RPM Italian

4.7
10773 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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G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as always. The cocktails were once again on point - RPM serves one of the best Negronis in town. This place is my go-to recommendation for a date or special occasion because of how consistent and reliable it is.

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

I had no expectations but my husband wanted to flake out because he thought it might be too pretentious for us. We came here for our 2nd wedding anniversary dinner and couldn’t have been happier. We got there early and were seated in a back area that felt really nice and private. Our sever, Nina, was spectacular. Her recommendations were spot on and so helpful. We started with the Rosemary Focaccia bread. I got the Spicy King Crab squid ink spaghetti and the Brussels Sprouts. My husband got the steak special “the Duke”, ribeye filet and the whipped potatoes. Everything was delicious! I debated over the rice pudding and the lemon cake and Nina convinced me on the rice pudding and brought me back both in addition to that the Hazelnut Tartufo! So 3 desserts - talk about the way to my heart and stomach. 2 desserts on the house and continually wishing us a Happy Anniversary. Oh and the manager comes by to pour us each a glass of Guiliana’s champagne and wish us more Happy Anniversary wishes! Wow, keeping the amazing memories coming. We will certainly be back and highly recommend it here. I saw Guliana shopping on Michigan Avenue in front of the Bloomingdale building with her son while my sisters were in town a few months ago on my birthday weekend so I can only imagine that she would want an experience to be like at here!

MO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Chicago. Service impeccable. Food delicious.

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

Yummy food and outstanding service! The gold chocolate cake was delicious! Thank you!

CF
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot how good this place was! Everything we ordered was perfect. Will be returning soon with guests next time!

TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, the food was very good. Three stars is due to the fact that even with a reservation we waited an hour past reservation time to be seated. We were so hungry had to order apps at the bar.

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

We celebrated our 10th anniversary at RPM Italian. All employees congratulated us! We are never disappointed when we have dinner there.

I
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great appetizers. Prime meatballs, crab bruschetta, Fried calamari and risotto all excellent. Very tiny filet. Our waiter not very attentive, but other made up for his lack of service.

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

My sons 14th birthday. We were greeted with a happy birthday which made my son very happy. Great food and wonderful service.

OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We were very excited to try this place. Got seated right away, & table was great. Clean lines, chic venue. However, we had to ask someone to check on our waiter because no one had come to take our drink order after 10 minutes. This was an 11:15 PM reservation, so it wasn’t exactly packed. The artichokes were absolutely delicious. Pasta was exceptional. Got the bucatini & tortellini. Highly recommend! The steak in the steak frites was flavorful, especially with the sauce, but there were no frites to speak of. It came with crispy potato shreds that were more like a garnish than a side. Very disappointing when you pay for & expect a steak frites dish. I’m all for an inventive take, but the menu didn’t reflect that, & it really cheapened the dish. Strong standout, simple dishes, but they need to work on service & mains. A lot of potential to be an amazing experience.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience as usual. We had a fantastic family dinner. The food was exceptional. Our server was elegant and very knowledgeable about the menu. Top quality all around.

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

Our server Nina G. was wonderful and truly made the night special. We love RPM Italian !

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

Luke was the best waiter and the food was out of this world! I’d eat there every night!

j
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall good experience but not really a WOW factor for the price. I was impressed by the fried chicken

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

It was a wonderful first time experience!

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

Can’t say enough good things ab this place! Must try if you’re in Chicago!

JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner and experience! The Roman Style Artichoke was amazing. We ordered the Short Rib Bolognese, Carbonara, and Scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavor and portion sizes were perfect. For desert we had the cheesecake, cannolis, and Pistachio Gelato. The whole dinner was great do to our Rockstar server Travis. He put everything together for us beautifully last night. Great experience can’t wait to go back again.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our mashed potatoes came out cold 😑... other than that the food and drinks were good!

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

The food was poor. Our Beef tartare was the worst I have ever had in my life. Our main courses were ok, just average. It was our first date away from our kids in 5 years and I’m bummed the experience wasn’t good.

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

Amazing experience! Food and service was excellent!

MC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite Italian spots in Chicago. Pastas are amazing: try the carbonara or short rib. Risotto with truffles should not be missed. Lots of fabulous starters including the lobster bruschetta and 600 Day Prosciutto. Don’t miss this place!

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

Service and food was great

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bucatini!

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way! The atmosphere is on point and the food is amazing! Must try the octopus!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant is much too noisy for conversation and the food was pretty average. The piece of halibut I had was rather small for the price and didn't have much seasoning. I would be hesitant in recommending this restaurant unless you're looking for a party atmosphere that features OK food.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive and great at making recommendations from the menu.

OT
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dre was amazing!!!!

r
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling in the area and We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. RPM came recommended and We were very pleased! The whole team made it very special! We were treated to champagne and a special anniversary dessert. The food recommendations were right on and the sommelier helped us chose the right wine. Highly recommend!

F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of the few places that never disappoints from quality of food to quality of service. The fritto misto appetizer is a must have.

KK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

k
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was initially rather slow, sat for quite some time before being attended to.

MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there was a 6th star, I would click - say no more and everyone knows - this is the best.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience, loved the food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in with great expectations from seeing and hearing such great things, and they didn't disappoint. Our reservation was on the early side (4:30) but they didn't rush us through so we could relax and enjoy the ambiance and our drinks. The Manhattan was smooth and smoky, served with an ice block with "RPM" etched on the top. If we were to change anything, it would be ordering the garlic bread over the focaccia, but only personal preference. The Italian salad was full of flavor, and my seared scallops were tender and bursting with flavor. Service was prompt and polite, and the dining room had a great vibe. Overall we had a great and memorable anniversary dinner!

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The service was great but I was expecting better food. We had the scallops which were pretty rubbery, and the lobster ravioli which was pretty good. Our table was RIGHT in front of the stand where the servers out in orders which was really awkward.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to RPM Italian. Our previous experience was fantastic. This time around was even better! Our waiter, Dre, made our experience extra special and lots of fun! Cannot wait to go back next time! Highly recommend! And if you want an outstanding experience, ask for Dre as your server!! :-)

CJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and gave great recommendations. The food was top-notch from the small plates to dessert. The Spicy Crab pasta is a must have!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the music! Great choices were played to give the experience some energy! I would definitely return.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Más es el nombre que la calidad de la comida

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t
Chicago
145 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just love RPM wonderful food and energetic atmosphere. Chicken parm is delicious and not too heavy. Love the fried olives and beet salad. All the pastas are tasty. Great place to go and enjoy friends. Finally the wait staff is friendly and efficient.

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