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The Rosebud

#280 of 7,460 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
University Village / Little Italy
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1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016 (Laflin Street)
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful old school Italian family restaurant. Located in little Italy on the south side, the place offers classics that are large portions and enough for 2 people. Leftovers are better. Good service, dark interior and a regular spot for many.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to celebrate a birthday. Pasta dishes are outstanding. Their bread is delicious. Service is top notch. Not only is the food delicious they are very generous with their portions.

Thank Daybreak42
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great help, great food....but... what's with a storied Chicago Italian restaurant in Little Italy doing serving Greek Olive Oil instead of Italian? Because it's cheaper. I've always loved this place and will likely continue to come. Food was still very good. Just wondering what other food short cuts are going on in the kitchen?

Thank Ed B
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant based on a friend's recommendation, however my wife and I found it to be just mediocre. The menu offerings for the evening were much more limited than what is shown on the internet, and some of the items we would have considered were not available. My wife ordered the Chilean sea bass special, which was tasty... More 

Harvard, Illinois
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to lunch at Rosebud inbetween appointments at Rush. Just a quick walk from the hospital, no reservations required. Loved the atmosphere, old italian. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra playing in the background. I ordered the Chicken Piccata and my husband had the Chicken Fettucini Alfredo. The food was delicious, fresh bread with olive oil to accompany. And the service... More 

Thank ConnorJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From what I understand this restaurant is an institution & we loved it. But there is one thing that could make a diner's experience here a little better. Please add descriptions on your menu!!! I felt like an idiot asking our waiter what almost every chicken dish was. The obvious ones I knew-but some of the names needed a description-like... More 

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a visit to our son's in Chicago, we did get to Rosebud. We each ordered a different meal and each were delicious! I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting or living here. Then portions were plentiful. Will go back again on our next visit.

Thank susie g
Darien, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found that the vegetables were cooked very well and not over done; spinach was excellent, asparagus what very good also. Friends like the wine but I did not partake. Salmon was okay but have had better. Cheese ravioli was good. Mostacholi was okay but not exceptional. Chicken was good. Bread was standard French bread, which I do not care... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a steak dinner. The restaurant was very close to our hotel off mag mile. The cut of the steak was very good and we both ordered it med well. There was some parts of the outside that were charred which was a little disappointing. You could pick if you wanted your steak with herb butter etc. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

staff are very professional & courteous. I never had a dish I did not like. Grilled calamari is my go to appetizer to have with some wine. Say hello to Pancho the chef. Cozy,friendly & great food!

Thank Jim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
  • Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 13129421117
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?