RPM Italian

4.7
9839 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.

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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good - would return!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, including the hostess, our waiter and other help staff. Our waiter was very helpful with recommendations and enhancing our food experience.

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

Heard great reviews. I was very excited to dine here. We had the beets for an appetizer they were delicious! The octopus was very good. I had the seafood pasta and it didn’t have the shrimp or Scallops in it like it said. It was all pasta. My husband had the Braised pot belly pasta and it might of had a tablespoon of meat in it! Very disappointed in our entrées. The service was just ok.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was excellent, we love RPM. Service was average.

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JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had amazing service and the food was incredible! Best way to spend my birthday!

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NF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great!

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KQ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only issue was that we had a reservation at 8:30. We were not seated until 9:08. That’s a long wait time for a reservation. Especially when we came hungry, ready to enjoy our meal! Otherwise food and service were fabulous as usual.

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S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaton there many times, and this was the exception where the food was sub par. The fried calamari was all breading, little calamari. It as mad differently than we usually had it. Same with the Brussels sprouts, much too much vinegar. The braised beef had much to much salt. The chicken was great as always and so were the deserts. Hopefully this was an off night, and not an indication of the future. We will try it again, but if it is sub par again it gets crossed off the list.

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

My daughter, female friend and I traveled to Chicago for a show and RPM was an added highlight. My friend and I are both plus size women. First we were placed at the back of the room next to the wait station when there was plenty of seating available in the front. Then the waiter was extremely condescending and acted as if he was doing us a favor by speaking to us. We walked out and would never return.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kristen was absolutely amazing! She gave us incredible service! She was kind, friendly, and attentive. She made my cousin and my 30th birthday so special! The food was AMAZING I can’t wait to go back!

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was not that great. This was highly rated and it turned out to be quite a disappointment. The meatballs were very bland but the sauce was good. The garlic bread was room temp. In short, there was nothing which was exceptional--too bad.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience, service and aesthetics were all incredible! We loved the food! It’s definitely tops on our list when we visit Chicago again! The team of Dads Dishing loved it!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Had to wait 25 min for our table even though the full party arrived on time

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KB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing!! And the service was top notch!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First visit, high class establishment, great ambiance and mood. Excellent bar and drinks. Place was packed on a Tuesday night; reservation is highly recommended. Very good selection of appetizers, small plates, entrees, and desserts. Staff across the board were excellent and very helpful. Fried olives were very good. Shared the sea bass for 2 and it was average, still had bones in the fillet. Deserts were excellent; especially the Italian donuts. I would try the steaks or home style pastas next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous fabulous fabulous, afagato must try

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VP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I wish that I could say that RPM was the experience I was expecting. Our service was ok, but, it seemed almost lackluster. We waited, considerably, for our orders to be taken. Everything took a REALLY long time to come: drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Appetizers. All I read about was the amazing deep fried olives. I guess I expected a larger olive. They were good, but, not great. The zucchini fritte was so oily that we couldn't finish it and barely touched them. The focaccia was amazing. However, when we asked about the 'lardo', our waiter said, 'pork butter' and walked away. Not quite the explanation we were looking for.....

Dinner. The roast chicken was tasty and a good portion. The chicken parm was totally overcooked and left much to be desired. The bucattini was delicious and definitely met my expectations.

Dessert. The bamolini were to die for. The lemon cake was good, but, not great and the trio of gelato on mini cones was a cute celebratory dessert, but, not really the type of dessert that screams 'Congratulations!'

All in all, our experience was underwhelming. The location was great, the decor was beautiful but the service and the food were only ok.

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EL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Our disappointment w/ RPM Italian started when we first walked in (yes, I had made a 1.45pm reservation for 1/6 and I even called to say we may be 5-10 min late.) I felt better when we arrived and I saw the restaurant was basically empty as I don't like to run late when I make a reservation. There were 4 people at the host stand, I gave my name and then the phone rang and the hostess proceeded to answer the phone and take a new reservation as we stood there...The other hostess noticed after a min or two and asked someone to seat us. There were approximately 5 or 6 tables from my recollection and two were either getting or eating dessert that I noticed. We waited w/ no acknowledgement from the waiter (who it seemed wasn't very happy or nice for that matter) to order our drinks and I am sure he was annoyed that a teenager and her aunt just ordered a water and an iced tea. But one should not judge a book by it's cover. My brother is a caterer w/ a large following in Atlanta and not only did I grow up working in the restaurant business but my niece works for his company as well. All of us have traveled all over the world and although we may not be big alcohol or wine drinker's spending a large amount of money on GOOD food is something we are happy to do! After about 10 min., we finally ordered and I can say the one good thing about the meal was the Burrata Honey appetizer, unfortunately when we ran out of bread and asked for more (which we waited to ask for, since no one was around or followed up to see how we were doing) it was another five minutes before it came to the table. Ok, everyone has a bad day, so we ordered our entrees. Butternut Squash Ravioli and Lobster Ravioli. They both came out hot and tasted like absolutely nothing. If I had closed my eyes I could not have told you what I was eating, there was no taste whatsoever. I took my niece here as she was visiting and I was excited to show off great Italian food, what a disappointment!

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Plenty of pasta options and based on what I had, chicken parmesan, and from looking around they're all good choices. The chicken parmesan came with two chicken breast lightly crusted and and the sauce was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb as always!

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LD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a fun night out and RPM Italian sure delivered! Great service, yummy food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and our server Luke was fantastic!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Food was phenomenal. Service excellent. Fun and delicious!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

RPM Italian doesn’t disappoint! From the servers to the menu, every moment is top notch. We were celebrating our son returning from his first deployment and, may I say, my entire family of fellas was well served and well fed! They all feasted on steaks and chicken, and were thoroughly impressed. I had the swordfish, which was delicious. Our server was great, but I cannot recall his name.
RPM Italian is absolutely a place we’ll go back to!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best birthday experience 🎂🎊🍾

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EC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved our lunch/dinner at RPM Italian! We were in downtown for the weekend celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and chose the restaurant for a late lunch/early dinner. The service was outstanding and dishes were amazing, each and every one of them. Our amazing waiter Travis treated us to an appetizer and a dessert (on top of the ones had already ordered) which was very special. He made us feel welcomed and special, so much so, that it felt like he was celebrating right along with us. Thank you!

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SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancee and I came here for the first time. It was amazing! The meatballs were delicious. We also tried a few housemade pasta dishes. We ordered the brussel sprouts and garlic potatoes as sides, they both were mouthwatering! Definitely loved the atmosphere and music!!! I would definitely go back 🙂

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JE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved our first experience at RPM Italian! Our service was outstanding the food was excellent. Our only complaint was how quickly our entree came out - within 10 minutes of placing the order.

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

King crab bruschetta was phenomenal and the bucatini is my favorite!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was attentive; lobster ravioli and sweet potato gnocchi were very good-a must dine for anyone visiting the city

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is amazing about this restaurant!!!!

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1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service! I believe my servers name was Shane, and he was wonderful! Great time, great food, but small portions.. would recommend it to anybody to check it out!

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j
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. On vacation and was highly recommended by a friend who lives in Chicago. Would definitely comeback.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, portions very small for the price, which was expensive ! Waiter nice, not very attentive to our table.

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O
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. Great location.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding.

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M
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved RPM Italian! Our first time here but won’t be our last! Housemade pasta was amazing.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very well made. We enjoyed everything. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Will definitely return when I am in Chicago again.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambiance, food was delicious~ birthday dessert was wonderful. Thank you for a fantastic celebration!

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K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Everything from the moment we walked in until we left was impeccable! We will definitely be back

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