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. 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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w
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place...food was outstanding. Carbonara, Misto Fritto, Meatballs, Artichokes were all stellar.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable experience at RPM. Drinks were great, recommend the Spritz “P”. Service was friendly, food was pretty good although I would recommend the ravioli over the gnocchi. Finally the dessert was wonderful, would highly recommend the lemon cake.

JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This used to be our favorite spot. Not anymore. Had a 845 reservation. Waited for almost a half hour only to be told they’d like to sit us in the crowded bar, on a Saturday night. No thanks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
The wine list was a bit overpriced

A
New England
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I made a dinner reservation for my boyfriend's birthday and we both loved it! Very chic and modern. The food was delicious, their wine list is extensive and their cocktails were perfect. Overall everything was outstanding, from their service to their food. I will definitely return here when in D.C again.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. We tried the Wagyu steak and it was one of the best things I have ever tried. So worth the money. The Tomahawk cut was delicious as well. Great food, great service!

m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

When you ma a reservation you should not be seated at a bar table so that every waiter in room kicks your chair without even apologizing ... felt like being in 5 guys with low light

MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, very intimate, the ambience was excellent. I can’t wait to go back

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They put us in the back of the restaurant in a room that clearly was meant for overflow. They put us in a corner and the ambience was not great. The food took forever and my entree was super salty to the point I couldn't eat it. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

DB
Wilmington
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Don't recommend the bar service. We were an hour early for our reservation, so, sat at the bar and ordered drinks and an appetizer. We got our drinks, but the bartender never checked in on us - took 40 minutes to get our appetizer and when we did, we had nothing to drink with it, as the water was never refilled and we were not checked with for further orders. Made reservation 8 weeks in advance, and they tried to seat us in the loud bar area. When we indicated that we wanted to be in the dining room, they seated us no problem. Marco and Hayward saved the evening with beyond excellent service. They were aware we had theater tickets and made sure we ran on time. They truly were wonderful and made great suggestions. Our guests were extremely happy with the quality of the food and service. Thank you Marco and Haywood and your talented Chef!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service & dinner

BP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, staff and atmosphere were exceptional as always. Love the meatball appetizer.

BM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at RPM. We sat at the bar area, but was very comfortable and can have good conversation without been noisy. The food was fantastic. The service is so on point as well, shout-out for Daniel who was working near the bar tables area.

BM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in DC.

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AW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
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 on November 11, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome...always love it here!!!

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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