RPM Italian - DC

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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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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service & dinner

BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the world. Could not be more satisfied.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service! It is by far my favorite restaurant in D.C.!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in DC.

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AW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only compliant I have is the filet was cooked too well. Otherwise, the service, other food, and atmosphere was on point. On pricey side, but worth a nice anniversary spot.

LB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, dark and classy decor, friendly and helpful staff, delicious cocktails and fantastic food. Highly recommend the carbonara, as well as the dry-aged steak to share!

MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and at the end they surprised us with a special treat!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dinning with RPM Italian BUT CERTIANLY NOT OUR LAST. This was a fantastic dinner with top level service with outstanding cuisine. Hats off to Juan top shelf service always there to top off glasses and no rush to the entire evening.

Should not be missed if visiting DC.

AD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Checked in a few minutes early for the reservation. They asked us to wait which was fine, but it was odd that the entire dining room was empty. It was also even more odd that there was 5 people standing at the host desk conversing with each other and then a server came up and asked for snacks and a big bag of something was handed to her. Other than the odd check in experience it was a yummy meal. I’m not sure if the server was new or not but she couldn’t answer basic questions about spaghetti and didn’t recommend us any dishes like the table next to us got from their server. Would go back and sit at the bar because cocktails were so delicious and the food was good. Dining room is exquisitely designed but service is a bit lax for the ambiance. Was expecting more along the lines of fine dining.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome...always love it here!!!

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It would have been great to know when booking on OT that there is a bar side and a dining room side of the restaurant. Four of us were seated in the bar area at a high top and would have preferred the dining room. Our server, Rahel, was terrific and informative. Given that we were sharing many items family style, our high top table was cramped and somewhat uncomfortable for a longer meal. Delivery of courses was a bit erratic but overall service was very good.

GG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great menu choices. Just great. What else do you need

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

friendly staff, professional and tried their best to make it a good dining experience. Risotto was good.
Oysters would be better if served with toppings by the side. Wagyu dish was very fatty.

GB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great carbonara! Would have been nice to be given some bread with olive oil or butter. A bit pricey, but very good quality food

SU
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Beautiful atmosphere. My fave.

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The main dining room is beautiful. Our server was informative and polite (he even cut our eggplant parm table side and had the pasta dish brought to us in two separate plates because he knew we were sharing). The food came out hot and on gorgeous dining ware, and everything was fresh and exquisitely seasoned (definitely order the frito misto and cannolis). And the spritz and giggles were delicious cocktails, not too sweet and paired nicely with our food. All moderately priced, and we’ll definitely be back!

F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lackluster flavor.. I was expecting bold, memorable tastes but this restaurant definitely fell short. The stuffed olives, octopus salad, roast beet salad, zucchini fritters and mushroom pizettes all were quite bland...

LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend this restaurant more! The food and cocktails were incredible, and it is a great place if you are celebrating a special occasion! Fabulous service, great ambiance, and all around a wonderful experience. Cannot wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at RPM. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. My waitress was awesome. I literally have nothing to complain about. I only thing I would say is that the pasta portions are on the medium side. If you find a pasta dish that you want to try, don’t look forward to a huge portion. However with that said, I had the squid ink pasta with spicy crab and it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At a restaurant that earns five stars across the board the food was still the outstanding feature. The spaghetti carbonara was simply the best dish I have ever had in my life. The service speed was well moderated, with appetizers coming in and with enough time to eat and enjoy with the main courses not far behind. The restaurant is a bit dark, but that only takes away from enjoying the plating. The waitress was very helpful with wine selection and checked in not too often while still passing by so she could be flagged down if anything was needed.

We will definitely be returning here and recommending it to friends.

TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! Our server (Nicole) was attentive and friendly. I'll definitely be back!

BS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Dinner with friends

V
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Loved that they offer a gluten free menu. My daughter had gluten free pasta that was the best we ever tasted.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

RM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was a busy Saturday night the service was immaculate and the food was amazing

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents visiting

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got put at a high table with bar chairs but other than that - very good.

JH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at RPM are consistently excellent. It’s perfect for a special occasion or theater night. Can’t wait to go back again!

SH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive luxurious ambiance, extremely nice service and good crowd.
will definetly come back when in Washington.
thanks, Sabina

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. I really enjoyed my dish, spaghetti with lobster and the desserts are really good! I will certainly go back!

BD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and great quality of food, wine choices and price point made for a enjoyable experience. for some at the table it was a first experience and they left clamoring about the entire experience. made a great first impression.

BP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant!
We had a fantastic time at RPM DC, from the moment we walked in there was an amazing energy. Our server Ayanna was SO friendly, warm and kind and we couldn't have asked for a better experience, best service since we have been in the states.
Food was phenomenal, drinks were great and atmosphere was just right.
Will definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating at RPM Italian in Chicago, we were very eager to try out their restaurant in DC. We were not disappointed! We were sat in a booth with romantic ambience and a fun vibe. Our server James could not have been more attentive or knowledgeable about the menu - adding to the success of our night out celebrating our recent engagement! Their wine list is fantastic, and James recommended at one that fit our budget and our taste buds well. Best shaved Brussels, garlic bread, marinara sauce and meatballs around! Can’t wait to return!

DH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed that they no longer served a certain cocktail that I have ordered from there a few times. Our server tried to make it right,

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wonderful! We were there celebrating our

LL
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at DC location. We have visited the Chicago RPM Italian several times and this was as good if not better! We had the Chicken piccatta special and the fabulous meatballs and pasta. It was all excellent. Our server Renee was great and helped recommend a good wine. The decor was simple and lovely. The noise level was moderate compared to most busy restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome.

BT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the higher end prosciutto, and some old fashions. I would highly recommend them both.