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RPM Italian
RPM Italian

RPM Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rpmitalian.com
  • Email: leye1180@leye.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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "RPM never disappoints. The service is impeccable. They are friendly and go out of their way to make sure the guests feel welcome. We had a toddler dining with us - the chef made her chocolate milk. It was the best chocolate milk we ever tasted. The menu has tried and true traditions that you can count on and they offer new items as well. Nice selection - something for everyone."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife wanted to eat here for her birthday. We enjoyed ourselves. Compared to other restaurants this was good but not great. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We loved RPM - just the whole night was a great success!! The food was delicious, the wine selection was great!! The ambience was outstanding!! We loved every minute of the night!! We had an amazing waitress - Erin who really made our night special because she was so fun and energetic!! We ended up going back to have dessert and had another great waiter - Curtis. Who again was amazing and topped off the evening!! We were celebrating a special sister's dinner so it was a very special. We are definitely coming back to take our mother here for dinner!! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Need more wines by the glass and especially a Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. The California ones are just not as good. Also our server was not the most engaging. We like fun servers. We would go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I had friends visiting from Canada and they requested trying RPM.... It was the best dining experience I have had in the city yet!!!! The food was melt in your mouth exceptional from the salad, to the meatballs, to the bread, to the lobster ravioli! I was completely impressed with the entire experience. I put on Facebook that if you are a resident or a visitor this is a must for you to experience!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my second time to the restaurant but my first time with my hubby. We had a wonderful time there! The food was incredible, our waiter Alex was outstanding & the overall experience left us wanting to come back time and time again!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It was absolutely delicious. Would recommend to anyone who loves Italian food. Giant prawns and carbonara especially good!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was impeccable, sever was outstanding, ambiance was perfect. This was a special treat for my first experience. Thank you all so much!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I came to Chicago for the weekend and decide to give this well talked about restaurant a try. The food was to die for I had the Maine Lobster Ravioli and my wife had the Spaghetti and Meatball. We had an appetizer and side for both, we'd highly recommend getting dinner like this because most of all the food is searched in smaller plate size. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We traveled from the Philadelphia area on a mini get away to Chicago for the weekend. RPM was a must visit or us, and we could wait to dine there. The place was packed but our server never missed a beat. He explained the menu and made some recommendations for us. We ordered 5 different items and each dish was perfect. We have already told everyone we know to visit RPM if they are in Chicago. Thank you to the entire staff fire an awesome expirience."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The portions for dinner were really small. My fiancé and I each had two selections we were still really hungry afterwards. The pasta dishes were too bland. The meatballs were really good.The appetizers and dessert were what saved the entire experience. Going to an Italian restaurant you expect to leave satisfied with the dinner but we weren't. The waiter and manager both stated that they gave us two appetizers provided complimentary because of the about 30 min wait for a table over our reservation which was appreciated. When the bill arrived those times were included in the bill. We wondered if that was a mistake or not. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Drove in from Milwaukee for a day of shopping and this meal. It has been 20 years since my wife and I have benefited from such EXCELLENT wait staff service! Friendly, well trained staff that paid meticulous attention to hospitality. Treated us like royalty...and attended to all guests in the same manner as we observed. Astounding! The food was excellent and moderately priced. The ambiance is special...modern decor, classic black and white...very comfy booths and a certain ZEN quality to the vibe. A special total dining experience...and we will return with a larger party next time to be sure! I could travel accross the country and not be treated so well...or enjoy a meal as much! Kudos RPM team!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "It was another great dinner at RPM. Our server was fantastic and the food was amazing."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "So we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. I made the reservation 4-6 weeks earlier, at least. Buuuuut, they did seat us and comp us a glass of champagne and an appetizer, which was classy. And the service was professional and the food was tasty."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "From the moment we got there it was exceptional. The service, the food, the wine and the overall experience was first class. Highly recommend "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We celebrated our three birthdays (they fall within a few weeks of each other) at RPM. Food was wonderful!! Our server was attentive and we were not rushed. It was a very enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Experience. Will be back again. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Took my girl friends birthday Into consideration and delivered! Thank you RPM"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I knew about RPM from watching Giuliana and Bill but I never expected to absolutely love it. Both the service and food are amazing! I went for the first time on a Thursday night and fell in love with it that I made reservations right when I left for Saturday night. When we went back the hostess remembered us and let our waitress know and she gave us outstanding service. If you have not been you must go! Definitely a must go to restaurant in Chicago that you wont regret! :) "
