What Insiders Are Saying
Bill and Giuliana Rancic force us to like them with excellent Italian food in a trendy setting.
Incredible experience. The dining aspect was perfection from appetizer down to the post-dessert espresso! The ambience and service was also stellar. Nothing but wonderful things to say about this place!
Love this place! Pasta is to die for!
We are frequent fliers here and the DC venue. Always lives up to the expectation. Of the countless times we have been to RPM Italian, our server, Nina, was one of the, if not the best server we have had.
We just returned from Italy, the Bistecca Fiorentina and the bucatini pasta was just as we remembered from Florence! Amazing. We will be returning for the ambiance, wonderful service and fantastic food! Love from Iowa! 💗
They sat us in the bathroom. Or very close
to it. We felt isolated, lonely and unimportant. I can’t help but feel that there is an air of condescension in the entire restaurant that permeates. We won’t be coming back anytime soon. The meatballs were amazing. And that’s it. Thank you.
It is good for any purpose. Great food and price is very reasonable.
Excellent food and service as always! Never a disappointment.
Great appetizers, especially the zucchini fritti and the Roman style artichokes! The special of the day risotto was excellent. The prime dry-aged bistecca fiorentina which serves 2 to 4 people.(hold the garlic) was outstanding! Deserts were delicious.
We had an incredible dinner. They were running about an hour behind, but we got a table in the bar. Service was excellent but the food even better.
Excellent food and very good service. Portions were on the small side.
Great food and ambience! Pricey.
The restaurant still have an issue keeping the schedule.
We were only seated at 20.20 despite having an 20.00 reservation.
It’s expensive and you have to pay for everything (fancy breads), but it’s delicious and so worth it. The wait staff is great too. We went on a Wednesday and it was packed to the brim. That’s how you know it’s good!
Excellent food and service.
Awesome food & service. We arrived early for our reservation and we seated immediately!
Great food & wonderful service, as always.
Simply amazing. Our server was intuitive and charming, the food was exquisite, and the environment was polished without being pretentious.
The service, food, and ambiance was incredible. I want to fly back to Chicago just to go there!
Great way to celebrate with family / birthday. Share 4 pasta dishes —medium portions ! Chicken Parm great
My friends had not been to RPM in several years, and were not disappointed. What they remembered from years earlier, was still there. Our server, Luke T, provided excellent service & great suggestions for apps for the table. John C was our sommelier, and he helped with wine suggestions and excellent after-dinner drinks! RPM consistently provides a stellar experience, and it's clear, it's because of people there who care about their customers. This however, in no way, diminishes the great food either, that we had that evening. Thanks again, and look forward to stopping in a again soon.
Excellent ambiance for any occasion with great lighting, hip atmosphere and decor. Delicious food, knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Highly recommend!!
This is our “We don’t want to cook dinner let’s eat out” spot and it’s always a delight
They accommodated us despite being a big party of 9 on graduation night. Great service!
FATHERS DAY AWESOME!!!
Great place, we really enjoyed our food. We ordered 5 different dishes and shared them, it was good to try a little of everything.
The place was great, wine selection was solid. The pasta was fantastic; but, the scallops we ordered were a bit over cooked. Would still go back, great place
Pros: friendly staff, great tasting food and drinks
Cons: no kid’s menu, portions are small, waiter never came back to see if we needed any refills, music is too loud, tables too close together
This place never disappoints. The food is really fresh and there is always a variety in drinks to choose from. The wait staff is so attentive and Jason was super helpful even when things are going amazingly for my husband's first Father's Day. Highly recommend it!
Great food, great service. Everything from apps to dessert were delicious!
Incredilbe FOOD! One of my favorite places to come to when I visit Chicago. Super modern Italian with a nice modern but chic vibe inside. Love the dark ambiance. We started with the mushroom and cheese pizette and not one but TWO orders of the beef truffle tar tar because it was THAT delicious. The carbonara and lobster ravioli were to die for. To top it all off, they were out of the cheesecake we ordered which we were bummed out about, but they made up for it with the pistachio ice cream. Unbelievable meal as always!
Rpm Italian is my favorite restaurant and I go there at least twice a year. This time I requested that my table was not in a certain section so we waited longer than normal to be seated. The noise level was very high that Saturday evening, but I liked the booth we were given so I am glad we waited.
The food is absolutely great BUT the sauce on the cavatelli changed awhile back and I forgot just how spicy it is now. For me, it ruins the dish. Instead of tasting the pork ragu, you just taste the pepper. So, a few suggestions: 1) change menu to read that sauce is spicy, 2) offer an alternative to spicy sauce or 3) ask people if they want to add pepper on top of sauce that way I can keep ordering my favorite dish without the pepper! Thx
Such a great experience! All recommendations were excellent, drinks amazing, and top notch service! We'll definitely be back!
Great personable server and the wine guy was great too! Everything we tried we loved!
Perfect service. Very attentive, and courses were timed just right. Really nice meal.
We really enjoyed the meal. The food was amazing, the value is excellent, the service awesome. Music was loud and the tables were WAY too close together.
Overall great. Just open up the space
Crowded and noisy but excellent food. Great waitress but pushy busboy.
Yum! Delicious food with fantastic service. We were very pleased with our entire experience.
Absolutely incredible service and atmosphere. Food was to die for- small dishes to share!
Food and service excellent as always .
Non-traditional Italian the food was excellent the server was very informative. The wine list could have had more selection of wines under $100.00 to choose from. The ambiance of the restaurant was pulsing and very chic. Would definitely visit again next time in Chicago.