RPM Italian

4.7
9982 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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.
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waiter Nick. Filet mignon and swordfish couldn’t be better. Can’t wait to come back!

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JK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Very professional and engaging staff. Our waiter made excellent recommendations that did not disappoint. I recommend asking what the specials are. Also don't be afraid to spend money on the Black Shore Manhattan! The spicy octopus and spicy king crab dishes were immaculate. We also got the meatballs and garlic truffle bread. Also the lemon cake dessert has exquisite taste! Everything tasted superior and we enjoyed the ambiance on our date as well. Highly recommend coming here!

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c
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! Our table had the pizzette to start. It was ok, not great but not bad-just average by a good starter. We also had the meatballs-you must try these...amaze balls! For main course we had chicken Parmesan which was really good and the bucatini was cooked perfectly! Dessert was bombaloni, fried doughnuts, wonderful! Our waitress was so nice and knowledgeable. Only setback was the table next to us was so loud and obnoxious, not the restaurants fault at all just ruined a bit of the ambiance.

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

We had reservations but things were backed up. We were seated 25 minutes later at a table butted up against a column. Very awkward and crowded next to table nearby. Party of four. Meanwhile in a large booth sat two people. I understand that tables are prime realty for making money but it was a little crowded. The service overall was exceptional! Everything we ordered was delicious.

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n
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and service. Great place to celebrate my birthday!

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

Fabulous dinner! Best meatballs and Roman style artichokes anywhere. 3 generations all give it two thumbs up!

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to RPM Italian to celebrate Valentine’s Day; had a great experience - staff made a great wine recommendation for us. Food was delicious and we had a great time.

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

Very beautiful atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was phenomenal

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

We traveled to Chicago for a weekend getaway with friends and suggested dining at RPM. They enjoyed it very much. We shared several plates and enjoyed all of them. The desserts were a fabulous ending!

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d
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service - as always! Not thrilled with the location of my table and a little noisy. Recommend risotto with black truffles. Heaven on earth.

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RS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service with Alex. Amazing Sommalier John Slatter. Amazing hostess Elizabeth. Wow! Can’t wair to go back. Best Italian restaurant in Chicago!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wondering if there was a change in the kitchen at RPM Italian recently. We dine there regularly, last time was in mid-November, and order the same dishes. Everything was a little "off" on Friday. The short rib bolognese was very saucy with little meat and the flavor was different. Not bad, but different and not hot. The potato gnocchi is very heavy on big mushrooms now. The Giuliana's Italian salad only has a little radicchio for lettuce now. Even the appetizers were a little off and or cold. The We typically have great service and this time felt rushed, still tipped over 25% and wasn't thanked. Thinking we aren't alone in thinking it's changed as the bar was not at capacity and I was able to get this reservation with ease the day of when typically they are booked. Will go back and see if it was an off night. Will still recommend for now.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentines Day and had a lovely dinner. Great food, wine menu, and service. Loved every appetizer/small plate but I’ve had better pasta at other Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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DG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Thought we had eaten better food at another restaurant. Service was excellent.

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KF
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always.

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

This is the italian restaurant that changed my attitude to Italian cuisin

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We’ve been here a lot - unfortunately have lost the ‘feeling special’ vibe this last time. The whole place seemed focused on getting people in and out.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small portions but great service/food

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

Started at the bar. Wonderful bartender, Luke. Knowledgeable and polite and went the extra mile with all of our questions. Moved to dinner... great selection. Went w apps. Gotta get the cheese stuffed peppers and meatballs. Seafood risotto was wonderful and I don’t even like seafood. Gelato w espresso over the top is phenomenal. Great experience.

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KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always phenomenal food and service!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a nice night, but we ordered meatballs and never got them, our waitress forgot. Was looking forward to them, maybe if the waiters/waitresses could write down the orders they won’t forget.

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

Great service from management. All recommendations

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HP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very expensive, small portions, quality of food was disappointing.

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ML
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service throughout the experience, food was good, portion size was small (but that's OK)

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EA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Excellent food and service.

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EH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was first class as was the bartending and server staff! Food was just so-so.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Food was absolutely delicious!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early valentines dinner date and the waiter and servers were outstanding as usual. They provided a complimentary Valentine’s dessert at the end. Always dependable for an excellent meal on special occasions.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, Truffle Risotto was the bomb...will be back.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dinner, server was attentive but not overbearing, food was perfectly timed and delicious, and cocktails were awesome!

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service and great wine list. Very memorable dining experience!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Table reservation did not work well, services not good, receptionists were not kind people, took a long time to someone take the order, food also took long to be served and the appetizer came together with the entree. Pricy for the services standards, although food was good.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Chicago for a friend’s birthday and heard from multiple people that we had to go to RPM! We actually commented on how lively the atmosphere was, but that you could hear each other and not have to yell across the table. Our waitress, Jackie, was so great. Even sent an appetizer to the table to celebrate my friend’s birthday! The food was INCREDIBLE and the wine and cocktails were delish! Definitely would recommend to all ages, and would love to come back again!

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda took care of us! I have been wanting to go to RPM for a long time, and finally decided to celebrate my birthday there with my family. I loved the fine dining experience for my kids and we all enjoyed the food and the pacing of the courses. We were impressed before the bread came out!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was the food. Pasta a bit pricey for size of plates

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F
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots (we order in from RPM often too).

Great cocktails.
Our food was delicious. Fresh hors d’oeuvres- radicchio salad and Jerusalem artichokes, then extra large shrimp; others had steak, pasta and risotto with truffles.

Our server was excellent and uber patient as we took forever to order.

Always a safe bet. Always awesome.

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!! Hands down the most enjoyable experience and our server was absolutely fantastic (ask for Dre, you won't regret it). Food is outstanding, they are SO accommodating to dietary needs and you leave feeling good! I will forever travel to Chicago JUST to eat at RPM! Thank you to the staff and everyone that helped us!

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DD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful ending to an amazing day. We went to the Hamilton matinee and traveled the short distance to RPM Italian for dinner. The valet parking made for an easy arrival. We were a little early for our reservation and were directed to the spacious bar area. What a beautiful place. We ordered a drink and were escorted to our table moments later. Our waitress was very nice and patiently explained those dishes we had questions about. Her suggestions for appetizers (octopus) and wine were spot on. Our entrees were delicious, dessert scrumptious and the over all experience memorable. If you are looking for a special evening, this is a great spot.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines celebration

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