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Rosario's Italian Restaurant

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2221 West Main St., Medford, OR 97501
541-773-2230
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Rosario’s Italian Restaurant has been in the Rogue Valley since 1975. It...
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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Rosario Experience

My husband and I just moved to Medford and visited Roasario's this past weekend. The food was excellent! This is the best Italian food I have ever experienced in all of our travels. The portions were generous and the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend the Rosario experience to anyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Kim D
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just moved to Medford and visited Roasario's this past weekend. The food was excellent! This is the best Italian food I have ever experienced in all of our travels. The portions were generous and the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend the Rosario experience to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Comfort food and comfort service indeed. Nice value salads for lunch...try the antipasto salad. Local wines well represented. Very satisfying overall.

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Corvallis, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the friendly and good service Amber gave us. We were so happy to find a place that had authentic Italian and delicious food. From the start we received good and plentiful toasted garlic french bread and then good sized portions of our main dish. The salad was fresh and with homemade Italian dressing. We ordered... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Rosario's lasagne is the best around. With ample portions and flavorful sauce, we have never been disappointed by our meal.

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Medford, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Ordered special for birthday dinner at home. Drove across town, picked it up, got home and items missing. Very disappointed. Called the restaurant and staff was unsympathetic (server). His suggestion was to 'come back and we will give you the missing item'. Really? No, we live 15 miles away. Finally able to speak with Mike the owner who made it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The marvelous smell of wood smoke greats you as you walk in the door with the underlying smell of pasta sauce. Linen under glass and attractive decor make for a comfortable atmosphere. I had tortellini with creamy pesto sauce for lunch and it was good. Service is excellent.

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Medford, Oregon
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66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just as the name of the restaurant states, Italian food with a wood fired pizza oven dominates the Rosario's menu. We ventured in for an early dinner and were pleasantly surprised at the quick service and great food. I had the Lasagna that had both sausage and meatball layers in between the various cheeses, marina sauce and pasta noodles. Very... More 

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Lacey, Washington, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Waitress very friendly, prices are reasonable, environment was quiet with relaxing music, which was nice. Food: Minestrone soup is not recommended. The tomato over powered every other flavor. Ceasar salad, serving size was good, with plenty of chicken, but the chicken was cold and dry. It seemed like it was left over chicken. Lasagne had two pieces, but it had... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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93 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Intimate. Great service; charming server. Cozy. The Lasagne was great; my Crab Ravioli was very subtle in crab flavor but good. The butternut soup (again, very subtle flavor) and salad were both excellent. Everything was piping hot. The lighting was not too bright for my taste. The Rose wine was good. The pizza oven and fire was visible from the... More 

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99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

All tables were full in the noisy main room, so I accepted the offer to sit out on the patio with its heat lamps. Good choice since it was quiet there and the servers were attentive. I was given a menu and asked what I wished to drink. I did not see wine on the menu and, when I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2221 West Main St., Medford, OR 97501
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: 541-773-2230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?