Amazing EveningMy fiancé and I went to RPM to celebrate my birthday. Our server, Nick, was nothing but kind and extremely helpful with the menu. We ordered 3 appetizers and 2 of the smaller pasta dishes and all were amazing, especially the truffle garlic bread and the meatballs! One of our appetizers did not come out at the same time as the other two and they noticed immediately and it was brought out very quickly. We did not even think a thing about it, and the next thing we know a manager is apologizing to us for the delay and said that our the appetizers and our drinks were on them! For your birthday, they give you four small scoops of gelato and sorbet. All-in-all we had an wonderful experience at RPM and will be back!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelishHighly recommend. The food was delicious and priced well!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMReviewHad an excellent dining experience; food and service were exceptional. Very enjoyable.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOverhyped...I've heard good things about the atmosphere & food, so I was optimistic about this place. To start, my party of 3 ordered the meatballs and brussel sprout salad. The meatballs were delicious! Very tender and flavorful. The brussel sprout salad was quite a sizable portion and decent too. Things went downhill from there. For entrees, we ordered the spicy king crab squid ink spaghetti, the short rib pappardelle, the fish special for the night (halibut), and a side of grilled asparagus. I really enjoyed the squid ink pasta - just enough spice and very flavorful, and the veggies were good, too. Unfortunately, the short rib pasta and fish were underwhelming. The desserts were just OK. Overall, there are better Italian options in Chicago.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything they say it is...RPM came highly recommend from several friends...and it exceeded expectations. Service was amazing and our waitress was extremely attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding. From the apps to the dessert. Best of all, for a restaurant of this caliber, we were surprised as what we paid for a full course meal for two with 2 drinks each... $125. I would eat here every night.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMokayWarm bread (that you had to pay for) was cold. Meatballs were good as usual. My mom didn't like her spaghetti. My dad loved his lobster ravioli (though portion is small). I come to the bar often and thought my parents would like it... but... they didn't. Its okay!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceNot much more to add to what has already been said...this is a terrific restaurant.
The small plate selection is amazing...the pastas are top-notch....the seafood and meat dishes are solid...and the the service is professional and friendly. Nice wine list too!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyinmytummyI had a great time at RPM would go back in a heart beat5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was amazing - Canadians loved itIt was a girls trip coming from Canada for the weekend and we ended our trip with RPM Italian. It was a great way to end our weekend with great laughs and wonderful food! We will all be back!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing.We went to RPM for Mother's Day and we loved it. My husband and son had the 'mama depandi' my 11 year old son said that's the best pasta he's ever had. (My son is the biggest picky eater I know) he also ordered a pizza and loved it. The service was great. Great staff and gorgeous place. The only thing we didn't like was the small portion sizes, the pastas are to be ordered as a side dish because they are tiny. I had to order two delicious dishes (and I'm a small girl)
Overall our experience was great, we are definitely coming back again. Specially since this is the first restaurant my son loved.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent Mother's DayMy husband, 7-year old daughter and I visited RPM for the first time for lunch on Mother's Day, and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, the service was lovely (I gave our server a thank you hug, that's how lovely), and at the close of the meal, I was given a Mother's Day card with a $25 gift card to return, as well as coupons for other affiliated restaurants (i.e., Hub 51, The Paris Club, etc.) As someone of Italian descent, I have high standards for Italian food, especially items described as "family recipes." Everything here exceeded our expectations, and the special gnocchi on the brunch menu was most certainly as tasty as our family recipes. I can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu. Delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't go there hungryWas a little disappointed in the serving sizes- they were very small. If that was communicated to us, would have ordered more. Left a bit hungry5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantI went to RPM Italian to cekebrate a birthday with friends. The service and food was excellent. The meatballs were delicious in fact everything was delicious. We will all be going back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, bad serviceThis is my third time being here and the food was still fantastic. Only issue was the service. We were stuck in a corner and were kind of forgotten about for a while. The food didn't take long to come out once we placed the order but we almost had to chase down our waiter to get him over to take our order. I guess he was busy because it was a Saturday night? But we also ate at 10:30 so it wasn't quite as crowded...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & environmentEnjoyed the restaurant. We came from out of MI to Chicago to visit this restaurant & it did not disappoint. A bit pricey but overall for this type of restaurant it was not to bad! I would go again! The garlic mashed potatoes were amazing....5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZINGfood was amazing, small portions so you can try a lot of the menu. staff was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave great suggestions. perfect spot for a date - classy and casual at the same time. definitely recommend!