RPM Italian

4.8
9191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday, 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 222-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Doug Psaltis
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Cross street
Dearborn & Illinois
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Public transit
Grand Ave. Red Line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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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.
What 9191 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Outstanding food!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great time! Server was amazing and so helpful to us while navigating the menu. Serving size was great. Lemon cello was delicious!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is my Favorite Place
Just hardest place to get a reso

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I must be honest and say I am very critical when it comes to food and service! RPM Italian definitely met my expectations. The food was absolutely delicious. Alex was very accommodating and knowledgeable. I will definitely add RPM Italian to my list of restaurants to revisit. I did have to take off one star because that makes the calls to confirm reservations is very rude! However, it did not ruin our experience once we arrived.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

RPM is a wonderful find-great service, excellent, authentic homemade pasta and a nice wine selection. The lobster ravioli was outstanding. We will return and recommend!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary here and I loved everything about it. The ambiance with cool and romantic. Food is always amazing, fried olives are always a must to start with. I had the carbonara pasta (recommended by our waiter and it was sooo delishous) my husband had the filet mignon steak also great.
Drinks were so tasty and waiter was perfectly attentive to our needs.
I will def be back :)

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing! The food, the service and the place were incredible. Sad that we don’t have one in boston, i will forever remember this fantastic spot

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We visited RPM this last week and it was amazing. Jackie, our server, was terrific. We told her our kids had recommended the restaurant when they came to Chicago, and she was just so friendly! My Carbonara was the best I’ve ever had, the house made ricotta and warm bread was amazing. Loved the atmosphere!! Would highly recommend

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We were in Chicago for Alexander Hamilton and our anniversary. RPM was recommended to us and did not disappoint. We had a special veal parmigiana; a prosciutto peach starter; and way-good chocolate cannoli and vanilla bean gelato. The restaurant a new key were celebrating our anniversary and provided complementary Prosecco.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food! A bit noisy but definitely an impressive place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary dinner. Service and food were outstanding. Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great server, great food — did not feel rushed
Great experience!!!
My fav Chicago restaurant
Manager has always been helpful and accommodating

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was impeccable! Did not disappoint!

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Extremely disappointed with service on Saturday. We were 15 min late to be seated. After we ordered it took approximately 95 min to get our food. Once I escalated to the manager, our food came out quickly. But I was very unhappy with our service.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Went for my 30th birthday and it was amazing! Our waiter, Dre was AWESOME! He made the evening so special!!! The food was SO good! We cannot wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

The food was exceptional with a great wine list. The wait staff was knowledgeable and professional
though I think could have been a little more attentive. All in all a wonderful meal and I highly recommend RM Italian.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

This was our second time dining here and the first was better. The food was good but not outstanding and we were freezing most of our meal. Tons of service, for sure! I won't rush back but recommend for a scene and upscale traditional Italian.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Amazing food and crowd. Great wine and alcohol list. I’ve had a lot of great pasta in my life, but this was AMAZING!
Mama Depandi is a treasure! My friend is gluten free and was able to enjoy an amazing Italian meal without getting sick. Worth every penny!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

This was our 2nd time to RPM and our experience was as good as the first. Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food flavors could be better. There doesn’t seem to be any extra attempt to make the food delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Every time we come to Chicago we eat here! Love it!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I loved the atmosphere at RPM. It is perfect for a date night or a girls night out. I love that dishes are smaller to allow to try many different plates. My husband and I weren’t super hungry so we shared two pasta dishes and each choose a dessert. The waiter suggested to get an appetizer or entree as well but it was the perfect amount for us. I can’t wait to go back and to try some of their entrees.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Homemade spaghetti and authentic Italian dishes. A little pricey, but the service is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Very nice. It was our first time in chicago and tried RPM Italian. The food was very good. The atmosphere is upscale and trendy. Be prepared to spend some money, but a it's well worth it. I had the
Roasted 1/2 chicken worh a side ofBrussel sprouts. It was were delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Amazing bucatini and lobster ravioli. The texture of pasta is incredible.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

So yummy and fun!!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

It’s interesting as I rate this experience I think of three things:

1- Front entry service - unfortunate that I cannot provide 0 stars as that is what those ladies deserve. Management you have an area of leadership opportunity and training. My reservation was for 6:30, you will see by my picture we were seated at 7:13pm. While I realize I am the one who requested a booth, and this cannot be expected to always be ready at e the reservation time (that is ok) where the teaching you need to enforce comes in is - their quote of 10 to 15 mins and the promise of a text/call to my cell confirming my name and # back to me as I proceeded to the bar to purchase a bottle of wine while I waited, and waited and waited with no call or text. Finally when one of my party went to ask how much longer it would be all we got in return was “oh, oh is all your party finally here” in voice that could make you cringe after you had been waiting for 45 mins and been told they would call you when your table was ready. Our full party was there at 6:30. Our table wasn’t there a 6:30. Details are necessary for those who plan to make reservations- if timing is tight- don’t request a booth. Don’t rely on their staff to call you. You be you and wait at the front - don’t spend money at the bar.

2- Food- heavenly!! This is where thankfully the ladies at the front separate front the god experience and your real RPM experience begins. Every bite, every tastes melts in your mouth

Dishes- prosciutto tortellini- yes! Gnocchi- yes! Everything- yes! The deserts are to die for- hazelnut ball is the size of a fist and a must!!

3- Our waitress was first class! Amazing, knew every meal, recommendations- trained to perfection!) again Training departed from the front.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great food and great service. Went there for our Anniversary and the waiter brought us out champagne on the house. They also gave us an appetizer and dessert on the house. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Disappointed for how long we were made to wait for our reservation. Service was slow to get first round of drinks. Bolognese was very average, nothing special unfortunately.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2018

My experience overall was okay, however I was very disappointed with the food!
The worst Italian food I ha e ever experienced, from the appetizers to the main entrees.
I order the stuffed peppers and it was tiny peppers with a piece of cubes cheese(cheap) I ordered the lobster(it was cold) and the salad was dry.. those were appetizers! The main entree I ordered the stuffed corn pasta(it was Terrible the sauce was poorly made, and the I order the roasted Crispy chicken🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️. To say the least. I would never go back. I frequent the RPM steaks and it totally different(the food is really good there)..

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Delicious food and great service. You must have some homemade pasta. Meatballs are a great appetizer but we tried a lot of things. The entree portions looked small but the plates were deep so it was a lot of food. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We were having a good experience except for a rude manager, Dan Marquez. He called a friend’s family member who has worked at RPM a “line cook”. She felt this was super offensive. Not okay. He is Mexican. Offensive of RPM.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Amazing food! Great ambiance and beautiful place. Can’t wait to come back

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Everything was fantastic, from the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, and the service. I wanted to give a special shout out to Jackie, who made us feel like we were her only table (though she had multiple) and making our anniversary extra special. Would recommend to anyone!

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

This is an expensive, trendy restaurant with OK food. Portions are very small and drinks are extremely expensive. Contemporary techno music is fairly loud and distracting to those who don’t appreciate the genre (this reviewer and spouse are in 50’s). Service was good. Decor is attractive. Overall, if your goal is to see and be seen some place hip this is for you. If your goal is a great meal and great conversation at a decent value look elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

One of the best meals Ive ever had served by the best waiter Ive ever had. Ask for Andre.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Went to RPM Italian for dinner while in town for a friend's bachelorette party. We thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to come back!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

It was so wonderful. New favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Some of the best bites I’ve ever had Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was fabulous, the service was just average. Maybe it was because it was two women having dinner, but our server was below par for RPM. Other than his lack of attention we enjoyed ourselves.

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