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RPM Italian - Chicago, Chicago, IL

RPM Italian - Chicago

4.7
4.7
11796 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary menu with dishes meant to be shared. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak and RPM Seafood, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and celebrity couple Giuliana & Bill Rancic.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 120 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 222-1888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    RPM Restaurants offers catering to events of all sizes including intimate dinners, weddings and corporate parties. Allow us to curate a custom menu that reflects your unique vision, paired with impeccable service that ensures a memorable occasion. Let us bring the extraordinary to<br />your gathering!
  • Private party facilities
    RPM Italian offers private dining for group of any size. Our Parties & Special Events team isavailable to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience, payingattention to every detail from menu selection and design to wine pairings and floralarrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Berthold and Jenny Rinkel: (312) 955-1413
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Dearborn & Illinois
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 11,796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

11,797 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening, great table for our Anniversary, service outstanding, and food wonderful.

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  2. RockDean3

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RPM Italian is our favorite Italian restaurant outside of Italy. Pastas are fabulous, and everything else - from creative appetizers to yummy desserts - is delicious. Service is impeccable, and the knowledgeable sommelier makes the dining experience something special. We look forward to our next dining experience here. Highly recommend for a special occasion, or just for a fine, elegant meal.

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  3. V9091

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife celebrated our 16th year anniversary here. This was our first time attending this restaurant and it was only on the list because of my being a huge fan of Giuliana and bill show. The only complaint i have, is that even after making an reservation,we still ended up waiting 20 mins before being seated. Other than that, the food and service was a hit. The waiter was extremely attentive and great. The food was some of the best Italian we have ever had in America. We will definitely be attending another date night here!!

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  4. PhoebeB

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a few years since I dined here before this weekend and OMG I forgot about how amazing it is. The service, the food, the vibe, top notch - all of it!

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  5. DeDeoinx

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    RPM is all about experience. The food is good but don’t tell me you serve traditional style dishes & then give me an appetizer portion of pasta for $18. Look, the food is good, zucchini friti, fried artichoke, truffle chicken vesuvio, & truffle fungi pizza are all delicious but the price points are not worth the visit.

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  6. likusik

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Hosted out of town friends, and they loved RPM. Great food, perfect wine pairing, and excellent service!

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  7. LPdiner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class good and service. A pleasurable experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious - everything! Our server Adrian was attentive and knowledgeable, made great recommendations! We highly recommend the whipped ricotta and honey bread service, the rigatoni alla vodka, chicken parm, lobster caprese, and affogato!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy night and a bit hot in the restaurant. The food was pretty good but meat balls were a little cold. Wine was warm and I wish was a little chilled. The cacio e Pepe was my favorite but they changed the pasta and was not the same. Overall still a good spot but has gone down a little which is sad because great spot. I went to the one in Vegas and it was amazing!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I did not like the loud music. Food was mediocre.

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  11. PeterS

    Chicago

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite a mixed experience on Saturday night at a restaurant we have enjoyed very much over the years. Wine service was outstanding with the sommelier proving excellent guidance. Appetizers were good as were entrees for my family. However my own main dish was very disappointing - “swordfish Milanese” which turned out to be oily, greasy and thoroughly unpleasant. Unfortunately our server was nowhere to be found when the dishes came out of the kitchen and through the entire period they were in front of us. I struggled through part of it and left more than half. The dish was removed by busboys and our “server” - who by the way had recommended the dish as “best item on the menu” was completely oblivious. We finished up our meal, paid and left. Will probably eventually return but not for a good while.. Overall, a nice evening spoiled…

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  12. Anushka

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and exceptional service! Great ambiance!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious. Service is great. Ambience needs an update, the chair was falling apart and old. Will definitely come back for the food, but needs a fresh new design inside.

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  14. LJ14

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RPM Italian is my go to place. In town for business and we had an exceptional service, great food in an upscale comfortable atmosphere. RPM never disappoints. Highly recommend going there.

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  15. Grandee

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love everything about RPM. For me it’s the gluten-free pasta. Delicious! Perfect texture! Not that dry sticky stuff I find at other restaurants for gluten free pasta. My partner loves their Sole and our friend had a great pasta bolognese! Cocktails are perfect and best vanilla ice cream ever!

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  16. menahemd

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always gone to RPM for celebrating family occasions. The food is always delicious and service incredible. We look forward to going back soon.

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  17. kimbele

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    not for us. we will continue to frequent osteria langhe and monteverde.

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  18. Gepper

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Two and one-half dinner should have been an hour less. Food took forever to come out. Meatballs and fish were outstanding. Pasta was just okay. Desserts were more meh than great. Waiter, although very nice, was very busy so it took time to flag him down.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my daughter in for a early dinner, which was basically happy hour. Our server Glenwas extremely knowledgeable and quick. Great atmosphere.

