RPM Italian - DC

4.7
2983 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. 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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1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday. Great food and mostly great staff. I feel like we waited on service a tad long considering there weren’t any people there when we arrived. However, only a small annoyance, most of everything was really good.

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EG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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

Amazing restaurant and it was quite crowded for a Monday. The food was divine and the service was great. We loved the ambiance and are looking forward to returning (without our 2 year old)!

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

The atmosphere is great and so was the experience. I food was good but I expected a little more interesting combinations.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole theme. The food was amazing, our waiter was on point. If I ever go back to D.C I’d definitely go back to RPM Italian!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu looked amazing. I got a dozen of the oysters and they were small but good. I got the Pappardelle Bolognese and it was delicious. I also tried the Lobster Ravioli, and the truffle risotto (a special). All were very good and the portions were perfect. That being said, I wish there were a few more option on the menu. Our waiter Caleb was AMAZING--so nice and helped us all out since it was our first time.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dining experience. Food is excellent and the service is TOP NOTCH! Highly recommend the garlic bread and meatballs to start. Try to save room for dessert it’s to die for! Will be back again!

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

Amazing can’t wait to go back

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t
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM always does an amazing job. Mention that you are going for a special occasion ie. (anniversary, birthday, etc) and they will certainly take care of you and make it special.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter brought us dessert. Very nice

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is dope and serves dope food

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c
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with out of town family. Beautiful room. Delicious food.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in DC

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RE
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is always top notch and exceptional service! Great vibe also!

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We have eaten at both RPM DC and Chicago. Both have great food. Yes, very pricey but so much excellence comes with the experience of one of the best restaurants around.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing!

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L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to RPM Italian and it won't be my last. From the ambiance and service, to the delicious food and quality of the drinks - I'm surprised I hadn't dined here sooner. My favorites included the fresh ricotta appetizer, creamy carbonara (I swapped out the spaghetti for bucatini pasta so every crevice would be filled with the amazing sauce) and aperol spritz (aka the "P"). I definitely will be returning for another wonderful dining experience.

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’re seated right away with our reservation. Waiter came over promptly and got our drink orders. Martini in chilled glass (of course), glass on small size - but delicious! Service was excellent and food amazing! I had the prosciutto tortellini, order of meatballs and split the slo cooked pork rib with my DH. Dessert was hot donuts with Nutella - WOW! Overall a great experience and hope to go again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch here and it was excellent. Prosciutto appetizer and tagliatelle bolognese. I will be back for dinner soon.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary! Our waiter was spot on!! Made our experience memorable

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JI
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive service to go along with a thoughtful well executed menu. Wine list was excellent if a bit pricey.

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I was unimpressed. The ambience was weird, open concept, it looked like something from a movie set. The dishes on which the food was served was better than the food tasted and better than the offerings on the menu. On the plus size, the customer service was great. Overall, it was just meh for me. I would not return. I thought it was pretty much a disappointment.

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Delicious Food & Cocktails. Chic Ambiance

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CF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and delicious food! I definitely plan to return.

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KF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM is a family favorite. Consistently excellent food and service.

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IK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I would recommend even though I was not impressed by the meal and the value as it relates. Everything else was the reason for the 4 rating but the food was what kept me from suggesting a 5 rating. Servers, ambiance, hostess were all great but the food was simply simple. I consider myself a person who knows good food but to me it was nothing special. I would return to try other dishes with hopes that I’m wrong about the food but I ordered 3 totally separate entres, 2 appetizers, and desert and again I really was not moved. I truly did expect more from the kitchen since the restaurant was suggested for a special occasion but the price to me did not match up with the taste quality of our meals.

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C
Washington DC
629 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Short ribs were outstanding. Wound up taking the Brussels with me given how much food. Was terrific the next day as well. Outstanding service.

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DT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent - didn't get his name! Meal was delicious!

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SE
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS and fresh and the service was impeccable!!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Great size portions. Lovely evening

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TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was beyond incredible. Our server was fantastic. The seating is close quarters so not ideal for a private conversation but overall it was an incredible experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While on vacation, we went for a nice meal. Our waiter, Matt, was fantastic, he made it fun!
And the food was phenomenal!
If we ever get back to DC, we’ll be back!

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CB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful.

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NB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time for dinner and it was delicious. We had Tyler as our waiter, who was excellent and very attentive. Will be back!

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AS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was amazing, and the food was incredible, as always. Our server brought a few complimentary items for us to try, and each was delicious. It was unusually quiet due to the holiday and there were no disappointments.

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KH
Raleigh
63 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food, a bit on the pricy side for what you get. I'm not used to D.C. prices though, so it may be on par with other restaurants of the same caliber in the area. The atmosphere was great- the service a little on the slow side but it fit with the relaxed environment.

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all agreed that this was the best meal out we had ever had. From drinks to desserts, top notch.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Its a beautiful restaurant. The staff were very pleasant. The food wasn’t amazing honestly. I expected more as far a taste.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with a visit to the bar. I enjoyed 2 of the old fashions. Amazing. Once we were seated our server was Daniel. Could not have had a better server. Thank you Daniel. We ordered the meatballs and green olives stuffed. Order both if you go to RPM. The meatballs and sauce/gravy should be sold to the masses. Dinner came and i had chicken parm and the wife had the giant sprawns and brussel sprouts a d whipped potatoes finished the meal. Everything was amazing.

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