Great Time at RPMOur service was outstanding! Waiter was very personable, loved his job, and was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We had a great time thank you!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRPM - Great food and service!RPM is a fantastic place to eat. Service was impeccable, not too fast and not too slow. It's a busy place so prepare for lots of louder conversations, but we were able to hear each other talk. Make sure you have your reservations well ahead of time! Younger audience also. Absence of decorating which we appreciated also.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe service both at the bar and restaurant was impeccable. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and know their food! Every dish was better than the last! Mama de Pandis pasta and sauce and the meatballs along with the carbonara were my favs! Guiliana's salad was delish! Canollis and coconut ice cream ended the evening perfectly!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous foodWe lucked out getting a late-night (and last minute!) reservation while visiting Chicago this week. The food and service was excellent and the atmosphere was good, too. I absolutely recommend going - make a reservation well in advance if possible... or you might not get as lucky as we did! I'll definitely be back.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove menu offerings and layoutLove menu offerings and layout with portion amounts6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA deliciously fun evening....The standout of the evening was our server. From the first moment he approached our table to the last, he was excellent! All of his food recommendations were fantastic! The fried zucchini is deelish and the lobster caprese melted in our mouths! The steaks were perfectly seasoned and the pasta with Mama DePandi's Pomodoro sauce was so flavorful and fresh! And the fabulous desserts, oh my!...the Budino was exquisitely rich and full of chocolate flavor that melded beautifully with the salted caramel and vanilla gelato. While the Tartuffo....I will have dreams about its hazelnut crunchy outer shell that provided the perfect amount of texture for the chocolatey ice cream goodness on the inside! Our group had a fabulous evening!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the waitI made the reservation months ago for my husband's 50th birthday.Luckily his birthday was on a Monday because I couldn't get a reservation on a Saturday, to save my life. Being a Monday made me think it wouldn't be crowded but I was Wrong. When we left the restaurant around 10pm, the restaurant and bar were still completely full and people were waiting to be seated...crazy but worth the wait.
Having never been there, we asked the waiter, Alex G, for recommendations and quantity.We ended up taking his advice for the entire meal and were not disappointed. There was not a morsel of food left. Having said that, the portions were smallish, which allowed us to try lots of dishes. We will definitely be back, that is, if we can get a reservation6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousI heard many great things about RPM, walked in and the modern décor seems a little cold but once you are settled in, it is very comfortable. The dishes are great portions and very authentic, gave you a variety of tastes, I just wanted to keep eating!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways AmazingI always have a great time at RPM. The food is delic - shredded brussel sprout salad, burrata, meatballs, scallops, a new find in the wood roasted octopus, and a fabulous end, Bill's dessert! While I'm not a gin drinker, the La Postina is devine! We went Sunday afternoon, so it wasn't busy. Our server Tracy H was fantastic, and overall, it was another fabulous trip to RPM!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was my second time herethis was my second time here and the food, atmosphere, service was all great. can't wait to come back.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur anniversaryFor our first anniversary we decided to relive very likely the best dining experience of the year, and RPM was the run away choice. The service, facility, and food are what will become a much more frequent stop for us. Proud to be treated like that.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceI Loved RPM with a capital L. We dined on Brussels Sprout Salad, Zucchini Fritas, Mama DiPandi's Buccatini, Ricotta Ravioli and finished with the Pistachio/Coconut gelato and it was delicious. The service was great and the price was reasonable. Highly recommend.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinarily AccommodatingTook my niece for her birthday. She's vegan and the server was very informative and couldn't do enough to ensure we were both satisfied with our food selections. She checked with the chef several times to ensure my niece's food fit the vegan regimen and she was very happy. They even brought soy milk to accompany her coffee. Food delicious; we stuck with the trademark Mama DiPandi's pasta. I had a meatball my niece had asparagus and I know why this restaurant was started for this dish alone. Bravo!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect anniversary dinnerIt was simply perfect. Food was amazing and great portions...they surprised us with an anniversary treat! Service was excellent! Will definitely return when we are back in Chicago!!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMworth the wait!It's hard to get reservations for this place but RPM does not disappoint! The food, service and experience was great! Loved Giuliannas Italian salad and pizettes! Pastas were great to share! Can't wait to go back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian Food, not American ItalianI have traveled to Italy 15+ times. This is the most authentic Italian food I have had outside of Italy
