, bad scenario dining outside. We were celebrating a special marker anniversary which I informed the restaurant when making the reservation. No special acknowledgment and noisy close seating on the street disappointed us. Food was good but the whole lack of good service and atmosphere spoiled the night. I’d suggest sitting inside. Maybe the service is better there and food will arrive hot. Prices are on the high side. We’ll make another choice of restaurants next time.

LJ
vipLindaJP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to a Rosebud restaurant and it certainly lived up to its reputation. We’ll be back!

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LindaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosebud is our favorite restaurant in Naperville. Our food and wine was exceptional along with our server!

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FrankK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a lunch. Fine service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday dinner, his choice. Amazing as always!

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Anne101466
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch with the family! All of us were pleased with our food and everyone left with leftovers!

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Simony
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

first time in this location completely different experience than chicago locations arrived 30 minutes ahead of our reservation. they couldn't seat us even they had like 6 tables open than exactly on our reservation time 8pm they stay to seat us in this party room tucked all the way behind kitchen so I asked for onother table witch they did (same tables when we first come in still open)not the way Alex does business
chicken parmesan was dry and cold calamari chewy and cold as well .
the rest was consistent with the way rosebud and carmine do there cuisine .
sservice was on points.

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DarylB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Going to see a play

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had veal italiano and my partner had the cobb salad with grilled chicken. We shared a chocolate cake slice for dessert.

All of the food was incredible and portions generous. Even the cake slice surprised us by being more than enough for two people to share and feel fully satisfied with.

All servers we interacted with were friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was less busy than I would've expected for weekend lunch time, but we were still glad we made a reservation, just to be safe.

FAQs

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 548-9800.

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria is rated 4.4 stars by 2718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.