RPM Italian

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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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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

3 time and was not happy with the dinner .
We’ve been before but it was really off tonight , the ventilation system was not working we smelled everything they were cooking or frying - not in a good way .
We ordered the ricotta and toast, Fried zucchini, Rigatoni but it had too much Rosemary, and veal chop which was the most disappointing and it was so chewy.
For the price and lack of ambience we probably will not be back

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation at 9:00, we checked in at 8:35 and didn’t get seated until 10. The restaurant was very inefficient at seating. We will never be back. Awful experience.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! Would definitely go back.

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

Our waiter was awesome. Excellent meal. And wine.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our birthdays a month early. Really enjoyed watching the Ransics reality show watching the restaurant open so very excited to go there. Loved the decor and formal attire of the wait staff. Food was excellent.

The music got decidedly more loud and disco as we moved through dinner to dessert. That’s the only thing I would adjust. It was hard to maintain a level of quiet dinner conversation.

But otherwise loved it. A bonus was seeing the Chicago Fire Department across the street as we love that show too. Lol.

Will definitely come back on our next visit to your beautiful city.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

We were seated at an oversized table. The table was much too big for our party of five. Put a damper on the whole evening. Food: Server brought wrong dish to one of us. Tortellini was beyond raw.

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

Great Service and food. Took my family for my wife’s birthday. We all loved it.

r
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Everything...service, cocktails, artichokes, beet salad, pasta, egg plant.

K
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Atmosphere was lively but not too loud at all.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Incredible meatballs and service was excellent

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine steward!

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

Excellent service!

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C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary dinner at RPM Italian. We keep coming back for all our special occasions. The attention to details to the food or your customers sets the standard. Once again, RPM made our night perfect!!

BS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to RPM to celebrate my significant other's birthday and it was absolutely divine. The hostess was excellent and they made us feel very special. The Maine Lobster Ravioli was excellent and my significant other was made to feel special.

m
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love RPM Italian and make it a regular stop on our dining circuit. Food, drinks and service are always top notch!

Most important, we have come to consider some team members family. And there’s nothing more comforting than to have dinner with family! Jackie rocks as a server!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent

K
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice time having dinner here. I thought making a reservation at 4:30 on a Sunday, because the restaurant was booked later than that, would be just an ok experience. It was not. We were sat at a beautiful table in the middle of the restaurant, overlooking the bar and other tables. The service was so attentive and kind. The staff helped us choose a bunch of really delicious things when we could not make up our minds. The Ricotta and Warm Ciabatta, the Artichokes, a delicious salad, Brussels Sprouts, Carbonara, Eggplant Parm, Steak and even a special pasta with pesto sauce (because one of us was craving basil) was made special to order. We had everything we needed, when we needed it and really had a lovely time. Desserts were over the top good and our cocktails were great. Most of all it was the service though, that made for a really special night with my family.

LW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first visit to some in our party at RPM Italian. It was a truly great experience - great food, tasty spirits and extremely attentive service.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter James was fantastic!

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very noisy! Could not carry on conversation among three people. Have been there several times and this was worst ever! Service level has also fallen off but food is great. Have been there about once every month or so for couple of years. Do not plan to go back anytime soon.

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious, our waiter was amazing! We enjoyed our night and will definitely come back when we're in the area again!

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is just alright for this type of place. The sweet corn pasta with summer truffles was delicious, but small portion. Really enjoyed the spicy crab pasta as well.
The Roman artichokes were pretty average and the meatball appetizer was surprisingly not that good. Dense meatball, not much flavor. Looked pretty though.

k
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The decor and service was really good...the food tasted OK, ravioli was cold...expensive for Italian tapas.

JG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we're in Chicago, we have several restaurants that we visit. RPM Italian is among them. The food and service are consistently exceptional.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had wanted to go to RPM Italian for a while, and I finally got around to making a reservation for four. We were not disappointed. We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink, and admired the decor. The bartender, talked about the drink menu and expertly made our drinks. We were then taken to our table. The waiter, was very knowledgeable on the food and answered all our questions, when my wife said that she was a little cold, the waiter and a manager brought a small blanket for her to wrap around her shoulders. The food was spectacular, we had 3 different appetizers and then lobster meal, scallops, and this corn ravioli. All were delicious and we were able to try each. Definitely a recommend. Thanks RPM!

CF
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, our favorite Italian in Chicago! Reasonable prices, amazing services, and just the right proportion. Never had one dish there I didn’t love. Highly commended!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and ambiance, however, the food was nothing to write home about.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The food is outstanding and is served quickly. The service is second to none: love both Bobby and James. Great servers! Recommend for a night out or romantic celebration.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with best service and food. Highly recommend.

F
Chicago
163 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends came from out of town. They absolutely loved the food as we did. We could not have asked for a better meal. We love RPM Italian and don’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant. It’s pricey but worth the splurge. It was noisy and hard to hear so try to sit on the side out of the mainstream.

V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were four ladies celebrating a Special occasion. Our experience from the bar tender, to the hostess, to the waiter was less then friendly. The staff were borderline rude, pretentious and we felt rushed our entire experience. Not what we would have expected with a 400.00 bill plus tip. Disappointed as the food as quite good.

EM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner. Excellent service too. It is a loud restaurant so just be aware.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go one time. Portion size is tiny all 4 of us were starving after. Good to check out would never go again.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server recommendations were stellar. Excellent pace for service and enjoyment of dining experience. Planning next visit ASAP.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great!

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have now eaten twice at this restaurant and the food was excellent on both occasions.

DS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was awful

DK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, and the food is amazing! Second time I have been here and it is consistent on both fronts. My experience with RPM Steak wasn’t the same, this place is a gem!!

TD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Ignore this if you like ear splitting noise in a restaurant. The food and service were five star, so it is unfortunate that they play the music so loud. I thought I was trapped inside a bass drum.

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