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceHave dined here several times, never disappointed. Stick to the pastas, share best way to enjoy all the choices.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic opportunity knocksWe came to RPM for a special night, my wife's 30th Birthday! Layout of tables did not allow any privacy or quiet convo. Thanks for listening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a Very Happy Birthday!We took my daughter to RPM for her 21st Birthday dinner, her request! She watches Giuliana and Bill and has been wanting to go there. I knew the atmosphere would be wonderful, but I was more than thrilled that the food was equally as wonderful. We had so many things that we wanted to try. Every item was cooked perfectly and delicious! Our waiter was very helpful with the menu and very friendly! He helped to make it a perfect experience! There is nothing that I can say that we did not enjoy! Would definitely go there again. it was pricey, but we were very happy we chose RPM!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers were fantastic,The appetizers were fantastic, the pasta entrees (tried 3)were nothing to write home about. The hazelnut gelato was amazing. The food is definitely over priced. The lobster ravioli was cold, when we got a new one it tasted like crab, and not good crab. It didn't even look like lobster. None of us could eat it, so we just gave up on that one. Overall, good...not great. Not sure I'd try it again anytime soon, unfortunately.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, but not as good as last timeThe menu changed a bit and it lost some amazing dishes like the polenta with egg. The food is still fantastic, just not that mind blowing experience we had at opening. The lobster caprese is a MUST.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMServer JakeJake was GREAT! Very attentive....and the other runners that assisted with our table.....top notch!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways top-notch food and serviceWe have been going to RPM for all of our special occasions since they opened. It's nice to have a place where you know you can count on the great service and quality food. Thanks to our waiter for suggesting the grilled octopus - something we might have never thought to try and it was amazing!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food ... wonderfulWonderful food ... wonderful service. So many choices and all were great! Choose the small plates and pastas ... no need for the entree!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try the cavatelli!great for upscale Italian dishes! I have been to RPM twice and both times the food was very consistent and delicious. It was a great place for a special occasions or to take out of town guests. With the prices and portion sizes, it makes it very easy to share and try different items on the menu! I highly recommend trying the appetizers and small plates over the entree's. The cavatelli, lobster ravioli, and lobster caprese salad are must haves!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!! Very good andGreat food!! Very good and yummy garlic bread and eggplant parmesan.
yes it is pricey but well worth it. for a special occasion5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWowWe had a great experience at Rpm, my husband said the Alaskan halibut was the best he as every had. I enjoyed Ma Ma De Pandis pasta dish. The restaurant was very busy but the service was great .5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not greatDon't get me wrong, RPM Italian is a good restaurant. But given its popularity, I expected more. The service was great and the food was good. We both had pasta and the meatball appetizer. Everything was good, but nothing was out of this world.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing all aroundThe service was beyond great, food to die for and it was such a great place to be! Will be going back VERY soon5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!My husband and I went there for my 40th birthday. Our waitress was awesome!!! We told her what we were in the mood for and she helped pair up some of the "small bites" to go along with our entree. The drinks were delicious and the deserts were awesome! We will definitely be going there again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, overpricedWe really enjoyed RPM - the ambiance was great, the food was tasty and the service was excellent. The menu, however, is pretty ludicrously overpriced. $7 for garlic bread (we could hardly detect the truffle flavor) and $12 for a pizza that was about 6" in diameter is pretty insane, even for River North. It was a great experience but we won't be back - the food just didn't quite justify the price tag.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCool vibe at an Italian restaurantMy wife and I went to RPM during our stay in Chicago. It is located in the heart of the River North area and is close to a lot of hotels in that area. The restaurant has a hip, cool ambiance that adds to the experience. The menu was diverse so there are plenty of dining options to choose from. Our server was attentive and provided suggestions for each course. He also assisted with choosing wine that would complement the dishes that we chose. The food itself is good but not great. We felt the pasta sauces weren't as flavorful as other Italian restaurants that we have visited. Even so, I recommend the restaurant due to the ambiance and service.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved It - Did Not DissapointI went to this restaurant while in Chicago on business. Main reason was because of watching the store develop on the Giuliana & Bill show. I hoped the food would be good and it did not dissapoint. We were seated very close to our reservation time. It was a Thursday night and the place was packed. The connection to G & Bill will get people there the first time but the food must be good for repeat business. There will not worried on this front.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasant evening....My hubby and I came here for our 3rd wedding anniversary and we enjoyed it! Loved that our waiter made it easy for us by explaining the menu and giving us his suggestions.
