RPM Italian - DC

4.7
2284 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.
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 2284 People Are Saying
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LC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food! Excellent service.

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R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down my favorite restaurant. Can get the same things everytime and leave satisfied.
Asked for an adjustment on one of the dishes, as I had at one of their seasonal prefixed dinners and they were able to make it to perfection.
Good for celebration, date night, special occasion, or just dinner.

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D
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and a fantastic vibe! Bar very cool, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dope. Food is amazing

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and ambiance. Needs to work on getting guests seated at their reservation times. My reservation was delayed by 40 minutes.

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PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had in years. Food, wine and service were outstanding. Already made reservations to come back.

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r
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. The service was great. The food, yes it's was great as well. If you like homemade real Italian food these is your place. And prices to me isn't bad. Compared to other high end restaurants. This is one of my favorites now.

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

The food was made to a high standard and the waitress made sure that our gluten and dairy free entree exceeded expectations. The cocktails were also very good.

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

RPM is an amazing restaurant. We truly enjoyed every last bite.

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NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The food, as always, was great, but the service is terribly poor. Walking into RPM you feel like the front desk greeters could care less about you; not only do they give a half-acknowledgement of you when you walk in, but the man we spoke with upon giving our name to check in for the reservation (he seemed to be a supervisor or manager of sorts), barely made eye contact as he told us our 9:15 reservation would be pushed back about 30 minutes. Needless to say, after coming to RPM straight from the train station, starving, post-rain, the least my husband and I wanted to encounter was rude, insensitive staff who acted like a patron is worthless, and didn't even think to offer any type of assistance: recommending the bar, pointing out the coat check to store our luggage, ANYTHING to even try to be welcoming. As a local DC resident I've gone to RPM since it opened, and this experience left as foul of a taste as the cold mozzarella balls did.

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

Restaurant was unapologetically 30 minutes late with our reservation.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and space! Only complaint was that our server did the very bare minimum, between taking our orders and bring the food itself we were never checked on and were often sitting without drinks or waiting for him to come back.

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

Cool atmosphere and amazing food and dessert! The meatballs paired with the garlic bread was so good!

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g
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, our experience at RPM was awesome. The atmosphere was lively and inviting and perfect for our group. The staff was very helpful, efficient and personable...from the reception to the bar to the main dining area. The food and drink were superb. Excellent. Love it.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience! Wonderful service and delicious food!

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L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !! My husband and I loved absolutely everything about it. The great vibe, the cool decor and the delicious food. It was fun yet elegant. We started with the rosemary focaccia with whipped lardo ( a must), the homemade ricotta with crostini, butternut squash caramels and the carbonara- both to die for, the roasted salmon with pistachios and the chicken parm- both perfect. Great desserts and wine list. So many other things on the meni that we wanted to try so we need to go back soon!

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DA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary service and staff. Professional, warm, and accommodating. Great cocktails, too!

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OP
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow
It was great the Veal Chop parmigiana was over the top!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best italian restaurant everr!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!

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

Love the mozzarella and pizza at happy hour!! Great ambiance and our server, young Carribean(maybe) gentleman was outstanding and super attentive, 5 stars!!

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JG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was amazing, the food was very good...I guess I just am more a fan of less energetic places. It was obviously a trendy place, because there were so many self-important people in the waiting area. I feel like the front of house people could do a better job of controlling the people waiting, and do a better job of not cowtowing to the people asking/schmoozing for the “right” table. Those people should have made a reservation.

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was an absolute delight. Our service was fantastic, the meals were intricately crafted, cocktails were amazing, and the wine list is extensive. The server took fantastic care of us, keeping a great pace on food, drink, and clearing, even on a busy night. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar, which is phenomenal - with an almost speakeasy style.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased when I asked for a quiet table that one was available in a back room, made the whole experience wonderful. & the food was delicious and the service perfect. It was perfect for me to spend time with someone I see infrequently.

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F
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was knowledgeable, prompt, and courteous. It's a busy place, so don't expect a particularly quiet dinner. But, the noise level was manageable.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner meeting

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C
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything we ordered was good and service was fine, but i just wasn’t overly impressed

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife said it was one of the best meals she’s ever had.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I made reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary with my wife. Unfortunately we were seated at a very small table instead of a small booth. While there we saw couples in booths along the windows.

I would think that a booth would have been reserved for a party of two especially for a special occasion or we should have been given the option to wait for a booth.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Everything was better than expected, will def go back!

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JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM is our go to special occasion restaurant and they never disappoint! The menu is varied and there are always a number of specials. Service is impeccable. They have some showstoppers too like towering seafood appetizer and flambed dessert, so perfect for special occasions.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food tasted good but wasn’t very hot actually more like cold chicken parm was cold like it sat for awhile before they brought it out also we had the steak for two asked for it to be med well but it was clearly way under that med well is a little pink the steak was more bloody and rare but we ate it cause we don’t like to send food back also it was my husbands 40 birthday we were celebrating and they didn’t even acknowledge that even thou I told them in advance we’ve ate here before and had a better experience

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a New Yorker and this was my second dining experience at RPM. It's my favorite restaurant in all of DC. The food is spectacular and the staff is very accommodating. I can't rave enough about this restaurant. I wouldn't change a thing. Pure perfection!!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love RPM Italian. I have patronized this restaurant about three times now and I think the food and drinks are delicious and the ambiance is gorgeous! A really nice evening scene.

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MC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love RPM and everything about it!
Can't wait to go back again!!

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Italian food!! Fun and energetic atmosphere! Can wait to come back! A must try!!

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B
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hayward was amazing , he was patient and kind . I am pregnant and he suggested the absolute best mocktail. He went over the menu helping me make pregnant friendly suggestions . He really made my night incredible . I loved the food and ambiance of RPM and the carbonara pasta was to die for .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The place was full and there was not many waitershostess was very rude when I asked her to show me where

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MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time going to RPM. Highly impressed both times.
I wish I remember our server’s name. He was amazing (red hair, beard). We were celebrating 2 birthdays and he made the whole experience extra special. Extremely humerous and knowledge of the food and wine. Everyone’s food was spot on. The birthday mini ice cream cones were the perfect finishing touch.

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