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. At Mama’s Boy, Chef Nahuel Rodriguez serves up favorites like osso buco, handmade pastas, and a splendid array of fresh shellfish. Alert your tastebuds and loosen your belt. Buon Appetito!

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



Mon-Sun 5pm – 11pm
Fri-Sat 5pm – 12 am


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"Our food is cooked to order, we use the freshest ingredients, and we give the people an atmosphere that lets them enjoy each other's company and their meal." - Alex Dana, Founder see our reviews

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