It is a very popular restaurant. Make a reservation two moths ahead if you are going on a weekend.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience! I draggedAmazing experience! I dragged my husband just because I wanted the experience. We were so pleasantly surprised though. The best food we had in Chicago! Incredible wine and beer. Wonderful server too!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRPMI was extremely pleased with my experience. Everything was perfect!! The food was the best I've ever tried.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service great findGreat service. Great swordfish. Great halibut. Needs to offer a gluten free beer and more gf options in general. However it was a great dinner and the service is great. Ambiance is excellent. Trendy etc. The Juliana salad is excellent. They need a few risotto options as they only offer sweet pea risotto but it was super good anyways! Everything was perfect, just needs to cater to GF foodies a bit more. Always some glutinos looking to drol the extra bucks for GF eats.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experinceWe have wanted to dine here but have been unable to get a reservation at what we consider a good time. We finally had to try it so dined at 5 pm. Worth it. The food was delicious. I was a bit surprised by the size of the portions. Guess I am used to getting huge amounts and they served an appropriate amount. I would highly recommend it an will return even if it is at 5 pm.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!Took my wife for her birthday with another couple and all of us were absolutely blown away! I knew what champagne and wine I wanted before I got there but food was harder as everything on menu looked great. Our waiter was amazing and walked us through the entire menu and offered up his suggestions (which we followed) and he was spot on!!!! We will go back and try the rest of the menu we didn't get to. Don't wait and get here.............6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but not accomodatingEverything was great but we had a reservation for 4 and I called to increase to 5. Told no availability. When we arrived we were seated at a booth. The booth next to us had 5 people. I was disappointed that we couldn't bring the 5 th person in our party.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very pleased withWe were very pleased with the ambience, food and the service. I came because of the TV exposure of the restaurant and we were not disappointed.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHip joint with excellent foodSwanky restaurant with friendly servers and awesome food, we ordered mama depandi pasta with meatball, polenta, cauliflower gratin which was all delicious. Glasses of sangiovese was enjoyed by all. Definitely will return to RPM and try the other items.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago funExcellent food and exceptional services. Would absolutely recommend to others.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but deliciousThis is not somewhere to take your family. The noise level was extremely high. The prices are high, but the food is fresh, homemade and delicious. The small plates allowed sharing which was appreciated. Would recommend the brussel sprouts salad. The homemade ricotta that came with toast was melt in your mouth good. Coconut gelato the best I've had since Florence.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, awesome clienteleI recently moved to Chicago and have heard so many good things about RPM. I tried it out with a friend and absolutely loved it. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. The portions were smaller than I thought, but the quality of the food made up for it. I'll definitely be back!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our waiter and our meal!The four of us were celebrating a college graduation, the end of a freshman year in college, and a vacation-so diverse ages and tastes. We had the best time trying a lot of dishes and our waiter was fun and happy.
We had the porcini pasta special, meatballs, garlic toast, cheese tray, sweet pea dish, lobster cabrese, coconut creme brulee, Bill's caramel, and banana chocolate chip cheesecake....and lots of wine.
The table was a little small to be really comfortable, but they served the food at different times and always with a clean plate so that helped with the space.
We liked the energy of the restaurant and its ambience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly Birthday CelebrationWent to RPM for an early birthday celebration with two of my gals. The overall experience was excellent, our server David was great and answered all of our questions. Other servers stopped by the table and were super friendly. The food was to die for and the drinks were on point. I will definitely be stopping by again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal Ever.Literally the best meal my husband and I have ever had. Clean, fresh, modern Italian food. The meatballs and Mama DiPandi's pasta were to die for! We had to order bread just to soak up all of the wonderful sauce! We'll be going back the next time we're in Chicago.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time...The whole experience was wonderful. The only negative I have was that the grilled asparagus was a little dry, but all the other dishes were phenomenal. Will definitely return.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Bucatini Pomodoro!Awesome Bucatini Pomodoro! The large meatballs were HUGE and very flavorful! The Hazelnut Gelato in chocolate shell was AMAZING. It grew on me with each bite!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial nightMy fiance and I chose to go to RPM to celebrate our engagement. The staff was courteous and made us feel special and welcome at all times. The food was amazing and I will definitely be back in the future!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerWe walked over from Navy Pier and had a wonderful dinner at RPM. The food was great and the service was even better. Top notch experience. We will be back.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!It's hard to get in, but worth it when you do!
