RPM Italian - DC

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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
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Award winning meatballs and outrageous gelato.

CV
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic on every level! Will definitely be back!

SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our experience at RPM Italian was incredible. I don't normally right reviews but our bartender could not have been more professional. It was a Sunday evening and clearly someone was bummed his team lost and had a tad too much to drink but she handled everything with such elegance that no one around felt uncomfortable. The carbonara & zucchini frittes were perfectly executed and the special dessert was spot on! Wine list was good as usual! Only negative was the cold draft coming from the vents above but would surely go back next time in town!

LA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The bar staff was rude. Well most of the staff was rude. Don’t know how to make a common drink and then charge $$$ for them. Good food. Not fabulous. Just ok Italian

BM
Miami
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son’s 25th and everything was delicious! We were actually offered Prosecco while we waited for our table to be ready.

C
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special birthday for my wife. Enjoyed drinks at the bar and then had a wonder dining experience. Branzino, eggplant parm and pasta dishes were all excellent. Our waiter was great! Looking forward to returning.

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

Excellent service , will surely come back again

EO
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious. Some of the other guests were a bit obnoxious. They were loud, used of obscene language and smelt of weed. Not really the clientele I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

S
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Matthew insured that we had an excellent dining experience. Can not wait to go back to RPM!

EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time at RPM! However, they got rid of the charcuterie plate with the delicious cheeses, etc. The service, drinks and food were wonderful!

c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server Sam F. Was incredible and we can’t wait to come back!

KH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wish they had a more extensive menu. Lasagne was missing. Fantastic tableside service and a great ambience. Fun and romantic! Phenomenal cheesecake!!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch service and food quality is through the roof. Do NOT skip over the housemade pasta!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had heard nothing but great things about RPM from some co-workers, so when my friend came in town to visit, I suggested that we give RPM a shot. Our experience definitely lived up to the hype! Everything was AMAZING- from the food and drinks to the service. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning!

TG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcus was an outstanding host tonight! His recommendations and attention to detail made our experience wonderful.

ZB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here for my three year anniversary with my boyfriend. Awesome spot definitely will be back! Thanks

NC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food is amazing!

h
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

RPM in DC has yet to disappoint me. I frequent a lot of restaurants in the city from The Palms to Joe's Stone Crab to Del Friscos. We expect a certain level of food and service. With that said RPM each time has delivered. I do think this says a lot about the hostesses, kitchen staff/chef and food runners. But most importantly it says a lot out the server. Each time I have had Kaeleb I have never been let down. His knowledge of the menu is impressive to say the least. His attention to detail is impeccable and his warm personality just makes you feel so at home. Be sure to try RPM... the seafood tower is a exceptional and the short rib is simply divine. But regardless of what you order make sure you request Kaeleb as your server that is a MUST!!!!

C
Washington DC
658 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Follow Matt’s recommendations. He won’t steer you wrong. Heirloom salad was exceptional. The chicken with capers and sautéed spinach disappeared before I knew it was there. Just an all around outstanding experience.

CS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. I’ll be back on my next visit to DC. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Devin was our waitress in training. She was very knowledgeable. Her trainer who was from
New Jersey was excellent and super friendly. Value was good also. Bravo!

CR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was so good but it was absolutely FREEZING. I had to go stand outside at one point to warm up!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. A little trendy feeling on the inside, but great service.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was top notch a little fussy at times. The ambiance was nice. The food
however was not on par with the service, ambiance and decor. We order the prime beef meatballs
which tasted as if they were from the grocery store frozen food section the sauce was watery like Ragu
home style. My Carbonara was good the portion could have been a little larger my guest enjoyed the lobster ravioli. The decor in this place is top notch was will as the social atmosphere at the bar

DE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there. The wait staff was awesome and the good was excellent!! Looking forward to dining here again

SS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit at the bar, ask Alexa for recommendations - she’s the best.

JZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, meatballs were the best! Beautiful restaurant - highly recommended

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my wife had a wonderful time at RPM. We celebrated an anniversary and our waiter made sure to make our evening very special.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We loved our food and wine. The restaurant was very busy and the noise level is not energetic but so loud that we could hardly hear each other sitting at a small 2 seat table. It seemed very expensive but we realize it’s most likely due to D C prices. The wine particularly was high priced. Glasses of red wine are mostly over $20 per glass. Other restaurants we dined at were comparable in quality of food and somewhat less in price.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was good, not amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday well spent, to say the least. The service, ambiance, and most importantly the food were all up to par. Can’t wait to go back.

A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and the service was spot on. Food was amazing especially the bread and beef carpaccio and the deserts.

KT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Whole family had a great time, and menu had something for everyone.

BI
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm never disappointed from my dining experience at RPM, and this was no exception. The oysters were amazing, the pasta was cooked perfectly and the meatball and sauce was delicious. Service is always top notch.

BL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant! The food, atmosphere.. It's all perfect !

AS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience here thanks to our waiter and the management, Erika and Adriana for the complimentary glasses of champagne and the 2 ice cream with happy anniversary and happy birthday signs on them! Our food was delicious and very good quality! All the drinks were good as well. We were treated so well and decided to come back here now for every special occasion!

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did a great job with my friend's food allergies an had great service. Always great food as well

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love RPM. The food is fantastic! The portions are just right! And the Chocolate Torte is to die for!

RN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at RPM was fabulous! We ordered popular Italian dishes and tried some unfamiliar fare. Everything was delicious! We'll be back!

RW
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and drinks. The service was also outstanding! Loved the oysters and lobster ravioli!

OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Terrible service overshadowed everything that was great about RPM. The waiter treated us like he couldn’t be bothered...never ask if we’d like the menu explain or about the specials, didn’t even ask if we wanted a drink from the bar. My husband had to say “excuse me, I’d like to order a beer”. Never came by to see if the food (everything brought by someone else, which didn’t bother me) was ok or we needed another drink. We had to ask for a dessert menu—which is practically three at us—no explanation of items, no offer of coffee, etc. It was like he didn’t think we deserved his attention. Never felt so insulted—especially watching how all the other waiters around us treat their tables so differently. Certainly glad I didn’t bring customers to this place

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