RPM Italian

4.8
9445 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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 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 9445 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Perfect meal for perfect occasion ♥️

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CK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Server went out of her way to accommodate every need!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Everything was great except for the service. The server was very rude.

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is a lovely lovely restaurant. Beautifully designed. It is a great place to go if you are vacationing in Chicago. Tons of tourists. The food was good but it was quite expensive. Also, I made a reservation six weeks ago. They sat us at the worst table in the place - kind of disappointing - there were plenty of empty tables. Our waiter was delightful - very friendly!!!

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorites when we drive into chicago! Ever since the opening of both RPM Italian and RPM steak we have loved them both! Their meals never disappoint! We even have gone to lunch at RPM Steak and dinner at RPM Italian!

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CD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food is tasty, VERY small
Portions although very pricey. Great wine list.

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AE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

RPM Italian has a very attentive staff that is well educated on all their offerings, food and drink alike. My fiance and I stopped in on a Saturday night for a date night and left very happy. All of their food is excellent and the staff provided recommendations, describing nearly every item on the menu if we wished. The larger than life wine menu was fun to review.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect location for a girls weekend dinner. Amazing food and wine. Had the best time. Highly recommend!

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The amazingly attentive and friendly staff were only surpassed by the incredible food! Still dreaming of the burrata with fig jam and the decadent carbonara!

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H
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

They kept us waiting over 30 mins past our reservation time. We had to stand in a packed room. Very rude customer service. Extremely disappointed.

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BS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at RPM! Amazing food! Loved the carbonara and pistachio gelato!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The garlic bread and the bucatini were incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful !!

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TV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice Italian restaurant. Started with a hand crafted spritz and tasty antipasti at the bar. Dinner and wine were amazing. We had a great time!

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B
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience is electric. The food is very good. The service is outstanding. I would highly recommend enjoying a meal here

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J
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Despite having made a reservation had to wait over 20 minutes to get our table. Food was very good but the portions were extremely small especially given the price. When spending that much on dinner one would not expect to still be hungry after appy, main +side, and dessert....

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SC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue for our anniversary dinner! We had a sommelier give us an amazing wine recommendation and our waiter gave us great appetizer and dinner recommendations. We also loved the dessert - Bamboloni - absolutely delicious! Warning - make sure you eat a light lunch because you are going to want to finish every plate!!!

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New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great waiter. Excellent food. Interesting combinations such as Swiss chard and wild mushrooms. Appetizers are very good. Nice variety. We ate 3 couses and wine. Expensive but worth it. Will be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service great ambience and great people watch

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EB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Had wonderful food, awesome service and an overall great experience. Fried olives were amazing!

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Our meal was fantastic!! Our waiter, not so much. You could tell he didn’t want to take the time to explain the dishes to us. He acted very impatient with us. He spoke to us as if we were stupid. We ended just placing an order because he was impatient. Luck for us, the quick choice we picked, was delicious.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great variety. Pricey, but worth it for a special night out.

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MD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great waiter and back staff

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Kevin was great!

He was very knowledgeable about what we could eat with vegan and gluten free options.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed at bar for dinner and was very nice and comfortable to dinner there
The food was excellent!
The attention was perfect!

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was exceptional and the ambiance very pleasant. Our server Kristen was very attentive, personable and very knowledgable about the preparation of the food. The meatballs reminded me of the ones my mother used to make, very authentic Italian. We definitely will return in the future!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

this place was great! my boyfriend and I are huge RPM steak fans and wanted to give RPM Italian a try, too. Our favorite waiter at RPM Steak, Anthony, was so generous and sent over an app and covered our dessert when we told him we had a reservation at Italian. We are always blown away with the service at RPM and Italian proved to be nothing short of fantastic. We wished the pasta dishes had been a bit bigger as we felt like after three bites each it was gone! But the wine our waitress recommended was great and we enjoyed ourselves. The chocolate budino is reason enough to go back... we DIED over it. So delicious.

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Our server Kevin was awesome! We love all of the RPM restaurants but, RPM Italian is our fav!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fantastic ambience and awesome service.
Seafood pasta had too little sauce but tasted great!

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After running the 2018 Chicago Marathon, my friends and I headed to RPM for a celebratory dinner. We couldn’t have picked a better place to devour declious food and toast with great wine. Service was superb as was everything we ate ( and we ate a lot). Highly recommend. The deep fried olives....yum.

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G
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner- great service, food was outstanding- the Zucchini Fritti was the best ever!!

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CO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, environment and waitress was amazing! My husband and I will definitely return!

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 2nd time here. We were in town for the marathon. Food was fantastic. The service was excellent! A must go for Italian. Make sure you get a reservation! I booked my reservation 5months out due to marathon.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the Lobster Ravioli and the portion size was pretty small, but it was delicious.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a pre marathon diner at RPM. We were all excited to go for a fabulous Italian experience and I must say that we really enjoyed it. We were in the front/side room where the noise level is not that high so great setting to talk to friends over a good meal.

The black pasta with lobster was outstanding. I didn't really care for the salads to much I must say but they were OK.

As desert we had Canoli, again it was nice but nothing really special.

So for pasta's an excellent option in Chicago.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this dining experience- we were here for the Chicago Marathon from Sydney Australia- the atmosphere, service and food were all exceptional.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Every time I am in Chicago I come here! Mama Depandi’s Bucatini with a meatball is delicious. The stuffed peppers are a great appetizer! The eggplant Parmesan with a side of brussel sprouts was amazing. Bill’s chocolate budino is an amazing dessert. If you are in the Chicago area, this is a must place to go eat!

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JO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We went to RPM for our 34th wedding anniversary and were treated beautifully. The wait staff are lovely, respectful, not the least bit condescending and very eager to please. The setting is also extraordinary. Blacks and greys and soft silvery lights throughout. Elegant and high-end with many happy people milling around. Unfortunately the food was not quite what
one would expect for such an environment and cost for the various items available. We did truly enjoy the lobster caprese and the ravioli with the running egg inside. The lobster caprese was cool crisp exciting and flavorful. The ravioli was soothing creamy and lovely. The crisp roasted chicken was unpleasantly over-seasoned and unfortunately overcooked. Very very little juice. The hanger steak tender and succulent but oddly flavorless. Spaghetti al pomodoro a diavolo also was overseasoned. We love spicy and understand what diavolo is but the heat of that dish was carelessly and insensitively overdone and detracted from what should have been a lovely dish. With tip we spent over $200 and we were glad to see the wait staff get all they deserved with tip but the food didn't warrant the other $160.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The octopus was amazing!!! It’s an appetizer and a great way to start your meal.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience at RPM tonight. Service was spot on and food good was excellent- especially for the price points. Great place for a special occasion.

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