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The Rosebud

1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
+1 312-942-1117
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:30 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've to just about every Italian restaurant in Chicago. Rosebud on Taylor Street has the best wait staff I have every experienced. Mike and his guys are very attentive, happy and professional

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience from the moment we walked in the door to dessert! The meal was cooked perfectly and the service was exceptional, we are definitely looking forward to a return visit! If you’re ever in Chicago this place is definitely worth the trip!

Thank Meatball1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here based on a friend's recommendation. Given that it was one of two restaurants we dined at while visiting Chicago I'm sorry we wasted the opportunity to try something else. The saving grace was that we could eat outside, which was great in...More

Thank beav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to celebrate a family graduation. There were 15 of us. The waiter was outstanding, the food was even better. If you are in the south or west loop area this should be a must. There are a lot of specials and choices....More

Thank Al F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick and intense discussion; service was fabulous, drinks came immediately. Servers highly efficient and knowledgeable. Gin and tonic was delicious. The regular whitefish on the menu was just outstanding and the special zucchini flower was just delicious also. No time for coffee...More

Thank Lisaprokopiw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents and I ate here this evening while celebrating a trip to Chicago for their 40th anniversary. I wanted to choose some old school Chicago places along with the modern to balance the trip, and we couldn't have chosen a better Chicago staple! I...More

Thank jenny8117
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is the best Italian American food I had. The dishes we had were all so good. If you are in a mood for some of the classics, go here. No need to search for anything else. I also liked the service and the atmosphere.

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Arrived early for lunch and dined alone for about 25 minutes, then the crowd appeared. Excellent service and very tasty dishes.

Thank Will6468
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Took my adult kids here as they are vegan and it seemed to have some veggie dishes. Found it to be rather old, stuffy and tired as a venue. Food was OK, but not OK enough for me to go back again. I think they...More

Thank caryl g
Reviewed 11 March 2018

while all the dishes were excellent, the bartender was very gruff and unpleasant and they went from trying to rush us to very slow service. there are better Italian choices for less money and friendlier staff.

Thank rlern
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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