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Posted by Brian Arsenault on 03/10/2012
I took my friend and his partner for his birthday. The dining room was quaint, the service was friendly and prompt but never felt rushed. The restaurant was packed but we received full service and the food was fresh delicious and hot. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgable with the menu. Want to go back soon. Wish I had ordered dessert, as the one we saw go by looked amazing. Two thumbs up.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/05/2008
I have lived in Chicago for 8 years and have wanted to dine at Rose Angelis for a long time. I never got around to it. I finally went this past Saturday evening with my fiance. I found this restaurant to be nothing special. I am not sure why they are so crowded and busy with so many other great restaurants in Chicago. First of all, we had to wait for a table for two which is to be expected on a Saturday night. Then, they sat us in the back of the restaurant in a tiny cramped corner next to a large table having a party. Not exactly romantic at all!!! We asked for a new table and were seated by a doorway next to an extremely loud party. We were just waiting to get hit by a passing server. I found the atmosphere cluttered and cramped and not relaxing to say the least! And yes, I have been to Italy before for a real Italian experience. I ordered the salmon special which was "nothing special" and I could have made something better in my own kitchen. Maybe I should have. My fiance ordered manicotti and it was completely uninspired. The one thing that I did like was the infused olive oil. I wouldn't mind having a bottle at home to enjoy. I am disappointed in this restaurant because I was looking for a quaint and delicious Italian meal.
Posted by Janey on 09/04/2006
I enjoyed a lovely meal here on a Thursday night and we sat outside enjoying a great bottle of Meritage. Our server was great- very informative, sweet and didn't make us feel rushed. We enjoyed the Asparagus and Proscuitto appetizer and followed it with a caprese salad (they make their own mozzarella cheese daily). Then my husband had the special new york strip steak- so wonderful with gorgonzola cheese and onions on top. I enjoyed the special gnocci which was rich but had so much flavor and just the right texture. The presentation was lovely without being even a little pretentious. Then we finished up with the home made pistaccio ice cream and bread pudding. We loved eating at this restaurant in the middle of a neighborhood street- great all around.