RPM Italian

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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
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.
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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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FF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FATHERS DAY AWESOME!!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service excellent as always .

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BC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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AR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good, the 600 days prosciutto was amazing as was the carpaccio! The pasta dishes were very well done (had three) but the special grilled steak was ok but nothing to write home about. We had reservations at 8:45 and they had already run out of three things. They gave us our second choice and credit for the side dish and dessert because of it without us asking. That was nice of them. The thing that I found inappropriate was that they were cleaning and even sweeping the floor while we were having our dessert. For a special restaurant this is inappropriate and certainly impacted our experience. That is easy to improve and I hope they do.

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

The best pasta sauce! Very fun crowd, busy bar area. Can't wait to go back!!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a reservation yet had to still wait 30 minutes for the table. They didn’t seem to care that every reservation was waiting this long to be seated. Always happens here

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT food, service and ambiance. Shane our server was AWESOME! Celebrated my birthday for the 4th year in a row at RPM and they always exceed my expectations.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Tables a little tight...hard to get up and leave or get into your seat at the 2 top we had. Very noisy

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D
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With business friends. Will definitely go back.

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m
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS FOOD served by a DEDICATED STAFF with a GRACIOUS DEMEANOR - four stars! I eat out regularly and know a stellar operation when I see it. This is it!

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n
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will always recommend this restaurant after eating here this last trip. Food and service were excellent.

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DG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Chicago and was able to book this restaurant a couple of days before. Food was great and the waiter made recommendations that turned out great. All in all a great night with business guests.

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

Birthday. Cute birthday dessert bit also ordered the donuts. They were the bomb! Outstanding! Soooo good! Yum!

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

Amazing service and even more amazing food! May be the best meatball I have ever tasted!

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KM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the smaller portion sizes so you could try more things!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. I’ve been to rpm steak, rpm Italian DC, and so looking forward to the new locator opening soon. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that i know that will be visiting Chicago. I’ve celebrated my birthdays and special occasions In RPM Italian for the last 2 years, and they never disappoint.

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AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Accommodating, server was very helpful in food choices. Great ambiance & food was delicious!

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

We were recommended this place and wanted to try it out. Food is good, portions I found it small.

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BF
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely delightful experience (although the music is a bit cheesy). Dre was a phenomenal host! Delicious food and drinks with exceptional service

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our server was not good. We are both 20 and since we didn’t order wine or drinks he didn’t care to come to our table and check up on us. I had to ask of the bussers to get me sugar for my iced tea. Also he charged us $16 for plain bruschetta without telling us the price until the check came. He dropped the check off and then it took him 15 minutes to come back and it was not even busy. Very disappointed in the service as I love this place and we were disregarded by our waiter. the sever said bye kiddos as we left....

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DS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The first time we went to RPM Italian was exceptional so the bar was high. This time didn't quite get all the way there. A big reason was that we got a a crappy table. I could've asked for a different one but we were hungry and thirsty! Our dinner was accompanied by clanging plates, silverware and glasses at the busser's station, which was annoying. Other than that, the food was mostly excellent, especially the pastas and scallops, but with the high prices, everything should be a 10, and the swordfish wasn't good. Service was as usual, excellent.

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WC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service. Food was delicious. Enjoyable evening.

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q
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Squid ink pasta is phenomenal. Service was great. They have excellent desserts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Good service and a beautiful restaurant

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