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“Great Italian Restaurant ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria

Rosebud Italian Specialties & Pizzeria
22 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-4900
630-548-9800
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Ranked #73 of 386 Restaurants in Naperville
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Ft Myers Fl
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Started a new assignment in the area and found this little gem by mistake. When you see it from the street you almost know it is going to be good. Red checker tablecloths, mahogany woodwork, low lights I actually expected to see Tony Soprano at a table in the corner! The wait staff was tremendous, they were knowledgable about menu,super friendly and attentive. All of the food was some of the best Italian I have had, no counting my moms if course. We had stuffed mushrooms, chicken saltimbocca, chicken piccata, spaghetti and meatballs and gnocchi. If you are in the area I highly recommend this restaurant.

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English first
Aurora IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wonderful Martinis! The mussels in wine over pasta are great, good bread to dunk in the broth. A bit noisy but very upbeat.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“One of the best meals we had in Naperville.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We sat on the patio. This place is a gem for Naperville. Huge plates if food. My husband had chicken parm and said it was one of the best ones he has ever had. I started with grilled calamari. Since I am gluten free and never can have calamari anymore cuz it is always fried this was a real treat. It was a huge amount of calamari and came with peppers and a balsamic glaze. It was full portions of squid and there was at least 6 of 7 on the plate. It was more like grilled squid steak. Cooked perfectly. I had a caprese salad. It was a huge portion of fresh beefsteak tomatoes and fresh Moz. Really tasty. My brother and sister n law had salads. Those were huge portions of salad and really tasty. Totally worth a visit and a great restaurant. A must for Naperville.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Salad in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

That's right, in the world! My wife and I have travelled the world, been to every continent, and eaten at the top rated restaurants around the world. When it comes to a seafood salad, the very best is right here in Naperville. It doesn't look big but it does have a variety of seafood and when you finish you say " I can't eat another bight." If you like seafood, especially raw fish, you must get this salad. I've never had anything like it anywhere in the world!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This restaurant was chosen by a Naperville family member when I visited on Sunday. We arrived for a family lunch gathering around noon. Parking is very limited in the adjacent parking lot. If you are lucky, you can catch someone pulling out for an available parking space. The Sunday lunch menu was not even a lunch menu, but more of a dinner menu. I sure would have liked to order an Italian sandwich instead of a dinner pasta dish for lunch. Small children do not have much to choose from the Sunday menu so they ordered pizza.

There were very few customers in this restaurant which made for a nice quiet lunch atmosphere. The service was outstanding and the lunch portions were very generous. Be prepared to ask for “to-go” boxes as the Sunday lunch portions are too much to eat. Prices are slightly high, but the quality of the food and the generous portions did match the price. There appeared to be ample staff available to service a busy lunch, but there were a lot of empty tables. This restaurant has outside seating, but no one was sitting outside due to Sunday was very humid. Overall, a nice place to eat.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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