The Rosebud

4.7
2689 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

*Please call The Rosebud at 312-942-1117 for handicap accessible seating and accommodations can be made when available.
Currently, we are open for carry out & delivery only. 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 while seated at your table.
- All visits will be limited to two hours. We will not be able to allow people to wait for their tables, so we are asking that everyone enjoy the experience within two hours and then leave.
- State law prohibits tables of more than 10 people.

- Restrooms will be held to strict distancing. You may have to wait in line at a safe distance to use the facilities.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2689 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

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johnm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good portions. service was excellent

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience. Slight mishap with our order and they quickly fixed it and were extremely apologetic. We could not have been happier with the service. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perfectly prepared and the staff welcoming and attentive. So glad to be able to enjoy a meal at this iconic Chicago Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Dinner before Blackhawks Game. Arrived at 6 pm. Restaurant was about 50% full. Server took drink order and appetizer about 10 mins after we arrived. Took another 15-20 mins to get appetizer. Placed order right away after drinks were brought out. The bus staff were very attentive the waitress was nice but did not check in till 7:00 to see if we needed any drinks refilled. I pressed about our dinner order because we were going to be late to the game and she said she saw it coming out soon. Meanwhile other tables that were there after we arrived were tended to often and finished within 35-40 mins after arrival. We ordered a burger, chicken parm, eggplant parm and a Marsala dish. All easy dinners…At 7:10 or meals were brought out. My dinner was wrong and the other dinners looked thrown together. Burger under cooked.We asked for to-go containers when she brought the entrees out and scarfed down our dinners as quickly as possible and were so angry. We have been coming here for decades before Hawks games. Unfortunately we will not be back. Too many other great Italian options around to be this disappointed again. We were late to the start of the game and did not even have a drink or the appetizer comped. Trying to be kind because of staff shortage but that clearly was not the case here.

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ANBA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, staff really nice. Food was great and portions are good.

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peteroks
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, superb service and the food was delicious!

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StaceyR
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful atmosphere and great food!

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vipWindy
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve is typically hectic and fraught with culinarily disasters. Rosebud treated us as if it was an ordinary weeknight. Service was excellent, the food was well prepared and the portions were huge. There regular menu was available as were some NYE specials. No pressure to upgrade or to over order. One of our favorite places and less than a mile away.

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RayC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve at the rose bud. Our server was outstanding. The food was fabulous.

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Nellynel
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry was great. Very funny and knowledgeable about the food. Always have a good time there. Little tip for couples. Book table 12 nice out of the way table in the cut if you know what I mean. 😉

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vipPaul
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Managers John and Louis were terrific and very attentive. Food was delicious and the specials were especially extra delicious. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas, after not being able to dine at Rosebud Taylor Street for two years, WAS MAGNIFICENT. Because it was a favorite haunt, we REALLY missed it. Everything was as great as we remembered. Can’t wait to sit outside. Thankful you all survived the pandemic!

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Partyoffour
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was okay, the service could have been more informative and attentive to our needs( take away plates, bring clean plates, not be ask twice for more water)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service started out slow and was downhill from there. My Wedge salad was heavily dressed, the shrimp scampi is over priced for the portion size ( there’s only 3 sharing to an order) and they were over cooked and tough to chew, the burger ordered was prepared incorrectly TWICE. The 1st time it was made with cheese in error manager apologized, the 2nd time it was good well done in steady of Medium manager never came back to follow up, both times the entire meal was sent back uneaten. management didn’t offer anything for inconvenience and this was mentioned to the server and still manager did not come by. It was our 1st and last time dining there.

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afigment
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Shield boys patrons at table with a cold breeze.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, pricey but worth every penny!

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MichaelP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Calamari was like rubber bands smelled too fishy had no flavor. The pork chop calabrese were under cooked. Not enough sauce the potatoes were too big, harts, dry and no flavor. In the past plenty of sauce and potatoes were cut small and were soft in the sauce. They had no blender can’t afford one next time I will bring mine. The chicken fettuccine Alfredo was excellent

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JackM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service and great menu. And as with most restaurants these days, you take half your meal home in a box. Had the combination meatballs, sausage, pork, and peppers. Terrific meal.

DH
DorisH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server had a little trouble with our order. He told us he had been with the restaurant for only 2 months. I think he may have been a little nervous.

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CS007
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most pleasant intimate dinner and was quiet enough to have nice conversation.

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, nice big portions, outstanding service, easy parking. What more could you want? My favorite restaurant!

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BillF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, but highly recommend the massive chicken parmesan and the pork chop calabrese!

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VonniP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just OK. Food was not as spectacular as I remember. I prefer Italian restaurants closer to my home. If I’m traveling over an hour and spending over $300 on dinner, I’m expecting more of a WOW factor. Staff was polite and attentive.

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ErinM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Old School Italian Restaurant always delivers an amazing meal. The food and service is always top notch. We celebrated a special occasion and had a wonderful evening. We can not wait to come back. We highly recommend the spicy grilled calamari to start, the meatballs and the chicken parm. It is the perfect meal. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary! Great ambiance, great food and service ! Had the zuppa de mar!! Loved it ! Wife had salmon picatta another great dish! They don’t disappoint!

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vipFoodie60172
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chopped salad and rigatoni were amazing. The Zuppa de mare was just okay. Our family loves rosebud of the years past. It’s a safe staple of Chicago restaurants.

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vipDocdrc
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very solid option for Italian. The bill wasn’t out of control and each of our dishes seemed to employ a high attention to detail. I was a member of the clean plate club, so you know it was good (cavatelli arrabiata). Would definitely go back to try another dish. My friends ordered the bolognese and the lasagna. I tried those as well and would recommend!

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vipfoodiegirl
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Not a great experience The eggplant in the Eggplant stack was col and old. Picking wine was torture since they were out of a lot of wines. The server gave me a terrible time about tasking the Rosebud wine that was sold by the glass, She told me I would have to buy a glass.Finally she asked and brouhjt it.and it was just OK so I finally ordered a Pinot Noir. No clams so no pasta and clam sauce Just not s successful meal.

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vipWadeK
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before a game at the UC. Food is excellent.

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vipMarleneM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is as authentic Italian as one could get. Happy to experience the old world in all its beauty and deliciousness!

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a native Chicagoan, Rosebud is an icon. You can never go wrong dining at Rosebud. Taylor Street is my favorite location. It is authentic Italian food & consistently the best!

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vipjfb23dax
Tucson
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New server…not his fault…but other people might be irritated. We took it as a training session from seasoned diners!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

WC
vipWaverlyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service
Glad to have "The Grandaddy" back open

DG
vipDavidG
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I can’t believe they were closed for a year due to pandemic. If u haven’t been yet, u need to go to support and keep this great place going!!! David

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vipDowntoearth
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Super cozy

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AntoinetteS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rosebud may have been closed longer than expected during this pandemic, but they are back and the food is still delicious!! Highly recommend 👌

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vipscrwabash
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I entertained business colleagues from Mexico. Our server spoke to them in perfect Spanish, which was greatly appreciated. He was, overall, excellent in every way. Our food was delicious. One of my guests had requested pasta vongole, which the server thought was feasible. When he returned, he informed my guest that, with regret, the chef "didn't know how to make vongole". I found this odd for a restaurant of Rosebud's reputation. We found a nice wine on their list, but the list definitely isn't what it used to be. We were told that it was "Covid related". I hope that they return to their previous excellence.

FAQs

The Rosebud offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 942-1117.

The Rosebud is rated 4.7 stars by 2689 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.