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.
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
I had booked this occasion over 2 months ...
I had booked this occasion over 2 months ago when planning to take my wife to Chicago
A upon arrival Resturant extremely busy and we had to wait. They finally seated us in a very tight and noisy location. I approached the manager and without hesitation they offered us a very nice booth. The night turned out to great experience. Service was great.
Simply one of the best meals I have had ...
Simply one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The service, friendly, attentive, fun...the food was old school Italian, a bit small in the portion size but perfect for me. If I could dream up a restaurant, it would be this one. The only suggestion I would have is the music....who needs more techno-vibe music? I would recommend a mix of Frank, Buble, and Harry Connick Jr.
I appreciate the attention to detail, sublime olive oil, crusty bread, helpful suggestions. Loved the short ribs pappadelli and mama de pandi (on Pappadelli noodle with a heavenly meatball.) Can not wait to return.
Fiancé was very excited to try the food ...
Fiancé was very excited to try the food and drinks here. We started at the bar. The first bartender met us with both a frown and a push of a menu. I ordered an old fashion like every other 25-35-year-old male in this country. My fiancé knew about a happy hour menu, so she asked for that. After the happy hour asking occurred, service was non-existent.
We switched to our table. First met by, what seemed to be a wandering bartender. Honestly, I did not know what the server's job was because we never saw her again. Our second waiter got our drink orders and passed us to his colleague, who served us the rest of the night. Our last server was a gem. Kind with a little sarcasm, mostly because I wanted to try a few things. Told the managers about his excellent service before we left.
I always enjoy new takes on food, but this experience just made me want to go to a go-to of ours, Mia Francesca and forget about it. I might seem cross in this review, but I worked in the service industry and always try to be both friendly and understanding when we go out. Maybe the staff was just having a bad day. RPM is more of a hot spot first, food second in my opinion, though the sweet corn agnolotti was on point.
Our experience was a good one, due to th ...
Our experience was a good one, due to the food and our server, Bobby. He made the evening a joy!
While the noise level is extremely loud throughout, it was a bit easier to have a conversation in the dining room versus the bar.
Our fourth time to RPM. Food is always g ...
Our fourth time to RPM. Food is always good and diversity in portions allows you to try different items without feeling too full. Some of the tables for two are tight but we've managed to get one with a little more room. Bobby M has been our waiter twice and always does a nice job. He comped us a dessert to share knowing that it was our anniversary. Need to try RPM Steak soon
In from out of town. Took a friend here ...
In from out of town. Took a friend here because I had dined here once before and couldn't wait to get back. My friend is in the restaurant business so he's not easily impressed. Food was off the charts as was the service. Great bar so arrive a little early. My friend was beyond impressed and couldn't thank me enough. If you get Scarlett for your waitress, that's a bonus. She was terrific.
Been to RPM and loved it, still do. Howe ...
Been to RPM and loved it, still do. However, service on this night wasn't as great as it had always been in the past. We had to wait a half hour past our reservation time. Not a big deal, but in the past a small appetizer was always provided at no charge for the wait and that didn't happen last night. The sommelier had to come by twice to check our wine order and still brought the wrong wine to the table. Our server never came and checked on us after our food was served. Ordered the bombolino for dessert......still good but not served warm as it always had been. Still our go to place and hoping this was just an off night.
Despite showing up on time we had to wai ...
Despite showing up on time we had to wait 17 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. We noted that were celebrating a birthday in the reservation and had to remind the server at the end of the meal. We saw our server a total of three times: 1. when she took our order, 2. when we asked the water server to send her over to take a drink order, and 3. when she presented our bill. She never checked in on us and did not clean the table between courses. This was a complete disappointment as we previously enjoyed RPM.
RPM-Italian is a wonderful dining experi ...
RPM-Italian is a wonderful dining experience. The menu is diverse and offers the diner a variety of excellent appetizers, as well as main courses. The sommelier has good command of the various wines available and can help you select the right wine for the food you'll be ordering. The desserts were varied and delectable. Surprisingly, although the restaurant was crowded, the ambient noise level was low. The location was convenient. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Very enjoyable evening..........we'll be back!
Just OK. The appetizer of Salumi and Che ...
Just OK. The appetizer of Salumi and Cheese was excellent, the service was excellent. The rest was downhill. Our pasta was undercooked, not al dente, and was just ok. I have had better at many other restaurants. We skipped the entrees although the server kept pushing them. Between the appetizer and pasta we had enough to eat. Our desserts were also just nothing special, I have had better elsewhere. Would I go back? No, there are many other Italian restaurants in Chicago that are better. There is a hype and momentum that has attached itself to this place that the food just did not deliver.
As with previous visits, the food was ve ...
As with previous visits, the food was very good! Our server was great when she came around but clearly she was stretched too thin. More than once we had to wait longer than acceptable to get our server's attention. Seems RPM could use more staff on a busy Saturday.
Receptionist tried to put us at a small ...
Receptionist tried to put us at a small bar in the back of restaurant. I complained she acted like to she didn't care, but then changed her tune after I complained I made my reservation months ago! Finally they seated us at a nice bar table and we had a nice meal. They must over book and then try to figure out how to deal with it.
RPM Italian was an outstanding experienc ...
RPM Italian was an outstanding experience. We dinned with friends from out of town and everyone raved about the fantastic service and incredible food. We dined family style sharing many dishes. Everything was awesome! I would highly recommend RPM Italian to everyone!
The food was by far the best I have ever ...
The food was by far the best I have ever had the last couple of years. RPM is a high end resturant and if I happen to be in Chicago I would come back again. It was truly a great experience from making the reservation till the end
I have only been to RPM twice, but that' ...
I have only been to RPM twice, but that's only because I live in Scotland! I would go more often if I could! Great service, great decor, delicious food and good value. The fact that Giuliana and Bill were actually dining at the next table completed the visit!
The food was great, as always. Love the ...
The food was great, as always. Love the idea of Italian food served in small shareable plates, tapas-style. Impressed by how the accomodate to make each dish enough for each person at the table to try some (cutting a steak into 5 pieces, adding an extra stuffed squash blossom to the appetizer). Don't miss the donuts for dessert! The only disappointing aspect of this visit is that we had a reservation but were still sat at a loud high-top table at the back of the bar instead of in the nicer quieter restaurant side.
Had a Great time celebrating my signific ...
Had a Great time celebrating my significant others Birthday!
I didn't mention the occasion to the restaurant but mentioned it to our waiter in conversation which he picked up right away and had a Birthday desert brought out to the table without mentioning it.
Very attentive and knowledgeable when asked for recommendations on the menu.
Will definitely be coming back and highly recommending to everyone I know.
Very slow service. Food took forever (ne ...
Very slow service. Food took forever (nearly a half hour for bread and salads and an hour for our food) and messed up one of our orders. The waiter had an excuse for everything, "It is coming, it is coming", "During lunch there are less chefs", He also said that the two orders were the same when the sauces looked and tasted completely different. I have eaten here for dinner a few times and this was the first time for lunch. I would never go back for lunch, an expensive restaurant like this should not cut corners in terms of staffing (Hiring an idiot waiter or less staff in kitchen) during non peak hours.
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