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“Keeps us coming back”

Rosario's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 299 Restaurants in Medford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Ashland, OR
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Keeps us coming back”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We've returned here several times since the initial review was written. One of the last times we brought our Italian foreign exchange student with us because we wanted to give her something she didn't have to ask questions about. For sure, she schooled us on the menu and thoroughly enjoyed the food saying it was a taste of home. It doesn't get any more authentic.

  • Visited November 2012
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Medford, OR
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tasty and authentic”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a little west Medford gem. The owners are always friendly and attentive, as are the rest of the wait staff. The food is very good. Pasta, pizza and hot sandwiches. A small restaurant where I always come away wondering why I haven't been more often.

Visited September 2012
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Ashland, OR
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small Restaurant, big value.”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Can't say enough about the food and service. They let us in early and treated us like family. The food was flavorful without going overboard on the seasonings, like many Italian places do.

Visited October 2012
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California
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304 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Glad we stopped!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

On the way back from Portland, we stopped in at Rosario's for lunch. Even though it is way off the freeway and not in any way a tourist stop, we thought the food was excellent, perhaps gutbusting...but it is Italian. Eat a salad instead if you are worried about it.
The portions are huge, and we had leftovers for dinner. I had the tortellini alfredo, another person had the ravioli with marinara, and another person had mini penne with a creamy tomato sauce with sausage. It was all delicious! We tasted all the dishes.
The only problem was that two of us ordered the luncheon portions and were brought the regular portion...accounting for the huge portion. The prices for lunch are around $8 and add a salad for $1.25.
We would stop here again...

  • Visited October 2012
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Medford, Oregon
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great food but it was better with the old owner. Service OK. Parking sucks, small siting area.Price kinda high for what you get

Visited June 2012
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