RPM Italian - DC

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
RPM Italian presents cuisine that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, with dishes intended to be shared. Our chef team 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hostess and excellent food.

MD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

For such an expensive restaurant, the service was terrible. Our waiter didn't pay attention to us, nor did he make us feel welcome. He had a stuck-up attitude, and was looking after tables that would tip him well. It was my first visit to RPM, and was a horrible experience. I do not think I will recommend this place nor go back. Get some better waiters that will take care of every customer equally.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food !

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten free Carbonara was AMAZING! Whole meal was solid and drinks were great!

LM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything very good and well priced. I thought the meats and fish were overpriced. I had the sea bass and it was way overcooked. Was not expecting that for the money I spent. Sommelier very good and patient.

SL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Our server was not thebest

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall great experience. Our server fell short in offering us the chef specials and bread but everything else was impeccable.

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service comes standard. Have to order the brussels salad and the carbonara- you won’t regret either!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a great experience and would return! The service was outstanding! 90% of the food was great, one of the dishes lacked depth of flavor and was bland. We look forward to returning!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food overall. Good service. Average to poor experience. In the reservation comments I requested a romantic spot for conversation. Instead we were seated in the middle. Various waitstaff kept holding loud, long conversations with the person seated next to us. At one point they sat down at the table loudly laughing. I'm fine with laughter but not if I asked for romantic seating. We were celebrating a birthday with conversation but feel the waitstaff talked over us. I asked to be moved and was told nothing more was available.

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food world class wait stuff. Definitely would go back

PR
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at RPM. Their food and service is exceptional. And I always recommend everyone save room for gelato!

C
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Despite having an 8 pm reservation, we ultimately accepted a table in the bar at 8:15 when they could not advise how much longer we would have to wait for a table in the main dining room. Service was inconsistent. Despite being seated in the bar, it took forever to get our drinks and to place our food order. Then a delay getting our appetizers was paired with an immediate serving of the entrees right on top of the apps. Suffice it to say, the service was not commensurate to their prices, and at one point we thought the server had vacated the premises as she was absent for at least 20 minutes after taking our drink order.

D
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great venue for both business and fun groups.

DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the food and the service everything here is great! The staff is super friendly, knows exactly how to cater to your taste buds. Ambiance is amazing

h
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We went for our anniversary and had indicated that on the reservation. They gave us 2 free glasses of Prosecco as well as a free dessert for the occasion. The service was excellent and food was delicious. Would return.

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and wine!

AD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Normally I love RPM but tonight was underwhelming. The bolognese was thick and a bit chewy. The veal chop wasn’t bad but a bit boring in flavor, missing some saltiness or acidity.

Service was also lackluster. Just didn’t seem to have the same feel we are used too. My wife and I will still come back, but hope it’s a better experience.

n
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a last minute decision, we decided to go RPM on Saturday to satisfy our Italian food cravings. We started at the bar for a cocktail, all which were very good. Rather than sit in the dining room, we decided to sit at the high top tables in the bar area because we liked the vibe, hostess was accommodating. Our server, Jose, was so delightful and thoughtful...especially in terms of the food timing given that we didn't have a lot of room on the table. In general, service staff was great at filling water and taking completed dishes.

Appetizers - Lobster Caprese, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio and Mediterranean Octopus
Between the 4 of us we ordered - Prosciutto Toretlloni, Sardinian Gnocchi, Spicy King Grab and Veal special
Dessert - Bill's Chocolate Budino

Alexa, Sommelier was helpful and very passionate about her work.

Overall a wonderful experience and would totally go back.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to RPM for my birthday and I had such a great time. The ambiance is everything! I loved their gluten free menu. I loved everything about RPM. I recommend you try it out.

c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad ‘s birthday

E
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For a special occasion, my wife’s birthday, it would’ve been nice if we had been seated at a small booth especially since I had made the reservation a month in advance and I am a repeat customer.
Our server Daniel, was very nice and attentive, but he could’ve brought the appetizers first and then the beet salad after the apps were cleared rather than bringing all three plates at the same time since the table for two was quite small and very difficult to maneuver two large appetizer and a salad plate.
Food was outstanding, but gnocchi portion a bit small.
Wine overpriced.
Happy Birthday cones art the end of the meal was an awesome touch.
All in all, a 4.5 out of 5.

LS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Loved everything about RPM in DC.

JC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is well planned witb options for all in our group. Standards and new twists populate the menu with specials. Both the drink list and wine list are creative and offer many choices. Our server was exceptional and seemed to know when to appear wothout being intrusive.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review