The ambiance was good and the service.
The pistachio gelato is too die for! Definitely coming back as I hear the rice pudding gelato is even better ;)5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a special occassionWent here for my birthday and could not have been more impressed! Everything from the brussel sprout salad, to the fish and the pasta was great. The specialty drinks shouldn't be missed either.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThe service was fantastic, friendly staff, excellent food and large wine list!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a terrific dining experienceIt was a terrific dining experience. Our server was Jessie S. and she was a sweetheart. She offered feedback on menu suggestions at our request. There were two of us and we started with the liver crosinti from the lite bites section of the menu. It was very good. We both ordered the Italian Salad and it was delicious. Then we ordered the eggplant parmesan and one of the daily specials, Morel agnolotti. We shared the two entrees and both of them were really good. Bread was not served but when we asked about it Jessie said that they generally don't do bread service but did bring us some after we asked about it.
We definitely would go back to RPM Italian the next time we are in Chicago and will recommend it to others.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCarrie Bradshaw would love RPM!Such a fun and modern hot spot! The service was great and the ambience breathes energy. It's a must go! Make sure to dress to impress!
Only downsides- I wish the music was a little louder, the food was a little cheaper, and the portions were a little bigger.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat menuThe menu had so many great options, it made it difficult to choose because I wanted one of everything. My guests and I were all very pleased with our meals, and everyone agreed that it was well made Italian food but with a slight twist that gave it notability while still having an authentic flavor. I would definitely go back.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPrevious reviews did not doPrevious reviews did not do RPM justice.Thus is why I like to have my own opinion where I go.From start to finish RPM was on point.Elegant setting, excellent reception and service.Its a must do year round.Excellent food and wine list4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great. A terrificAlways great. A terrific value with food that exceeds expectations. Outstanding service that leaves nothing to chance.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at RPM and they continue to impress. The food is outstanding, Sara our server was most attentive, I enjoy the European flare RPM has, where the meal is drawn out over 3-4 courses and you aren't rushed out the door like cattle.
Can't wait to go back!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd visit toThis was our 2nd visit to RPM and have already made 2 more reservations for the summer! If that does not say how much we love I don’t know what else to say! Service is EXCELLENT and the food is incredible. Moscato wine is very good and fritto miso is our favorite! The desserts (all of them) are incredible and great place to celebrate birthdays!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome RPMThis was by far one of the BEST Italian resturants we've eaten at!
The food was amazing and we really enjoyed sharing.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian For Every BudgetAs a group of avid Rancic family fans, we knew our first trip to Chicago had to include dinner at RPM. We had reservations for 6pm and were promptly sat when we enterd. The energy of the restaurant is exciting and relaxed at the same time. We were very impressed with the service provided by Brittany. She was able to assist in all of our questions and made excellent suggestions for our specific likes. The cocktail selection was unique and the cocktails themselves tasty. The food, from appetizers to bread to entrees, was in a word - amazing and full of flavor. Speaking as someone of Italian heritage, born from an Italian immigrant (like Giuliana!), this was the most authentic Italian food I have had outside of Italy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, our experience wasOverall, our experience was great. We had a 9:30 reservation and ended up waiting about 20-30 minutes. It is loud so if you are going expect to have to talk loudly to the other people in your party. Lastly, I had notated on the reservation we were their for a birthday, but they didn't do anything for the birthday. I saw them recognizing others, but not my husband. The food is amazing and our service was good.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been twice with groupsHave been twice with groups and it's been a hit each time. If you're looking for a restaurant for a team dinner after a day long business meeting, RPM is a great choice. I've been in their semi-private room as well as a big table in the back of the restaurant. Service is extraordinary and food is fun. Small plates are a great way to keep the conversation and engagement going well into the evening.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMChic and trendy with terrificChic and trendy with terrific staff and delicious food!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth all the hype!Amazing service matched with equally scrumptious food!The meatballs were to die for, great wine list, the fried olives were salty, spicy, and savory. The mushroom pizzette and cheese plate were alno notable. My spaghetti carbonara was finished off table side which was a nice touch. From start to finish FUN!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place and foodAlthough we had a reservation, we had to wait about 20 min for a table. Apart from that incident, the food was expectacular, very good service, the food arrived very fast and the place looks great. I'll like to recomend it yo anyone.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM