Mama’s boys deserve some respect! They are devoted, reliable, and want nothing more than to please. Chicago diners love our newest prodigy. Nestled in the bosom of River North, (445 N. Dearborn), Mama’s Boy is Rosebud’s newest family member, bringing traditional Italian peasant food to 21st century America. (It’s worth noting that Rosebud is named for founder Alex Dana’s own mother, Rose.) “This is not the place for diners seeking dainty microscopic servings, smoke, and foam,” says Alex Dana with a laugh. “But, if you savor hearty, fresh ingredients; classic presentations; and leaving a meal feeling satisfied with some to take home, pull up a chair and make your mama proud.” The atmosphere is casual and the value is extraordinary.

Mama’s Boy, serves up favorites like osso buco, handmade pastas, and a splendid array of fresh shellfish. The Food. Alert your tastebuds and loosen your belt. Mama’s Boy culinary and cocktail highlights include: osso bucco (veal, lamb and pork), traditional Sicilian meatballs with a selection of house-made gravies; handmade pasta prepared before your eyes in our open kitchen; and an array of libations, such as our Cucumbertini, “Not Your Mama’s Manhattan,” and Pomarita (pomegranate margarita). Buon Appetito!

The Place. It’s like coming to mama’s house for Sunday dinner. Rustic yet sophisticated, intimate, but airy, the dining room seats 120. Watch pizza bubbling as it emerges from the oven and see pasta prepared from scratch. An unapologetic mama’s boy spends plenty of time in the kitchen, and so guests are welcome to dine at our Chef’s Table (accommodates 10). A comfortable lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail before or after your meal, and our semi-private room is ideal for small parties, accommodating up to 20.


445 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL 60610



Monday – Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 10am-12am (St. Patrick’s Day)
Sunday: 4pm-12 am


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"This is Italian comfort food at its best. And I absolutely adore the attentive service of the staff." - Christiane Chicago, IL see our reviews

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