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The Rosebud

#259 of 7,552 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 - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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orange, ct
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank travellinman36
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank spotsandfriday
Wauconda, Illinois
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 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 

Thank Rex M
Frankfurt, Germany
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 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

Thank MarianneSammann
Richardson, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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 

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 September 7, 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 

Thank DawnDawnDawn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 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!!

Thank sherryandtom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 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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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate at this restaurant last Saturday night. This was a return visit. The neighborhood is cool and the restaurant is great. Large portions so think of sharing. Service is good. All in all a great place to experience Chicago

Thank LABill75225
Connell, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Red sauce - excellent. Cream sauce - light and delicious. Best Fish Salad Ice ever had. Marvin our sever did a great job with our group and was very helpful to the vegetarian in the group. Set out of the downtown area in a local neighborhood, visit and enjoy a great meal and a great experience.

Thank Kent M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?