RPM Italian - DC

4.7
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3604 Reviews
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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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NicoleH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose to celebrate at RPM for my husbands birthday and we really enjoyed our experience. The service and the food were amazing. We will definitely be back.

JM
JosephM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, elegant atmosphere. A great place for a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveeeed the food. One of my favorite “special” restaurants in DC

CS
ChristineS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved celebrating our special night at RPM. The Flambé for dessert was extra wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipOmnipotent
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was pretty good { food / service/ atmosphere }
the only thing that was a head-scratcher was the hostess seating us extremely close to a large round that was filled by 6 loud and obnoxious people. And when I say we were close I mean when one of them backed out her chair it hit our table & almost knocked everything over...

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vipHollyL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introduced our friends to RPM Italian and they loved it as much as we do!

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Barney
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very disappointing! We arrived early so we went to the bar for a drink. First mistake.

Service: Bartender (especially) and host staff couldn't have cared less about us. Waiter was accommodating but was a bit put-off by an allergy request at our table (partly our fault but still).
Food: The appetizers were great but my dinner was like pasta in a bowl of grease; not butter or olive oil--just greasy.
Overall: We all agreed that we expected, and did not receive, exceptional service from the RPM name and for the price we would go somewhere else next time.

TM
vipTMF1
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the wine, the pasta carbonara and the chocolate gelato, looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the DC area. Fun place, busy, wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary! Amazing experience. Not our first time dining and we always have a great meal. And the service from the server to the managers is exceptional.

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NathanF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! We will most definitely be back! There was a minor emergency that caused us to need to evacuate, but the staff was amazing and so attentive once we were allowed back inside :). The food was also excellent and not as expensive as one would expect from such a high class place. Staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating!

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RicardoA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

first time was amazing, but my second visit was disappointing as the pasta dish came out poorly cooked, the meatballs which are amazing came out slightly cold. overall i was disappointed

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vipSmyw
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the carbonara pasta!!!

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DavidV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Too us on time for our reservation. Noise level high. Portions could be a bit larger.

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CarolineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love everything about this restaurant! The chef made us a special order of Tuna Crudo (it isn’t on the menu anymore) because we come so often and we’re sad to see it removed. AMAZING service and attention to detail. We will be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!! Our family loved the experience.

PM
vipPietroMc
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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Jones
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better for our 20th anniversary. We were greeted with congratulations and given best wishes on our departure. Falling in love with those brussel sprouts. It was a team effort and made the night even better.

SP
vipSusanP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were meeting with a cousin from out of town. He was staying near RPM so it was a good choice for us. Terrance was our waiter and he was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Memorable experience.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All of the food was excellent, except the kale and spinach salad was way overdressed, soaked in the dressing, way to heavy, which was really surprising given how excellent everything else was. That's a miss for the kitchen.

JG
vipJennyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - never had a bad meal.

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Juli2007
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing; however service just so so. We had to ask for some bread and butter twice. Too many employees and not a good service. It took a long time to get some bread but the waiter was coming to pick up our plates while we were still eating. Strange approach for such pricey place.

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vipPatrickG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here in a Saturday for a couples dinner (us and one other couple). I was surprised how well most people were dressed - several groups wearing suits and dresses.

The food was great too. I would come here for pasta (all their options are good but the Cacio e Pepe was on POINT) but the steak and seafood options were good too.

What really out it over the top for us was the service and attention to detail. The server was not only attentive but also recommended a great alternative when they ran out of my favorite scotch.

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vipLoved
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers and dessert were amazing! Fun ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

RPM used to be a fantastic restaurant. Now the food is average, you can tell the kitchen staff has changed. It is definitely not worth the price. I don’t think I will come back. Waiters should be better trained to serve dietary requirements. The menu choice was more American ‘Italian’ rather than traditional Italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday and they were great and brought us out a small dessert for free as well.

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vipADayatTheTrack
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dining experience, from the receptionist to the bar to the table and back to the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would genuinely say one of the best places I’ve ate here in a while! The service was fantastic & the food lived up to the hype. An absolute must go!

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vipLarryholz
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food best in DC. Unfortunately the table next to me was a group of young regulars that were loud and disturbing.

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vipShelly
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It wast OK only ok

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the hosts were extremely unhelpful but the servers were terrific.

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vipTheFergs
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding service!! Food was absolutely amazing! They really made us feel special for our anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food delivery was very slow.

JK
JoelK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Perhaps more expensive than it should be, but there is a vast array of lower priced choices.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, knowledgeable waiter, delicious meal. I had the short rib, it was very tender and an excellent flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

E