RPM Italian

4.8
9570 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
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.
What 9570 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was almost encouraging about my choice of food. I didn’t realize how important that is when taking an order. He would say “excellent choice”, as of late I have not heard this. It is a lost follow up that I hope to see more of in the future.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Good but service was inattentive and incredibly slow

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Loud, crowded, a little too hip for me. I guess I like old world Italian style restaurants better.

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

Fantastic meal with quick and attentive service. Can’t wait to come back again! The crispy chicken was outstanding.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so helpful and friendly and the food was PHENOMENAL!! Seriously a great place to eat.

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JT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for making our anniversary celebration extra special. Andre made sure we were treated well. Started with champagne toast, appetizer and ended with anniversary dessert. Food was superb!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Me dieron la peor mesa del lugar, es nos incomodó mucho

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CR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food all around. Homemade ricotta appetizer and lobster ravioli were perfect! Loved the mini gelato cone surprise.

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

Great service!!!

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SF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. The service and wait staff are so professional and courteous. The food is both creative but still familiar enough to please almost everyone.

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V
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

While the start of the experience at RPM with the hostess and delay in seating was not a great first impression, the service and food once we were seated definitely made up for it.

We started with the Ricotta, Meat balls and Brussel sprouts salad. They were all excellent and not sure everything they put in the salad but it was nothing short of delicious and I will be getting this again the next time I am back. And we were glad to have some bread left over so that we could use it to get all the sauce from the Meatballs.

After such a great start, we continued to be impressed with the pasta that we ordered and I would recommend the Bolognese . And while the pasta servings are smaller, I actually think they are appropriately sized because they are so rich and flavorful. We finished with the rice pudding which was a substantial serving and we loved their take on it. Overall an excellent evening and our server provided exemplary service and recommendations throughout the course of the night.

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

The food is so fresh & authentic. It’s a gourmet experience. The only down side was that we made reservations for 7:30 and were not seated until 45 minutes later. However, we were given a comp appetizer (octopus with chick peas and celery) and it was delish! We all ordered salad and pasta. The meal exceeded our expectations. Definitely want to come here again next time I visit Chicago!

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

A perfect and delicious place to celebrate our anniversary. Can’t say enough great things about it!

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

Best restaurant in Chicago, an amazing atmosphere, and delicious food!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I watched the ideas for this restaurant unfold on Guiliana & Bill and have wanted to try Mama DiPandi's pasta since then. FINALLY I came on business from NJ to Chicago & had a chance to try. EVERYTHING was AMAZING!! OMG. I'll return here EVERY time I'm in Chicago and will try the other RPM restaurants as well!

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

We waited about 10 minutes for our table with a reservation. The ambience was great, our server was wonderful especially due to the fact that we had children. She engaged with them and was friendly. She was knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions when asked. Our water glasses were never empty and the food and drinks all came out in a timely fashion. Overall a great dining experience!

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SD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David, our bartender was fantastic...attention to detail was on point. Food was excellent, especially the King Crab bruschetta. Wine list had fantastic wines. Thank you for an exceptional experience.

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1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service exceed my expectations. If I could give it more than 5 starts I would :)

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and chic/sophisticated atmosphere. The homemade pasta was super tasty.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always service & food was outstanding. That is why is my favorite restaurant.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to RPM several times including our wedding anniversary each of the last three years. Food and service are always exceptional.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and atmosphere. Food was very delicious

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AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although on the pricier side, this place was great for a celebratory dinner. The risotto is amazing, and the Brussels sprouts are the best I’ve ever had. Every course was really just fantastic, even the dessert shined as one of my favorites in Chicago. The wine selection was also very good. A great place for a fancy dinner, and vegetarian / pescatarian friendly!

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!

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Calgary
81 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Chicago and my husband and I had RPM recommended to us by friends.
The restaurant had a very vibrant, energetic atmosphere. Definitely a hot spot in town. The service was exceptional. We both had cocktails to start and then wine with our meals. We started with caesar salad and the burrata appetizer, both delicious. For our main courses, my husband had the gnocchi and I had special risotto with Parmesan and truffles. Very tasty but also pricey at $36 for a half order. We finished the meal with the cannolis - very good!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was increíble - a must visit when In
Chicago. Job well done

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Just as good as the first. Amazing food and service!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with spectacular food and service.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, from when you enter it is very warming and welcoming. Staff are dressed immaculate.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Booked at table for 6pm and at 6:30pm decided to eat at the bar because the table was not ready.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. And the waitress was very helpful. And all of this turned out to be a bit more affordable than I had expected. But still pretty expensive.

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Amazing!

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JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food was great. Service was fantastic.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was great, but our table for two was in a really awkward area, especially for me since I'm on crutches and especially on a date. Table was also extremely wobbly so I asked for another table in a different area and the wait was another 15 minutes. They tried to fix the table but it was still wobbly and I felt uncomfortable asking the waitress to fix it again.

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KG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always consistent. Another fantastic dining experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about RPM! It was incredible! The food was wonderful, the staff was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, and the ambiance was classy but not “stiff” if that makes sense. For people who don’t typically eat at higher end restaurants, this was the perfect fit...nice and classy, but approachable.

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JW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fantastic experience at RPM Italian. Most notably, our server, Dre, was awesome. We had fun conversations and he took care of our every need.

The food is always tremendous. The wine list is great.

I highly recommend going to RPM.

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MC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our food was excellent. We ordered way too much because we couldn’t choose

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DL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The embiance is better than the, very average food.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A well-run restaurant with excellent food and a very attentive staff. Our waiter was ANTHONY who was knowledgeable and affable.

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