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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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
First time visit, food was delicious, se ...
First time visit, food was delicious, service was great, atmosphere was great. Will be back again
The steaks were overcooked and the entrees weren't timed out properly but overall everything was delicious and everyone left happy.
Amazing as always!
Amazing as always!
The service was good until we ordered ou ...
The service was good until we ordered our entrees. After that, the server didn't speak to us until she brought the check. The lobster ravioli was bland and had a shell in it. The halibut was inedible. The server never noticed that I didn't touch the halibut. Very disappointing experience.
The chicken parm was just ok and cost $2 ...
The chicken parm was just ok and cost $28! Not to mention I would have to pay extra for any sides to go with my steak. I was expecting better food and definitely didn't get a lot for the money. This may just be the going rate for food in downtown Chicago but I was disappointed overall.
This was my second time there and this t ...
This was my second time there and this time we brought our son and he loved it and we enjoyed it once again. Great food and good wine.
Great ambiance. The food is very good. T ...
Great ambiance. The food is very good. The restaurant is beautiful.
Was with two month old child and with re ...
Was with two month old child and with reservations at 5pm. They switched me to the bar area and everybody would bump into the baby's car seat. They seemed to be very concern about flipping tables for the next guest. Awful!
First time here and an absolute gem. Our group tried many different menu items and wished we'd had room for more. The small bites are just that and lend themselves to lots of sampling. The pastas were delicate but rich in flavor. Cocktails were spectacular and the wine list was excellent. The service was very attentive but unobtrusive. No bad points here - HIGHLY recommend.
We were in town from Wright Patterson Ai ...
We were in town from Wright Patterson Air Force and have followed The Ranic's shows for years so I thought we would give it a try. Our group of 4 enjoyed our experience and I would recommend to others. Thank you. Renata
The food was delicious as was the wine. The service was subpar.
Excellent overall dining experience. Hig ...
Excellent overall dining experience. High quality menu choices, not the usual suspects. For example, great desserts even without a typical tiramisu choice. Attentive and knowledgable server. All aspects of meal were delicious. Reservations a good idea, noisy setting but fun.
3rd time coming to RPM and it was amazing once again. Food is outstanding and service is great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be coming back!
We ordered 2 bottles of wine and didn't ...
We ordered 2 bottles of wine and didn't finish a good amount due to dinner drinks; understood we couldn't take to go cups to get in our black car; however, never offered to cork our bottles so we could take them with us. Was a waste of $100 worth of wine for us; told us they could've done that at the table. Annoying.
Carbonara was perfect , chicken parm too ...
Carbonara was perfect , chicken parm too. Great vibe and courteous servers
Post Work Hot Spot
This restaurant has a cool, monochromatic modern decor and the servers are all kitted out in smart, white attire that one would never expect in an Italian restaurant. It's fun, hip, not pretentious. The crowd was a mix of post-work colleagues, ladies night out, date night and great for locals or tourists. Good for a first date or girls night out.
Food and service are both always stellar ...
Food and service are both always stellar. Go-to spot for Italian in the city.
Love this restaurant, go every time we'r ...
Love this restaurant, go every time we're in Chicago!
Staff was very friendly and impeccably d ...
Staff was very friendly and impeccably dressed . Service was outstanding . Great variety of food choices I liked the opportunity to be able to share things . Food was delicious . Highly recommended .mdeq
Everything was well thought out in plann ...
Everything was well thought out in planning this restaurant. Wish I lived closer to come back more often.
Everything was amazing!
Everything was amazing!
It was my sister's birthday we flew in f ...
It was my sister's birthday we flew in from Atlanta GA and Raleigh N.C , just to eat there, I ordered lamb chops medium ( came out very well done) my sister dish was no better, bill $211.00, bill I expected , food disappointing .
Excellent buccatini as always and desser ...
Excellent buccatini as always and dessert was scrumptious!
Mouth-watering food. Everything was deli ...
Mouth-watering food. Everything was delicious!
We were a group of five women who made o ...
We were a group of five women who made our reservation a month in advance. We were seated promptly but surprised to be in the bar. That being said, The people watching was very fun and the food fabulous per my earlier visit in February. We chose small plates; you can't go wrong with the artichoke, tuna carpaccio, and provolone stuffed peppers. And then there's the desserts! Our server, Tommy, was good enough; didn't really engage with us but all and all that was okay. We still love RPM and will go back again!
Fabulous food! The tables/seating can be a tight.
The food was great. However, the tables/seating can be a little tight. Was bumped several times by the waiter while he was serving the neighboring table. It was also easy to eves drop on the tables next to us.
We had a fabulous time.
The food was delicious. Tried lots of appetizers and main meals. Shared everything. We enjoyed all of it.
Big disappointment! Very limited menu a ...
Big disappointment! Very limited menu and the pasta portions are ridicously small as well as the appetizers - especially for what they cost. Asked for bread and never got it, ordered foccacia bread and that took forever. The food was good just not a lot of it, except for the salads - they gave you a good size salad. Husband had a martini that was very watered down and son gad a Manhattan that was mostly vermouth. Probably wouldn't go back since it was so expensive for what you got - felt very taken and was extremely disappointed since I really wanted to go there.
This was one of the best dining experiences as the food was exquisite and the wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable.
You will never be disappointed in the fo ...
You will never be disappointed in the food and service. Spectacular Italian dishes. We were a party of six and everyone raves about their meal. Yes it's a bit noisy but such fun people watching !
Love Mama DePandi's pasta and everything else at this restaurant. My third time here and have never been disappointed.
Loved the food. My husband never commen ...
Loved the food. My husband never commented on meatballs before, keeps telling me how much he loved them. All the food was wonderful. Only negative was the noise level, made having a conversation difficult.
A great meal with great drink options. ...
A great meal with great drink options. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
Another Great Lettuce Entertain Restaurant
Authentic Italian - absolutely a culinary delight. Roman Artichokes and Burrata outstanding . Fish selections exceptional.
Dinner @ RPM Italian, Chicago
Food was excellent (although a tad salty), and well prepared. All recommendations from our server were spot on. Service was great, good choice of wine - overall, a very enjoyable dining experience. On our list of restaurants to re-visit when we are back in the Chicago area!
Not as good as prior visit. We made res ...
Not as good as prior visit. We made reservations many weeks in advance and so disappointed we were seated in bar and sat on bar stools.
Best Tortellini I've Had
Fantastic food. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to point us in the right direction. If I lived in Chicago I'd be there often. As it is I'll be dreaming about the truffle garlic bread and the tortellini.
You won't be disappointed
RPM is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. I thought the appetizers were quite tasty, the calamari was extremely tender, yet small portion, the roasted artichoke was exceptional, as were the meatballs. I felt the entrees were menza menz. Not up to the quality of some of Chicago's finer Italian restaurants. I may be a bit partial to certain eateries. Great server!
Great atmosphere and great food. A bit e ...
Great atmosphere and great food. A bit expensive but it was worth the experience.
Took my wife and daughter to RPM and they loved it. The food was great ( steak and pasta). The wait staff was very friendly and always near if something was needed. My daughter asked if we could go back again this weekend.
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