RPM Italian

4.8
10260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
RPM Italian presents cuisine that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, with dishes intended to be shared. Chef partner Doug Psaltis has created a menu which features a variety of cold and hot antipasti, more than a dozen freshly prepared in-house pastas, and a selection of salads, prime steaks, chops and slow-roasted meats. The restaurant also has an open bar area where guests can order a signature cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive list. Sophisticated and chic, RPM Italian is perfect for a great meal or late night out.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Bill and Giuliana Rancic force us to like them with excellent Italian food in a trendy setting.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic! Service was on point.

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Montana
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. Dre is an amazing host to those he serves. I loved his energy and genuine love for food and drink. Can’t wait to come back again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous!

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A nice restaurant in terms of ambience, and good in terms of food (nothing outlandish).

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j
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

both pasta with tomato sauce where extremely spicy, too hot to eat, and there was no warning on the menu nor the waiter advise us about it. Both plate where barely touch and there was no action or reaction by the waiter. the second bottle of wine, a Amarone recomended by the somellier, was not what I would expected, it was the tenuta san antonio, it tasted more like a Valpolicela village.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They even ran down the street for fresh berries. Everything was great!!

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exquisite and beyond expectations

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RM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner with outstanding service. RPM continues to offer very good food at a fair price. Our waiter, Bobby, was awesome. Always attentive to our needs with great recommendations on items on the menu.

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BC
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine list were outstanding - will definitely be back. Only issue was 5 people at a semi-circle booth and small table - zero room on table for drinks and plates, and had to alligator-arm our meals. If food wasn’t so outstanding would’ve rated lower due to this.

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E
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there early. Very accommodating and sat us right away. First time there- explained the menu. Service was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Food was really good! The lobster caprese was very flavorful and everything else yummy.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am Italian. No real italian food. Bottarga was the worst that I have never eaten and carbonara and cavatelli pasta were a unsuccessful fusion courses. The tables are too much close for the level of the restaurant that they would want to be. In the same way there are not tablecloths or place mats and waiters clean that table with little napkins. All this makes this place too expensive and not comfortable.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid dinner, the pasta is always really good and the appetizers and garlic bread were also great! Chicken wasn’t very good but we had gotten it to share after pasta so was happy I didn’t do that as my main.

Service was great and attentive without being too obstructive.

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had reservations at 9:45 pm but still had to wait 30 minutes for a table at 10:15 pm on a Saturday. Then the hostess sat us at a bar where they assured us we wouldn’t be forgotten about and it seemed pretty obvious we were forgotten about. Got our appetizers within 15-20 minutes of ordering but then our simple pasta dishes did not come until almost an hour after ordering. We did not get out until after midnight and we are pretty fast eaters. The food was great but the poor service made the whole experience a huge disappointment.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kristin was fantastic! Great food. Fun atmosphere!

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BS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This will always remain a favorite stop in River North. Always delivers.

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J
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The best Italian I’ve ever had! I ordered the Eggplant Parmesan and the sauce was so amazing and flavorful. My husband order the lobster ravioli and the prawns, both were amazing. If anything the garlic bread was good, but I was expecting something more based on the online reviews about it. I’ll definitely be back!

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection! Can’t wait to go back! The food is the best ever.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance was excellent!

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NH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best dining experiences I've ever enjoyed. Service was outstanding!

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R
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food & great ambiance! Plus they have a fantastic gluten free menu ☺️

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Everything is amazing, staff is A+and beautiful ambience

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MA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner. Very attentive staff. Incredible food.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

BS Italian

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first time to dine at RPM however; it was the first time for several of my guests. We had a 7:30 PM reservation. When we arrived we were asked to wait in the bar because it would be 15 to 20 minutes before we could be seated. We enjoyed a round of cocktails in the bar and 45 minutes later we still had not been seated. To say the least I was a little annoyed when I was told it would be another 5 to 10 minutes. I asked to speak with the manager on duty and explained this was not my first time at his restaurant. In fact, I have dined at this restaurant probably close to 20 times and every experience was fabulous. He assured me he wanted to make the situation right and boy did he! He apologized to me and my guests. I will not go into the other details on exactly what he did for us but needless to say I am a huge, huge fan of this restaurant the manager on duty that night and our server. I will return to RPM every single time I am in Chicago. The food and unbelievable service to make our evening exceptional was outstanding!!! Thank you very much RPM! Well done!

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DG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistently consistent with delivering delicious food. From Appetizers to Dessert food was excellent.

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1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food though at the end we were kind of indirectly got rushed out ( we had two kids before 8pm) and we couldn’t order coffee or desserts. Bad customer service from our waitress

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Hard to get a reservation. Busy- so you feel the rush to leave

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! I can’t wait to go again! My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time, along with delicious food, amazing drinks, and excellent service!

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JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, vibe & service. Mama Dapandi’s Bucatini is like having my grandma’s from childhood. Steak as delicious as any steakhouse in the city. Great for after work, date night or family gathering. Highly recommend!

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DD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always our favorite place to go to for italian in Chicago when we visit. Service this time was a little slow (took longer to get our food, but waiter was very nice).

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the option to sit in the bar or main dining. We picked the bar and it was the BEST decision. Great people watching and our server was OUT OF THIS WORLD. His name was Dre and he explained the menu gave great suggestions and was personable. Thank you for making my birthday dinner the best yet.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!! Well priced and unbeliable Italian food. A must if you are in town!

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Great food and excellent service. Love the atmosphere

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening. Food was amazing and the service was great.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from start to finish.....

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were perfect as usual.
Jeffery runs a top notch restaurant and Dion is a young bright asset to his team. My 11 year old son started out by saying there is nothing he liked in the menu. With some help we ordered bucatini and buratta for him. Some vanilla gelato to finish. Upon leaving he declared it his new spot when he gets to pick a place for his birthday.

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was perfect from start to finish. The food and service was great. It is always a treat to dine at RPM...

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