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RPM Italian - Chicago, Chicago, IL

RPM Italian - Chicago

4.6
4.6
11566 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

7:00 PM


Booked 93 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 11,566 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

11,566 Reviews
  1. RyanA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time, food was good, service was awesome. They originally sat us next to a large family with little kids. We requested them to move us so that we could hear ourselves and celebrate my wife's bday.

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  2. SVad

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were so kind! Our waiter brought by a free round of champagne flutes and a cute little orange sorbet dessert for me and my significant other’s anniversary! The pasta was delicious— I got the spicy crab and my man got the cacio. They were both 10/10! Four of us ordered three appetizers (zucchini, arancini, truffle garlic bread) and each ordered an entree. We ordered some drinks too! It was delicious. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate such a special occasion!!

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  3. Whitjudy

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to RPM many times and took two friends to dinner. The service was good but the food was generally not great. Salad was over-dressed, one of the pastas over-salted, and the donut dessert was awful. The donuts were not hot as they usually are...and they tasted stale. We left them on the plate. I don't know if this was an off night, but the food was consistently not great.

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  4. KimM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This place needs to turn into a restaurant and not a night club. Food was average. Service good.

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  5. Emma

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and great experience. Felt very rushed by our server though, unfortunately

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service was great. Music was too loud and bad choice. Portions too small for price. I'll never go back because there are too many good Italian places in Chicago.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience! Fantastic wait staff, eclectic menu items, and vast wine list.

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  8. LaurieH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, we were celebrating our 28th Anniversary. We defiantly will be coming back and bringing friends. Pls let your personnel know they are amazing.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andre (Dre) was fantastic! The experience would not have been the same without his superb service. He was extremely nice and engaging, knowledgeable, and prompt. By far one of the best service experiences we’ve had at any restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal as always! Knowledgeable friendly service and reasonable prices for the quality.

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  11. MikeChicago

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I arrived about 10 minutes before our 4:45 reservation. Despite there being only 3 or 4 other guests total in the entire restaurant, the hostess declined my request to be seated at our reserved high top, until my friend arrived. Is that really necessary when the the place is virtually empty? She was not even polite about it…just gestured me to the bar. Odd I thought. Other than that, the server and sommelier were very nice. Food was excellent. Bummer on my greeting to an empty restaurant. I guess I’m no rock star. Hostess greeting gets 1 star, food gets 5 stars.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at RPM, food was superb and service per usual was magnificent

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  13. FlossmoorFoodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very attentive, friendly and efficient

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  14. SooY

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top Notch!! This was my first time at an RPM restaurant in general and I loved my experience! The food was fantastics, great ambiance, and wonderful service. It is worth the hype and I'm excited to try RPM Steak and RPM Seafood. I had the Meatball Spaghetti, Aperol Spritz, and Cheesecake for dessert. I'm still thinking about the meal 24 hours later.

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  15. CynB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from Andre from start to finish!!! He treated us like rock stars!! Food was phenomenal, drinks were delicious!! Everyone was superb and friendly!! But Andre was just the bomb!!! 🤩

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  16. ESM26

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noel, our server, as wonderful! Food was delicious. Wish it wasn't quite so loud.

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  17. TracyM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an 8:30 reservation and weren’t seated until 9:15! Girls at the front desk were unapologetically rude and completely lacking in their duties and professionalism. Finally, a sweet manager (African American gentleman)came through with complimentary Prosecco and when pressed, he turned our whole evening around! Got us seated and complimentary appetizers. Finally our server was a complete doll and the food, superb! If I were RPM, I’d seriously reconsider those who you put as one’s first impression of your restaurants, as we almost left and saw many others actually walk out.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Even with a reservation we were seated 45 minutes late. Service was terrible. So incredibly slow. Took over 1/2 hour for server to finally show up to take our order. Waited 40 minutes for appetizer and salad to come. Another 30-40 minutes for entrees. After being in restaurant for 2 1/2 decided not to order dessert. Too bad because we were there for a birthday celebration. Thought food was very good but dinner experience was ruined by terrible service. Go elsewhere for an enjoyable dinner experience. Everyone was complaining because their reservations were not honored. They should reduce amount of reservations if they can’t handle it!!

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  19. BillP

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening was perfect! Service, food, ambience all outstanding!

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  20. lovelowkey

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food isn’t at the quality and level that it used to be. And the portions are not appropriate with the cost.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Seated at a horrible table next to a service station where servers had to squeeze in next to our table to get supplies and ring in their orders. So we asked to move tables and were moved next to another noisy service station and in a busy walkway where everyone in the restaurant had to pass through.

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  22. KarenH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Our server Sam was excellent!

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  23. MarkK

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josh was great! He was very attentive to our needs.

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  24. theresas

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience is always amazing and exceptional.

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  25. Molly

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meatball and lobster ravioli. Outstanding service and excellent choice for date night

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  27. Giuliana

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I celebrated an anniversary here last weekend. The ambiance is vibey with cool, contemporary music and dim lighting. We were seated in a comfortable booth where we could sit close to each other and people watch. Most patrons were fully outfitted- which I love. Our server Jackie was so gracious, allowing us to spend as much time between drinks and courses as we needed. She anticipated our needs and answered all of our questions in detail without overexplaining things we weren't interested in. Every dish we enjoyed was exceptional, especially the truffle agnolotti. We will be back for another date night and highly recommend for a special occasion.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  29. MattC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was very happy to get out of the house with my wife for a date night after the birth of our second child. As a Lettuce Manager I was very impressed with our server. Our server's allergy knowledge and procedure was followed perfectly for my wife's daily allergy. Knowledgeable of the menu and very good suggestive selling without being pushy. Food was fantastic, and we had a very good time. Can't wait to use more manager dollars here!

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  30. CWhite

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  31. ToshaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant is very dark and busy. The menu is quite limited, not alot to offer in my opinion and I'm a regular of fine dining. Great service, there for my birthday. They dont sing, but you can bring your own cake at 3.00 per slice to cut.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  34. MartyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    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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  37. BrettB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fire, the customer service is exceptional.

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  38. AndrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    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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  39. Nate

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    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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  40. BobM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

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

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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 11566 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 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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