RPM Italian features a modern expression of classic Italian fare suitable for any type of event. From corporate functions to social soirees, our spaces offer a sophisticated and chic setting for groups of 12 to 40 guests.View Private Dining Details
Wines by the glass need a larger selection and more reasonable price points.
I came here with very high expectations because of all the great things i’ve heard. The only thing that disappointed me was that the carbonara was WAY too salty. I couldn’t take more than a couple bites. Maybe I had a bad batch. I will return because everything else was great.
Nice place, affordable
Dre did a fantastic job. Amazing service and experience!!
My wife and I had been looking forward to this on our long weekend getaway. As we walked in, everything was fine and my wife had asked to go to the restroom to empty out a clear plastic cup that contained coffee. She encountered a gentleman going into the area of the restaurant with the restrooms and felt somewhat accosted by how he approached her and tried to grab the plastic cup. She felt like he almost lunged for the cup and asked where she got the plastic cup and if she had planned on using the restroom. She stated she wanted to empty out the coffee and dry the cup. After about a minute, she was able to take care of what she needed to do. About 5 minutes later, we found out that the man that approached her was one of the partners in the restaurant by one of the managers also working. He apologized for what what happened but we did not see that partner or get an apology from him. The rest of the meal was fine but my wife was on edge the rest of the time given the experience. This was the last meal we had before leaving town. While all of the wait staff were great and the food delicious, it is a shock that one of the partners of the restaurant would act in such a way towards someone he did not know. We both felt a little put off about returning given the experience. While we understand that it was St. Patty’s Day and every one seemed on high alert given the drinking around and in the restaurant, ownership must be more cautious before mistaking someone using the restroom from just a party goer to an actual patron of the establishment. As for returning, time will tell but it was not the way we wanted to leave town.
Food was unreal, lively atmosphere
ALWAYS a great dining experience. The restaurant itself is vibrant and intimate at the same time. We usually dine on Friday evening thete. It is a happening place. Reservations are a must. Seating on time is the only disappointment in any if the experience. The menu offers excellent options for flavor and price. I applaud the pasta particularly. Also best meatballs ever!
The wine list is ample. Share the oversized desserts. Hazelnut tartufo is a rare find. Can't wait to return.
Tables were close together
Waiter was so knowledgeable!
I have been wanting to try RPM since it opened. Finally was able to get in on our trip to Chicago. It didn't disappoint. I had mentioned it was our anniversary. They treated us very special. We received champagne and dessert. Our waitress was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. Our food was fabulous. Can't wait to come back when we are back in town.
Loved everything about it. What a fabulous meal and experience.
This is our favorite Chicago restaurant. It has a very swank vibe and the staff has a way of making you feel special every time you dine with them. Best of all, the food is outstanding. We always order the octopus which is prepared with chick peas, celery and hints of citrus. This time we had halibut for our main course which was beautifully prepared and of very generous size! Thanks to our server Kasha for a lovely night.
Very loud. We had to wait a half hour before being seated even with a reservation and the waiting at the bar thing is a joke as it was packed even on a Wednesday night. The table we got was too small and lined up in close quarters with people directly next to us on both sides almost cafeteria style like Lou Mitchel's on a Sunday. Could not tune out the neighbors conversations for this reason. I think those who reserve a table through Open Table may be given a sub par table assignment...
My Husbabd and I had a fantastic and romantic time. We LOVED the bartender and our waitress- they were so knowledgeable about the menu and really catered to us. My eggplant Parm was DIVINE and so was the dessert. And there wine. And the salad. And the bread!
It was a group of 6 and the wait staff was great in walking us through how best to order for the group.
Our dinner was fantastic! Will be adding RPM to our regular list of Chicago eateries.
Glen was impeccable, from his wine recommendations to his depth of knowledge regarding every detail of every dish, we couldn’t have asked for more. The food and wine were sublime and we felt like we were in the hands of true professionals throughout the evening.
I have heard good things about RPM from a number of people and it did not disappoint. The food was very good, the wine was excellent and there was enough table spacing so you didn't have to listen to your neighbors the whole night. Definitely worth another visit.
RPM Italian is always wonderful. As far as a special night out, for us it is always either RPM Italian or Lettuce’s sister restaurant Mon Ami Gabi. The food is always creative and superlative, the service knowledgeable and warm. Can’t go there every night. But if I could afford it, I would.
Got there early, Noise level definitely increased as it started filling in.
Great service! Delicious meal! Great cocktails!
RPM is perfect for any special occasion or if you just feel like getting some bomb Italian food. Service is incredible and the wine and food, including the lobster ravioli and saffron risotto, is some of the best I’ve ever had. They were incredibly sweet and celebratory for my boyfriend and I’s anniversary. A little pricey but definitely worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend.
The hostess “Sam” very rude. Especially when your a table of 9 from out of town sparing no expense. She made us wait at 7:30 until the reservation time of 7:45 when the table was ready. Her attitude was bad and snappy. Very unprofessional. We take clients here twice a year every year and never had such bad service. Get a new hostess
Family Birthday dinner for 16 y.o. Daughter.
We were seated in a back of restaurant corner which felt a bit tight & could’ve had a more comfortable setting but overall the dinner was great! Really nice B-Day dessert for family to share!
Next time I’d request a better table. Had no idea we’d end up where we were with ample time reserved.
Tables too close together
So loud that it was impossible even to hear the waiter. Also crammed into banquet seating that literally has our neighbor’s elbow on our table.
Food is always great as well as the service.
Great staff and excellent food , We had the best Italian dishes after a while.
If you are in downtown Chicago don’t miss RPM.
Loved it and would go again. The cheese and meat appetizer tray was delicious. Plenty for 4 people.
Wonderful experience. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. A little pricey for those who haven't seen the menu but definitely worth every penny. Can't wait to visit again . 10 out of 10.
Such a great atmosphere and service was excellent. Waiter James was such a pleasure! Will go back and would recommend to everyone!
Everything was great, menu, atmosphere, service and most importantly taste. I would go there every week if i lived in the area. It was simply a taste of Italy in Chicago
Amazing ambiance, incredible service, and great food meant for sharing, (small plates). Definitely recommend! Love this place.
Quite possibly the best food I have EVER had! I was in Chicago for my Birthday and traveled 4 hrs and I would do it over and over for this experience and taste. Just noticed today they are opening another RPM on the river in 2019. I will be back.
Always leave full and happy from RPM Italian. Attentive servers, reasonably priced for the area, and consistently delicious pasta.
Absolutely wonderful food and service ....as always !!
Love RPM Italian -the restaurant and getting the take out!
The Grilled Pork Chop was fabulous! Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. We shared a few veggie sides and loved each one.
I always love a packed restaurant! With all of the amazing choices in Chicago, it immediately makes me know I've picked a good one. Very lively and very attentive waitstaff. Definitely high noise levels as it would be impossible to reduce volume with so many diners. We enjoyed everything we had and the Sommelier was very good about not steering us to the most expensive wine, rather one that would suit our meal and palate.
Our server Kyle was knowledgeable and friendly. He provided us with excellent suggestions from wine to dessert. I will continue to recommend and frequent RPM Italian. Thanks for a superb meal and outstanding service.