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kal

Delafield, WI

#21 Feb 14, 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 agree the food was the best, and as a former pizza maker i have the fondest memories of the place. john, lee and sal all left their mark on me. thanks.
kal

Delafield, WI

#22 Feb 14, 2014
i agree the food was the best. as a former pizza maker i have the fondest memories of the place. i've learned a lot from john,lee and sal. thanks
Rosanne

Colorado Springs, CO

#23 Jun 14, 2014
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.
It was excellent! We'd go on Friday night for pizza and beer, that was Pabst or Olympia beer to be exact. Good times!
Rosanne

Colorado Springs, CO

#24 Jun 14, 2014
It was excellent! Pizza and Olympia beer on Friday night! Good times! Great memories.
laphi

Milwaukee, WI

#25 May 10, 2015
Can't someone resurrect the old recipes and open another Rosanne's? It's such a shame to lose that incredible food. It doesn't having to be at the same location.
Jeru

Milwaukee, WI

#26 May 11, 2015
There will be many restaurants and stores closing in the days ahead as the Obama slump continues and the economy slides negatively.
Dan

Toronto, Canada

#27 May 12, 2015
Jeru wrote:
There will be many restaurants and stores closing in the days ahead as the Obama slump continues and the economy slides negatively.
Indeed. The government stimulus was to loan money to students and restaurants to make the street look vibrant. Like Rome did with bread and circuses. Same old.
Joe

Pewaukee, WI

#28 Nov 5, 2015
Just saw in the Journal Death Notices today that Sal had passed. Like many of you, I agree that Roseann's had the best Italian food in all Milwaukee. The sauce was sweet and the fact that it was all homemade made their menu all the more special. Loved their pizza!
Dennis

Antigo, WI

#29 Nov 5, 2015
On a sad note I heard that Sal passed away recently. I grew up on Pierce Street across from the school so we were only a block and a half away. My parents and I spent a lot of time there. When I grew up and got into my 20's my dad and I played cribbage with Jerry who bartended and was a son-in-law to Rose and John Galiano. Lots of memories and great food there.
Alize ComyneGagliano

Chicago, IL

#30 May 7, 2016
I am the grand daughter of Salvatore Jr they closed the restaurant due to taxes and construction. Its sad I wasn't around back then. Anyways we still know all the recipes.
Alize ComyneGagliano

Chicago, IL

#31 May 9, 2016
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.
Nooo Im the great granddaughter of John and Roseanne Gagliano. I am Sals granddaughter. The restaurant didn't close because of Roseannes death because she didn't die in the 70s. She actually lived long enough too see me to the age of 5/6 and I'm 18. I really dont know much about it due to my papa losing his voice due to cancer which was in 2007/2008 i believe. But he has passed sadly😞&#128557 ; even when he was sick he would cook great food! I love and miss him so much!
Alize ComyneGagliano

Chicago, IL

#32 May 9, 2016
I meant Rosalie! I was spell typing. But thats my middle name.
Deb

Madison, WI

#33 Feb 10, 2017
Just ate at mequon pizza co. Pizza Tastes like Rosanne's mmmm
Tony Mitchell

Myrtle Beach, SC

#34 Jul 18, 2017
My mother worked at Roseann's when I was kid. Their food was out of this world delicious, in my opinion. Probably the best Italian food I've ever had. I remember that place very fondly.

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