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Rosario's Italian Restaurant

2221 West Main St., Medford, OR 97501
541-773-2230
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Ranked #12 of 260 Restaurants in Medford
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Rosario’s Italian Restaurant has been in the Rogue Valley since 1975. It was originally started as a small Italian deli in this very same location by the Bonfiglio family. It is considered one of the oldest Italian Restaurants in Southern Oregon. Rosario's features a variety of dishes maintaining the closest version of the ancient genuine Italian culinary traditions. The food of Italy is as remarkably varied as the many different regions of the country, shaped and influenced as they are by geography, climate and history. The Pesto and Carbonara pasta dishes are from the Northern regions, you can travel to the Coastal regions with our seafood dishes. The Lazio region appears in our Alfredo (Pasta alla Crema o Panna) dishes, so popular and sooo good! The Southern region is emulated by our rich aromatic red sauces. Or you can try a Pizza from our wood-fired oven. Living and shopping in Southern Oregon we authoritatively maintain flavors, traditions and authentic Italian eating habits making the most of our local markets.
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Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food was Classic Italian with an excellent selection---3 choices of ravioli for example. I had the butternut squash which was good. My husband had the crespelle which we had never seen before and it was excellent. The atmosphere is nice and the service was great.

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Eugene, Oregon, USA
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm a pesto snob. They passed on their pesto, yummy! Good service and good basic Italian food. Will try pizza next time.

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McKinleyville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is not what a foodie thinks of as an Italian restaurant--the menu is mostly pasta and pizza. That said, the food is above average and service is workmanlike. Decor is upscale casual. We ordered the crab ravioli, which was pleasantly crabby, and the mostaccioli. All were prepared decently, but nothing struck us as exceptional. We miss the west-side presence... More

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Salem
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We took the advice of over Trip Advisor members and tried this restaurant. It's affordable and the food is very good. What surprised me was their wine list. I found a very good Chianti which is unusual in a smaller restaurant. My husband had the chicken parm and I had the Mostaccioli. My food was so ample that I took... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been coming here for 10+ years. Food is always very good. The service use to be amazing also but last few visit it's been less then pleasant

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Medford, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went here with my husband for lunch for a hot Italian lunch. Overall, the experience was good. Service was pretty slow, considering we were one of three tables in there, but a glass of wine made the waiting more tolerable. We shared a pizza that was loaded with flavor and not overloaded with toppings (a unfortunately common mistake among).... More

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Medford, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited Rosario's recently and found my new favorite Italians place. It was the best Italian I've had in years! Absolutely fantastic food with generous portions and reasonable prices. Service was good, and the ambiance was very comfortable. Nothing fancy, but a nice little place! I plan on returning soon.

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a top notch place to get a sandwich. Fresh bread that is made every day and a variety of options. You can't go wrong with the hot pastrami. I always add everything on it which makes this sandwich enormous. The fast service is great. Get in and you can have your food within 10 minutes. Friendly staff. Price... More

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Portland, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The main course was just OK. The salad was good and the glass of wine was good and inexpensive.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The best lasagne that I have has since travels in Italy. Creamy smooth pasta, not thick slabs usually found in some Italian restaurants. The meaty, cheesy sauce was wonderful. A large portion that I vowed I could never eat was finished, with the garlic bread to sop it up. The service by Natalie, a great professional waitperson, made us feel... More

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