RPM Italian

4.7
9967 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.

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.
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentines Day and had a lovely dinner. Great food, wine menu, and service. Loved every appetizer/small plate but I’ve had better pasta at other Italian restaurants in Chicago.

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KF
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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SU
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the italian restaurant that changed my attitude to Italian cuisin

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We’ve been here a lot - unfortunately have lost the ‘feeling special’ vibe this last time. The whole place seemed focused on getting people in and out.

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

Small portions but great service/food

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

Started at the bar. Wonderful bartender, Luke. Knowledgeable and polite and went the extra mile with all of our questions. Moved to dinner... great selection. Went w apps. Gotta get the cheese stuffed peppers and meatballs. Seafood risotto was wonderful and I don’t even like seafood. Gelato w espresso over the top is phenomenal. Great experience.

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KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always phenomenal food and service!

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

It was a nice night, but we ordered meatballs and never got them, our waitress forgot. Was looking forward to them, maybe if the waiters/waitresses could write down the orders they won’t forget.

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

Great service from management. All recommendations

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

Very expensive, small portions, quality of food was disappointing.

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

Great service throughout the experience, food was good, portion size was small (but that's OK)

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EA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Excellent food and service.

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EH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was first class as was the bartending and server staff! Food was just so-so.

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

Everything was amazing! Food was absolutely delicious!!

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

Had an early valentines dinner date and the waiter and servers were outstanding as usual. They provided a complimentary Valentine’s dessert at the end. Always dependable for an excellent meal on special occasions.

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

Loved it, Truffle Risotto was the bomb...will be back.

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

Absolutely wonderful dinner, server was attentive but not overbearing, food was perfectly timed and delicious, and cocktails were awesome!

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service and great wine list. Very memorable dining experience!

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EM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Table reservation did not work well, services not good, receptionists were not kind people, took a long time to someone take the order, food also took long to be served and the appetizer came together with the entree. Pricy for the services standards, although food was good.

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

Visiting Chicago for a friend’s birthday and heard from multiple people that we had to go to RPM! We actually commented on how lively the atmosphere was, but that you could hear each other and not have to yell across the table. Our waitress, Jackie, was so great. Even sent an appetizer to the table to celebrate my friend’s birthday! The food was INCREDIBLE and the wine and cocktails were delish! Definitely would recommend to all ages, and would love to come back again!

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda took care of us! I have been wanting to go to RPM for a long time, and finally decided to celebrate my birthday there with my family. I loved the fine dining experience for my kids and we all enjoyed the food and the pacing of the courses. We were impressed before the bread came out!

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

Service was excellent as was the food. Pasta a bit pricey for size of plates

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F
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots (we order in from RPM often too).

Great cocktails.
Our food was delicious. Fresh hors d’oeuvres- radicchio salad and Jerusalem artichokes, then extra large shrimp; others had steak, pasta and risotto with truffles.

Our server was excellent and uber patient as we took forever to order.

Always a safe bet. Always awesome.

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!! Hands down the most enjoyable experience and our server was absolutely fantastic (ask for Dre, you won't regret it). Food is outstanding, they are SO accommodating to dietary needs and you leave feeling good! I will forever travel to Chicago JUST to eat at RPM! Thank you to the staff and everyone that helped us!

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DD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful ending to an amazing day. We went to the Hamilton matinee and traveled the short distance to RPM Italian for dinner. The valet parking made for an easy arrival. We were a little early for our reservation and were directed to the spacious bar area. What a beautiful place. We ordered a drink and were escorted to our table moments later. Our waitress was very nice and patiently explained those dishes we had questions about. Her suggestions for appetizers (octopus) and wine were spot on. Our entrees were delicious, dessert scrumptious and the over all experience memorable. If you are looking for a special evening, this is a great spot.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines celebration

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always excellent.

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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!! The drinks, the food, and service were incredible. It was perfect for our bday celebration.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, but I didn't realize the gift certificate I had been given as a gift could not be utilized on Saturdays, per Lettuce Entertain You rules until I went to pay. Very strange - I've never encountered that before when trying to redeem a gift card or gift certificate at a restaurant before. A tense end to an otherwise great meal!

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYthing about our visit to RPM Italian outstanding..the food, the service (thank you JC for treating us so well!), the decor, the impeccable cleanliness of the bathroom...it was so worth the wait and a perfect first-ever dinner in Chicago. We can't wait to go back!

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation for my husbands birthday in advance so that we could get a prime time. We arrived just before our scheduled reservation time and then had to wait 45 minutes PAST our reservation time! They were unapologetic and so snotty. Then we were seated in probably the worst seat in the house. It looked like they pulled a table from the back and put it right in the walkway. Although the food is good - it is NOT worth going.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! Been to RPM Italian many times and we always enjoy the experience.

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this place is top notch

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd time to dine at RPM Italian in Chicago. The food was delicious as usual, and I particularly enjoyed the octopus (appetizer) and fried olives very much. I look forward to going back to RPM very soon.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobby and Monique were wonderful, as was the food and wine!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience. Server was so great and the food was beyond delicious! Would go back in a heartbeat

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Had the veal Parmigiano and it was incredibly spicey. The zucchini fritte was very greasy and not very flavorful. The desserts were great and by far the best part of the meal.

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1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions are too small

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the carpaccio, excellent, in overall, great experience

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R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was excited about going, our friends rave about RPM Italian. In the end, our local Italian dive had better food at a much better price point. I was annoyed my veal parm came without a side of pasta but not nearly as annoyed as when the bill reflected a $9 charge for a very small bowl of plain pasta.
Waitress was delightful. Wine was very good. No bread on table.
Felt bare bones. So many better choices in Chicago.

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