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  20. MarciaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service- very average and overpriced food. The music was quite loud. One and done.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and exceptional service! Their special of the night was a perfectly prepared duck 💕

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service! Recommend the garlic bread, eggplant parm, chicken parm and desserts!

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  23. Hutch

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as usual. Tried the arancini and the spicy broccolini. Both getting added to the repertoire. Affogato excellent but doesn’t look like the picture.

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  24. TonyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go out fairly often but don't consider ourselves 'foodies'. But this was about the best italian dinner we've had, it was outstanding. Our server Justin was very good as well and we can't wait to come back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous through every course and delicious wine to go with it. I will keep coming back!

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  26. Deb52

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous dinner here, as always. Service by Alex and by Corbin the sommelier were exceptional. Enjoyed the touch of spring on the menu along with our usual favorites! Always a great experience here

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  27. AmyB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited RPM several times before and enjoyed it, but it had been about 7 years since our last dinner. It was absolutely fantastic. Sam was attentive, positive, genuinely friendly and helpful. All of the staff seemed to be having a great time serving customers. The ambience was amazing, as usual. Very energetic and a bit loud, but fitting! The menus are great and the gluten free menu was impressive. We had zero issues. Everything tasted great and had lovely presentation. I felt this was an overall great value. We ended with decaf coffee and dessert, which was superb. Best pistachio gelato ever. I don’t want to overhype this experience, but I have become pickier over time and really, really liked this visit and will come again!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, my compliments to the chef. Our waitress was very pleasant & knowledgeable. Highly recommend the veal Parmesan, the meatballs & eggplant Parmesan.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Anniversary Dinner! Food and Service was amazing,

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  30. Luvsfoodandwine

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had burrata (yum but always ask for their focaccia as it is better than the bread it is served with) and meatballs as an appetizer. Chicken Parmesan (a great meal!). Great wine list and consistently good service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Comida buena pero servico medio nos recibieron mal no nos dieron mesa y eso que llegamos temprano

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 dining experience; definitely worth the money. Would recommend to anyone 🙏🏻

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and the food was delicious. It was a lovely way to celebrate our son’s birthday.

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  34. ChrisB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, both the server and Manager/Somm were great. It has been a while that I have been here but it was still good.

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  35. EricaV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly believe the hostesses here do not like a certain kind of woman, we were the only people there and for the second time in the last two visits they tried to seat us in the back next to the kitchen when there were several open tables that were so much better with the server we had, they moved us after we asked but 30 min later when the next guests arrived and then after not once did they try to sit anyone at that terrible table, this happened on Valentine's day as well, the hostess gave us a dirty look and sat us at the worst table there when there were only a few people dining, we asked to be moved and they did move us. I called a manager who assured me she would talk to them about why they're seating people at terrible tables when it's early and still empty, the group that did get seated at the table we moved from hated it, they were sad throughout dinner so we paid for their dinner. Last night I called and asked for a manager and the hostess was reluctant to put me through, she tried to give me the front door manager and it was a task to actually get an actual service manager on the phone, once I was able this manager was dismissive and made excuses as to why they sat us in the back at the worst booth facing the kitchen when we were the only ones in the dining room, I even told her if it's an algorithm then why didn't they sit anyone else there? The food is amazing, our server fabulous but they might want to hire a male host because some of the hostesses have terrible attitudes and I'm over dealing with it! We tip extremely well and order a lot every time we visit which is often, we eat at Bavette's once a week, armitage ale house once a week those hostesses are SO KIND and appreciative of our business they sit us at nice tables maybe RPM Italian should try to do the same! Some hostesses think they have power and you have to stop that because if they're doing it to me I guarantee they're doing it to others and they're comfortable with it and that is sad!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. We had the best meal and I look forward to coming back.

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  37. MattK

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Love the bread choices.

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  38. NarendraG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience as always Will come back again

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  39. Charming

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In a city of top notch dining options, RPM continues to shine. That food is great, service is great, clientele is open to you coming as you are. Yes, you absolutely pay for it.

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  40. KellyF

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food, drinks, atmosphere and desserts every single time!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RPM Italian - Chicago using the Order Online button. RPM Italian - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-1888.

RPM Italian - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 11796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 120 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for RPM Italian - Chicago

52 West Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dearborn & Illinois
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 222-1888
  • Catering
    RPM Restaurants offers catering to events of all sizes including intimate dinners, weddings and corporate parties. Allow us to curate a custom menu that reflects your unique vision, paired with impeccable service that ensures a memorable occasion. Let us bring the extraordinary to<br />your gathering!
  • Private party facilities
    RPM Italian offers private dining for group of any size. Our Parties & Special Events team isavailable to help guests create their own personalized private dining experience, payingattention to every detail from menu selection and design to wine pairings and floralarrangements.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Berthold and Jenny Rinkel: (312) 955-1413
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