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The Rosebud

#240 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
University Village / Little Italy
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1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4016 (Laflin Street)
+1 312-942-1117
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The atmosphere is ok, typical of any smaller restaurant. It's bigger on the inside than the outside suggests. If you can get a corner or a booth, take it, Was kind of awkward sitting at a table out in the middle of the floor somewhat. Okey, now time for the grub. 1==Linguini in garlic & oil with the shrimp...A KEEPER!!... More 

Thank PMc F
Chicago, Illinois
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2,603 reviews
1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,675 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you're an aficionado of traditional Italian cuisine, if you adore bruschetta, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, veal scallopine, veal saltimbocca, chicken Vesuvio, ravioli, fettuccine, rigatoni, linguine, manicotti and tiramisu, then you're a fan of The Rosebud at 1500 West Taylor Street in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. It is the original Rosebud, founded 40 years ago by legendary Chicago restauranteur Alex... More 

Thank Taylor B
Big Rapids, Michigan
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

So I took my hipster son and his girlfriend. They just moved in not too far away. My son says I don't like pizza and red sauce. I say you don't know Italian food. First course, calamari calabrese, best I have ever had. I ask my server what he recommends, he says bone in ribeye encrusted in garlic. I say... More 

Thank hungrycow
Schaumburg, Illinois
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Though the decor, staff, and food are wonderful there is something to be said for tight seating. It is difficult to discuss private topics when tables are placed tightly together. Otherwise our group was very pleased with our experience and I would recommend dining here! I hope to return and enjoy another wonderful meal.

Thank LLL160
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food is quite normal, nothing special, this local needs some refurbish and the food too either the waiters too. They try to charge the account in cash because they show me that my credits cards didn´t work but after to try 5 differents!! they accept one of them This type of thing probably works in the past but not... More 

Thank Jorge B
Saginaw, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We have been going to Rosebud on Taylor for several years. The food is very good and service wonderful. Lasagne, chicken piccata (melt in your mouth), wedding soup, calamari. You are able to order your pasta and style of sauce as their food is made from scratch. I ordered lasagne with arrabbiata sauce, wonderful! I'd go on but you can... More 

Thank Amado A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The food here is always fresh and so delicious. My favorite if the lobster ravioli!! There shrimp!! Always plenty for leftovers. Its a nice place to go and celebrate anything and fill your belly :)

Thank Laura P
Galesburg, Illinois
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Always one of my favorite places to eat. Exceptional food and great staff. Everything on the menu is fresh and you will not be dissapointed.

Thank Derek A
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with a large group (16) of people over the Weekend. Honestly it was more of a let down than anything. The food was good, but much of it is overpriced for what you get and the service was terrible. We sat down and it took a long time to get drink orders. No big deal, but we then... More 

Thank pddorja725
Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The best Italian food. Ever. Must go - this location. Have the stuffed artichoke along with anything on the menu. You WILL NOT be disappointed.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?