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The Rosebud

#250 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
University Village / Little Italy
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1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016 (Laflin Street)
+1 312-942-1117
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is quite normal, nothing special, this local needs some refurbish and the food too either the waiters too. They try to charge the account in cash because they show me that my credits cards didn´t work but after to try 5 differents!! they accept one of them This type of thing probably works in the past but not... More 

Thank Jorge B
Saginaw, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Rosebud on Taylor for several years. The food is very good and service wonderful. Lasagne, chicken piccata (melt in your mouth), wedding soup, calamari. You are able to order your pasta and style of sauce as their food is made from scratch. I ordered lasagne with arrabbiata sauce, wonderful! I'd go on but you can... More 

Thank Amado A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is always fresh and so delicious. My favorite if the lobster ravioli!! There shrimp!! Always plenty for leftovers. Its a nice place to go and celebrate anything and fill your belly :)

Thank Laura P
Galesburg, Illinois
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always one of my favorite places to eat. Exceptional food and great staff. Everything on the menu is fresh and you will not be dissapointed.

Thank Derek A
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a large group (16) of people over the Weekend. Honestly it was more of a let down than anything. The food was good, but much of it is overpriced for what you get and the service was terrible. We sat down and it took a long time to get drink orders. No big deal, but we then... More 

Thank pddorja725
Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Italian food. Ever. Must go - this location. Have the stuffed artichoke along with anything on the menu. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The A list- ambiance, attentive waitstaff, allergy accommodations all were outstanding. The veal Parmesan was heavenly. A huge portion with a side of pasta marinara was delicioso! I can't remember having a better Italian meal. We were able to walk the three or so blocks to our hotel at the Marriott Medical District (the hotel shuttled us to the restaurant... More 

Thank Debbie G
Chicago, Illinois
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2,222 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have heard many wonderful things about The Rosebud restaurant at 1500 West Taylor Street in Ukrainian Village over the years. Time and time again we promised to include it on our to-do list but we never got around to making a reservation. Until recently. Now we know what we were missing. Rosebud, the original Rosebud, the... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly staff from entering the restaurant to exit.Chef was willing to customize dishes and the food was great. Food is reasonably priced and portions are large. I will be returning to try other dishes...we had the fettuccine alfredo with shrimp, fried calamari, stuffed mushrooms, and chicken calabrese.... each was very scrumptious.

Thank nick4744
Hannibal, Missouri
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Incredible food. Lobster ravioli, linguine with clams, jumbo shrimp milanes. Traditional, almost mafia-like atmosphere. One small problem, our waiter was a little pushy at times. I think he came to our table three times before we were ready to order. It seemed as if he wanted to turn the table as quickly as possible, too. Outside of that, it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
    (Laflin Street)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Pink Line - Polk Stop / Ashland Bus #9 at Taylor
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-942-1117
Located in the heart of Little Italy, The Rosebud is where it all began. With its classic Italian-American dishes and charming atmosphere, this is the Rosebud location that started a legend and became one of Chicago's most exciting destinations. With every bite of its iconic dishes-from the Chicken Vesuvio and Square Noodles to the baked clams and our tiramisu-you'll know why The Rosebud has been a favorite spot for food lovers and world-famous celebrities for 40 years. "Keep it simple, keep it good, and keep it coming" has been Alex Dana's philosophy since he first opened The Rosebud, and that philosophy has not wavered. At The Rosebud, with its delicious cuisine, generous portions, and celebrated hospitality, you'll get a taste of Chicago's history. And you're welcome any time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?