Roseanne's Italian Restaurant on Booth and Clark?

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Dan

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Jun 16, 2009
 
Anyone remember this restaurant? It was a hidden gem in the mid 1980's that a friend at the time turned me onto. It had incredible spaghetti and meatballs and excellent pizza. Anyone know why/when it closed? The building looks abandoned now.
Dan

Burlington, WI

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Jun 30, 2009
 
no one knows about this place?
Silly

Franklin, WI

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Jul 1, 2009
 
Dan wrote:
no one knows about this place?
No one cares.
jellen hirt

Niagara, WI

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Jul 4, 2009
 
I remember Roseann's from the very early 60's when I first came to Milwaukee. It was the very best then. I've since left the city but I'll always remember Roseann's.

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Milwaukee

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Jul 4, 2009
 
I remember Suburpia, Tastee~Freeze, Neptunes and the counter diner on north and farwell
Dan

Burlington, WI

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Jul 5, 2009
 
Suburpia is back. Tastee-Freeze? What about The Milky Way on Port in Glendale?
Twig Strode-Jackson

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Jul 24, 2009
 
Dan wrote:
Anyone remember this restaurant? It was a hidden gem in the mid 1980's that a friend at the time turned me onto. It had incredible spaghetti and meatballs and excellent pizza. Anyone know why/when it closed? The building looks abandoned now.
Went there so many times while at U.W.M. Knew everyone there. Would be called a regular. Had the best Pizza in the world. No other has ever come close. I remember Sal's name and the older brother raced formula V's.
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Dan

Burlington, WI

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Jul 25, 2009
 
It was a family run place if I recall correctly. Guess the kids didn't want to continue the biz as it would have required relocation from the deteriorating neighborhood.
Teri

Georgetown, TX

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Aug 24, 2011
 
Dan wrote:
Anyone remember this restaurant? It was a hidden gem in the mid 1980's that a friend at the time turned me onto. It had incredible spaghetti and meatballs and excellent pizza. Anyone know why/when it closed? The building looks abandoned now.
Yes, I remember with fondness Roseann's! I was just looking on line for the address because I'm going back to Milwaukee soon and wondered if it was still there...Loved the ice cream drinks!
Joe

Milwaukee, WI

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Apr 17, 2012
 
Roseannes was owned and operated by my cousins' John and Roseanne Gagliano, and John's brother Sal. All the food there was fantastic. After Roseanne died in the late 70's, John tried to continue running the restaurant but was unable to due to failing health. The restaurant closed in 1983 and all 3 owners have passed.
Dan

San Diego, CA

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Apr 19, 2012
 
Joe wrote:
Roseannes was owned and operated by my cousins' John and Roseanne Gagliano, and John's brother Sal. All the food there was fantastic. After Roseanne died in the late 70's, John tried to continue running the restaurant but was unable to due to failing health. The restaurant closed in 1983 and all 3 owners have passed.
Are you sure it closed in 1983? I didn't start to drive until spring of 1984, and I am pretty sure my friend (same age) and I drove there. I was thinking it was open until about 1987.
Debbie

Latham, NY

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Jan 11, 2013
 
Yes, I remember it very well. I grew up on Holton Street, just a couple of blocks away and my family frequently ate there. The pizza was the best ever! I have sinced moved out-of-Wisconsin, and have no idea what ever happened to this delightful Italiam eatery.
Dan wrote:
Anyone remember this restaurant? It was a hidden gem in the mid 1980's that a friend at the time turned me onto. It had incredible spaghetti and meatballs and excellent pizza. Anyone know why/when it closed? The building looks abandoned now.
RiverWester

Chicago, IL

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Jul 24, 2013
 
I moved in 1 block away from Roseanne's in 1988, they were still open and had the BEST lasagna....
Dan

Chicago, IL

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Jul 25, 2013
 
RiverWester wrote:
I moved in 1 block away from Roseanne's in 1988, they were still open and had the BEST lasagna....
Thank you for confirming that it was open in the late 1980's. Maybe closed that year or 1989. Looks like the building is finally being restored. Anyone want to sell the recipes?
Pat

New Lenox, IL

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Oct 22, 2013
 
I also remember Roseanne's when I was a kid we went there in the 60's. They had the best speghetti and meatballs I've ever had. After we moved to Illinois I went back in the late 70's and it was still great. I'm sorry to hear it closed as I wanted to go back there.
Kathy

Oshkosh, WI

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Jan 9, 2014
 
Hello, I am the granddaughter of John and Rosalie Gagliano who owned Roseanne's. The food was the best and made by scratch. When I was young and played at the restaurant which meant, making homemade pizza dough, meatballs, sauce, lasagna, manicotti, etc it was great. We also hand breaded all of the fish and shrimp for Friday nights. My kids certainly enjoy the fact that their mom still makes food the same way I was taught so many years ago. It is nice to see that my families efforts and passion for food is missed and was appreciated. Thank you
Kathy

Oshkosh, WI

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Jan 9, 2014
 
Just to clear up what Joe said above. My mom and Uncle Sal are still living. My Uncle Lee who raced as well as my grandparents have passed and are missed.
jwp121212

Philadelphia, PA

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Jan 17, 2014
 
Vaguely recall it. They had decent food.
Jim Toomey

Saint Paul, MN

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Jan 25, 2014
 
Kathy wrote:
Hello, I am the granddaughter of John and Rosalie Gagliano who owned Roseanne's. The food was the best and made by scratch. When I was young and played at. the restaurant which meant, making homemade pizza dough, meatballs, sauce, lasagna, manicotti, etc it was great. We also hand breaded all of the fish and shrimp for Friday nights. My kids certainly enjoy the fact that their mom still makes food the same way I was taught so many years ago. It is nice to see that my families efforts and passion for food is missed and was appreciated. Thank you
I used to go to roseanns on Sunday night to watch wonderful world of Disney
Jim Toomey

Saint Paul, MN

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Jan 25, 2014
 
Will miss roseanns

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