RPM Italian

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10488 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
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.
What 10488 People Are Saying
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours 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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 2 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
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service excellent as always .

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BC
1 review
Dined 3 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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JM
1 review
Dined 4 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 4 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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With business friends. Will definitely go back.

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m
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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
1 review
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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MB
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Phenomenal meal & dining experience. The food quality, presentation, and taste exceeded expectations from appetizers, to bread, to pasta, entree, & dessert. The staff working in the kitchen seem to truly care about the product they are providing to the guests. The wait staff was attentive, even on a busy saturday night. My wife and I did find the music/noise to be a little loud for our liking and being in an intimate setting, but it did not take much away from the experience. I would highly recommend booking a table here and look forward to coming back with others.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice place for special occassions. Portions are pretty small for the price. Overall service was decent. I'm glad I tried it but don't know that I will go back. Drinks were great however.

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

Amazing atmosphere, service, food, and overall experience. This was a special treat to come here and would highly recommend! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, our waiter ordered every dish, and it was spectacular, carpaccio, meatballs, ribeye, carbonara, etc. A complete turnkey fine dining experience, it couldn’t have been better!

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

Very happening restaurant. Loved the decor. Food & service were excellent. 3 of us picked 3 pastas to share. All were very good but the lobster ravioli was outstanding. The Sommelier recommended a wine we all enjoyed!

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F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every possible way!

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DR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, crowded atmosphere and very loud!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Let’s get real i went here because of Bill and Giulianna Rancic. The ambiance is amazing. We had Luke as a server, who was knowledgeable and fun, not stuffy like most higher end restaurants, great sense of humor. Only critic is for vegan options the dishes get very plain for the price, however the deep fried zucchini was killer and definitely a must try!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Too noisy, like a club/bar scene. Service was slow and food was just okay!

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MF
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta was very good. The other courses were good. Server was very nice and professional.

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation weeks in advance yet when we arrived on time we had to wait 20 minutes for our table.

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

Excellent food and so flavourful! Would definitely recommend this!

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

Loved loved loved the place. I was craving Italian and came across RPM Italian, I had heard a lot of great things about RPM Steak, so I knew it would be a good, but it was better than good. Everything was amazing, the food, the service, the ambiance, the decor, I was just disappointed I didn't try it sooner. I will definitely be bringing everyone I know.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and dependable. Ordered a few dishes to share and we devoured everything. Still dreaming about the mushroom truffle pizzette!! Service was excellent even when we sat chatting for a bit after our meal. Will be back again...and again...and again!

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is really great. Decorating, tables, bathrooms, all top notch. The food was just OK. I had the special which was a mushroom and noodle dish. Nobody asked if I liked it. There were maybe 7 mushrooms and no flavor. But then again it was only 20.00. Wine pairing was perfect. Overall hit and miss.

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