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About The Rosebud

Renowned for generous portions of hospitality and authentic Italian cuisine, 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 Rosebud 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.

1500 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Christmas Eve: 12pm-10pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 12pm-1am
New Year's Day: 12pm-9pm

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Laflin Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(312) 942-1117

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

Catering:
Serving award-winning homemade Italian classics, delectable desserts and made-to-order specialty cakes by our renowned pastry chef, even the most demanding taste buds will be delighted by Rosebud's off-site catering services. For more information or to consult with an event coordinator, call (773) 325-9700.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available. Lunch: $5 Dinner: $10

Public Transit:
CTA Pink Line - Polk Stop / Ashland Bus #9 at Taylor

Executive Chef:
Francisco Rodriguez

Private Party Facilities:
Join us on Taylor Street to see why the name Rosebud has become synonymous with the celebration of fine Italian cuisine and superior wine selections. Enjoy signature Italian dishes ideal for sharing, like our famous stuffed mushrooms, chicken vesuvio and generous portions of our renowned pasta.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Rosebud Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (48)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Cozy (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Comfort Food (27)
Worth the Drive (21)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Business Meals (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Fun (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Nice service but parking a little tight! Food was great and the staff was very attentive!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The atmosphere and service were great but the food was just ok.
Appetizers were good, first course soup was good, first course salads were way over dressed,
Four of our ten guests complained that their entrees were not as good as they have had at comparable restaurants and said they might have complained if not at a hosted event.
The deserts were good. The total cost was not bad. We might have been even more disappointed if the price was higher due to the low satisfaction with the entrees.
So some hits and some semi big misses.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service alway good! Love this place❤️ Great for dinner before Blackhawks

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Nice portions with quality food reasonably priced.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Huge portions
Be prepared to take food home!
The pork chop portion is plenty to share!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing..as always. The calabrese chicken is the best. Every time I get it, I let whoever I'm dining with try it, and we all agree. Spicy and delicious. I don't even like green beans and ate every one.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Friendly Service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, very nostalgic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for authentic Italian food.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Honestly, this restaurant makes me want an Italian grandmother, because I bet I'd just get food like this all the time. It's so good. The meatballs are the size of my fist. The bread makes me cry. The house rose is possibly my favorite rose. The pasta is cooked perfectly. Phenomenal service. Everything is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything waa great, just a tad dark.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Never disappointed. Always excellent.... The sea bass was so moist, tender and delicious. The eggplant salad is creative. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Been going to Rosebud since I was a kid. I do not like the newer menu, many of the traditional dishes are gone. I also think it is very pricey-everything is a la cart. The Italian cookies which I have been getting for years were hard and dry. The service was not as friendly as in the past. I got a downtown restaurant feel, rather than the traditional Taylor street Italian family cuisine. If a family goes there now for dinner, it’s like a trip to Disney.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service, amazing food. Presentation was on point. Loved the experience, highly recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Buyer be ware. I checked out the rating and prices on their menu, seemed high end but good looking food. I arranged my birthday dinner with 3 other people and we sat down, had a few drinks and a wonderful meal: thankfully I didn't check the bill in detail before leaving otherwise it would have absolutely ruined my birthday. When the server told us about the specials he neglected to mentioned the price, I wasn't worried because it was a special occasion and we were all chatting and having a good time. Based on the prices on menu for entrees I wasn't concerned . To my HORROR I was filing my slip today and saw my husbands entree for the shank was $110!!!!! It had to be a mistake, I looked again and did the math ... again. Yup $110 for a "special " ... very super special I would say. I am really disgusted that someone would be so devious as to present an entree special and at least not caution you as to the price, it was significantly more than anything else in the menu. I have emailed a complaint in and will wait for a response and will submit that here once received .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Staff, was great and very "Johnny on the spot", waiters recommendations were spot on..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The server was awesome. I believe his name was Patrick. He was funny and very attentive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Pricey but very good and close to United Center. Service good and specials great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and service, had a wonderful bottle of Amarone, waiter treated us to a cannolli cake desert.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good. Had the fried calamari and steak. Would definelty return. Ask for jay he was great .

