RPM Italian

4.8
10386 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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LB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch, we ordered several appetizers, warm olives, burrata, Rosemary warm bread and prosciutto. Later each one ordered a dish. The spaghetti and meatball, halibut, risotto and king crab were great! Love the ambience and the service. It’s a very good looking place.

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

Great experience! Food and service was outstanding. Energetic city vibe. Menu is great

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Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We called the day before to add another person to our party. Not only did you give us a larger table but you put us in an area that was a bit quieter which was great as we were with my parents who are in their 80s. We had a wonderful evening and could hear each other speak. The service was fantastic!!

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

Amazing!!!! The meatballs, truffle garlic bread, carbonara and eggplant parm was amazing!!! Best eggplant parm ever

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

We were seated right away. Service was attentive. Food was well presented and delicious! We had the octopus for appetizer and truffle bread, filet mignon and the soft shell crab. The pistachio gelato was amazing as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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

Our server was Dre and he was amazing. Made great recommendations and very attentive!

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

Jacki was our server, she was warm and welcoming ... the Best!

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

Amazing food and amazing service! Highly recommend!

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E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is certainly riding a wave of great buzz. It was crowded but the staff had things under control. We were happy not to get seated in the very close bistro style tables and had room to enjoy our dinner. Our waiter, Travis was excellent - personable and friendly, but extremely professional. The other staff helped create an excellent service experience. The food was delicious - well prepared with fresh ingredients. The artichoke appetizer was crispy but not greasy. The charred pepperoni pizzette was very flavorful. The pasta portions weren’t too large, which was nice. The bombolini dessert was so good. The wine list has many selections that are less than $60. Any full restaurant can be noisy, as is RPM.

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Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far our favorite spot in Chicago! Every time, everything is consistent and we just rave about how great the whole package is. We hope to venture to RPM Steak and RPM on the water on future trips!

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JD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, particularly the mushroom risotto. Strong wine list focused on Italian by region. Sommelier and Wine Director both on site, knowledgeably explaining their list. Service by Travis was spot on.

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C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy and service. Food was amazing

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NR
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had heard from friends that they loved RPM. While in the city for a conference, we decided to give it a try. The big picture is attentive service, food that each of us found satisfying, bread that arrived warm and flavorful, good teamwork by the staff in looking for opportunities to clear things, refill water, etc. We took our time ordering which did not seem to be a problem for the staff. The sound level is borderline high-- a combination of background music and noise from the crowd dining. There are multiple bars on the main level...including a little corner bar that looked like it would be fun to dine at. The cost of our entire night was very reasonable -- especially by Chicago standards. Our little party of four had one mixed drink each, and then split a bottle of pinot noir. The only thing that you will need to pay attention to is your drink order. The bottle prices can be a little stiff. We will definitely return to RPM for another dinner out. They show that service, quality food and appealing atmosphere can be had at a reasonable price. All fun.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Andre was awesome. The food and drinks were great!

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

food was amazing! not a fan of the caesar salad but my server took it off of our meal. wonderful experience overall.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent.

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N
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben was excellent bar tender and svc us prompt and fast.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious as per usual! Highly recommend!

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KO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were very good. However, the music was so loud that patrons were taking very loud. We had a difficult time hearing each other speak at our table.

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AA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not up to the standard of an upscale Italian steakhouse.
Portions was very small and expensive.
Most of the meat was a little bit burned.
Very noisy atmosphere.

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ER
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great group of people. Staff was super friendly.

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

Wish the portions were just a little bigger! 165 dollars for two people and still wasn’t full, even after 2 apps.

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MM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian meal we have ever had. After an extended wait for a table (40 minutes with a reservation on a Tuesday evening), for which we were later rewarded, the meal commenced, and what a meal it was. We started with the Prime Beef Meatballs and RPM Ceasar Wedge salad, both exceptional. Our main dishes were the Maine Lobster Ravioli and Lobster Fra Diavolo. Cannot describe how delicious these dishes were. Our espresso and cappuccino after dinner drinks were a perfect compliment to the three free desserts we received due to our extended wait for a table. Overall a phenomenal dining experience. We cannot wait to return!

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JA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

This is a lively place with very good food. The pacing was a bit frenetic. It took quite awhile for our drink order to be taken. We ordered food when the drinks came out, but we didn’t have time to finish our cocktails before the food came out, and so it was not exactly the special evening out I had hoped for. We felt a bit rushed and didn’t even order wine with dinner because everything came so fast. I had out we were celebrating a special occasion, and there was no mention.

We ordered pasta, salmon and a side. They were very good and we really enjoyed our cocktails, as well. It was not where I’d go for a special evening. The ambiance is cool, the food is great, but the overall experience was rushed and service was almost inattentive.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Impeccable service! Noelle was so knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. She offered great suggestions and was very engaging. Not thrilled about the zucchini but the risotto and lobster ravioli was wonderful! I've been dreaming about the food ever since!

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DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and delicious food. Thanks to Christian for the special touch with the morels. Great evening!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a bit underwhelmed by the service and the meal. The swordfish was thin and, as a result, overcooked. The wine was terrific as was the sommelier. The part I found frustrating was despite requesting a quiet table in advance, I was initially sat at the least quiet, least private table in the restaurant. Maybe just an off night for RPM.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster ravioli was good but a little too al dente for my taste. My friend got gluten free pomodoro and it was delicious; she also said it was excellent gluten free pasta. Good option for gluten free eaters.

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CA
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the servers. Love the food. Always a good time!

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time on Mother's Day! The experience was extremely special and the food was AMAZING. Wonderful service too! Highly recommend.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. The ONLY issue is the valet parking situation, just a mess. Not enough staff for the demand. Wait for 20-30 min dropping car , sitting in lane of traffic and pickup after dinner was 25 min. Not a convenience.

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F
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food & service. We like sitting in the bar at a high top, love the energy. You always feel like you're treating yourself when you go there!

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

We enjoyed a great early dinner at RPM Italian to celebrate Mother’s Day. The service was wonderful, the food delicious and the ambiance was lovely. I would definitely go back and recommend this fantastic spot!

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

My waiter David was phenomenal. My mom enjoyed herself and wants to come back.

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SA
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine. Everything was great. The server was really friendly, the food came perfectly warm and the authenticity of the products and the intricate plates were fantastic. Super nice ambiance.

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food not worth the money, ambiance and service was good.

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NK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time on Mother’s Day. Service was excellent and the food was amazing!

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

Outstanding as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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