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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MG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Matt P was attentive and accommodating to all of our needs. The music was energetic and the food was delicious. I enjoyed my dinning experience and I will be returning.

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All as expected

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

Great experience. Had a fantastic server, food was excellent, great ambiance- can’t wait to go back.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a same day reservation for my moms birthday while visiting DC and were so lucky to score a table at this highly sought after restaurant. We were placed in a nice quiet room and had Damon as our server. He was passionate and knowledgeable about the restaurant and the food, he made recommendations, and provided 5 star service! To make the night extra special for my mom he even did a table side Birthday dessert. 5 stars all around for RPM Italian. (Request Damon, you will not be disappointed)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great mean!

h
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Hayward was fantastic and very knowledgeable of the menu and very attentive. His suggestions were spot on and we didn't feel overwhelmed. Definitely a hidden gem in DC. My husband even told me that he expects to go there once a week now for happy hour.🤷‍♂️

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very busy, Friday night. Service was spectacular. Food was not what I’d consider to be top Italian cuisine but was good. Bar crowd very loud.

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

Birthday celebration with special desert treat very accommodating will return

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drink, and service were all top notch. Was a great atmosphere to celebrate. Server was very attentive and provided good insight about the food options.

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

Loved RPM! Hubby enjoyed himself and food! Service was awesome!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th birthday celebration

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great environment.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and excellent service. Only detraction was the extremely high noise level.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service very slow for this price.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Very slow service

L
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Came at lunch during a conference at the Convention center. Arrived early and there were not many patrons. Order taken quickly (“off the quick lunch menu”). Meal came out slow and we had to wait for the dessert and check. Staff seemed stressed once the play filled out. Wait staff was very courteous. Food was excellent.

ER
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the Restaurant is nice, food is a little pricey, you’re more so paying for experience than the food selection.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Excellent food and awesome service. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is fantastic!!!!!

CC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience! Seated right at our reservation time and greeted by Tyler, our highly attentive and very friendly server. They all wore white coats which amped up the black n white motif of the ambiance. I loved that they split our salad when I noted we were sharing. We ordered the focaccia to go with that but had to remember to save some for the entrees, but there was plenty, so no problem. We ordered a scallop special that was great. My only pan would be that they were the small Bay scallops where I would have preferred 2-3 nice sizes sea scallops. The wild boar gnochetti was very tasty. With our eyes bigger than our stomachs we also split an order of Bolognese which they again split for us. We had leftovers of all 3. I had mentioned it was our anniversary and we were told to have a happy anniversary by every part of the staff that had contact with our table which was nice.
Would definitely eat here again on a return trip to DC. I'd probably request Tyler as well as he made us feel special on our special day.

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lobster ravioli, risotto with white truffle were excellent. Veal chop had a lot of fat and made it almost inedible.

DJ
Los Angeles
166 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & great food!

VD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent menu lots of choices superb service great ambiance

MJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Waiter was nice. Portions perfect size. Front of house staff (FOH) dreadful, rude and useless. We arrived early for our table, explained this to the FOH and were given the option to eat at bar or wait for our allocated table. Chose the latter. Came back to the inept FOH at our allocated time and were told they were incredibly busy, table not ready and we’d have to take a seat to wait. Finally we were taken in to the restaurant only to be ushered straight back out as there were no tables. We were offered a seat at the bar again. Not sure if it is just because service is poor or if it because we were tourists. Will not be recommending this place to anyone visiting DC and will not be back. FOH staff either need training or fired.

KS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation specifically for RPM’s gluten free menu. The GF menu was extensive and the service was impeccable. I will definitely male this a regular stop whenever I am traveling in DC. Thank you do much! What a pleasant surprise!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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DL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Terrific, attentive server

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from the moment we sat down. Impressive wine list paired with our delicious meal. The baked Alaskan dessert was amazing and presentation over the top. Love love

RF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM never disappoints! We took our 12 year old daughter (and our 2 other girls) to celebrate her birthday and she couldn't have felt more special! The food, as always, was delicious, and quick to come out. The shared plates were perfect for the family, and the flaming torte was a showstopper!

FD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By myself. This restaurant really took care of me which I will not forget.

MD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The truffle garlic bread, meatballs, and pastas were fantastic.

LG
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at this restaurant - we found it outstanding. Both food and service were terrific. We had the swordfish and Alaskan King crab and loved both and a great dessert. Would definitely go there again if in Washington.

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, can't wait to go back!!

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing and they did everything possible to make my boyfriends birthday special.

g
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service. We will return!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love RPM - food is delicious and they treat you as family. If you haven’t been, you really should go. If you have been, you know what I’m talking about... tell / take your friends!

ML
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 2

This place is a NYC vibe which comes with attitude! Service was subpar and oh, waiter pushed the truffle shaving on any of your entree, for $55 a shaving on top of your food, like Parmesan....$55! LOL!

DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great as always, but service wasn't great this time. It was very slow and our server was not very personable.