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This location is in Little Italy & is the original. The place is so quaint!!! Very relaxed & homey atmosphere. Waiter was very informative, knowledgeable & engaging. Meals were all delicious- baked lasagna, veal Parmesan, Steak Marsala & Caesar salad. Ended with a cannoli brought to table with a candle for mom’s birthday!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! I have never had a bad experience here. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking a traditional Italian dining experience.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fabulous food! Great atmosphere!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Solid food and service!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. We dined here before a concert and they had a complimentary shuttle service to the United Center, which we thought was a wonderful service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lived in Chicago all my life - always heard fabulous things about Rosebud on Taylor, never been there. From the moment we walked in there was a warm friendly atmosphere. Our server, Pat, not only was attentive but added quite a bit of theatrics to the visit as well as some excellent recommendations. Everything we ate, from the oil and fresh warm bread to the delightfully fluffy and scrumptious cannoli- top notch (and then some). Will I go back? Most definitely and hopefully very soon

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

the menu was very broad and there were seasonal specials to choose from as well. The restaurant gets very crowded so make sure to place a reservation. The service was excellent as was the food. The portion size is huge so there will definitely be leftovers. The only complaint is that they put my date's salad in a to go box when she said she only wanted the pasta, and then proceeded to just throw the pasta away. Would definitely go back for another meal!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and the service where great as they usually are at the Rosebud on Taylor .
Prices seem to have gone up between 10-15%, including parking

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Old Country food in the old neighborhood. You can't beat that!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall great atmosphere and food, great service friendly restaurant, only thing I would recommend is if customers pay over $100 bill, comp the valet.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

What cans you say that hasn't been said! Excellent food in Little Italy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rosebud in Little Italy is in my opinion an experience not to be missed...the food is impeccably cooked, presented and served....I don't care what you order it's the best you have ever had anywhere in the city or USA.....JUST TO DIE FOR!!! CALAMARI IS CRAZY GOOD!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food. We were heading to Blackhawks game after, so couldn’t doggie bag excellent veal chop. Thought about veal chop in the middle of the night. Lippy fellow patrons, but not Rosebud’s fault.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I love the food, but it is very expensive for an Italian Place

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, it was outstanding. Patrick was wonderful. He offered an option for our son that made him happy, and making a 6 year old happy can be hard sometimes.

I tried linguine with clam sauce, which I've never had, and he recommended both the traditional style and paired a great wine to compliment it.

Patrick is an asset to the restaurant.

Besides the food, he is what makes our visit great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a great date-night location. The food and the vibe were very conducive to conversation and a quiet moment. I get a second date out of the deal!!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been visiting Rosebud for years. Food is always terrific. Service attentive. This meal, the waiter forgot to bring the appetizer; barely apologized. I ordered chicken without the bone, got with the bone. It was great, just not what I ordered. The casualness of the mistake bothers me. Will I go back yes. Will I be a more demanding customer, yes.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

From the moment we walked in to the time we left we were treated royally. Greeted immediately, our reservation honored. We were walked to our table, seated promptly. Our server, Jay, a longtime employee, told us the water, bread and menus would be arriving shortly. He took our drink order then. Soon he stopped back to describe the specials. He was amazing, very attentive but respectful of our conversations. The bread was warm, fragrant...hard to pass up. Next was the appetizer we ordered, shrimp d’jonge. Flipping outstanding! We never saw huge shrimp like that and the sauce was delicious, not too garlicky or buttery, simply Devine. After a while we ordered the specialty, a perfectly cooked ribeye, very flavorful with a reduction you couldn’t stop eating. The Osso bucco was so tender, served over mushroom risotto. the veal chop parmigiana was butterflied, dressed with cheese, over fresh pasta marinara. Wow! We did not have room for dessert. We were there about 2 hours, great conversation, friendly atmosphere. You’re treated respectfully, it’s a pleasure to be treated so well, and your time there is honored.
A for sure return, can’t wait to try the other specials. We’ve been going there for decades and it has the same authentic feeling of being home in Little Italy.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome time, food was fantastic. We were running late due to traffic and they were very accommodating. We were celebrating a birthday and then onto the Blackhawks game. We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding experience and great food with excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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