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RPM Italian

4.8
8593 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 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 8593 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

One of our best dining experiences in the world!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Great restaurant with incredible food

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Although we still had to wait 30 minutes from our reservation for a table since they were behind,the rest of the experience and the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We choose RPM for those special occasions where we can count on excellent service, wonderful food and drinks, and lovely ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The ink noodle was great and the dessert, chocolate torta, was great too. Would not recommend the chocolate ice cream if you are not fan of hazelnut.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely delicious!! We will 100% be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is my fave when downtown. Lively and energetic with amazing service and incredible food. The Jerusalem artichokes are so delicious and the short rib ragu melts in your mouth.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always fantastic!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Overrated, we were not impressed with the food especially the pasta.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing food and the waitress did an amazing job explaining the menu, atmosphere felt very classy, definitely will come back

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a 6:30pm reservation and arrived at 6:15pm and they informed us that we would be seated closer to our reservation time, which was fine. At 6:40pm, I decided to go check again to make sure they had checked us in; They explained they had and it would be a bit longer. At 6:50pm and after the waiting area cleared out 2 times, we were still waiting. I went back up to the host stand and asked how much longer it would be until we were sat. Once again, she said just a few minutes longer. I was ready to leave, but my fiance insisted that we just wait. Finally at 6:57pm, we received a text saying our table was ready. We were seated after a few more minutes of waiting at the host stand. Once we sat down, our server came over a few minutes later. At this point we were ready to order everything, but we didn't want to rush her, so we just gave her our drink order. 20 minutes later, our drinks arrived. It took another 15 minutes for us to place our appetizer order. During all of this, we saw a manager walking around apologizing to the 2 tables next to us for their wait. Note, both tables came in after we had already been waiting 20 minutes and they were seated immediately after us. The manager never stopped by our table, which upset me a little more. Besides all this, our server was very friendly and did a great job and the food was fabulous. Needless to say, the front of the house really ruined our evening.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food at great prices - service excellent and nice atmosphere. Will dine at RPM Italian every time I visit Chicago. Wish we had one in Houston.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Restaurant changed my reservation size and time seating another party claiming to be me. When I arrived, they hassled me insinuating my reservation - that I had proof of - wasn’t correct with the hostess taking my phone to try and make sure I wasn’t lying. Once she confirmed I was right, she recreated the reservation - never apologizing for their error - and said it’s now going to be about 30 minutes and I can go elsewhere if I wanted.

Considering I made this reservation in advance for a birthday celebration, this was a pathetic excuse for customer service.

To top it off, the waiter came to give us water and then as we were speaking he just walked away to take care of other tables drinks...never telling us about the menu or apologizing for the restaurant’s error.

The restaurant never came to try and make it right and the service and food was not worth the price tag or the reputation the restaurant has. Very poor experience considering I just ate at RPM Steak and it was outstanding. I will not be returning to RPM Italian and would not recommend others dine there either.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Awesome food , great attentive service. We are definitely going back

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

RPM continues to knock it out of the park every time. My classic favorites - the king prawns and Giuliana’s salad are consistently delicious. The specials and pasta are always top notch. We’ve never had anything other then five star service.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Have been to RPM twice and really enjoyed it. Beautiful restaurant and the food and service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

food good
service slow and never honor reservation times.
Not worth the wait

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We really enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Visiting from SF and just really had a great experience. Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was excellent, perfectly paired and freshly prepared. Waiter Dre was incredible!! His services was impeccable and his conversations were organic and not forced!

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