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

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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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