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About RPM Italian

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.

52 West Illinois
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
MON: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
TUES: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
WED: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
THURS: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
FRI: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
SAT: 3:00 PM -12:00 AM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Dearborn & Illinois

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 222-1888

Website:
http://rpmitalian.com/

Public Transit:
Grand Ave. Red Line

Executive Chef:
Doug Psaltis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

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.

RPM Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (291)
Special Occasion (265)
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Good for Anniversaries (201)
Hot Spot (190)
Good for Birthdays (181)
Fit for Foodies (170)
Notable Wine List (135)
Fun (134)
Business Meals (125)
Creative Cuisine (123)
Vibrant Bar Scene (117)
Good for Groups (116)
Worth the Drive (104)
Authentic (103)
Bar Seating (93)
Pre/post Theatre (86)
People Watching (84)
Handcrafted Cocktails (82)
Cozy (68)
Neighborhood Gem (61)
Comfort Food (54)
Happy Hour (49)
Casual (47)
Late-night Find (40)
Tasting Menu (40)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Local Ingredients (24)
Gluten Free Options (23)
Seasonal (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Tapas (18)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Scenic View (7)
Spicy (7)
Great Beer (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Meatballs - cold, ciabatta - delicious, chicken parm - ho hum, small portion, garlic mashed potatoes - fabulous, service - not great

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The homemade pasta is to die for and the eggplant parm was the best I ever had! We were in Italy just in May and this food was so much better! My husband had the carbonara which was a treat to see the waiter break the fresh egg over it at the table! Our friends had the salmon and the eggplant. Every plate was clean as a whistle so that tells you how good it was! They brought out these cute little cones filled with 4 different types of gelato (which is excellent)! It is on the pricey side but it was well worth it! Make reservations in advanced for a good time and the best Italian food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our first time dining here and we will definetly be back next time we are in town. We had an early dinner reservation (4:30) and the restaurant was pretty much empty when we arrived. Our service was fantastic and the meal was nicely paced. Our server made great recommendations and answered some questions we had about wine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice ambiance, staff was very attentive and we were never rushed. Came here for the first time this weekend and I’m looking forward to going back

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

RPM Italian was amazing one of the best meals I have had! Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, excellent wine list with reasonable prices, delicious food, great ambiance. We really enjoyed ourselves. We were 6 adults & 1 baby. Celebrating 5 birthdays and 2 anniversaries. It was a fun night! I had the lobster ravioli and the pulled pork bolognese with the Guliana special salad and the Caesar salad chopped to share.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

First time. Great atmosphere. Fun, food was fabulous and our server- big shoutout to Dray!!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful dinner with my family. This was our first time and I would absolutely go back. Service exceeded our expectations and food was so great from beginning to dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

First time to RPM Italian. Great service and I thought really good pastas and Italian dishes. I did not try any seafood or steaks but others dining with me did.

Although it ala cart, entree's were decent size for sharing and pastas are perfect for sharing as an appetizer.

I will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurant was an excellent place to have a business meeting. We were at a conference in chicago and wanted a unique place to go and to showcase the client from Florida a great location. We enjoyed the wine selection and he was wonderful getting us a great wine that was as close to The Chocolate Box. Overall great experience and great service. All food was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great service and amazing food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great as usual. Friendly, good service and great food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

RPM always delivers! Great food no matter what new dish I try. The service is impeccable and the ambience reflects the positive fun vibe of the owners. I like to try new things and again it’s never a disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

amazing!

must try:

octopus + beef tartare + the carbonara

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The ambiance was really warm and welcoming. We were able to each get a pasta dish and split the filet mignon. Both pasta dishes were great, and the filet was phenomenal!! Would also recommend the truffle garlic bread.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

RPM Italian became one of my favorite restaurants! If you're a foodie, like me, you'd enjoy this place. The beef meatballs, the pasta carbonara, the pappardelle, the lobster, everything is delicious!! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent customer service, perfect portion sizes and a fun, dynamic restaurant. Will absolutely eat there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

2nd visit and I was celebrating my birthday. I had been before during another persons birthday so I knew what to expect, or so I thought. Our dinner was amazing and the waitress told me happy birthday which was very nice. Through the meal I noticed several birthday desserts going around like the one that was served during my previous visit for my friend. I was excited to get one myself at the end of the meal but it never came. Thought that was kinda strange and kinda bummed me out. First time ever that I didn't get to make a wish on my actual birthday. I know it's not a huge deal but still. Anyway, the food is amazing and the vibe is very relaxing. I will come again but not to celebrate.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service impeccable and handmade pasta divine.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

excellent! Best dinner experience from atmosphere, servers, food, dessert!!
Love RPM!!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Trip from Southern Cal. We have great LA OC restaurants. But we loved RPM! Food fabulous! Service great.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was wonderful. The service was disruptive. Our server seemed put out by our presence, and would walk away if we had questions about the menu, or didn’t take his recommendation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love RPM and would go back. but I was a bit disturbed by the fact that our steak came our rare when we ordered it medium. so everyone else was eating but the steak person. I feel they should have at least offered her a free dessert or something. Otherwise great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my girlfriend to RPM Italian to celebrate her birthday and she absolutely loved everything about it. They had great food, customer service, drinks, etc. I definitely recommend to try this place out, you won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Try the Old Fashioned here! It's awesome. The ice has RPM pressed into it as well, very classy! We had a reservation at 9:15 PM and they were running late with seating people, we sat 30 minutes after the reservation time.. that's a little ridiculous. Food made up for it! They did a fantastic job!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Seated 45 mins late and missed our play...all they sent was a bruschetta. Unreal. Never going back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was delish and reasonably priced. Our waiter was a delight. Woohooo

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always great service, food & atmosphere! Great wine selection too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter was great and the food tasted excellent! Really good value for this fine dining experience, I enjoyed it. Also, they filter their water three times, it was the only water I had in Chicago that I could drink and it was good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The place is very unassuming from the exterior. The interior is nicely laid out with the restaurant surrounding the bar. The menu has great variety, and lot of different approaches to a meal. The wine cellar is excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We had a great time. I like that the portions are large enough that we could each taste more than one dish. Portions were quite large.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A wonderful night and lovely food, with a very lively atmosphere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Seated 40 minutes late for Resv and we arrived 20 min early. Terrrible.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

This place was amazing! Great service, amazing food and it’s a very nice place to sit with your S.O. We came to celebrate my birthday just me and my sweetheart and we both enojoyed it so much! From the wine and steak, salmon and oh my gosh their cheesecake! We both loved it! Definitely coming back! Just a great experience overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

This dining experience was amazing! Food was absolutely delicious, our service was above and beyond...it was like dining with a friend. Will definitely come here when I am in the country again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was great. Our server was excellent. The only problem was that the music didn’t really fit the experience. I think they misread their Sunday night crowd.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. A must stop when in town. Food, service, atmosphere are all top notch

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food. Outstanding service. Must visit in Chicago.

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