RPM Italian - DC

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

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

TG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food is amazing!

h
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
655 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

SH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been to RPM a handful of times and every single visit has been amazing, however this visit just wasn't up to par. While the food amazing, our server was less than stellar, which is very unlike RPM. She seemed more concerned about the booth behind us. She never asked how our meals were (my entree didn't arrive very warm) or asked if we would like another round of drinks. We had to flag down another server to get more water. When she did come to our table, it was to ask if we wanted dessert. We did order dessert, but only because we had to ask if there were any dessert specials. She told us about the donuts with nutella, which we ordered.
Overall, the food was great and we had a nice dinner, we were just disappointed at the level of service we received.

SS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was even better. Sit with Najee in the lounge, he’s the best.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough great things about RPM. The ambience is great, the staff is wonderful, and the food... top notch. Highly recommend!

PZ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner when we were in DC for the weekend. Everything was wonderful from our drinks to appetizers to our main course. Can’t wait to eat here again on our next visit. It’s definitely on the top of our list of favorite restaurants!

LJ
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How many times can One write the same thing
I guess as often as I go WHICH IS ALOT
GREAT SERVICE
GREAT AMBIANCE
CONSISTENTLY GOOD FOOD

TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, I enjoyed my visit however, I did not appreciate the hostesses attitude. I made a reservation and was placed at a table in front of the walkway, which made it easy for us to be bumped into by people passing by. When asked to move, the hostess made many excuses even though there were tables open and available. I would expect better accommodations for someone who made reservations days in advance. Also, the hostesses were not hospitable and can have a better attitude if they’re going to be the first people to greet you at the door.

F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Everyone was very satisfied with their meal. We all enjoyed everything from the appetizer to the desert. Four out of 6 of us had eaten there before. RPM never disappoints.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. From service to food. Efficient, upscale and reasonable prices.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM never disappoints! Main reason why it’s out favorite restaurant :)

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant! Are there any plans to open one in Boston? That would make me very happy!

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