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The Rosebud

#260 of 7,599 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
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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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Dunwoody, Georgia
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rosebud was fantastic. I have been wanting to come here for over 25 years. I've been to Chicago many times but unable to come to Rosebud. The food was everything I expected. My rigatoni ala vodka was made with real cream. My son's fettucine Alfredo was bowl licking good. The bread basket delivered when we first sat down. It was... More 

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Thank Maria G
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosebud on Taylor Street is definitely one of the nicer places in Little Italy to break bread with friends and family. The ambience is in keeping with the fine dining Italian place that this chain of restaurants is known for. The food is never a disappointment. They have valet parking too which makes it so much easier considering the... More 

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Thank MMounika
orange, ct
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

very good food, with great service. lots of over the top Italian specialties. just wish they had the dark cherries for the old fashioned

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Thank travellinman36
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our meal here did not meet our expectations for a high-quality meal with great service. We asked the waiter if the dishes were family-style, and he said it could be anything (so we thought he meant individual dishes). As it turns out, the plates are definitely family-style, and do not come with any vegetables or sides, so it's better to... More 

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Thank spotsandfriday
Wauconda, Illinois
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118 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Little Italy on Taylor is the best of all the Rosebud locations! You feel the charm soozing everywhere when you walk in. Service is friendly and quick and treated like a special guest in their place. You can order from the menu or make a special request. My favorite is the lobster ravioli! 😋 Make sure you take your picture... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant for sitting outside, and only chanced upon the Rosebud. The porch is wide, so you sit comfortably shaded by a spacious awning. Service very attentive, good vibes. The food was very tasty, they even get the pasta almost al dente

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Both my husband and I choose veal. He had the Veal Marsala and I had the Veal Piccata. Both dishes came with 3 thin slices of fork tender veal. No need for the very sharp knives they brought out for us. My veal piccata was topped with fresh stemmed capers. The house salad was very fresh and large enough for... More 

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Thank Mannebl
Central Illinois
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was by far the best alfredo sauce I have ever had in my mouth. I don't know how they do it, but it is heaven in food form. On top of this, we were treated to have a server, Jay, that went above and beyond to be sure our experience was excellent. I will definitely returning as soon as... More 

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Thank DawnDawnDawn
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We come from an hour away to enjoy all things Rosebud. They have the best stuffed mushrooms we've ever had. Everything on the menu is amazing. They never disappoint. We love Rosebud!!

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Thank sherryandtom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Everything from Italian classics to the delicious specials. Old fashion charm and courtesy. The hosts actually wear suits. White table cloths, hot bread, lots of choice. Lunch or dinner is a treat. We had lunch on a Saturday. Weekends lunch and dinner menu is the same. Minestrone was chocked full of vegetables. Fettuccine Alfredo was creamy and perfectly seasoned, spaghetti... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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