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RoSal's Italian Kitchen

1154 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4213
+1 312-243-2357
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1154 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4213
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

RoSals is my go to place in "Little Italy". The atmosphere is almost as great as the food! The "fried ravioli" is a must!

Thank Crystal D
RoSalsTaylor, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Thank you Crystal! I appreciate your positive feedback about your dining experience! We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can and appreciate you choosing RoSal's when in the city! Joe

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The food here was excellent. A stop here is definitely worth it. I was there with 3 other people and each of their meals was as good as my own. The service was a little slow, but once the food arrived the wait was the...More

Thank derk4567
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Growing up in Chicago means you should become best friends with Italian food and the restaurants that serve it. This was our visit to RoSal's. We received a warm and welcoming greeting and immediately felt "at home". We were seated upstairs which seems to be...More

Thank Kim H
RoSalsTaylor, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Kim thank you for sharing your dining experience with us; we appreciate the feedback. While we are thrilled you enjoyed your dinners, we are sorry that the service that evening was lacking. We will make sure to work on this with our staff and appreciate...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

So, RoSal's is one of Chicago's Mom & Pop eateries. Located in the university district, in what was once Little Italy, it's a throw back to a time where the gravy was the most important part of the meal and the kitchen worried only about...More

Thank Jim H
RoSalsTaylor, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Jim, We couldn't have said it better! Your review is exactly how we feel about the importance of our guests experience. Thank you so much for putting into words what RoSal's is all about! We appreciate it very much and look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are so many good Iti places to visit on Taylor Street. This place is one of the better ones. My neighbor, Hector, took me there. He'd been going for years. Small, cute place but with a banquet room upstairs. Our waitress was delightful. Hector...More

Thank lesleykeeley223
RoSalsTaylor, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Love the headline! Thank you for coming to dinner with a seasoned guest; we appreciate the review and are thrilled you enjoyed your dinner experience! We hope to see you in the near future. Joe, Cyndi & Family

Reviewed 21 August 2016

With the demise of the original Dave's Italian Kitchen, we've become regulars. And that should say it all. Wonderful food. Great, intimate, but not cloying space. The staff appropriately personable, but not in your face. The owner truly caring. Our favs: broccoli salad, stuffed artichoke,...More

Thank semicolon1
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

RoSal's is in a nice Italian Chicago neighborhood. Family run, nice family service. Nice menu, traditional Italian fare. Very reasonably priced. Food is very good, service is friendly. This is where you go with good friends ... Who don't need to be impressed

Thank T R
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and serve! If we come back to Chicago we will be back! Can't say enough about the place. Amazing authentic food.

Thank Tamara R
Cyndi F, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your night out and thank you for choosing RoSal's! We hope to see you on your next visit to Chicago! Joe

Reviewed 11 June 2016

My friends and I wanted to meet somewhere in Little Italy where none of us had eaten before, so this was what we chose. We were not disappointed. The service was great--our server was attentive but was not intrusive. We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere.

Thank mjh78723
Cyndi F, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you your kind words; we appreciate the time you took to review RoSal's. We are glad we didn't disappoint, and hope you choose Rosal's in the future! Joe

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We went there this evening with some regulars and were totally blown away.We were greeted warmly by Heido the parking valet and then by the hostess Linda. Food was outstanding. We started with the broccoli salad for two that served four quite amply. We then...More

Thank Raphael L
RoSalsTaylor, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

You made our day!! What a great review; we can't tell you how much we love when a new guest enjoys their dining experience! Hiro and Linda and all the members of our family are really wonderful, so thank you for appreciating their kindness! We...More

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19 April 2016|
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Response from RoSalsTaylor | Property representative |
Yes we can accommodate your dietary needs. Please let your server know and we will work with the chef to make sure you enjoy your meal. We also offer gluten free pasta. Our menu can be found on our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1154 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-243-2357
  • E-mail
28 years ago, on May 1st, 1990, my family took a leap of faith and opened the doors to a true mom & pop, family-owned Italian restaurant. With pots and pans from home, along with silverware, plates, and bowls, RoSal’s was in business. What followed was a journey we could never have expected; an adventure of food, family, friends, laughter, memories and a whole lot of love! It is a bittersweet moment, a time for us to say goodbye; May 13th, 2018 will be our last day serving. We would love for you to take the time to stop in, say goodbye, share a memory and make a toast to 28 great years of friendship!
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