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RPM Italian

4.8
8754 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday, 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 222-1888
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Doug Psaltis
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Cross Street
Dearborn & Illinois
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Public Transit
Grand Ave. Red Line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 8754 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Service was on the money. Everything we ate was great...except the center cut ribeye feature...which unfortunately was 55 bucks. I think if you stay with the menu you’ll be happy. House made donuts for dessert were amazing! Again...service and atmosphere were great.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First time in Chicago, first time in RPM ITALIAN, we were highly impressed by the food, great selection of wine, amazing service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Beyond excellent service, food quality, taste, ambiance. Much better than expected, even with already great reviews. Will definitely make this a pit stop every time we visit Chicago.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Small portions with high prices. Did not feel like they cared about the diners experience. They were busy like all restaurants during a trade show so no matter what they will come. Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent; very reasonable pricing; server was very attentive

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent!!! Had a great meal and great service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The good is to die for and their old fashioned is in on point

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It's difficult to go to other restaurant after you try RPM

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, but not exceptional. We had a reservation and waited an extra 40 minutes.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Carbonara was excellent, as was the focaccia bread. We ordered an app, bread and pasta and that was perfect for us. The server recommended ordering a protein as well as the pasta dishes are smaller than average but we left feeling satisfied without feeling uncomfortably full which was nice. The one thing I didn't care for was that they were running behind schedule for reservations, we had a 8:15 reservation and were told when we checked in that they were running about 10 min behind but it was actually after 8:45 before we were seated.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The best overall dinner experience we could remember! We looked forward to RPM after a fantastic visit from a trip to Chicago a year ago. If possible, this visit was even better. Every item we ordered was amazing. The service was terrific and the energy of the place is great! Cannot wait till next trip!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal at RPM.

Not fun when they try to put a table for two in the middle of nowhere or in the middle of a busy aisle. They did provide a better table....

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at!! Definitely will be back next time I am in town! Have already recommended to friends!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent! Service was on point

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went there for a date night with my husband and it was awesome the food was great and cocktails were delicious and dessert was amazing. Would definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was an absolutely fantastic meal but Our experience was marred by being placed right next to the server station register directly behind us when there were plenty of open seats. At points the servers just stood directly behind us and carried on conversations which was off putting. The food was absolutely out of this world fantastic and we would not hesitate to come back. Simply wish that we had been put at a table where people weren’t going to be standing behind us having personal conversations intruding on our meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great culinary experience

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

In a field of some of the best restaurants in the US, RPM Italian stands out as chic, sophisticated and confident.
The food was fantastic, the service was on point but not intrusive.
The wine list was filled with hard to find Italian gems, including some in large format (I had a 2011 Magnum of Barbaresco that was awesome) and at a great value.
I would highly recommend RPM Italian for hip business dinners, sexy date nights, or a special occasion dinner before hitting the club.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was the perfect place for my husband's birthday dinner! We ordered 4 appetizers for a table of 4 since a lot of reviews recommended sharing plates/small portions. We were all STUFFED! Apps ordered: Truffled Garlic Bread (delish but a little greasy), Meatballs (perfection), Fritto Misto (table favorite bc of peppers and the surprise fried lemon - loved it!), and Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms were the special and very good. The Bone-In Ribeye was large & cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were AMAZING. Pasta dishes were smaller, but still plenty of food and very satisfying with tons of flavor (Carbonara finished table-side was the best I've ever had, Spaghetti & Meatball was filling and delicious, and Gnudi w/ Pesto was more like a ravioli but still SO good).
We had reservations and got seated right away. Service was exceptional and ambiance was beautiful. The wine list is GIGANTIC! The bill for 4 people was right around $250 with drinks and appetizers, so definitely a splurge but perfect for a celebration or special night out.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and spot is great as always. Took our 2 1/2 year old and waiter/staff made it an awesome experience...took order fast, very attentive and ensured little one had tons of special treats throughout the night. Well done

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Shane was our server. Great suggestions on the menu and the food and service there never disappoints. Will be back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love RPM Italian. Everything about it is great! Date, birthdays, night with friends.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The most authentic Italian food in Chicago

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal from the apps to the dessert!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service, ambiance!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. A bit pricey but good enough to indulge occasionally!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was spectacular. Definitely a place we’d recommend and dine at again.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious and service was very nice, but surprisingly small portions for the price point. Ambiance was frenetic and there were babies around, so it made it hard to hear friends for a get-together meal. Probably better for a later dinner group who do not need to hear conversation as much.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Service great, restaurant is beautiful. Food fantastic. Was extremely cold inside

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Guarantee you will get the best Italian Great thank you

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely venue great atmosphere and beautiful women

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our table ended up being about twenty minutes late which happens but I really appreciated that the manager came over to apologize and sent over a complimentary appetizer and dessert. That really stood out and will ensure I return next time I'm in town. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

RPM Italian far exceeded my expectations. Food and atmosphere were great. The experience was made even better by our server, Kevin. He was engaging, personable, knowledgeable of the menu, and made our overall experience just so much better. If you go, be sure to ask to be seated in Kevin's section!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Server and Sommelier helped us pick Italian wines as we normally do not drink Italian wine. Ordered a few appetizers and the octopus was the standout. Everyone in our group ordered pasta as the main entree, and we ordered a rib-eye to share for the table to accompany the pastas. Everyone enjoyed the three desserts that we shared for the table with lattes and cappuccinos

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Wedding anniversary celebration. They gave us a glass of Prosecco to start off. Great food. Upscale atmosphere. Wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Fantastic place! Food was very good and it worth every penny you are going to spend here!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

In Chicago for work and my wife has always wanted to try RPM. She is a big Julianna fan. Can't say enough about our experience. The food was amazing. The staff was amazing. It was a great dinner and a great night. The environment was awesome too. Felt like we had an intimate dinner but in a place that was happening. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. This was our 2nd time and thoroughly enjoyed both times. Meatballs and zuchini frite. Chicken parm all delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I loved that they recognized we were celebrating a birthday. Our waiter was fantastic. Attentive and made good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was wonderful and we would definitely visit again. Great service and great food

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