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went with three colleagues for dinner. Two Americans, a German and a Serb who grew up in Paris and lives in London. We had three apps, stuffed peppers, fried ravioli and grilled octopus. All were good but the octopus was chewy so over cooked. We al had entrée and all enjoyed their dishes. My pork chop was very tasty but also a bit over cooked. Having to order sides in addition always seems like a way to pad the bill. Desserts were quite good. I can recommend but expect to pay for the experience. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I keep coming back.... The best, food & drinks, as well a a great people watching spot! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Amazing menu, great ambiance, excellent service. Will definitely return on my next trip to Chicago. Lobster Roll is a MUST"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Went to RPM with my girlfriend and had a great time. the portions are small, so the key is to order a few dishes and share."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The place is hopping, I made the reservation 4 months out to get a table at 7PM. We were greeted and wished a Happy Anniversary. Had to wait a little while for our table, so enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. When seated it was probably in the quietest spot available, we could talk comfortably. The wines are a little expensive. The menu is easy to follow, difficult to deceide what to eat, everything sounds delicious. The desserts were sinful. They gave us glasses of sparking wine and little cones for our anniversary. The staff is wonderful, working very hard, and Steven, our waiter tended to every question and want we had, and made us feel special. This place will be difficult to get into for months to come, but it will be worth it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Thought restaurant would be over-rated. Actually exceeded expectations. Very very good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "RPM is a great spot for a late night dinner after a vigorous day on the Mag Mile! We sat at the bar and lots of appetizers and wine; thoroughly enjoying the end of our weekend in Chicago!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I was in Chicago for business but had to try this restaurant out. I had high expectations, but was blown away by how delicious my meal was. I ordered the burrata as an appetizer and it was so delicious! I also ordered Mama DePandi's bucatini and it was the best pasta I have ever eaten. It was cooked perfectly, and more importantly, the pomodoro sauce didn't overwhelm the dish. I would go here again in a heartbeat. I sat at the bar and got great service, and it's great for people watching. Beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We went to RPM with friends for a kid-free night & it was perfect! The ambience is great - sleek modern decor, upbeat atmosphere. The food was wonderful! May other reviews complainted about the small portion size of the pasta but our waiter explained to us at the beginning that the pasta dishes are smaller & intended to be side dishes for the entree. The fried ravioli appetizer & the meatballs were a bit hit with everyone at our table. If you're looking for good Italian food at a place where you can talk & laugh this is it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was in Chicago for the weekend & have been wanting to try RPM for awhile now. Had a 6:30pm reservation, got right in and sat at a table near a corner. Was great because we could see everything going on in the restaurant. The décor was trendy, our waiter was wonderful & new a lot about the menu & drink selections. My husband and I tried appetizers, entrees & a dessert. Everything was delicious. I wish I lived closer to go back!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "After being received by the host with a bit of an attitude, the rest of the experience was fabulous. The service was great and they sure have a lot of staff and various employees floating around. The menu choices were broad and varied and priced reasonably for the portion size. We tasted the fried ravioli which had a zest of lemon which made them extra tasty, the mini pizzas were yummy, and the pastas top notch and definitely homemade! The ambiance was nice although at about 6p the music was turned up to some thumping beat that did not go well with the vibe of the decor. otherwise it was a very nice and I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went for our 2 year anniversary, and were greeted with a congratulations from the host. Once seated, our server also congratulated us and brought two glasses of champagne. Our server had great suggestions, and we had two apps (gorgonzola figs & carpaccio), a pasta (cavatelli), and two entrees and a side (pork, veal & gorgonzola mashed potatoes) as recommended. We were well taken care of, and will DEFINITELY be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Highly recommended by friends and acquaintances, RPM definitely delivered on overall experience. Because RPM is so popular recommend that a reservation be booked a week ahead so as not to miss out."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The good: nice vibe; tasty, creative cocktails; good service and an intriguing menu. The bad: the food is decent but definitely not on par with all the hype or the prices. Most dishes were way too salty (and I like salt), others were just nothing special (despite being recommended by our waitress). The one notable exception was the squid ink pasta with crab - it was delicious enough that I'm craving it now just talking about it. I would go again for drinks and appetizers but not for dinner. Too many better options around."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to visit RPM for a long time because of their reputation. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and very attentive. The food was delicious and we left with every intention of returning. I had the prawns and my husband had the scallops with side dishes of the pea risotto, the gnocchi and the mushrooms. Everything was so flavorful and we were so happy with our choices. I am definitely recommending this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, expensive, very loud and very busy."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Just had dinner at RPM and it was extraordinary. We were running late -- REALLY late -- and called to tell them. They said no problem and immediately sat us (with a smile) upon arrival. Our server was knowledeable, personable, and responsive to our needs. The food was excellent and worth the price. Nice of variety on the menu. Ambience was great...the place was packed but we were still able to have a great conversation (with no problems hearing each other) at the table. The restaurent also remembered that we were celebrating a birthday. I highly recommend and will be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "in a great space is solid italian food with great service in a nice space. Will return agin and again. be sure to have a meatball."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Seated on time with reservation. Creative menu that delivers on quality. Service was good. Expected the room to be too loud but was pleasantly surprised. While the restaurant was full, the music and atmosphere lively, the noise level was acceptable. The real star is the food. It is outstanding and we would return to RPM."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had RPM on my radar for visiting Chicago but heard it was difficult to get a reservation and wasn't sure of my schedule. At 8 PM I found I needed to find a restaurant for 3 people and got a table for 9:15. Arrived a bit early, left my cell no. W/the desk and enjoyed a drink at the Bar with a very helpful, knowledgeable bartender who found the perfect Wine for me after offering a taste of 3! Our table was ready at the time we booked. Our dinner table was very comfortably located for conversation and Relaxation after a very busy day. The service was excellent the food delicious and well presented. A foodie friend had dined there a few days before and couldn't have been more complementary of the food, ambience and the waiter."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our 8pm reservation turned into 8:45 even though we checked in at 7:40 and told them our 3rd person was on their way. We checked in every 15 minutes and were told the tables were paying and we would be seated. Once seated, there were apologies and they brought out complimentary appetizers. The server told us there were no nuts in the appetizers, but was wrong and our guest is allergic. Manager came out to apologize. Food was good, but disappointing experience. Bar was crowded."
    Dined on 4/8/2014