RPM Italian - DC

4.7
2688 reviews
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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 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.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family gathering

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

with all the rave, didn't find this to be anything out of the ordinary. ordered a prefix lunch which included an arugula salad, steak with panzanella salad and chocolate gelato. an Italian restaurant should know that panzanella salads do not contain romaine lettuce. (although mine did)

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E
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and has such good price value! It isn't overpriced like every other fancy restaurant with such great ambiance. the desserts are also very good and they have desserts with interactions too (flaming desserts). I went last Monday and about to go again next week. I highly recommend the meatballs for appetizers. One portion is 4 meatballs and is 10 dollars only! I will always go back for a fancy dinner out.

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KD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! RPM was recommended by an acquaintance who lives in the area and we are so glad we listened. It is on the pricier side but the quality of food was worth it. We were extremely pleased with everything we ordered from cocktails to appetizers to entree to dessert!

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PM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Host and Hostesses were quite patronizing for people who are working for 15 dollars an hour, I suggest you hire more hospitable people if you want to provide a better dinner ambiance. The Filet was also not worth 50 dollars, I was expecting more. Desserts were excellent and our waiter was very nice. We walked in before a group of older customers on time for our reservation but were still seated after, I suggest you treat young customers better if you want anyone under 45 years of age to legitimately enjoy their dining experience at this restaurant...

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d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

waiter was great
appetizers were great
sides were great
one of the main courses - fish was a bit overcooked
dessert was great

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JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Much better this time around than my last experience (poor service the last time, waiter was so arrogant and quite rude), took a year before I got ready to go back. Our waiter this time was nice, friendly and funny. The food was excellent. I will go again.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly FANTASTIC! The pastas and steaks were great!! The ambiance was also outstanding!

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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CJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday- we had a long night of drinking and dancing so we just ordered salads and a bunch of apps. Meatballs are to die for!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday, even selected Birthday on OpenTable but our server totally overlooked it. Everyone else around us received the “special” occasion desser but us. Also, the wine selection for by the glass seem to be all sweet. Even the red sauce for pasta was sweet. The food did not wow me. But the ambience was what I expected.

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SZ
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at RPM. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious! This was our first time at RPM and we hope to return when in the DC area again.

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RP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in DC. The service and food are always top notch! This was my husband's first visit and even he wants to come back to try other items on the menu.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had chosen this restaurant based on reviews and the designated gluten free menu since 2 in our party of 6 need to follow a gluten free diet. The restaurant was very quiet upon our arrival due to the mid afternoon timing of our reservation. The server who greeted us was welcoming and professional. That being said, we expected timely if not prompt service. Instead we waited 20 minutes for our drink order and almost an hour and a half for our entrees. When we inquired as to why there was a delay, we were told our entrees were being plated and would be served shortly. Unfortunately, the long wait time did detract from our overall experience so we will not be returning to this restaurant.

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EC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

While I would recommend RPM to regular friends, as a celiac, I would think further about it.

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K
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much, we went twice with five days.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, ambiance was gorgeous, service was top notch save for the fact that they were 30min late to seat us for our reservation...apparently this is a pattern for them.

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t
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but the service was really slow and the restaurant was super loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with command of the menu and personality

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM never disappoints. From the quality of food to the quality of the staff I have always left very happy. And if you go, be sure to sign up for their rewards program, because you will want to go back.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd or 4th time visiting RPM and it overdelivered once again. The vibe, the food, and the service was amazing! Other restaurants in DC need to catch up!

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PD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and restaurant were excellent our waiter was a little slow. the restaurant is loud for an intimate evening but for a business gathering it worked out fine. I would recommend for work function or meeting friends but not a first date.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the best time on my birthday. I was initially sat at a table that was not my favorite. I let the host know and she accommodated us immediately, and moved us to a booth. I did enjoy our server, however he would interrupt us in the middle of conversation and eating, asking us about every 15 mins if we are done/still eating, and if we downloaded this LettuceEats app. We felt rushed, as if he was just trying to close his tab. Overall, I had the best time.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food in my meal.
Service TERRIBLE

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EV
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, nice ambience. Definitely coming back!

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A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, drinks and food. Can’t wait to go back!

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner! The service was spot on and everything we ordered was delicious. I would recommend eating here and will go back when I get the chance.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Our server was fantastic and the sommelier was very helpful. Amazing food!

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CS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM was incredible as always. I've been here more times than I can count and have never been disappointed. The servers are always so knowledgable and professional. We got the ricotta and bread, meatballs, shrimp scampi, bolognese, tortellini, short ribs, and donuts with nutella. I love how they always bring the mini ice cream cones complementary! Overall - just once again a great meal and wonderful place to go for any occasion!

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful venue with absolutely delicious eats. We dined at the bar and our bartender was completely knowledgeable of the entire menu and pairings and made great recommendations on all. Pretty expensive but if you want fabulous, RPM can provide.

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with wonderful food. Quick turnaround and enjoyable atmosphere

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt was amazing - we gave him total control to order wine and some of our food selections.

It was another amazing meal and experience from RPM.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the portions were a good size. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu items and gave great answers to help us make the perfect choices for our meals.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter made th experience amazing!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, my husband had the lunch menu and loved everything except the dessert (ice cream) was amazing
I ordered from the regular menu and really like it. I really recommend the spicy crab and the cheesecake

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! I’m an Italian food snob and ever thing was fantastic. No a bad word to say about my meal. Our server Sean was great and very attentive. Can’t wait to go back

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent and attentive. He was friendly and engaging. He did an outstanding job

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff from the door to those at table side were great.
the Fresh pasta was excellent. The steak was well seasoned and tender.
The wine and mixed drinks help set the evening. Thanks

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JB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. I loved the various price points of food. The short rib was amazing! You could cut it with a fork! The brussel sprouts were fantastic. The overall experience and service was stupendous. This is now my new favorite spot to go.

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