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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DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and wine!

AD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad ‘s birthday

E
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The house dessert for the best ever.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table at the bar. It was an amazing experience

g
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding, one of the best we’ve ever had. When we asked her to get the sommelier and then it was taking a bit of time to get our wine, she asked if. We wanted her to hold our first course until the wine was served. Perfect! She totally understood our ordering 3 courses and sharing each and had no issue getting the kitchen to split a pasta course before it was served. her great service just mad a great meal into a great evening. Each course was delicious and served perfectly.

CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love the food and ambiance at RPM and normally the service. This time we had a server switch almost immediately and had to request a gluten-free menu twice and repeatedly had to request water. If you’re paying close to $200 for dinner per couple, you really shouldn’t need to be asking for anything repeatedly. Empty water glasses all around is a problem.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

WW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! We got to the bar before our reservation, had a drink, and got seated right on time for our actual table. The waitstaff was very helpful and knowledgeable; he listed all the specials with ease, was clear and concise on ingredients (we both have food allergies). He even threw in a small scoop of the vanilla and salted caramel gelati as a celebration for my partner’s promotion! Not our first time here- so it was a delight to see consistency even a year later!!!

FC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint is the chewing gum that was stuck to the side of our table from a previous patron. Sadly it ended up on my husbands sweater. I did not expect this at such a classy establishment.

RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always extremely attentive, you get what you pay for. The service is top notch.

I enjoyed the extra touch of the hot cherry peppers and the seasoning salt with the steak.

WS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best DC has to offer. RPM is my favorite spot in DC and everything I try there just gets better and better.

MW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this restaurant strictly from reviews!
We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation and had to sit at the bar.
No worries! Service for appetizers and wine were spot on!
The server was helpful! The food and wine excellent!
Would definitely return and recommend!

MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in DC, the food and service is great. Been there many times and recommend it very highly.

BF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is very New York sexy-chic. Prices ain’t cheap but it’s worth it.

JM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

With no one else in the restaurant at 3:30 pm until we left, was so disappointed in the service and restaurant. The waitress could hardly be bothered, was hurried, and hardly came back. Warm tap water served, was a $7 or $9 charge for bread. The pappadelle pasta hardly had any short rib meat. The dessert was ok. The restaurant was lovely, but that’s about it.

w
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
The wine list was a bit overpriced

A
New England
23 reviews