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RPM Italian

4.8
8611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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
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
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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 8611 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing! For two people we ordered the garlic bread and artichokes for appetizers, both were excellent. We split three pastas between the two of us- short rib bolognese, lobster ravioli, and prosciutto tortellini, all were great! It was definitely plenty of food but not over the top. Service was also great (thanks Andre)!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were blown away by the experience. The staff, waiter Stefano and Josh were the nicest and super efficient.
And the food meatballs, pasta, fried zucchini the best I’ve ever had...and I’m Italian! Bravo to RPM for doing everything right!
We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! Beautiful atmosphere! Fantastic staff!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food for vegetarians! There wasn’t a single thing we didn’t like.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was wonderful, great energy at RPM! Food was great! We will be returning!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Expect to wait even with a OT reservation. Great buzz and cool music just loud enough. Food is very good but not OMG good. Food Prices are fair for the quality. Wine list is great but on the pricey side. There is a gluten free menu

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always dinner was wonderful. A must to try is the fried zucchini with aioli dip. We could not get enough of it. We all had spectacular pasta and the brussel sprouts were magic. I almost am afraid to give it such a great review, as it is already hard to get a reservation. The service was flawless.😃

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The best dining experience ever!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Server started out good and then disappeared had to flag down a manager to get out check,decided against having dessert after waiting for 25 minutes for our waiter. Will give it another try because the food was great

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The homemade pasta was absolutely delicious as were all other dishes we ordered. Service was exceptional.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

First the good: The 600-day aged prosciutto was incredible, the old fashioned was top notch, and the ambiance was great for a classy night out.

The bad: Our tortelloni was undercooked (the pasta shells still had a crunch to them) and my entree was similarly undercooked (the scallops were edible, but not what you would expect at a place with the reputation of RPM).

I assume based on other reviews that our group was perhaps a bit unlucky on this visit. However, I can't give a thumb up given our group's experience. Will look to other spots in town for my next Italian experience.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Hostess and waiter way too pretentious for my taste!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We are travelling from Australia and loved the RPM. Great location, great food and great service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything from the waitress, to the drinks, to the service, to the food was amazing! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We took my 25-year-old daughter here for her birthday. She really loves it. We were surprised, though, at the size of the portions and how small they were for the cost. It is a very pricey restaurant. The four of us didn’t think that the food with anything more special than another Italian restaurant except for the fact that the pasta was homemade. Don’t get me wrong, the food was good. It just wasn’t that much better than other places My son’s roasted chicken was very dry, the short rib papardelle was very good. The veal Parmesan was a thick cut and tasty; different from what you would get at another restaurant. Our waitress seemed really bored to serve us.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Delish Bellini's and pasta. We ordered brussel sprouts on the side and they were very tasty. Burrata was delicious too.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was great and very cordial, I do feel sorry for him when he accidentally spilled my Campari and soda, fortunately it only got his black pants, not his white dinner jacket. He apologized profusely and replaced my drink and deducted the cost from the bill. I also have to compliment the cook staff. The food was Excellent. I have dined in different parts of Italy many times and the preparation and quality was as good or better. Thanks again. Dennis D.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were in Chicago for the weekend and this was definitely a highlight. Quite possibly our favorite restaurant experience ever!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great experience celebrating wife’s birthday. Rpm Italian always hits the spot. Minus the obnoxious large group that came later on. But everything else was great.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Omg the bread. The garlic bread was amazing. The fresh ricotta and bread was so good. The sauce with it was incredibly tasty. Gnocchi was so light and fresh. All in all it was a great meal.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This is the second time we choose RPM Italian for dinner.And today is also my birthday~ The service always excellent!Food are delicious! At the end,Ihave got a small surprise from the restaurant. Ihave to say,RPM Italian is my favourate restaurant in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our server—- Kesha (?) was very attentive, informative and made excellent suggestions. We loved all of our food— the Ricotta, the Ragu, the Meatball, The Italian salad. The bar is energetic to say the least (and we were there on a Monday night!). We had to wait a bit for our table, which ended up being a good thing and added to our total experience. Fun and yummy and excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

One of our best dining experiences in the world!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Shared the Brussels salad, burrata and lobster ravioli with my date and everything was fabulous as usual! Service is top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great restaurant with incredible food

