About RPM Italian
Chicago, IL 60654
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.
Hours of Operation:
MON: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
TUES: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
WED: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
THURS: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
FRI: 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM
SAT: 3:00 PM -12:30 AM
SUN: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Dearborn & Illinois
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Grand Ave. Red Line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
RPM Italian features a modern expression of classic Italian fare suitable for any type of event. From corporate functions to social soirees, our spaces offer a sophisticated and chic setting for groups of 12 to 40 guests.
RPM Italian Ratings and Reviews
The service was simply awful. We had to ...
The service was simply awful. We had to even ask three separate people for the manager. He finally came to our table. He was helpful and extremely professional unfortunatley the waiter was so bad it spooiee our evening. Would not go again.
We have been coming to RPM since it open ...
We have been coming to RPM since it opened and always had a great meal until yesterday
Our risotto tasted like salty rice. No creaminess and rice wasn't cooked. My pasta wasn't cooked well and way over seasoned.
Sorry I have always been a fan but it will be awhile before I come back. It was a special dinner with my girls and after eating we really thought we should of gone somewhere else.
I really wanted to love RPM Italian. I m ...
I really wanted to love RPM Italian. I made my beau take me for V-Day. I thought it would be a tasty late-night find similar to RPM Steak. I thought it was great that RPM Italian was downtown an open beyond 10 pm on a weekday. However, my guy did not like his food at all. I didn't want to tell him that my food was just okay too because we actually enjoyed the ambiance, the packed room that night and our server, outside of catching her roll her eye slightly because I asked for a side plate (I had pasta and wanted to try my boyfriend's mashed potatoes) we had no problem with the service. The food just wasn't as good as we expected. In particular what I expected because I had a great lunch meal with my mom a couple of weeks earlier at RPM Steak. More than likely I will not go back. I will stick with RPM Steak, which was tasty and amazing. I had the squid ink seafood pasta. He had the swordfish with a side of potatoes and the side of mushrooms (which were tasty but slightly salty). Wanted to love it, but unfortunately, it wasn't as good as I had hoped. We left an 18% tip! Again, the server was fine, the ambiance was great, the food just didn't measure up that night. :(
The service was impeccable! RPM had an e ...
The service was impeccable! RPM had an energetic feel but was very cozy and was a great place for an upscale dinner date. We were treated very well and felt very comfortable. The menu was fantastic and the bill didn't break the bank! Can't wait to go back again!
Seated at high top table after requestin ...
Seated at high top table after requesting booth through app. Just a personal preference but not a fan of high top/bar seating for an expensive meal. Service was pretty good if not all that friendly. Food was excellent, as always, other than two pasta dishes which arrived cold.
Our waiter Dee was fantastic!!!!!! Went ...
Our waiter Dee was fantastic!!!!!! Went into great detail about the menu and our food options. Dre went above and beyond making sure we paired our foods with our tastes and made us feel like he'd known us forever. If you're in the Chicago area and want some phenomenal Italian, go to RPM and ask for Dre. Thank you Dre!
I loved the food and hated the table. I ...
I loved the food and hated the table. I thought I was having a nice dinner with my wife and was surprised that I also was forced to eat with two ladies seated at the table next to me. The reason this was a problem is that the table next to us was only eight inches away. Even though I loved the food I will never return. My recommendation to you is to insist on a booth or sit at a round high table in the bar. The booths are very nice.
RPM met all of our expectations. We orde ...
RPM met all of our expectations. We ordered the brussels salad, the octopus, and the truffle garlic bread to start. All of them were reasonably priced and portions were enough to split between 2-3 people depending on the appetite.
My wife and I ordered two pasta dishes and split them. The Maine Lobster ravioli was cooked perfectly and we each got three of them. The mushroom pasta dish was a combination of mushrooms with some crispy ones on top that made the texture of the dish complex. We loved both of them.
We split the short rib as an entree and between the two of us these dishes were plenty of food. I got canolis for dessert and my wife got the gelato. Both were excellent, but we probably could have split one.
Overall, I'd recommend this place if you are looking for a more sophisticated ambiance with creative Italian dishes that set a mood for a fun night out.
Wonderful food and cocktails at RPM. A l ...
Wonderful food and cocktails at RPM. A little pricey, but we expected that. If I go back, I will definitely request a booth because we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant sandwiched in between two larger loud parties who continuously bumped in to our table getting up. 4/5 stars for me!
This was probably the best date my girlf ...
This was probably the best date my girlfriend and I have ever had. We went for our anniversary. I called ahead to let them know and they went above and beyond for us. Free appetizer, free glasses of champagne after dinner, and gave us one of the best tables in the restaurant. Kyle was our server and he was top notch. Extremely friendly and very knowledgeable when it came to wine and food. On top of that, the wine selection is great and the food was amazing. HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice Italian dinner.
Went to RPM Italian for restaurant week ...
Went to RPM Italian for restaurant week based on suggestions by friends. In a nutshell it was disappointing. One would think for "restaurant week" a establishment would present meals that they normally serve to entice a customer back again and again. Entrees were apparently not something they usually serve, portions were small and not representative of their explanations listed. In all honesty, three out of four were disappointing, one diner enjoyed hers. Appetizers were uninspiring, entrees disappointing but dessert was decent (gelato). We had added splits of salads and splits of pasta, glad we did otherwise we would have still been hungry when leaving. In fairness the waitress did advise beforehand the 'restaurant week' servings were very small, we should have ordered off the regular menu, but as previously stated usually a restaurant serves one of the specialties on a 'special' menu, not cut down to only increase revenues. Server was very nice and attentive most of the time but it was a very busy Saturday. Too bad, had hoped we'd have a better impression as we wanted to also try RPM Steak but we're a little gun shy at this point.
The food, atmosphere, drinks, value, and ...
The food, atmosphere, drinks, value, and wait staff were all wonderful!
We made a reservation but were running 15 minutes behind due to traffic. I called to let the restaurant know but I was put on hold and never picked back up. So when we did arrive, and were told that we lost our reservation and could not be seated for another hour, we were not pleased - especially because we tried to be courtesy by calling.
Thankfully there was a high top available in the bar and the rest of the dinner was fine.
The tortelloni was so decadent and delic ...
The tortelloni was so decadent and delicious. The portions are a bit smaller but I personally enjoyed that (and I'm a big guy with a big appetite). The smaller portions packed a lot of flavor and it was reflected in the price which help me feel I got a great value.
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