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The Rosebud

1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
+1 312-942-1117
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“brick chicken” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never a disapointment here....always the BEST service and QUALITY food! First class service the moment you walk through the door for a fine dining enjoyment. You can tell everything is made fresh to order with quality ingredents. Parking is street but worth the effort. I...More

Thank Rex M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was entertaining and the Pasta super good. Great restaurant. I recommend the Lasagna, cooked just right. Big portions.

Thank Francisco B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from out of town and were compelled to return to the Rosebud. The service was impeccable and the ambiance is always just right. The food was good but the last time we were there we thought the food was better. Still worth going...More

Thank Paulta2016
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It was a pretty good meal although the white wine whatever sauce was too tart, it seemed unbalanced. I would still go back.

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I went with friends who live in Chicago and who go to this spot on occasion...expecting a great meal. I have to say that I was disappointed in the food and the service. Our waiter started out ok but when I asked if I could...More

Thank Roz B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went as a group of 6 and everyone ordered something different. One couple had the mussels appetizer (their favorite) and garbage salad. The other dishes we enjoyed were the Eggplant Parmesan, Ravioli, Lasagna and Spaghetti with Meatballs. All dishes were very large portions with...More

Thank Mickie T
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Up until this year, I spent every year at Rosebud for my birthday during Festa Italiana, inviting more and more friends. This year we went to a competitor's for dinner both nights. The reason for this is because the competitor's staff treats you like they...More

Thank coolbreeze35
Reviewed 9 August 2017

we went to rosebud an it was great I had lasagna more than enough my son had spaghetti an meatballs the meatballs were the size of baseballs it was pricey but very good a loaf of hot bread comes with the dinner salad is ext...More

Thank K444ATwilliamr
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Large portions of reasonably priced excellent quality food are the hallmark of this restaurant. I recently had the mussel appetizer at lunch. It was spectacular. Huge plump succulent morsels in a tasty tomato sauce with great garlic bread turned out to be two meals for...More

Thank chr_8
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stick to the pasta and menu items, Specials are given to you by waiters, they are all high priced...lobster with risotto($78) Ribeye($70) over priced by $25 Food quality is good, portions large. True old time Chicago Italian, atmosphere is nice. Stay with their past selections

Thank bkrpp
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Questions & Answers
Colleen B
15 December 2016|
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Response from RQOwner | Property representative |
The valet service has a fee.
1 September 2015|
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Response from Patrick W | Reviewed this property |
The portions are large enough for sharing. I do not believe there is a charge for sharing. This is a very customer focused restaurant, so I don't believe it would impose a sharing charge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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