About RPM 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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
MON: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
TUES: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
WED: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
THURS: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
FRI: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
SAT: 3:00 PM -12:00 AM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Dearborn & Illinois

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 222-1888

Website:
http://rpmitalian.com/

Public Transport:
Grand Ave. Red Line

Executive Chef:
Doug Psaltis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

RPM Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (264)
Special Occasion (238)
Good for Anniversaries (195)
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Good for Birthdays (184)
Romance (175)
Hot Spot (156)
Fit for Foodies (146)
Creative Cuisine (121)
Business Meals (119)
Group Bookings (116)
Notable Wine List (114)
Fun (113)
Pre/post-theatre (100)
Authentic (95)
Vibrant Bar Scene (94)
Worth the Drive (91)
Bar Seating (78)
Handcrafted Cocktails (78)
People Watching (77)
Cozy (73)
Comfort Food (57)
Neighbourhood Gem (48)
Casual (45)
Tasting Menu (39)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Happy Hour (31)
Lunch (27)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Late-Night Find (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Tapas (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Seasonal (16)
Gluten-Free Options (15)
Healthy (12)
Child-Friendly (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Brunch (7)
Organic (5)
Paleo-Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Waterfront (3)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 20 hours ago

My girlfriends and I were celebrating our friend’s birthday. We ordered drinks and lots of food. We were all impressed by the service, food and drinks. We started off with the Prime Beef Meatballs, Wood Roasted Octopus, and a special that night - Risotto with Fresh Truffles. Like I said, everything was delicious. We especially loved the meatballs and the risotto. For our main course we ordered the Spicy King Crab pasta, Short Rib Bolognese, Bone-in Ribeye, and East Coast Striped Bass. Both pastas were cooked well and the flavors were so rich and delicious. All of us were very impressed with the Bone-in Ribeye. I think that was the highlight of the night. The ribeye was so flavorful and cooked to perfection. We were very impressed. For dessert we had the Bomboloni, Pistachio gelato and RPM Cheesecake. We were so happy with our choices. They were all delicious! It was a great night! Like I said, the service was also great. We loved our server, Kevin. We were also very happy with our drinks: Bellini, Winter Old Fashioned, and It’s Not A Margarita. Can’t complain.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Bar service needs to be sharper you are losing lots of money from slow service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, I believe her name Nicollet- she was great. Very knowledgeable, and made us feel really comfortable. Overall it was a great experience.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

By far the best gluten free pasta I've ever had. They make it in-house and tastes like real pasta. The ambiance is pretty trendy and fits the River North neighborhood. It's a bit pricey, but if I'm ever craving Italian food, this is really the only place I'll go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Alex was outstanding in his presentation and service. Richard (Somm) is incredible! He found the perfect wine to pair with our meal. I couldn't give any better remarks for service and friendliness.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Third time. Second anniversary. Always our #1 choice.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food, incredible. Service, great. Space, awesome

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

So fun and delicious. Our waiter was outstanding! 👌

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again the RPM family hit a homerun !
Went there with my family for my sons birthday !Starting from the truffle garlic bread ,big eye tuna and giulanas salad !
Everything was spot and delicious !
The service was impeccable and her knowledge of the menu and the food itself so helpful ! Plus the extra touch of little ice cream comes with a candle for my sons birthday ! Perfect !!
We had mama depandis bucatini which was mouthwatering !! By the time I finish this I will run out words that describe how great our meal was ! Spicy king crab order it ! Smoked ricotta just melted in your mouth! My wife and son ordered steak wife had the filet ! My son the hangar steak both different tastes but both just phenomenal !
For sides we had garlic potatoes ! And crispy Brussel sprouts both sides were some of the best we had ! One word for the Bomboloni ! To die for !!!
And to finish this wonderful review the drinks Spritz and Giggles ,def worth trying ! The Winter old fashion one of my favorites !!
A few Begyle beers to round off dinner and a wonderful night !
Once again RPM family took care of my family like we were one of their own !
I am Chicago fireman and the way they take care of first responders is a certainly a testament to them and what kind of human beings they are !
Just like there food ,employees and restaurant they were outstanding !

Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I had dinner at RPM Italian many years ago when it first opened. The food was fantastic! On this, my second visit, my expectations were high. While the service was really good, the food was disappointing. There was nothing memorable (presentation or flavor) about the dishes we chose. What happened? Perhaps it was just an off night for the chef and crew.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was outstanding! She did a great job of recommending local attractions as well as presenting the food in a timely manor. We will absolutely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

RPM has been our favorite Chicago restaurant since it first opened. Never disappoints.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Always a great experience. The one criticism is that they tend to rush the meal. We had a party of five and as soon as someone put down their fork, they would whisk the plate away. I was left at a large table eating alone while my four dinner companions watched. Somewhat awkward. I’m surprised that a restaurant of this caliber clears the table before everyone is finished eating. Gives a hurried awkward feel to the end of the meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very attentive staff. Great pasta options. Even better dessert menu. Love to come here for date nights.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful valentine day’s dinner experience . Our server Glen was excellent.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

My Birthday. We had a lovely time.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food is always delicious and is complimented by amazing cocktails and fabulous service!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Key West)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing food and great service! Loved the chicken parm!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My two girlfriends & I were looking forward to eating at RPM.
We were informed - get the meatballs - pretty good.
Italian salad was delicious!
More glamour, less flavor.

Tags: People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Some say that the dishes here are too small, but we thought it was perfect because we could try many things. Everything we had was outstanding.

Also, the sommelier provided us with a wonderful wine selection.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great experience, delicious food! Very nice decor, great wait staff. Fast seating and service. Easy to find.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and even better service would highly recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious food! Fantastic service! You will not be disappointed.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just fantastic! Great food and great service. Bruce who was both my server and bartender was great and attentive during a very busy Saturday dinner crowd. Tough to beat for great Italian food.

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always love RPM Italian. The food, service, and ambiance have all stayed consistently high quality over the years.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is amazing as well as the service. I will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Every dish we ordered was excellent.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always. Great waiter as well

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

RPM Italian, what is not to love! Cheek ambiance, fantastic service, and delicious food (and wine/cocktails). We always have an amazing experience here. The food is always delicious with wonderful fresh and seasonal chefs's selections. Please order anything with fresh truffles! The budino for dessert is also incredible! They get steaks from RPM steak as well and they have an extensive wine list. Service is always impeccable. Perfect for date night, special occasion, or a night out with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing! Will not regret this choice! I will definitly be back again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my daughter, who is 9, to the city for the weekend. We went to RPM Italian for dinner. The staff was great. The hostess, our waiter and the bus boy were very sweet with my daughter. She has an adventurous palette, so we ordered Black Truffle Steak Tartare ( absolutely wonderful), 600 day prosciutto ( delious and perfect to share), the spicy crab with black squid ink pasta was exceptional, and the carbonara, which wad heavanly. We would order everyrhing again. The waiter also brought my daughter a selection of gelato in mini cones with a candle. It was a great touch. Definitely would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food delivered with excellent service. The staff was really knowledgeable about the menu items and wine. Food exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend and will be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

RPM Italian was the highlight feature our Chicago vacation! Great food and service!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our serve, Dre was awesome. When we go back, we plan on requesting Dre.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Birthday with friends

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

loved it, great price $50 per person for starters and main meal plus drinks

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Price was outlandish given quality of the food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!!!

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