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Rose Angelis Closing After 25 Years In Lincoln Park

By Mina Bloom | September 13, 2016 11:31am | Updated on September 13, 2016 11:51am
 Italian eatery Rose Angelis has called Wrightwood Avenue home for 25 years.
Italian eatery Rose Angelis has called Wrightwood Avenue home for 25 years.
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LINCOLN PARK — A beloved Italian eatery that has called Lincoln Park home for 25 years is closing.

Rose Angelis, 1314 W. Wrightwood Ave., is set to close Oct. 1, according to its website. 

"It has been our great pleasure serving Chicago all these years. Thank you for your patronage and friendship along the way. Please come see us to say goodbye," chef and co-owner, Lawrence Rosenblum, wrote on the restaurant's website.

The Tribune described Rose Angelis as a "pretty little Italian restaurant," serving everything from lasagna al forno and pollo al marsala to pizza and calamari. According to the newspaper, Rosenblum and his co-owner were real estate lawyers before getting into the restaurant business.

Fans of the Italian restaurant bemoaned the closure on social media, with many of them calling it their favorite neighborhood spot.

"The community will obviously miss the authentic, delicious, fresh Italian food but what I will personally miss the most will be that 'guaranteed' laughter & cheer I would experience as their neighbor that comes from Rose Angelis' just about every minute that its open," said neighbor Robert Adolfson in an email.

Adolfson, who lives across the street, loves Rose Angelis so much that he chose the restaurant as his wedding venue this summer.

"I know I will miss not being able to celebrate our wedding anniversaries at the restaurant but couldn't be more proud to have been the final wedding they hosted," he said.

Calls to the restaurant were not immediately returned.

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