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RPM Italian - Chicago, Chicago, IL

RPM Italian - Chicago

4.6
4.6
11716 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary menu with dishes meant to be shared. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak and RPM Seafood, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and celebrity couple Giuliana & Bill Rancic.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 112 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 222-1888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    RPM Restaurants offers catering to events of all sizes including intimate dinners, weddings and corporate parties. Allow us to curate a custom menu that reflects your unique vision, paired with impeccable service that ensures a memorable occasion. Let us bring the extraordinary to<br />your gathering!
  • Private party facilities
    RPM Italian offers private dining for group of any size. Our Parties & Special Events team isavailable to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience, payingattention to every detail from menu selection and design to wine pairings and floralarrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Berthold and Jenny Rinkel: (312) 955-1413
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Dearborn & Illinois
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 11,716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

11,716 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific night. The lobster ravioli and the cacio e pepe were amazing!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was at 6:30 but we were told to wait a few mins and ended up waiting over 25 mins. There is no point of booking reservation if I have to wait close to 30 mins.

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  3. CWhite

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & great food. Quality experience all around. The RPM chain of restaurants are excellent & consistent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For over $200 for 2 I wanted something memorable. I recommend if you are great paying job and have no issues with paying $60 for basic pasta.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful! Chicken parmigiana was fantastic! My partner and I both enjoyed it immensely!

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  6. MartyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic meal alongside incredible service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service!! Came here for a late valentine’s day dinner and everything we got was super fresh. I highly recommend getting Mama DePandi's Bucatini (it’s my FAVORITE!!)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great but when the bus person cleared our dishes it was like we were sitting in a cafeteria-major stacking already from other tables then reaching across everyone loudly and dropping utensils. A nice restaurant like that should do better

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  9. AndrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was wonderful, we happened to get a reservation just before happy hour ended. It was a pleasant surprise and we enjoyed a second round of drinks and appetizer. Food and service have always been top notch!

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  10. Nate

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, good experience. Waitress was good, appetizers were great. Only criticism I have is that I always go with the rigatoni alla vodka and I believe they switched the recipe up. It wasn't as good as it used to be.

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  11. BobM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, as always. Quality and friendly staff.

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  12. FoodisLove4Foodie

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here several times but never for happy hour. It was so awesome! Great deals, fabulous wine, delicious food, wonderful dimly lit ambience, hip music and the BEST service from server, Sara! Loved the red wine from Montepulciano and my friend loved her Pinot noir. Only $8 per glass for happy hour. Indulged in a few. :-) Meatballs were great, nice mild marinara. Loved the pepperoni pizza - both apps only $8 each for happy hour. Several other nice options available as well. Indulged in cacio e pepe with al dente homemade pasta from the dinner menu. Literally PERFECTION! Yum!!! You can’t find better anywhere else. Deserts options were surprisingly limited. Pistachio gelato was good enough. Banana tiramisu was pretty but it was super dry, tasteless and forgettable. Skiip. They need to up their dessert game. That said, it was still a fantastic experience and I’ll definitely be back for more.

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  13. Jones

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and delicious food! Kegan was awesome. He enhanced the moment for vday.

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  14. ifellover45

    Austin

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Atmosphere was a vibe. Service was excellent. Food was incredible!

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  15. Annabelle

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There are so many better Italian restaurants than this one. With better service, quality of food and overall atmosphere

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dinner at RPM Italian the restaurant was completely packed for Valentine’s Day but it didn’t stop their staff from being friendly and food from being fantastic! Our server Javier was extremely friendly and did a great job. The arancini is a MUST try! We will be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Keagan was a great server! Well informed, very polite. Food was great, we had the black truffle spulli which was a Valentine’s Day item I believe, brussel sprouts, lobster ravioli and the potatoes. Lobster ravioli had a very decadent and creamy filling. The spulli was a first time favorite! Potatoes were okay, the ratio between potatoes and brussel sprouts could have been more equal. For dessert we had the caramel apple semmifreddo. I would suggest to sub the ice cream for regular vanilla or salted caramel to help contrast the apple flavor. Ambience was a bit loud but manageable since it was a very busy day for them. Overall a great Valentine’s Day dinner!

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  18. JenniferP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance, amazing food selection and fantastic service!!

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  19. NiceDateNight

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time. Price was very reasonable and the food was great! Service was excellent!

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  20. FJRJR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very good. The service was sub par however and the restaurant was uncomfortably cold. It couldn’t have been more than 60 degrees in the bar area. We asked for the temperature to be increased and were told they’d work on it but nothing changed. Definitely would not go back here in the winter.

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  21. Tippy

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful, our table was ready ahead of time and we were greeted with champagne. From there the evening only got more amazing. The food was delicious with every course. The server Javier was personable and very attentive! We had a great night. We love all the RPM restaurants in Chicago. Cannot wait to come back to Italian. Thank you!

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  22. MichaelH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    S S S Here it is Service Great, Food very good. Too Damn Cold No Heat. According to staff heat has been erratic for weeks. We all ate dinner with our winter coats on. Not a comfortable evening.

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  23. Cameron

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Food, drinks, and dessert were all fantastic. Will definitely recommend and will be back to RPM Italian in the future.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Please fix the heat. It was absolutely freezing in the restaurant…so cold my food was cold within a few min of starting to eat.

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  25. MikeP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was outstanding, asked if we were celebrating anything special and accommodated us with a comp birthday dessert for my wife! Super friendly and made sure everything was going well, not to mention the delicious food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ryan was amazing, so helpful and very professional. Overall very good experience.

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  27. Jasonl

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Started off with some confusion apparently our server go mixed up or something and didn’t receive anything besides water for the first 35 mins however once a waiter was assigned to our table he was wonderful and made up for the error

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good food and great waiter. Only concern is the wait for your table, even with a reservation. It took 30 minutes for them to seat us which was kind of ridiculous. If we had arrived 30 mins after our reservation, we probably would’ve been turned away. So I wish the restaurant was considerate of customer wait time as they expect customers to be of reservation times.

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  29. Joneil

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and the ambiance was superb. Will definitely come again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great !!! Love the vibe and food is great !!!

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  31. Jessica

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was good (Shoutout to Keegan for such phenomenal costumer service) would return in the future.

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  32. JenniferD

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RPM Italian did not disappoint. Food was fantastic and the service was top notch!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every aspect. Great experience. Highly recommend. Cant wait to go back.

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  34. AaronG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Had a table next to a server station, but I made the reservation day of. No biggie. Lettuce always good!

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  35. ThomasV

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was top notch. We enjoyed the evening. Thank you

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  36. GerryW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at RPM Italian and loved it. From the service to the food, all top notch. Great menu, knowledgeable sommelier, super fast service, everything was prepared perfectly and tasty!

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  37. Basia305

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant inside,great service and good food

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  38. DDubs

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday and the entire experience was great from beginning to end for our party of 8 The wine list has great options at a variety of price points, we went for the Amarone which was really well balanced We made our way through the menu ordering favorites. The special raviolo was delicious with a silky sauce from the egg yolk. The crab and squid in pasta was delicious and they were able to add enough Arancinis for the table. Thank you for a great time

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  39. briank

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time with great service sms excellent food.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always eat at RPM but pricing continues to go up for the same food and with the high tax and restaurant service charges it’s getting to be quite expensive for the level of food and services they have. Still had a good meal and good service but it’s not as high end of an experience as they charge.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RPM Italian - Chicago using the Order Online button. RPM Italian - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-1888.

RPM Italian - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 11716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 112 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RPM Italian - Chicago

52 West Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dearborn & Illinois
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 222-1888
  • Catering
    RPM Restaurants offers catering to events of all sizes including intimate dinners, weddings and corporate parties. Allow us to curate a custom menu that reflects your unique vision, paired with impeccable service that ensures a memorable occasion. Let us bring the extraordinary to<br />your gathering!
  • Private party facilities
    RPM Italian offers private dining for group of any size. Our Parties & Special Events team isavailable to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience, payingattention to every detail from menu selection and design to wine pairings and floralarrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Berthold and Jenny Rinkel: (312) 955-1413
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