RPM Italian

4.8
9059 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • 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.
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
8

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.
Reviews from verified diners
9,059 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
83%
Very Good
12%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
195 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a year since we last visited RPM Italian. A very challenging popular restaurant to get reservations, so, we were fortunate to get in for an earlier dinner. We were also fortunate to be able to find a seat at the bar. A very nice vibe and our server was excellent. Great wine selection of Italian and Calif and the Somalia ( Cory) helped us with a very nice selection. Did I mention the food.? Special appetizer was awesome, buccatini to die for and those meatballs are excellent. All in all , if you are looking for a cool vibe Italian restaurant with fantastic food and service , then you must go to RPM Italian. I know we will not wait a year to again visit..........

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Teníamos reservación a las 9 pm y nos dijeron que la mesa nos la darían 30 minutos más tarde.
Así que nos ofrecieron sentarnos a cenar en el bar, y pues ahí cenamos con tal de no esperar.

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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous find! The best food in Chicago, the artichoke appetisers are sublime, as is the calamari. The entrees amazing and the desserts to die for.

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JS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. Fantastic food and attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal but very expensive

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic, drinks were good, and company even better. Had the spicy king crab with squid ink pasta, and a truffle special(can’t remember) that was out of this world. Everything was great here! We will be back

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service, as usual at RPM Italian. My guests had never dined here and everyone was very impressed. Can be a little loud, if having a business dinner.

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

Fabulous dining experience, a memorable night with just the right lighting, ambiance, service and delicious food and wine!!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another fantastic meal (risotto and crispy chicken) at RPM Italian.

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

Although, I personally was not able to be there, my associates and our guests (all in the Food Buisiness), reported that Food and Service were outstanding.

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

Love love love this restaurant. Happy we were able to make a reservation on short notice.

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

Having never been to RPM, or Chicago, I wasn’t sure what it would be. I was very happily surprised! Had my birthday there with family and it was an outstanding experience 😊😊

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EO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and service great as well. We waiting about 15 minutes past our reservation time and they apologized to us for the wait, which really was not a big deal. Really good food and i recommend this place for several occasions.

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to try RPM for a while. Finally got a reservation and went with a group of friends on a girls trip. It did not disappoint. I had the lobster ravioli and it was delicious. Service was great!

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TZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this place is sleek but not cold and the servers and runners match the decore. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the drink and food menu and gave us suggestions. Every suggestion he made was delicious. The food was excellent from our appetizer to dessert and cappuccino. We highly recommend!

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IG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was Top Notch...would definitely come back or to another restaurant under their group

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

It was an overall wonderful experience in every aspect of the meal! We went to celebrate our anniversary and were treated extra-specially for the occasion with complimentary glasses of prosecco and a dessert. We will be returning soon.

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

Everything about RPM was amazing; from the atmosphere, the food and the service!! Can’t wait to go back and have Travis wait on us again!

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was recommended by our hotel concierge to try this restuarant for a birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint. Service was good, food was good. Would recommend to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service!!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carol was the best waitress we have ever had. She went above and beyond to make our experience as pleasant as possible. Highly recommend.

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

Fabulous food and impeccable service! Only negative would be wine pricing for the offering was high. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.

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PR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Service not great. Not very attentive. Lots of time our waitress just disappeared. Brought the wrong wine to table .

We had indicated this was an anniversary dinner; they didn’t even acknowledge the event .

Suggest they fine at Ruth Chris restaurant if they need s good example on how s higher end restaurant operates!

RPM steak much better run!

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M
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There’s an Italian restaurant or steakhouse on almost every corner in Chicago, but RPM Italian is really outstanding. My international colleagues ALWAYS request a booking at RPM. Food is excellent and portions are appropriate. Very tasty and very well prepared. Wine list is good, and the sommelier was very helpful in finding a favorite. I will return every chance I get.

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

RPM Italian has become a staple for my wife and I. If we are looking to have a date night or just really good food to spoil ourselves with we choose here.

I never pick what I'll eat until given the specials because most of the time the specials take the cake. Food has never been disappointing and I am always amazed at how consistent the food is.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I would like to say it was better, but frankly I feel it is overrated. The reservation was at 3:45 PM, so it was not as stuffy as the evening Saturday night crowd, but I still found the ambiance a bit pretentious...and I don't know why. We had a good table, so it wasn't the seating. Our waitress was nice and very good, so that wasn't the problem. My wife's lemon drop martini tasted like water and we should have sent it back. The wood-fired octopus was "missing"...actually I think it was a small portion under the chickpeas, but not worth the $17. The garlic bread was good and there was enough. Scallops were good, and my wife had the grilled scampi...it was just OK, and a bit small. Nothing really bad, just maybe it didn't meet my expectations after I had heard so much about the place.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience!

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food and drink!

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Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We walked in and loved how it looked, we started with the frococcia bread and Giulianas Italian salad which were both very good. I got Mama DePandis pasta which was good but i don’t do spicy at all and it was a lot spicier than i thought it would be which was a bummer, i didn’t really eat much of it. My husband got the spaghetti and meatballs and said that it was the best meal he ever had. The service was good at first but then turned bad!!! Our waitress wouldn’t show up for 20 minutes at a time and we were dying to order!!! The food was very fresh i would have to say. Overall it was alright.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at RPM Italian for our anniversary dinner. We had garlic bread for an appetizer, carbonara and lobster ravioli for our entrees and the gelato/espresso for dessert - all were fantastic. The restaurant made our night a little more special with surprise glasses of champagne before we started. 10/10 would recommend.

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1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Three friends meeting up and never been to RPM so we decided to order several things and share. We loved everything and it all came out so quickly. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but portions were very small. Service was excellent.

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K
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt like royalty!! Absolutely the best staff & experience we’ve ever had... hands down. Everyone.. from the hosts to the BEST server on the planet. Thank you for a wonderful evening ☺️ and the food was amazing too!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was very energetic. Gluten free menu was fantastic! Waitress was very informative about menu.

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place... come here every time we come to Chicago !!!!!

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We excellent time.

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SF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to RPM Italian for our 15th wedding anniversary. It exceeded our expectations. Alex our server was excellent.........food was fantastic. The ambiance was very nice and everything was very clean. The only thing we would critique is the volume of the music being to loud and that made it harder for us to converse with each other.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Thank you

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great ambiance. Food is unbelievable. All around great experience. It's our number one restaurant for any special occasion

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredible. Very attentive, polite and accommodating. Pizza appetizer was great. To bad there isn’t a pizza as an entree. Dinner was delicious.

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