Revered for upholding culinary tradition, the esteemed Rosebud Restaurant Group recently debuted its newest Mia Rosebud restaurant location in the heart of Downtown Boca Raton, Florida. This new addition signifies a tasty achievement for the group as it represents their first location outside Illinois, bringing the celebrated eatery’s beloved dishes to this lively South Florida locale.

Originally established by restaurateur Alex Dana in 1976 in Chicago’s original Little Italy section, the Rosebud Restaurant Group has consistently pleased patrons with its family recipes passed down through generations served up in hearty portions. “We are excited to expand our footprint and open our doors to the city of Boca Raton,” said Dana—a Boca Raton resident for over 40 years. “As our first-ever location outside of Chicago, the opening of Mia Rosebud is more than a new chapter; it’s a testament to our commitment to excellence and the lasting legacy of Rosebud Restaurants. We aim for Mia Rosebud to become the go-to restaurant in the area that is perfect for any occasion or night of the week.”

This new Mia Rosebud restaurant—the restaurant group’s 10th culinary destination—boasts an atmosphere that seamlessly merges an indoor area with an inviting outdoor terrace. This environment sets the stage for a variety of gatherings from intimate meals to lively celebrations.

Mia Rosebud’s diverse menu boasting authentic, century-old family recipes offers a variety of fan favorite Chicago dishes alongside some Mia Rosebud exclusives. Guests can enjoy choices like Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant Stack and Rigatoni Alla Vodka. The menu also includes a range of top quality steaks and chops ensuring it caters to different tastes. “Our recipes are age old, stemming from 50-years of Italian American cooking,” Dana noted “All of our dishes are made to order, ‘al minuto’ in Italian; nothing is pre-cooked or done ahead of time in order to preserve to authenticity and integrity of the best imported ingredients.”

As for Dana’s personal menu favorites, Mia Rosebud’s famed Homemade Pappardelle and Crispy Brick Chicken top the list, along with the eatery’s Steak Italiano with vinegar peppers. “If you are really ‘in the know,’ ask about our grandma’s basement Eight Finger Cavatelli,” he reveals.

To elevate the dining experience, Mia Rosebud also provides a curated selection of beverages and wines. This includes twists on Italian cocktails such as the Mia Rosebud Cosmopolita, Blood Orange Deliza and Chilled Biscotti Brulée ensuring that every meal is perfectly complemented by a fabulous beverage selection.

“Our goal has always been to bring Sunday dinner to life at each service,” Dana continued. “Bocciolo Di Rosa was the original name of our Restaurant, which brings guests back to a time in life having good times and making beautiful memories with the people in life that mean the most. Our restaurants have and will always be about the people that make them happen each day. Our Chefs and Managers have been with us for decades, which is a true testament of what the Rosebud family is all about.”

According to Dana, celebrity guests throughout the years have included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Rod Stewart, Robert Deniro, Joe Pesce, Tom Hanks, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tommy LaSorda, Lady Gaga, Jim Belushi and Anthony Quinn…just to name a few of the A-Listers who’ve enjoyed the Rosebud experience.

With its welcoming ambiance coupled with fine Italian fare offered in impressive portions, Mia Rosebud is poised to become a Boca Raton hotspot. This new venue brings the flavors of the Windy City to the Sunshine State with a hospitality approach promising an unforgettable and special dining experience.


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