The Rosebud

The Rosebud

"Little Italy legend serves up hearty Italian specialties in a cozy, comfortable setting."

1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
(312) 942-1117 serving: University Village / Little Italy, West Side
open:Mon-Thu 11am-10:30pm Fri 11am-11:30pm Sat 12pm-11:30pm Sun 3pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, $$$, Celeb Hangout, Family Style Dining, Group Dining, Italian, Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Private Rooms, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining, Steakhouse, American Express Accepted, Debit Card Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted,

The Low Down


Where to Sit: Request one of the few choice tables with a draped view of Taylor Street.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Little Italy legend serves up hearty Italian specialties in a cozy, comfortable setting.
by Elisa Kronish at Citysearch

After nearly 30 years, it's still good, hearty and garlicky. The original in the chain of local Italian eateries, The Rosebud goes for a cozy living-room feel with a dining room with faux-wood-paneled walls, low ceilings and library…
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Excellent Gluten Free Pasta
By Dominicthorn at Citysearch

You no longer have to sacrifice great taste and texture to get a delicious gluten free pasta meal at Rosebud. The glueten free pasta is made with a... Read More

Fettuccine Alfrado: Best Pasta in Chicago
By mrfoodg at Menuism

The Rosebud Cafe on Taylor Street has the Best Fettuccine Alfrado in Chicago. A creamy pasta dish that... Read More

Best Authentic Italian Food in Chicago
By socialwebs at Menuism

The Steamed Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Broth are an amazing way to start any meal. My square noodles and... Read More

Very Good
By Matthew B at Insider Pages

A Chicago Italian classic. Rosebuds is on my favorites list for Italian restaurants. They have catered towards the types of Italian dishes I like. ... Read More

Some of the worst Italian I've ever had.
By dysphoric at Citysearch

I am quite sure that at one point this was a great restaurant. I've talked to a few native Chicagoans and they said when they were kids this pla... Read More