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RPM Italian
RPM Italian

RPM Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rpmitalian.com
  • Phone: (312) 222-1888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm-1am, Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Doug Psaltis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn & Illinois
  • Public Transit: Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Parking: Valet
A word from RPM 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 created by acclaimed bartender Paul McGee, 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved everything but the music. Too loud and too 90's. The food was better than amazing! You can"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great food, great prices and great atmosphere. This restaurant is a must do in Chicago!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Everything we ate was very good. A special mention to the Octupus appetizer. It was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Thought this restaurant had a wonderful ambiance and excellent service. Some of the food items seemed slightly overpriced but the food was very good. The drink selection was very nice and we enjoyed dessert thoroughly! The reservation we made wasn't ready so they texted when it was ready. Which is a nice feature but it was weird that the text came like 2 minutes later. Then we go back to the hostess stand and waited another few minutes. Seems there could be a better way of handling reservations but I guess the fact that it was so busy is because it's quite a hot spot!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The service here was by far the best I have experienced. The food was so good and the wine just perfect for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "The unique combinations (such as lobster caprese) were a pleasant surprise and overall, the food was just great. But, the service was fabulous. Our wait person was very knowledgeable and friendly, and then other staff came by to check on our experience. Great fun!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This is a very fun place to go with a group of friends! Love the ambiance, and the smaller portions are perfect and great for sharing a couple apps/entrees. Have gone back many times!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing and unique - such a great experience!! Everyone that walked by our table filled up our water, smiled and was friendly. We had mutliple people chat with us and make sure we were having a great experience. It was great!!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "RPM had a great vibe. The entire staff was professional, accommodating, and stylish. I felt the food choices and specials were clearly explained and I did not feel rushed to finish my meal. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The whole experience was outstanding! The waitress was excellent and made sure we ordered the right amount of food. Everyone enjoyed their meals. A side dish that came out with the wrong sauce was replaced immediately. The desserts were fantastic! Can't think of a meal we have enjoyed more. ."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "For the cost, RPM can't touch Piccolo Sogno or Riccardo Trattoria in terms of quality or experience."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We made reservations for our wedding anniversary were greeted and seated promptly. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with our selections. The food was delicious the ambiance great. Highly recommended. You might also be lucky and get to see Bill Rancic and Duke like we did."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Very good food and a great menu allowing you to share plates so you can sample many different dishes, without getting too full."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had our very first date here, and this past weekend we returned for our 1 year anniversary. Both dining experiences were romantic, memorable, and of course delicious!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous and it was so romantic. Very hard to get a good reservation though"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The dining experience was EXCELLENT, the food was not what I was expecting. The meatballs needed more seasoning and the spaghetti had a bitter taste due to the cheese on top. However, I was able to enjoy a very tasty salad."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Had a 6PM reservation on a Friday night. Seated us on time. Food was fabulous (loved the pizzettes) and the pastas were great as well. Service was stellar. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, atmosphere was fab and waiter, not so fab:( I know it was busy but all we wanted was to have more drinks w our dinner...he walked by us sev times and we finally asked the busboy to send him over.. Overall, one of my fav restaurants!!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I have never been to RPM Italian and at first it looked like it was a hole in the wall. Much to my surprise it was beautiful inside and felt so posh. The food was excellent with many choices and the service was timely and polite. I enjoyed the music, staff uniforms and of course time with my family at a very comfortable table. Thank you for a great first experience!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "By far the best Italian quality food we've ever had. The service was friendly and although the restaurant was extremely busy the service was prompt and efficient. The look and taste of the food were authentic and delicious. A must try when visiting Chicago!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I was disappointed in this restaurant. Had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes for table. Food was good, not great. Wait staff great! Biggest complaint was food not served ppiping hot but rather warmish, especially appetizers. Given cost that's unacceptable in my book. Wouldn't recommend given cost versus experience. There are too many great restaurants in Chicago, so wouldn't return."