RPM Italian

4.8
9322 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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

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 9322 People Are Saying
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4.7
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BP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and impeccable service. Food was just ok for the price. Ordered apps (were ok), salad (which was the great highlight of the night) and the wagyu steak special which was again, just ok, for the $65 price tag.

Get the raspberry torte for dessert - it was magically delicious and its presentation was spectacular.

Shout out to the wait staff and servers, absolutely outstanding work and the main reason I'll return again.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely vibe. Our waiter Kevin was amazing!!

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ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is gorgeous and has some strong dishes. Few items on menu I felt were just okay. Service was excellent.

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HM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Prices are inflated. The food is good but the prices do not justify a return.

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never written a review before, but just had to mention the outstanding staff that served my family this Sunday for lunch. The food was delicious, but above that was the service. The manager went above and beyond to fulfil a request about their gorgeous ice cream cones.
Thank you for making my children very happy!!
In a very competitive restaurant market, outstanding service makes all the difference!!
We will definitely be coming back for Sunday lunch again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were the only African Americans in the restaurants and they put us at a back table in the corner. The menu options weren’t great so we decided not to stay. The restaurant itself was beautiful.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited 20 minutes for Table. Service did not come around often. Dress code to relax (people with caps, shorts, sandles). Not as expected. Food was good.

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CD
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night. The table was one of the best available (they are all good to be fair) and the service was outstanding. Always one of my favorite meals. Can’t wait to come back.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was terrific. Only downside was we had a 8:30 reservation but weren’t seated until 20-25mins later.

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LM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing dinner for us. We had a chance to try things from several areas of the menu, and each one was better than the one before! We had the sommelier assist us with wine selection, and that worked out very well.

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F
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service here was superior. The food was great. The kitchen split everything we shared for us which we appreciated. They gave us prosecco and a dessert complimentary for our anniversary. This restaurant was terrific and we will happily return!

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M
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is sleek and sexy. Romantic feel but also saw many families there as well.

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TB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails, great service from Bobby, reasonable prices, nice ambiance

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OT
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience

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

The food was amazeballs!

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

Great service and appetizers! We will be back again

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JE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing! Server knew her stuff but not overly friendly. Would return and would recommend!

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LP
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rpm was amazing. We wanted to try something different for a one night in Chicago and we definitely got our moneys worth. It was such an amazing dinner that we crave it now because everything is homemade. We can’t wait to go back to Chicago because we will definitely be trying RPM again.

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AE
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing meal, service and overall experience!

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PB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service even better. A little noise but workable. Worth the trip!

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RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. AmaZing food. Plates to share. I had never been before and loved every moment. Try everything you can!!

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GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service! Helped to make a our anniversary dinner very special.

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SL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at RPM. Staff has always recommended sharing so you can taste several of the items. All were excellent.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our only complaint was that when we checked in we were told our table wasn’t ready so we went to the bar which was absolutely great!! The drinks were so unique!! When I went back to the hostess 30+ mintutes later, I was told that they couldn’t find my reservation so we waited another 25+ minutes. Well everything turned around when we sat at our table because the food was amazing!! My favorite was the Mama Dapandi Pasta!! Best pasta I’ve ever had!!

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B
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing a must visit while in Chicago! Fresh homemade pasta was delicious

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SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, the food was delicious and the service second to none ! Please keep it up with the great job, love the ambiance too, nice job!

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. I have been 4 times now and the only downside is not being able to get a table as it is so popular. Exquisite pasta dishes, fantastic appetizers and great drinks. Dessert... go for the donuts, you won’t regret it!

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F
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Atmosphere was inviting. I would highly recommend making reservations because restaurant was very crowded. The wait staff was very attentive. My favorite food item there was the fried olives as an appetizer. It was unique! I would definitely go back!

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Berkshire pork and pistachio gelato I ever had!

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from Sydney. Recommend by a friend. Also follow Giuliana Rancic on Instagram and have seen her posted about the restaurant(s). Absolutely delivered. My husband is a coeliac and their GF pasta was amazing as was their dessert. Couldn't fault it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 5th time at RPM! Love everything about it!! Service exceptional and food stellar!

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TA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always delicious. Great menu with lots of options, the challenge will be narrowing down your selections !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was amazing!!! Everything about this place is outstanding!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, amazing! The service was impeccable. We went for my birthday and it was delicious! Will def be back to try the rest of the menu. Ans Giuliana’s prosecco was so good! Thanks RPM!!

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Me encantó la comida y el lugar, realmente recomendable

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SI
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a good surprise to get to this wonderful restaurant . The ambiance is so nice and the food is really tasty.

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

RPM Italian is a “hot venue”. Both the restaurant and the bar were packed. We had a Buratta with fig jam appetizer that was very tasty. The veal chop was also delicious. However, the parpadelle with Bolognese sauce was a bit of a disappointment. Yet, I am half Italian and very particular about my sauce. This was a bit Americanized and lacked a rich meat flavor. I would recommend the restaurant for all else. The wine list was also good.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

As tourist, we were treated poorly and not very welcome, even with a booking weeks in advanced, confirmed verbally a few days ahead, we were seated at the worst table in the house. We asked for another table and told no, we had much better dining experience at other venues in Chicago this trip. Food was good, just not good overall experience!

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EA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! The pasta was fenomenal and i loved they had gluten free pasta

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