RPM Italian

4.8
10526 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.

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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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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Pasta is to die for!

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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

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! 💗

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

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.

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

It is good for any purpose. Great food and price is very reasonable.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always! Never a disappointment.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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

Excellent food and very good service. Portions were on the small side.

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

Great food and ambience! Pricey.

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

The restaurant still have an issue keeping the schedule.

We were only seated at 20.20 despite having an 20.00 reservation.

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

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!

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

Excellent food and service.

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

Awesome food & service. We arrived early for our reservation and we seated immediately!

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CL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & wonderful service, as always.

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

Simply amazing. Our server was intuitive and charming, the food was exquisite, and the environment was polished without being pretentious.

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JH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and ambiance was incredible. I want to fly back to Chicago just to go there!

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BJ
Nashville
61 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate with family / birthday. Share 4 pasta dishes —medium portions ! Chicken Parm great

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g
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance for any occasion with great lighting, hip atmosphere and decor. Delicious food, knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Highly recommend!!

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VP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our “We don’t want to cook dinner let’s eat out” spot and it’s always a delight

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated us despite being a big party of 9 on graduation night. Great service!

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FF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FATHERS DAY AWESOME!!!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, we really enjoyed our food. We ordered 5 different dishes and shared them, it was good to try a little of everything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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LO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Everything from apps to dessert were delicious!

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LB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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!

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d
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience! All recommendations were excellent, drinks amazing, and top notch service! We'll definitely be back!

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AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great personable server and the wine guy was great too! Everything we tried we loved!

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service. Very attentive, and courses were timed just right. Really nice meal.

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P
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Crowded and noisy but excellent food. Great waitress but pushy busboy.

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AC
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! Delicious food with fantastic service. We were very pleased with our entire experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible service and atmosphere. Food was to die for- small dishes to share!

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MI
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service excellent as always .

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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