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Went here with my wife and our two sons (3 and 18 months). Not exactly the place to take kids but the staff was great with them. We had the prosciutto, truffled garlic bread, caesar wedge salad, spaghetti, short-rib Bolognese and the kids shared a cheese pizza. The pizza must have been good as the kids devoured it. Our food was amazing as was still good as cold left-overs the next day in our hotel. They also brought 4 mini gelato ice cream cones for the boys at the end of our meal. Would be a great place as a date night but the restaurant made it great for the kids too. Would go back again."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for a belated birthday dinner. He is a foodie himself and he loved the ambiance and all the cuisine RPM had to offer. He particularly likes Italian fare (as do I) and this tasted like grandmother's cooking. For starters, we had the fried olives, provolone-stuffed spicy red peppers (YUM), mini pizza and meatballs. For the meal, my boyfriend couldn't resist the meatballs so he had spaghetti with a heaping meatball, I had the filet mignon with asparagus. It was my second time here and his first. He was wowed by the atmosphere, decoration and the food. I absolutely love this place and service- we can't wait to be back! RPM- thank you for an incredible experience your home-cooked food. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Everything about RPM Italian was spectacular; refreshing Piccola Rosa drinks at the bar, delicious food, especially the meatballs and pappardelle bolognese, attentive service and everyone was welcoming and pleasant from the time we walked in the door. Love the decor as well."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food, wine, service and ambience was incredible. I will definately dine there again on my next trip to Chicago."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was delicious especially the pastas, great atmosphere and yummy cocktails. Also great service would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "everything we ordered, and we shared 6 different dishes was simply delicious!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I highly recommend the Sweet Corn Agnolotti, holy smokes, it was delicious! The service was fantastic and the food was outstanding. We'll definitely be going back to RPM."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "good food and great service. Would like to see oysters added to the appetizer"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Wonderful service from the waitress. Beautiful atmosphere. The gnocchi portions are quite small without a big taste. The greet staff kept several of us waiting past the opening time. It seems as if they could have seated us instead of keeping us in the foyer. I'm not in a big hurry to go back in consideration of the wonderful competition in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband planned a perfect anniversary dinner at RPM and I could not have been more thrilled. It was my first time at the restaurant but certainly not my last. The food, drinks and service were OUTSTANDING!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Fantastic menu with knowledgeable and unpretentious service. We had 2 starters, salad and shared entrees and everything was absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I've been to many restaurants in the Chicago area, and RPM Italian impressed from start to finish. Though we had to reserve several weeks in advance for a four-top, it was well worth the wait. Every course ordered was as exquisite as the last, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance perfect. I could not have asked for a better experience. Compared to other establishments in the area, RPM Italian is the clear choice to make."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food is wonderful and the service is impeccable. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Another perfect dinner at RPM with my sister. We loved every single course, and there were many! I look forward to eating at RPM again soon."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had dinner with wife and one of her friends. It was an excellent night with great food and drinks. Had an awesome waitress who reccomended the perfect food and drinks."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had the Filet Mingon, the Maine Lobster Ravioli, a special offer wheat pasta and the mama something or other pasta. The filet was literally like butter! so delicious, and the best steak I've ever had. The Lobster Ravioli was perfect! So yummy, it was a favorite for sure. the wheat pasta they had as a special was also incredibly good, the only things that were slightly less good were the mamas pasta dish, it was like bloated spaghetti, and the garlic potatoes were waaaayyy too garlicky, tasted like fake potatoes and had too much salt on them. Otherwise, we were blown away by the food and service. definitely will be a return visit on our next trip to Chicago."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent the one and only problem we had is one of our appetizers did not make it out. Once we brought it to our waiters attention it was quickly brought to the table."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "took a while to get a reservation but SO worth it... will definetly be back"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was my wife and I's first time eating at RPM Italian and I must say it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was perfect and the food matched it every step of the way, from appetizers all the way to dessert. The style of the restaurant was refreshing and was complimented perfectly by the staff and their service. My wife and I raved about RPM Italian to everyone we've talked to afterwards and would not hesitate to go back for more!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014