We were seated about 20 minutes after our reservation, but we had a drink at the bar so we were fine. It was CROWDED for a Wednesday night!
The food is made for sharing, which was perfect for us.
We had the octopus (amazing), shaved artichoke salad (delicious) and the squash blossoms (light and tasty). We then each got a pasta, which were smaller than entree size, but perfect after sharing a few appetizers. Spicy crab for him, carbonara for me.
Great drinks and impressive wine list.
Would definitely go back!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bartender let us standThe bartender let us stand there quite a while until asking for our order, and was a bit short with us. Also, they were 30 minutes late getting us a table even though we had a 9pm reservation. To be fair, however, the waiter had a "small-bite" appetizer sent to the table because of the late seating.
Other than this, the evening was great. The food, wine, and service were terrific. Our waiter didn't hover or try to up-sell us on everything. Very professional. I would go back.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but tables wereGreat food but tables were a little close together and felt like we were siting with our next table6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Great Food Fun environmentOMG, the Octopus appetizer,the pepper stuffed with mozarella OUT of this world, and roasted olives were so GREAT! Anthony our waiter guided us through the menu and really helped us choose the best ! I made another reservation to return in 1 week.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Birthday DinnerI visited RPM while I was in town for a friend's wedding. I was inspired to visit the restaurant after watching G&B's show and it did not disappoint! I made the reservation a few months prior and put in a note that I'd be celebrating my date's birthday, and they acknowledged it as soon as we sat down and gave excellent service throughout the evening. The food was great - ordered Guiliana's salad and Mama D's pasta with meatballs. I will definitely come back when I am in Chicago again!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI will visit againOur server was excellent and offered great recommendations.
Everything we tried was excellent. Our server recommended ordering one entree to share and a couple pasta dishes. This allowes us to try various things on the menu.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Food was delicious. Staff was super helpful with suggesting wines and foods -- and the servers look super spiffy in their white jackets! All in all, a great experience -- and (surprisingly) fair-priced.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNot Your Typical Italian RestaurantReally inventive creative Italian food yet it doesn't stray too far. Small plates worked well for he pasta dishes and fish was very nicely done. Service was outstanding as was the atmosphere. Nice wine list and beer drinkers were not forced into Morretti or Peroni. This was far better then we expected.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find!!!Food, service and atmosphere all top notch. And, great energy but able to hold a conversation. Highly recommend... good for night with the girls, a date or family occassion.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticGreat place for a special occasion, I would love to return for our wedding anniversary.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Small Plates GemOn a Sunday night, this place was hopping. Beautiful decor and attentive service added to delicious food makes RPM a winner. We stuck to the appetizers, salads and small plates of pasta, all very good and filling, leaving room for a dessert to share. Recommend trying as many dishes as possible, you won't be disappointed.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulEnjoyed the meal. The food tasted excellent, the menu had just enough choices and the service was second to none. I highly recommend RPM.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!I've been to RPM Italian several times and it just gets better and better! Love the food, atmosphere and service!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant with one problemRPM Italian is definitely a wonderful restaurant. The food is amazing and every time I go there I am surprised by the quality of the cooking. The service as well is superb, with multiple waiters always tending to our requests.
However, the only problem is the reception. Every I've gone there they had made me wait for some time, despite my reservation. So if you have a reservation at let's say 10, be prepared to wait from 10 to 20 minutes.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, another great dinner!One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is great, tasty, tapas style portions to share and this way you get to try a lot. Truffle garlic bread is a must here. We ordered the calamari, roasted chicken, the special pasta with morel mushrooms, lobster ravioli, the meat balls and Mama Depandi's pasta for dinner. Everything was paced nicely, service was great! Erin was our server and she was always smiling. Book ahead, there is a waiting list but well worth it!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceMy spouse and I were in Chicago for the first time this past weekend and decided to try RPM due to the great reviews. Although we had to wait until 10:30pm on a Saturday night for a reservation, it was well worth the wait. It was still busy at this time. The food and service were great and portion size was perfect. Also we were surprised at the low cost of most dishes (under $20) for a higher end popular restaurant. We would definitely visit RPM again on our next visit to Chicago!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM