RPM Italian

4.8
9036 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday, 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 222-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Psaltis
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Cross street
Dearborn & Illinois
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Public transit
Grand Ave. Red Line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

RPM Italian features a modern expression of classic Italian fare suitable for any type of event. From corporate functions to social soirees, our spaces offer a sophisticated and chic setting for groups of 12 to 40 guests.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8

Bill and Giuliana Rancic force us to like them with excellent Italian food in a trendy setting.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
Reviews from verified diners
9,036 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
83%
Very Good
12%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having never been to RPM, or Chicago, I wasn’t sure what it would be. I was very happily surprised! Had my birthday there with family and it was an outstanding experience 😊😊

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Detroit
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about RPM was amazing; from the atmosphere, the food and the service!! Can’t wait to go back and have Travis wait on us again!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was recommended by our hotel concierge to try this restuarant for a birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint. Service was good, food was good. Would recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service!!

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San Antonio
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carol was the best waitress we have ever had. She went above and beyond to make our experience as pleasant as possible. Highly recommend.

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Chicago
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and impeccable service! Only negative would be wine pricing for the offering was high. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.

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Chicago
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Service not great. Not very attentive. Lots of time our waitress just disappeared. Brought the wrong wine to table .

We had indicated this was an anniversary dinner; they didn’t even acknowledge the event .

Suggest they fine at Ruth Chris restaurant if they need s good example on how s higher end restaurant operates!

RPM steak much better run!

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Chicago
2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I would like to say it was better, but frankly I feel it is overrated. The reservation was at 3:45 PM, so it was not as stuffy as the evening Saturday night crowd, but I still found the ambiance a bit pretentious...and I don't know why. We had a good table, so it wasn't the seating. Our waitress was nice and very good, so that wasn't the problem. My wife's lemon drop martini tasted like water and we should have sent it back. The wood-fired octopus was "missing"...actually I think it was a small portion under the chickpeas, but not worth the $17. The garlic bread was good and there was enough. Scallops were good, and my wife had the grilled scampi...it was just OK, and a bit small. Nothing really bad, just maybe it didn't meet my expectations after I had heard so much about the place.

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Chicago
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience!

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Detroit
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We walked in and loved how it looked, we started with the frococcia bread and Giulianas Italian salad which were both very good. I got Mama DePandis pasta which was good but i don’t do spicy at all and it was a lot spicier than i thought it would be which was a bummer, i didn’t really eat much of it. My husband got the spaghetti and meatballs and said that it was the best meal he ever had. The service was good at first but then turned bad!!! Our waitress wouldn’t show up for 20 minutes at a time and we were dying to order!!! The food was very fresh i would have to say. Overall it was alright.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at RPM Italian for our anniversary dinner. We had garlic bread for an appetizer, carbonara and lobster ravioli for our entrees and the gelato/espresso for dessert - all were fantastic. The restaurant made our night a little more special with surprise glasses of champagne before we started. 10/10 would recommend.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Three friends meeting up and never been to RPM so we decided to order several things and share. We loved everything and it all came out so quickly. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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Detroit
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but portions were very small. Service was excellent.

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Cleveland
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt like royalty!! Absolutely the best staff & experience we’ve ever had... hands down. Everyone.. from the hosts to the BEST server on the planet. Thank you for a wonderful evening ☺️ and the food was amazing too!!

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GB
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was very energetic. Gluten free menu was fantastic! Waitress was very informative about menu.

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KC
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place... come here every time we come to Chicago !!!!!

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Chicago
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We excellent time.

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SF
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to RPM Italian for our 15th wedding anniversary. It exceeded our expectations. Alex our server was excellent.........food was fantastic. The ambiance was very nice and everything was very clean. The only thing we would critique is the volume of the music being to loud and that made it harder for us to converse with each other.

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Chicago
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Thank you

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MS
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great ambiance. Food is unbelievable. All around great experience. It's our number one restaurant for any special occasion

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Chicago
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great the service was good too. The ambiance is great here as well! Would definitely recommend!

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New Orleans
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had 5 of us and all got different things. Every single thing I tried was flavorful and cooked to perfection. I came from out of town and tried a lot of different places, and this is my favorite by far!!!

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Chicago
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here every time I’m in Chicago. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very modern. Love it.

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Chicago
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love RPM Italian. There are several menu options to suit different tastes, and you can order several smaller plates and share. It is one of my favorite restaurants when in Chicago. It does get crowded quickly and the noise level can pick up, but you will still enjoy your dining experience

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place does not disappoint! Had 8pm reservations, got seated promptly. This place was very busy for a Wednesday night. Nicolette, our server, made the experience even better. We ordered several plates based off of her recommendations and they were fantastic! I would have never ordered the artichoke appetizer, but it was really good! Shaved brussel sprout salad was fantastic and my husband loved his lobster ravioli. And the Tartufo for dessert is a must!! Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here for my daughter’s 13th birthday. Amazing experience! Food was delicious with fantastic recommendations by our server, James, who was professional, attentive and fun. Will definitely be back. Thanks, RPM OG!!

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KK
San Francisco
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a world class restaurant in a world class city. I’ll be back.

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New England
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent!!! She was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations!!Food was delicious!!

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JH
Milwaukee
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing good. Dre was our server and was excellent! He had a great personality.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Chicago
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my younger cousin’s 27th birthday with two kids under 10. Everyone was happy with the food, service and restaurant.
My husband has Celiacs disease and your gluten free menu and options were plentiful and delicious! He hasn’t had that excellent of gluten free pasta before and was so happy to “indulge”.
Excellent cocktails, spritzers and wine too!

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DD
Houston
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveled from Dallas to Chicago and one of our stops was RPM Italian. Fantastic, will come back again and again. Love the menu. We have been here 6x prior and we order the usual.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. They treated us wonderful with glasses of Giuliano proseco and the sweetest desert. Absolutely perfect evening!

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Chicago
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ricotta bread was beyond amazing. I was a little disappointed with the chicken Parmesan. The Gulianna salad and spaghetti were really good. Overall I had a very enjoyable time with good service. I would definitely go back and try something else.

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Chicago
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, well prepared, authentic Italian food in a very sleek ambiance.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RPM is always a great experience. The food and staff is first rate. This is our “go-to” restaurant when we want to have a really great dinner!

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DK
Chicago
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and a very pleasurable experience. We enjoyed every course. Especially the fried olives, squash blossoms and cocktails. Lindsay was a fabulous server and took very good care of us. We celebrated my husbands birthday. Nice birthday treat provided by restaurant. We will definitely return.

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Oklahoma City
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Sunday lunch/brunch location! Not too loud (unlike the fun dinners we’ve had at RPM), Italian options for all, and intimate seating is available for gabbing and sharing!

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ML
Chicago
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service!!! Really tasty (although pricy) meal. Would definitely go back for a date night but probably not with the whole family. Tuna bruschetta was divine!!!

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