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The Rosebud

1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
+1 312-942-1117
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stick to the pasta and menu items, Specials are given to you by waiters, they are all high priced...lobster with risotto($78) Ribeye($70) over priced by $25 Food quality is good, portions large. True old time Chicago Italian, atmosphere is nice. Stay with their past selections

Thank bkrpp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good. Atmosphere was perfect. Dark, sexy wood, comfortable tables, amazing authentic food that they've obviously perfected over the years. I ordered the meatballs, and it was the best I've ever had. The sauce was very light and sweet (not heavy). Everything was excellent....More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Sorry for the supercilious title... This is a fabulous, old world Sicilian eatery. You can't go wrong with anything here. Any of the pastas are just as "Mamma" would make. I love the authentic service and clientele. If you're looking for a little taste of...More

Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I decided to try The Rosebud on the recommendation of her father. We were not disappointed. We stopped mid-afternoon on a weekday, so they were not too busy. We were seated immediately and had a hard time choosing from the variety of...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Must try the chocolate chip cheesecake for desert. Grilled calamari great app, nice wine list with nice Amarone choices.

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The original Rosebud that I used to dine in the 70s. Still solid Italian cuisine. Dined with family. Casual atmosphere, excellent service, friendly wait staff. A large number of menu choices. Wine selection was modest. The sausage and peppers was Classic and as good as...More

Thank ranishi
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This Rosebud, which happens to be the original restaurant, and has been around for at least 40 years, is located near the western edge of "Little Italy" at the northwest corner of Taylor St. & Laflin Ave. We were seated in their rather tight (or...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the original Rosebud on Taylor Street after a Chicago Bulls game. (It's about an eight block walk from the stadium.) Neither of us had been there for years so we were really visiting based on it's reputation vs what we knew of it today....More

Thank seibo2830
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Four and a half stars really. Stopped in for a simple but above average dinner. Started with a superior order of mussels in their lovely tomato broth. Just fabulous! A generous pile of plump fresh mussels in a delicious broth with stewed tomatoes and garnish...More

Thank Matt V
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 8 at 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon prior to an event, the service was outstanding and the food even better. Their portions are huge, many could have been split and still plenty. (Eggplant parm could have fed three people!) Seven...More

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Questions & Answers
Colleen B
14 December 2016|
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Response from RQOwner | Property representative |
The valet service has a fee.
31 August 2015|
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Response from Patrick W | Reviewed this property |
The portions are large enough for sharing. I do not believe there is a charge for sharing. This is a very customer focused restaurant, so I don't believe it would impose a sharing charge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-942-1117
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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