RPM Italian - DC

4.7
1930 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(202) 204-4480
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Psaltis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Massachusetts & K St
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Public transit
Nearby metro access is located at Mount Vernon Square / 7th Street / Convention Center off the Yellow and Green line.
We are located 2.5 blocks south on 7th & K St.
You may also access the restaurant off of the Red, Yellow, and Green lines by using the Gallery Place / Chinatown exit.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1930 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 11 hours ago

Very good! Great food and great drinks.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for a birthday and everything was over the top. The pastas were incredible, the entree presentations were flawless, and the desserts were picturesque. Definitely will return. 5/5 stars all around.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointing experience for my two anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. First we went to the bar for a drink before our reservation time. Once we ordered drinks, it was very hard to get the bar tenders attention. We ordered the meatballs which were very good but they took 25 minutes to come out and were cold. Meanwhile we still had not gotten any water and again could not get the bartenders attention. We sat down for dinner at our reservation time and our waiter was very nice. We ordered a starter, salad and entree. The enter took over an an hour to arrive. One pasta dish. Meanwhile other tables that came in after us with double the party size we’re getting several courses of food. We also realized we weren’t told the specials while we waited for our food. At no point the he waiter come to explain the wait or ask if there was anything else we needed while we waited. He checked on the tables next to us many times while avoiding coming to check on us. The only thing I can imagine is he knew it would be a huge bill since we already had drinks at the bar and we only ordered dishes to split since we had some food at the bar and enjoy sharing food. We will not be back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I've been here twice and I love it! I gravitate toward italian restaurants when I want a nice dinner but this is definitely the best italian restaurant I have been to in DC. I love the housemate ricotta (as a starter) and the shrimp scampi is AMAZING.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great and fun atmosphere. Food was very good. Second time back and it was even better. It can be pretty pricey if you’re drinking :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Hands down our best meal we’ve had since moving to DC 8 years ago.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The chicken parm and roasted mushrooms were both very good but overall the meal was disappointing. For all the hype we were expecting outstanding Italian and this wasn’t it. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A bit loud at times and not the greatest lighting, but still a meal you’ll never forget. Will continue to celebrate special occasions here

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Unbelievable service by James. I’ve always wanted to try RPM and now I’m just mad that I waited so long! My extremely particular grandparents were raving about my choice, the food was phenomenal, our server was both hilarious and professional, and the ambiance felt hip but also intimate. I will absolutely be back.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a great place to eat for father’s day. Great ambiance and the food lived up to the menu in taste. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

everything was amazing really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Got taken for Father's Day. Excellent experience. The food was outstanding. The Brussels salad was blended what avocado, which produced a nice creamy texture. The salmon and sea bass entrees were prepared just right. An extensive list of interesting wines is available, both by the bottle and by the glass. The service was spot on. Our server, Anouar, was right there any time we needed something. Definitely a great place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time! The rib eye was nice and flavorful. The price was a little pricey.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful food. Everything tasted like a dream

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Delicious! My husband and I went all out and ordered appetizers, mains and desserts. Everything was well prepared and tasty. The restaurant is modern/trendy and the service was great. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Friendship date!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This restaurant has the best food in DC and the best service at any restaurant I’ve ever been to. Five stars all around

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Hands down, the best meal I've had all year. Pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything we ordered was from beginning to end (drinks, appetizers, entrees, dessert). Absolute perfection---and I don't throw that term out all the time.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing place. Good drinks, good wines, great food. Outstanding service. Will come back

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Wonderful. Love it there

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Loved everything about RPM; food, drinks and service. Totally recommend it!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

RPM is a fine establishment that serves above average food. Our value for the price paid was less than we’ve experienced at other Italian restaurants. That said, the homemade ricotta is to die for, while the lobster ravioli is life changing.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

My friend and I had the best time! Our server Marco was amazing! Very knowledgeable and attentive! Food was great and we asked Marco to surprise us with dessert so he did! He brought little samples and everything was great! Definitely will be back!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Overall a good visit. Table placement wasn’t the best but the food was delicious. The stuffed squash blossoms weren’t too special. Drinks were good. Dessert was delicious (pistachio gellatto) but get the fruit on the side.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Amazing. Sea bass was grilled but not mentioned in menu

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was outstanding. We were a group of 20-something girls and it was a weeknight so we didn't order alcohol; I did feel like when we said no to the drink menu, it affected our service. We noticed despite our waiter's inattentiveness, he still managed to be much more attentive to older patrons or people who were presumably spending more money at surrounding tables. We still wanted apps, meals, dessert, etc., were polite, and tipped appropriately. Service should be the same high standard for every patron, not just those who look like they'll spend more. It was a little disappointing for a special occasion at a restaurant we were so excited to try.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The lobster ravioli was amazing. Service was great as well. Food arrived quick! Chocolate gelato was amazing as well! Only thing is for the price the portion sizes are pretty small. My boyfriend and I like to share our meals, next time we would have to get three main dishes to share, two was not enough. Otherwise, great dining experience!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Just another Italian food place. You pay for the atmosphere and location you’re in.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I am a New Yorker visiting my son in DC. RPM was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! We enjoyed every second of it. It’s worth the trip just to dine at your establishment. LOVED IT!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Let me just say this place never disappoints. I live in the New Jersey shore area and my kids live in DC. So when I visits them I go to RPM. THE FOOD IS AMAZING! The service is impeccable and the atmosphere has just the right vibe. I do t tho k it’s overpriced for the expensive you get here!! And if you don’t try the truffle garlic bread you’re seriously missing out.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at RPM and we were spoiled as soon as we sat down! Our server, Soo Jin, was very friendly, knowlegeable, and attentive. She did a great job describing the dishes and everthing we ate was delicious! We definitely plan to return!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Very good overalls experience. Food was very good with some very interesting specials. Little on the expensive side but worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Drinks were a little sweet, but thats a personal preference.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Wonderful food, just the right portion and price so you can sample two or three different dishes. Good variety menu. On this Thursday, service was excellent. We'll be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I had a wonderful evening with my nephew. The carppaccio appetizer is excellent. My carbonara was too salty, though. Service was excellent. Lovely atmosphere, I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great food, great service, great environment

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The meal and service were great. It is a very "energetic" crowd and would not recommend for regular business conversations as it is very loud. However, we managed pretty well. I highly recommend this place while in DC

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I really feel the quality and restaurant service has gone down since RPM opened. The bartenders have a major attitude and look really unhappy. The hostess are not welcoming and just don't smile. I asked a question and I received a very short and nip response. I will be marking this restaurant off my list or recommending this to any of friends in DC. However, the waiters and waitresses were very helpful and friendly.

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