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was just average, nothing spectacular by any means. We had terrible service even though the restaurant wasn't fully packed. Not worth the hype, will not be back. Disappointing overall.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Table of 7 people. Ordered two breads, two burratas, and one prosciutto for appetizers. There was already bread that either came with one of the apps (burrata or prosciutto) so it was bread overload with the two bread apps. However, the garlic bread was amazing. Received complimentary small sweet red peppers stuffed with provolone - pretty good. Ordered two orders each of 4 different types of pasta dishes - bucatini pomodoro, ricotta agnolotti with truffle cream sauce, squid ink pasta with crab meat, and short rib papardelle. Also ordered chicken parm and spaghetti and meatball (notice the singular). Pasta dishes meant to be half portions. Among the 7 of us, we finished one order each of the pasta dishes and took about two forkfuls of the second pasta orders. Chicken parm - over cooked. Didn’t eat the meatball. Could’ve done without the chicken parm and bucatini. Overall, lovely restaurant. Favorites: burrata, prosciutto, and ricotta agnolotti.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I always look forward to returning to RPM Italian. The exemplary food is only out done by the service. Even tho it's never s "special occasion" being there makes it one.
On thing Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises does very well @ all of their places, is honor reservations w/i a very reasonable time of the appointed res. thanx for that.
Kudos to them on every front.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server was phenomenal. Very educational and gave us the best recommendations. Our food was just out of this world amazing. I ordered the salmon with a side of cauliflower. If you go to RPM you must get the cauliflower. Words can't explain how good it is and I am now obsessed with it and need the recipe. Our server went above and beyond and brought us these adorable bite size ice cream cones. Words cannot express how great of an experience we had and will absolutely be back

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Staff was friendly, and food was amazing super nice place to have dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

great food and very reasonably priced. drinks were almost as expensive as the meals but they were also fantastic.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

RPM Italian is one of my favorite restaurants. The food excellent, the value is good, and the service is generally outstanding. Being a Saturday night, RPM Italian was behind by about 20 minutes in seating reservations, which made for a late dinner for us. The manager came by to apologize. We enjoyed the meatballs, Brussels sprouts salad, and each tried a pasta dish and bottle of wine.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were visiting daughter in Chicago and dined with her and a college friend. The waitstaff is expert and entertaining. Alex was our waiter and he is knowledgeable and talented and made sure we ordered appropriate amount of food and recommended some wonderful dishes.

The squid ink pasta with crab was magnificent, al debts pasta with peppery crabmeat. The tortellini with ricotta was also superb. The house baked bread with ricotta spread was tasty. We ordered a salad to share, an Italian salad.

We shared a whole bronzino that was cooked to perfection—-filleted with zero bones. We also shared a veal parmigiana that was a special that night.

Pardon me for forgetting the name of the fried dough dessert served with Nutella and mascarpone——warm and wonderful.

This is a classy restaurant that has skilled staff and wonderful food. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They were about 25 minutes late with our reservation. Not that I expected anything, but 2 other restaurants in the past not only apologized, but offered something complementary in good gesture; here, the manager offered his apologies and poured our glasses with tap water. The service was fine, but not great, and the food was good, but nothing special. My favorite item was probably the grilled octopus appetizer. I'm glad I tried it, but I'd put this place under the "doesn't live up to the hype" category.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, excellent service and wonderful ambience. RPM Italian is a very special place for my husband and I. We eat here every time we come to Chicago and just love it!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My husband and I went here for a date night. We loved it! Our waiter was so nice and helped us with the menu and choosing our bottle of wine. He was patient and very knowledgeable. I especially love that they didn’t rush you at all. We don’t go out much so when we do we don’t want to feel like we are being hurried along. The food was amazing (some portions are small so we shared a lot) the ambiance was so nice and romantic. Definitely a place to go and enjoy yourself without the kids.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We couldn't have asked for better food! This menu was amazing!!! From the ordering to the placement on the table...5 stars!!! Love it!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

What a delicious meal! Definitely worth the hype. Beautiful decor, nice ambiance and amazing food. We were a group of 4 and shared plates. We enjoyed the garlic bread, kale and spinach salad, broccolini, whipped garlic mashed potatoes and the bone in rib eye. ORDER the rib eye ! It’s a must have. Absolutely amazing. You won’t leave hungry and the prices were actually pretty decent.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We loved it! I will say that we didn't have the best first impression- waited about 30 minutes past our reservation time (a reservation that I made months ago!). We were told we could have a table in the bar about 20 minutes after our reservation time- no thanks! It was much better once we were seated- the sommelier had a wonderful recommendation and our server was efficient and helpful. We enjoyed the ricotta and bread (so good!), pappardelle bolognese, squid ink pasta, eggplant parmesan (outstanding!), caramelized cauliflower (it really did ruin cauliflower for us- it was that delicious!) and the donuts (everyone raves and they were good, but not a 'do not miss' in my opinion). We can't wait to go back with friends so we can try more dishes!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great Experience once again. We eat here everytime we are in Chicago. Love the food, the vibe and the service is always point on. Love the desserts.

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