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
This is my second time here. We ordered ...
This is my second time here. We ordered garlic bread, prosciutto, grilled squid, spicy king crab spaghetti, lobster ravioli, and the crispy chicken for entrees. The food is very good for the price, the king crab spaghetti was especially tasty. The chicken however, does not have much flavor and is a little bit disappointing, though the dish size is huge (it's actually half a chicken, for $25). Since the pasta sizes are not very big (which is fair), I would recommend getting a pizza or more appetizer rather than going for the entrees: the chicken and the steak were both not worth it.
The waiter this time is new and a little bit slow in ordering and passing dishes, which made it a little bit awkward, but in general, the service is pretty okay.
We were really excited to try this place ...
We were really excited to try this place for dinner as it was highly recommended to us, but our server was very rude throughout the entire evening. My husband and I both ordered a medium steak and only one came out and it was extra rare. Our server made no attempt to correct it and seemed annoyed with us the entire time we were seated in his section. It ruined the entire experience and we would never go back.
Went to RPM for my wife and I's one year ...
Went to RPM for my wife and I's one year anniversary. The place was very nice and our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. The price wasn't bad for Chicago but was surprised a side of spaghetti to go with my Chicken Parmesan was $8 but overall it was a good experience!
We often go to dinner in the city from t ...
We often go to dinner in the city from the suburbs and RPM Italian has never disappointed us.
The roast octopus is delicious and both the steaks and fish are done to order. Both the cocktail menu and the wine list are complete enough to satisfy most people. My only disclaimer is that if you are dining with a person hard of hearing the Chicago Fire Department across the street sometimes can add an interesting pause in conversation.
Started with a chopped salad. So overpow ...
Started with a chopped salad. So overpowered by cilantro and texture made it inedible, and I love cilantro. Server didn't address the fact that it was almost untouched. Thought an offer of another option would have been nice. That said, husband's steak was excellent. Gnocchi was tasty and light.
This place was amazing! We had to wait 3 ...
This place was amazing! We had to wait 30 min for a table past our reservation time but clearly people know this is a good place to eat. Not your run of the mill US Italian restaurant flavors... Was with three other people and everyone liked their meal. Waiter was fabulous. Wouldn't recommend the broccolini though. Had a strange seasoning for some reason.
My only complaint was being seated 30 mi ...
My only complaint was being seated 30 minutes after our reservation time--the restaurant was very busy! However, we were comp'd an appetizer (they offered--we didn't ask) to make up for the delay. Food and service were both excellent!
The wait staff was incredible! Our waite ...
The wait staff was incredible! Our waiter made a small error and he totally claimed it and brought us a free small set of dessert ice cream. It was fantastic. The food itself was just SO good. Like others have said, the portions are small, but they really will fill you up like crazy. We had 4 people and a small child. We ate Mama DiPandi's Bucatini, Tortelloni, Spaghetti and Meat Ball (let me tell you, THAT is a meat ball!), and Cartellini as well as an appetizer of a pizzette. It was all delicious, but I have to say the Spaghetti and Meat Ball was out of the park! We also had a child with us and there were no questions asked and no hateful glances or bad attitude about that. I would probably not take a 4 year old to this restaurant normally, but when you're a tourist and have the whole family, RPM will not make you feel bad for it. The valet was the way to go for parking. All around, amazing food and good feel for a night out in Chicago.
This has always been one of my favorite ...
This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food was disappointing this time. The Brussel sprout salad dressing was way to strong tasted like mustard. My pasta dish with rib meat tasted like hamburger helper. Appetizer was excellent.
It was good but does not live up to the ...
It was good but does not live up to the hype. Starters and pastas were very good, but the mains weren't that great. For the price, there are better places to spend that kind of money. However, the wine list had a lot of variability, good selection.
I loved this place. Great ambiance (the ...
I loved this place. Great ambiance (the bar area and around it is awesome) and décor. I had a kale salad which didn't have much in it (kale, parmesan and lemon juice, salt and pepper) but it was supper tasty. The smoked octopus was amazing and so was my husband's chicken parmesan. Overall great service and great food. We will definitely be beck!
The food here was phenomenal. We got the ...
The food here was phenomenal. We got the veal and squid ink pasta for our mains and the octopus for an appetizer. All of it was outstanding! However, what really set this place apart was the service. Our waitress Allison knew exactly what we were there to celebrate and pampered us with little surprises that made the night really special. She was also extremely helpful when it came to recommendations and was very candid about what was the best on the menu. Allison, you made our dinner the highlight of our whole trip. Thank you so much!
Good food at a good price. Risotto was o ...
Good food at a good price. Risotto was ok, not great. Every other plate was fine. The wine list was good. We felt a bit rushed to order at first but our server adjusted to our pace after we told her we were not pressed by time.
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