Hot SpotGreat place to see and be seen. Food was good but the bar and the people are why you go. Tough to get in but worth checking out the scene.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Girls Night Out; expect delayI made a 7:30 reservation for Tuesday. They brought complimentary prosecco for everyone waiting, which was nice. We were seated around 8. When we were seated a manager came by and apologized and brought out a few sample things to munch on. We ordered some drinks and decided on some food. We ended up ordering the truffle garlic bread and the zucchini frites. I would get both again, although the portion of the bread was too large for 3 girls. The zucchini was a great starter for the group. We couldnt decide on what to order next, and created a plate of 2 meats and 2 cheeses. The price was comparable to other places, but the portion size was quite large, meat was thinly sliced.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeI travel to Chicago a lot for work. I love Juliana and Bill's show and saw that they opened a restaurant. I just had to go and I was not disappointed. The prawns were the best. I will definitely be back.
Lisa Alger5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, priceyLiked the atmosphere and decor a lot. Service was wonderful and was told about the menu and the additional offerings that were not on the menu. The food was very good, however, the servings were extremely small. I ordered the Maine Lobster Ravioli which had a nice flavor but was served 5 small ravioli. We also ordered the traditional Spaghetti and Meatball. It was also very good but by no means was it too much! We joked that the servings were so small that they were the appetizers for dinner later somewhere else! We also shared the Tiramisu which was delicious but also very small. While I understand not wanting to overeat, these portions were overly small.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a nice restaurant butIt is a nice restaurant but we would have preferred more traditional Italian dishes. Not crazy about the shredded artichoke salad or the shredded broccoli salad. A traditional salad with oil & vinegar would have been sufficient. The meatballs were delicious! The fried olives were a little over done. The service was wonderful. The décor was beautiful! The prices were very reasonable.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing placeAwesome place great food!
Will defenetly go back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meatball EVERWas a fun, delicious evening -- so many positive things to say -- I'll sum it up by just saying - I"M GOING BACK!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experience at RPM ItalianWent to RPM Italian for a friend's birthday and was very pleased. I am a vegetarian so there weren't too many options but Mama Depandi's bucatini pomodoro did not disappoint! The prices were also affordable comparable to the area. They even brought an adorable free desert to celebrate my friend's birthday (without the cheesy singing). A great experience, would go back anytime!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the Wait!Four of us went for dinner and I have to say everything we tried was very good..from the appetizers to the desserts and even the prices.. The wait staff was some of the best. They were very attentive to all of our needs.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian food since ItalyOur experience was wonderful from start to finish. Our server, Brittany, was excellent, the food was incredible...the food was the most authentic Italian we've had in a restaurant and reminded us of all the great food we enjoyed in Italy. We liked the small plates for sharing and the cocktails and wine were great and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMService with a SmileAfter 10:30 pm this past Friday night, my wife and I were delighted with the service at the Bar ( we stood for 15 minutes) until two stools were vacated). We ordered appetizers and when my text message arrived saying that our table was ready (at 11.11 pm for our 11 pm res), our bartender assured us that our appetizers soon would be brought to our table. The hostess carried our cocktails to our table and soon thereafter our appetizers arrived and they were delicious.The small plates we ordered were wonderful. We will definitely return and recommend RPM to those who can handle dining with high volume surround sound.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, Great AtmosphereI've heard lots of great things about this place, and was excited to check it out. Wow. Amazing food, impeccable service, and a really fun atmosphere. We will definitely be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA GREAT ExperienceI was in town from Florida for a buying trip and had never been to Chicago before and I watch and Love Guiliana and Bill on TV and I love them and I watched the renovation of the resturuant and the Grand Openning and when I new I was coming to Chicago I made reservations and I couldn't be happier with the experience..Thank you for the Great Service and Wonderful Food..Devine5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was awesome, theThe service was awesome, the grilled octopus was amazing as well as the truffled garlic bread! I will def be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!!!The moment we walked in we were warmly greeted by the hostess. They were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was comfortable yet trendy and the wait staff were always professional and yet they weren't pretentious. Thank you for a wonderful meal to celebrate our birthdays!!!' Can't wait to visit again soon!!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy best italian meal since Italy!Our visit to RPM Italian was wonderful. The restaurant is beautiful, the team service approach is enjoyable and the food is fantastic. Well, I guess I shouldn't speak for the whole menu, but the food we ordered was fantastic - Truffle Oil Garlic Bread, Mama DePandi's Bucatini Pomodoro, Grilled Parmesan Asparagus and, of course, a Peach Bellini.
We spent four days eating our way through Chicago, and RPM Italian was easily our favorite stop. We'll be back on our next trip!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT!Absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was great- super friendly and knowledgable. Food was outstanding. Loved everything about it.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible!Great food - love the small plates for sharing. We were able to try a lot of wonderful dishes. Our server was great, really knowledgeable and helpful in selecting which small plates to get. We loved the wine he suggested and overall had a great experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous ExperienceI first heard of RPM through Bill & Giuliana's reality show. When I found out I would be Chicago a couple months ago, I immediately made a reservation for my family. When we arrived, our table was ready. No wait time at all. Loved that. Our server was very attentive. The decor was beautiful & very contemporary. The food was amazing!!! We were a party of six and we all loved our food and experience. Thank you for such an amazing dinner.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our RPM experienceWe were all very excited about our dinner at RPM and it exceeded our expectations! The energy was palpable, the food spectacular and our server Alex put the whole experience over the top! Can't wait to come back!!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing 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 AMI just had one of the nicestI just had one of the nicest Mom's Days ever at RPM Italian! I've been a Mom for 32 years, so many years ago I decided that Mother's Day was not a day to go out for dinner, what with the crowds, etc. But, our reservation was honored to the minute at RPM and both food, service, attention, did I say food... were fabulous!!! Loved sharing the small delicious plates of Italian home-made yumminess with my husband and adult kids. Try the shaved brussel sprout salad; it is amazing with the avocado added!
Thanks for making this a most enjoyable day/meal for me. We'll be back next year!5/12/2013 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 AMCurious to try to must revisit!I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. I wondered if they would solely rely on the names behind it but it was actually delicious! Mama DePandi's pasta is just what you want from a tomato sauce dish. The pasta resembles thick, handmade pasta. The prime beef meatballs are amazing! I would also suggest the lobster ravioli. It is very simple, yet savory. Several great cocktails to choose from only disappointed I didn't leave room for dessert!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 AM