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Rosebud Trattoria - 22 Reviews - 445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (312) 832-7700

Rosebud Trattoria

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445 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
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(312) 832-7700
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Rosebud Trattoria - Chicago, IL

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Best

I love Rosebud, but Alex Dana got lucky when he hired Danny Levin as a server. Danny is a true professional that makes your stay at Trattoria one to remember every time you dine a...

Worst

Our waitress Amy was terrible. She was distracted, unattentive, and verry rude. She should be working at ihop. In fact, I've recieved better service at ihop. She needs to be fired...

Best Server in Chicago- Danny Levin 12/28/2011

I love Rosebud, but Alex Dana got lucky when he hired Danny Levin as a server. Danny is a true professional that makes your stay at Trattoria one to remember every time you dine at Rosebud. He knows the menu and knows what I and my family like to eat. One of the better Italian American diners in River North. I really enjoy the grilled Tuna. more

Best Server in Chicago 11/9/2011

mrfoodg Provided by Partner
Danny Levin is back at Ballo, aka Trattoria. Chicago's most famous server is the star at this restaurant. Some places have drinks and food, but Ros... more

Danny is Back 11/3/2011

joes64 Provided by Partner
The Pasta is always good at Rosebud, but to have a complete meal you need a good staff to make your meal better than expected. For year s Danny Lev... more

Danny and Yvonne are Back at Ballo aka Trattoria 10/17/2011

dominict Provided by Partner
We have been going to Trattoria aka Ballo for years. We are very happy that our favorite server Danny and our favorite manager Yvonne is back. For ... more

Rosebud Trattoria 6/30/2011

maddy2430 Provided by Partner
I had a great experience at Trattoria last weekend. The food there is great and so is the service. i went with a group of friends. I had the Fettuc... more

Rosebud Trattoria 6/30/2011

maddy2430 Provided by Partner
I had a great experience at Trattoria last weekend. The food there is great and so is the service. i went with a group of friends. I had the Fettuc... more

Valtellina Pizza, Best Pizza in River North 6/21/2011

Renee Provided by Partner
Rosebud Trattoria Valtellina Pizza is the Best Pizza in River North. Love it and will be back again. more

Valtellina Pizza, Best Pizza in River North 6/21/2011

Renee Provided by Partner
Rosebud Trattoria Valtellina Pizza is the Best Pizza in River North. Love it and will be back again. more

Now we know why there wasn't a wait 3/7/2010

We ordered the clam chowder soup, twin filets, and the pasta special. The good part of the meal was the twin filets, and the rest was really unmentionable. Service started out nice; we were seated immediately at a little after 7pm on a Saturday night. Our waiter was very nice and attentive until he took our orders. Afterwards our food was brought to us, but no one checked to see how it was or if we needed anything else. Plates were taken away at the end and it was obvious the pasta was barely touched, but the busboy didn't ask about it, and the waiter didn't ask how our meal tasted. Pros: Location Cons: SUPER tight seating, mediocre service more

One of Rosebuds Best!!!!! 4/12/2009

This is the first time I've been in since the name change (It used to be Ballo). I was in on this past Monday and I was WOWED! The service was great, the food was delicious, and the managers made it even better! Short and Sweet...this place is great, and have already recommended it to everyone I've seen since Monday!!!! Pros: Great Expierience!!! Cons: Loud, But Fun!! more

Pastas keep me coming for more!!!! 11/26/2007

Have now been to Ballo three separate times for dinner, and I am looking forward to my next visit. more

Worst waitrress ever 11/12/2007

Our waitress Amy was terrible. She was distracted, unattentive, and verry rude. She should be working at ihop. In fact, I've recieved better service at ihop. She needs to be fired immediately. Pros: food was ok Cons: amy more

food, good. if you have patience... 8/4/2007

we were staying in the hampton inn and suites (which is conjoined to this restaurant) and decided, based on an ad in the elevator claiming it was ""family friendly"" and that the 2 kids were screaming about being famished, that we should eat there ( we have a 1 and 5 year old). the kids' menu did the job - with the usual italian kid fare: pizza, mac and cheese, spaghetti - and the food we did get was good, with the exception of an $8 dry-as-the-desert piece of cake. it was the service that was unbelievable. our waitress - and i use that term generously - took 15 mins to tell us that the bottle of wine we'd ordered was not available. this was at 630pm on a wednesday, not when the place was even half full or when her attention would be split amongst 10-odd tables. she also got both adult orders wrong once, and then my order (the daily special mind you) wrong again. i was informed it was ""computer glitch"" and the meal i ordered would be out in 15 minutes, my kids' food had been delivered and devoured and we were now tetering on children meltdown. 15 mins was an eternity given i'd ordered an hour ago. what we did get - a massive caeser salad (complete with anchovies!!) for like $7 and a huge potion of tortellini for $18 - was quite good. however, kid friendly - not so much. loud bar scene. linen table clothes. servers that didnt recognize you dont deliver trays of hot food to a 1 year old. for more patient singles or couples who were not navigating nap schedules and the fact they didnt offer crayons with the menus, again, the food is good. but dont get tricked into thinking this is any semblance of a ""family"" restaurant. more

Great for lunch or dinner - loved the spaghetti and meatball 5/4/2007

This is place is great for dinner or lunch. For dinner it?s a great spot for a date or a group. It has a nice vibe, great service and great Italian food. I recently went there for lunch and asked the waiter what he recommended. He strongly suggested the spaghetti and meatball if I was spaghetti lover. I?m glad I took his recommendation. I had an enormous meatball in the middle and a very healthy portion of spaghetti. I couldn?t finish everything but it was excellent. Also, the service was highly professional and friendly. Pros: Food, Service, Ambience (Spaghetti) more

Worst Service 1/27/2007

We heard rave reviews about the food at Ballo, and decided to give it a try. We made sure to make reservations to avoid the risk not getting seated. When we arrived, we were told that we would have to wait for a couple of minutes. After waiting for an hour, we tried to ask the hostess if we would be seated anytime soon. The hostess was rude and didn't make any attempt to accommadate us. After waiting for fifteen more minutes, we decided to leave and eat somewhere else. We were extremely disappointed because the hostess again didn't seem to care that we left. We will never go there again regardless of how good the food may be. There are far better italian restaurants that offer quality food and excellent service. Cons: Terrible service, crowded, loud, noisy more

Sorry Excuse for a Restaurant 1/27/2007

One of the worst restaurants that I have ever been to. Made a reservation with the assumption that I would actually be seated in a reasonable amount of time. An hour later I was still left waiting at the bar with absolutely zero attempts on their part to rectify the situation. Ended up going somewhere else at which point the hostess seemed almost relieved that we were out of her hair. Additionally, there was a significant amount of surburban trash and tourists there that evening. No self-respecting city dweller should ever step foot in this sorry excuse for a restaurant. Pros: No discernable pros Cons: Hideous service, rude hostesses, generally unpleasant environment, lots of surburban trash and tourists more

Worst Resturant Experience Ever 10/7/2006

Went to Ballo, after making a reservation one month prior. Had to wait over an hour to be seated. Customer service was the most horrible I have ever experienced. Management was extremely rude and unprofessional to me and my guests, he was too busy flirting with the young single girls to handle his other customers. I would not recommend this place to anyone, regardless of whether the food was good or not, I value good customer service and this place had NONE! Venture over to Keefers instead, they were extremely accomodating, food was great and customer service was a 10!!! Cons: Customer Service more

Wonderful experience 9/5/2006

This place is the best. I do not understand why they are not always busy. I went here last night with two friends, one was celebrating a birthday. We had great food. Our server, Michael was the best, when you go ask for him to be your server. When you go you will want to go again, I will be going back. Everything was great. If you want a great meal, with a knowledge and great server who makes your experience so much better, then you need to come here. Pros: Service, the use of the color red, valet service more

Great Food and Atmosphere 6/19/2006

Went here with some friends and had one of the best meals I have had in awhile. I had some sort of stuffed shells with cheese on top that was to die for. I have heard the menu changes daily, but I am not sure how much it varies. The atmosphere at Ballo is also very good and different with the disco ball, mobster movies, and 70s tunes. I recommend checking this place out. Pros: Great Food. Great Atmosphere more

Good Ambience and food 4/2/2006

Like the service provided and the waiter Danny gave good recommendation. Nice ambience and the price is reasonable for the portion. I had a steak and 2 glasses of wine for around $50, and it came with a big serving of house salad. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Speakers pulse '70s disco and techno tunes while a disco ball bounces colors off the dining room giving the restaurant a club-like feel. Diners--dressed from ultra-casual to...

  • 6/3/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm Friday 11 am - 11 pm Saturday 12 pm - 11 pm Sunday 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Near North Side, Central
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