RPM Italian

4.7
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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. Our chef team 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, not rushed, a little too noisy.

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at bar. Appetizers and food were excellent.

FA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I am standing here waiting for my table as I write this review.
A typical go to restaurant for us, tonight has been a BELOW sub par performance. I’m here with 4 adults(one of who is pregnant) and 2 children for a 745 reservation. Arrived promptly at 740, checked in and have been waiting ever since. The time is now 830 and I continue to wait. I’ve asked the host/hostess for updates on table multiple times but continue to wait. All they can say “waiting for tables to get up.” Well RPM, maybe enforce a 2 hour dinner limit as some restaurants do. OR , space out your reservations better so you don’t make loyal customers wait for tables. Especially for over 45minutes. Bad experience tonight , and will let other review services know as well. Poor job RPM.

Update. Table at 835. A 50 minute wait. Pathetic. And not even an apology.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

JP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian ever!

CR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Upscale Italian, with a small sampling of pasta, seafood, and steak. Beautiful decor. Great service. Pricey for the portion sizes, but food is very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David Valdaze was amazing. He explained the specials and helped us through the menu, attentive, funny and polite. Made for the perfect date night.

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food. Bucatini was a little al dente. Got another order of it, but it was the same.

PS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been coming to RPM since the grand opening several years ago. Food quality has diminished slightly as I tend to order the same dishes.

Drinks are expensive.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

DR
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Definitely be back next time in Chicago.

CB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and great service. Thanks Travis our waitee. The food was amazing. You have to try the rissotto with black truffles... It's delicious.!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Lack of choices for vegetarians. Poor service. Over hyped place

K
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We took my parents this past Friday. Food and cocktails were amazing. Didn’t like being put right in front of the drink service station in the corner, but what can you do.

PD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a very good restaurant. Service good, food very good. My only issue is we had barely finished our appetizers and our next course was served, so we felt a little rushed. I would definitely go back.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Food, service and value were very good. However, we had major concerns with reception and seating. Our son was coming in from New York for Thanksgiving, so we made reservations more than a month in advance. I placed a special request along with my reservation; "Best available booth (preferably) or table not near front door, bathroom door or kitchen door, or waitstaff stand." Our party of three arrived 7 minutes before our 6:00 PM reservation. The receptionist stated that "our table was being cleared" and "it would be ready in a few minutes." She stated that she would "text us" when it was ready, to which we immediately replied, "No, don't text us, we will wait right here." We took a seat on the bench ten feet or so from the receptionist, and watched as party after party arrived and were seated. After 30 minutes of consternation, we inquired as to why it was taking so long for our table to be cleared. Because we had requested a booth, I assumed that this was the reason for the delay. The receptionist replied, " We texted you." Having made our reservation from a landline phone, she couldn't have reached us anyway. Regardless, if a receptionist sees a lone party of three staring at her from ten feet away for 30 minutes, shouldn't she at least ask why we're there?

After the debacle at the reception, we were led, not the nice booth we were expecting, but to the most remote table in the restaurant, situated perhaps two feet from the waitstaff stand, which, being Thanksgiving, was very busy and at times quite noisy and disruptive. And, I might add that two servers standing side by side in the waitstaff cubicle often resulted in having one's backside conspicuously close to our table. Because we passed several unoccupied tables as we were led to our designated spot, I suspect that this was indeed the receptionist's way of responding to our displeasure for the lengthy wait.

Despite the overall low rating given, RPM nonetheless remains one of our favorite restaurants.

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit regularly but this was family for Thanksgiving. Great service and food on a special day

m
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch - Amazing food and service can’t wait to go again

TD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving and everyone had a great meal.

MA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Thanksgiving meal for a destination Thanksgiving.

CC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Can’t get enough of the truffle garlic bread — a must have! Aaron, our waiter, was fabulous.

S
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our meal was ok, not the best meal I've ever had but the dessert was pretty amazing.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend this spot to anyone, great experience

MM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except getting hit by a falling drink at the bar. No ones fault but my back side was wet the rest of the night and made me a bit uncomfortable. Management made sure I wasn’t cut by the broken glass that hit me but didn’t care about my soaking dress and tights.
Fish for two was delicious and the fried olives were divine. The Parmesan truffle risotto was so so good... the Brussels sprouts were perfection and the artichokes were delectable and something I’ll crave until I get them again. Bills salted Carmel dessert was great too.
I can’t wait to go back and try pasta.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!!!

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake was helpful and attentive. I had a great Manhattan. Cute little sweets for a birthday celebration.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Great service-even better food!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Our waitress was amazing helping us navigate the menu and made delicious recommendations.

h
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. We started at the bar for drinks and brought our favorite bottle of wine. The Som; I think her name was Allison’s, noticed and made the effort to ask if she could decant it for us while we waited for a table. She was also familiar with the wine. We enjoyed the Caprese Lobster as an appetizer. Delicious. We showed up early for our reservation in hopes to get seated and they were able to accommodate and seated us 30 minutes early. Our server was so friendly and took great care of us. We ordered warm bread, salad, and two pasta dishes. Everything was incredible. I wish I lived in Chicago and could eat there every night so that I could work my way through the menu. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back and try more of the food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner before a concert/celebrating a year of being engaged and getting our puppy! Always love going to rpm and the food is ALWAYS amazing.

PS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around Italian and wished I had more time while visiting to go back and try more on the menu.

M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and food even better. I definitely recommend asking the server about the specials and portion sizing as our server recommended the perfect options. We had the prime beef meatballs and garlic bread to start, pork chop, ribeye, and mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, it’s always good and fun to be here .

CL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RPM never disappoints! The service and staff take the time to walk you through the menu and make recommendations depending on preference. Recommend a hot / cold plate to share for an appetizer (beet salad and octopus) which both were excellent.

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RPM Italian was on my list for a long time...and it did not disappoint. Had an early 4:30 reservation. We had the full experience- 3 hours. Wine. Truffle garlic bread. Giuliani salad. Bucatini. Carbonara. Dessert. With wine and prosecco. Absolutely perfect dinner.

OT
1 review