The Rosebud

4.7
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2781 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

*Please call The Rosebud at 312-942-1117 for handicap accessible seating and accommodations can be made when available.

Renowned for generous portions of hospitality and authentic Italian cuisine, The Rosebud sets the standard for fine Italian dining throughout the Chicago-land area. A long-standing favorite among Chicagoans, tourists and celebrities alike, The Rosebud first opened its doors on Taylor Street in the heart of Little Italy in 1977. The restaurant continues to thrive, conquering appetites of countless hungry diners with generous portions of unforgettable Italian fare. Join us to see why The Rosebud on Taylor Street is one of Chicago’s most exciting dining destinations and enjoy a bountiful array of our signature dishes including chicken Vesuvio, sausage and peppers, and of course the best plate of spaghetti and meatballs in town.
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vipDanover
Chicago
243 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since I have visited Rosebud on Taylor...still as charming as ever and the staff were great!!!!

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strataccts2004
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic especially the food! Great service!

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BobO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our waiter was quite friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Food arrived very quickly.
Both of our entree's were good, not great. They seemed in a rush to get us out of there, they didn't want us lounging around. Our waiter gave us our check and came back in one minute to pick it up even though we both had half a glass left. In and out in under an hour and there wasn't anyone waiting behind us.

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vipDaveF
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual. Will be back very very soon

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EricL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Always a great meal! Friendly staff and good for kids

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vipShortbread
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. The service is great. It is also a classic singing experience.

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Courtney
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic! We loved it! The risotto special was outstanding and Teddy, our waiter, was a hoot.

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Happy
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Can’t wait to go back again.

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JuanM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

A little disappointed with the appetizers that are usually phenomenal. The Veal Parm was also lackluster, and it's usually my go to entree of choice. The Zupa De Pesce was excellent.

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JenniferF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We eat one meal at Rosebuds every time we come to Chicago. Although we keep coming back the food quality is inconsistent. It’s amazing, it’s good, it’s excellent then it’s ok...one person will order a dish that another tries and loves and will order that dish at our next visit only to be disappointed that it isnt as good as the previous visit.

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viprw2538
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and as always food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there after a play. Very quiet and great food. On the expensive side though.

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Paige
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fantastic staff make this place an absolute MUST

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vipMattR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Rosebud on Taylor has become our staple for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and there are new specials every time. Beyond that, Teddy, our regular server, provides an incredible experience, recommending the proper amount of food and drink to share each time. We request to sit in his area specifically every visit, highly recommend!

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AnthonyZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was nice quiet and intimate setting. Little bit of music playing and the lights down low. The food was very very good, and the service was impeccable. Our server, Chris, was outstanding. We are definitely coming back here.

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ReneeG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for Valentine’s Day before going to a show at Chicago theatre. Saw IL Volo perfect night and everything was times out correctly. Our waiter was very kind

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The portion size was great and the service was awesome, especially for a day like Valentine’s Day. However, where we were sitting, there was a vent directly above us that was releasing very cold air on a day that was below zero, it almost felt like we were eating outside; my date never took of her jacket. Normally this would have ruined any other date but the flavor and quality of the food at this restaurant saved the day.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to dine - good recommendations by the wait staff. Friendly service. Their house wine and desserts are top notch!
Don’t fill up on the bread, you’ll regret it :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Over crowded and not romantic for Valentine’s Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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AlejandroG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Server. I did not asked his name but the service was above standard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good. Food came out relatively fast and the quality was great. Both my partner and I enjoyed ourselves very much. The only thing that was a bit offsetting was the really dim lights but aside from that everything was great.

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SabrinaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous!!! Great service and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion (Valentine's Day).

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guiness394
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit here does not disappoint. The food is fabulous and consistent. The wait staff are very helpful and the ambiance is old school Italian which is appreciated when visiting Little Italy! Great to have restaurants that have stayed true to their mission and have not tried to be something else or too "fancy" and stray away from the basics. Every time I have friends in town they ask to go to Rosebud because of the wonderful meals that they remember each time. Location is great and parking easy with Valet available.

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Jason
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We come every year for my girlfriends birthday. Food is fantastic as always. We had 10 people and everyone was very happy and very full. The staff was wonderful in every way. Thank you rosebud for another success birthday celebration.

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Matt0488
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional! And the Lasagna was absolutely amazing!

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NoraS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always wonderful here, Tomas took great care of us. To be honest, we were not really happy with the Chicago dining week choice, but we will definitely be back because we know how wonderful the other food is!

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vipJuls49
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We come here often, ask for Teddy as much as he is available, which always makes for a nice dining experience. The dish I get is always the same and this night was not done very well (Chicken calabrese). There were only three red peppers with no other peppers and no sauce. Green beans are no longer an option so I asked for asparagus steamed soft as I do not eat the potatoes. I received three pieces and they were hard. We have two Rosebuds much closer to our home but we always make the drive, as this is our favorite, but was disappointed on this very slow night for them.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We started out with a sit down in a fairly busy restaurant but after being seated water came there was no waiter for at least 10 minutes. No drinks could be ordered as we were looking around for service. Upon my turning to the right I accidentally knocked my knife off of the table. It made the obvious sound which was loud enough to attract attention but there was no one to come and pick it up. My good friend Dr. Barba who co-owns restaurants picked it up and held it as to not place the floor knife back on the table. At that point we called over the closest waiter and told them that we needed a replacement as well as we gave him our drink order since we were not going to let a server go with no attention to our table. Minutes later a gentleman that we assumed was management and asked if our waiter had been to our table and we told him briefly of our lack of attention. Service for the rest of the evening was adequate and the appetizers, alcohol,salads and sides were good. My wife ordered the prime rib which was a special that evening and came hot and good. My Delmonico steak, Dr Barba's steak and his guests Osso Buco were all tepid. Quite dissapointing. Your restaurant missed on service and on foor!Your restaurant needs to take lessons from Eddie V.s or Capitol Grill. Rosebud on Taylor is a winner but not Rosebud Steak. Regretfully Tom Palmisano

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vipChrisH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great go to especially if you’re coming out of the city during rush hour.
Old School Italian dining.
We usually do a Meat Ball salad with their generous entree of fresh Flat Noodles.
With a good glass of wine - What Rush Hour!

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vipHectorR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and wonderful background music.

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vipTlmdiner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure coming here. It’s my favorite of their locations. Excellent food and service.

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vipDonS
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mussels in spicy red sauce was outstanding. Very generous portion, cooked just right, Great flavor. Both veal dishes were cooked to perfection (this is a meat that is easy to over-cook).

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ChiTownEater
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my husband here for his birthday because he’s always wanted to go and it did not disappoint. We arrived early and they were able to seat us. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic and there is a lot of it! We took leftovers of everything.

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Melle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall experience was great, but both of us had some stomach pains and think it might have been the calamari. It did taste fresh , so perhaps the salad. Something wasn’t right but I’ll be back just skip those two items

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife didn’t eat her pasta with muscles. The taste was off and the muscles were quite small.

I had a Mediterranean salad. It was passable, I wouldn’t call it good.

Good service though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation to come eat before the Blackhawks game. As usual, wonderful food and service.

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