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“Best Italian in Chicago!”

RoSal's Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #437 of 9,903 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
Cross street: Racine
Description: Celebrating 27 years in the neighborhood! RoSal's is about wonderful Sicilian food served in abundant portions. About remembering the sounds, aroma & flavors of the "old neighborhood". About a way of life for people who really appreciate their food & have come to expect great varieties of pasta, fish, cheese, meat and breads. The same variety and quality that make a journey through Italy & through RoSal's Italian Kitchen so rewarding. Please join our family for dinner or book a private party. We look forward to meeting you!
Reviewed 23 November 2016

RoSal's is absolutely delicious from the appetizers to entrees. The sausage and peppers are a must and the zuppa de mare is my favorite. I have had the veal dishes, chicken dishes and many pastas. There is not one meal that dies not surpass expectations.
The service is always great and Joe the owner is friendly, hands-on, and always happy to share a great story!

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Thank Michael O
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Cyndi F, Owner at RoSal's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed everything from the appetizers to your entrees! We hope you have an opportunity in the near future to visit us again!

Joe

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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!

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Thank Crystal D
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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

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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 last thing on my mind. Will visit again.

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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 geared for parties of 4 or more or if a quiet atmosphere is your preference.
I do not want to create a long review...highlights: Food was very very good. Service: Slow and a bit lacking..drinks took a bit to arrive, 1 of 2 appetizers was sent to "the wrong table" took min of 20 minutes to then have it delivered. It was over done and tough (grilled calamari). With that said...Dinner was great. All meals fabulous. Likely it was staffing issue and that was a glitch...we will return. Just calling it as we experienced it. Give it a try....you make the call.

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Thank Kim H
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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 the confidence you put in us to return with your friends and family! We do look forward to serving you again!

Joe

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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 making people happy.

Think Grandma's kitchen on a Sunday afternoon, and you've got RoSal's. Plan ahead and make reservations, as this place has a long tradition of making diner's happy. We dined on a Friday evening before a concert and were amazed at how quickly the restaurant filled up.

From the appetizers to the wine, RoSal's is a place where you can instantly feel at home. Comfort food refined is the best way to describe the dinner plates. Artful arrangement highlights an intensely satisfying meal.

You can't go wrong with local and RoSal's is as local as they come.

Thank Jim H
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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 again.

Joe, Cyndi, and RoSal's Family

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