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
Good service, the meatball was delicious ...
Good service, the meatball was delicious, fried olive was good and the 'vibe' was spot on.
Food and service were both excellent. We ...
Food and service were both excellent. We enjoyed wine and an appetizer at the bar before being seated for our reservation. Server was attentive and food was delicious. Portions were great and priced accordingly.
I had the spaghetti with the very large ...
I had the spaghetti with the very large meatball; the sauce a bit spicy but great taste. My friend had the tortelloni, after a discussion with the waiter on the spelling. He thought it was over the top. Followed with Giuliani's salad; again, very happy. Wish we got downtown more often in the evening or the restaurant was open for lunch.
Our waiter was great. The food speaks ...
Our waiter was great. The food speaks for itself. Over all outstanding service. The Dumas family will be back and again.
We had the best time at RPM! Thank you f ...
We had the best time at RPM! Thank you for making our night SO special! Everything that was recommended was perfect! Our waitress was beyond kind and so sweet! The only minor issue we did have, was waiting 15 minutes after my reservation time for a seat to open up! It was worth the wait; we got a beautiful booth! As mentioned before, it was a perfect night and made our celebrations much more special. Thank you!
I have celiac, and need to obstain from ...
I have celiac, and need to obstain from gluten; I ordered from the gluten free menu; for my appetizer I had the Caesar salad with white anchovies...the anchovies were whole on top of the salad...so heavenly, and for my entree I ordered the pancetta carbonara gluten free...it was served with an raw egg in the center, the server blended the egg into the pasta...it was divine...for dessert I enjoyed the chocolate with nibs...OMG...there are no words to describe the immense pleasure in this dish...needless to say...my meal was perfection...and the service was impeccable. My husband ordered the chicken parm; he loved it...and the chocolate torte for dessert...to die for...we were on quasi business in Chicago...my first time...I'm a foodie and quite adept at finding the gems while traveling...this one was out of the park!
The service was outstanding. Everyone w ...
The service was outstanding. Everyone who assisted us was warm and accommodating. The room is pretty. The food is just average. One of the appetizers actually left my daughter and me feeling mildly queasy. The entrees were variable. The lobster dish shared by two was by far the best item. The quid pasta item with crab I believe was just ok. Overall, an extremely pretty room with GREAT STAFF and average at best food.
Always have a good time when I go there. ...
Always have a good time when I go there. Food is offfff the hook. Hopefully, though one day Id like to run into the Rancics and even better my dining experience😊
Travis was our server and I was really d ...
Travis was our server and I was really disappointed with his service. While the food is good, the server attitude just kills it. Our server made us waited a good 15 mins after being seated to take our drinks order. He forgot our minor requests and we had to ask the busser and food runner for it. As a server, you should always check on your patrons if the food was ok or if everything was ok. Not once did he check up on us. When he finally did, he tried to take away my plate while there's food on it and I was still working on it. I love this place but I think they should retrain their servers.
My new favourite Italian restaurant. The ...
My new favourite Italian restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service was beyond my expectations.
Went there to celebrate a birthday and w ...
Went there to celebrate a birthday and was very disappointed. The service was fair. The food was good. Portions were small and expensive, the charge for bread was ridiculous. The noise level was very high, felt like I was constantly screaming. They want you to hang around for a drink at the bar because they charge you more for the valet after 3 hours.
I don't usually fill these reviews out n ...
I don't usually fill these reviews out nor am I picky, but I felt as though I needed to express my disappointment on our experience at RPM Italian. We have been there once before as well as RPM Steak and had wonderful experiences. However this time was not the case. Our waiter seemed very distant and barely said a word to use the whole time we were dining. He read us the specials and took our order and that was basically it. He didn't once come to or table to ask how our meal was or check on us. Our food came out so unbelievably fast when we ordered it, I felt as though I couldn't keep up with it and it wasn't hot. We ordered apps and they literally came out a minute later. Same with the salad. We decided to wait a bit to order our pasta because I was that full with food coming so quickly. When we finally did, my husband got up to use the restroom right after we ordered and in a minute our food was there and they were breaking the yolk at the table for my husbands carbonara without him even being there. When he got back, both our pasta dishes were no longer hot. Overall, it was quite a disappointing experience. I'm all for service being quick, but at the rate they were going we could have eaten and been out of there in 30 minutes. We were there for date night, the place wasn't even full, and we just wanted to sit back and enjoy our night. To my disappointment, we really did not.
We always love RPM. Great value for grea ...
We always love RPM. Great value for great food! Seems to be getting a little too loud with the techno music though. It wasn't that way in the earlier days. But still a great meal.
RPM Italian was amazing. The scene was v ...
RPM Italian was amazing. The scene was vibrant, the food was outstanding and our service was on point.
I guess they are not making enough money ...
I guess they are not making enough money as they have now made the pasta entrée portions smaller. Really! So much for taking care of the customer and thinking about them. A real shame.
Good food ... Small portions... Meatball ...
Good food ... Small portions... Meatball was delicious!!
Seven of us (including a 12 year old) ha ...
Seven of us (including a 12 year old) had an outstanding meal at RPM. We sampled steak, chicken, Italian classics in both traditional and non-traditional preparations. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasting amazing... perfectly al dente pasta, spot-on parmigiana, delicious lamb chops, and ricotta gnocchi in a cream sauce with shaved truffles that may be the best bite of food I have ever had. Extensive wine list, great atmosphere, lots of shareable dishes for our group. Great atmosphere, highly recommended.
Our waiter and the food were both phenom ...
Our waiter and the food were both phenomenal. We have always had wonderful service and incredible meals here, the place does not disappoint. Went for my mom's birthday and we all had so much fun, she loved it.
Small and Large Plates We shared a numbe ...
Small and Large Plates We shared a number of small and large plates as well as appetizers and each one delicious. The favorite was Roasted Calimari, however The Wedge Salad, The Italian Salad, The Crab Ink Squid Pasta was another hit! Service was superior, we loved the ambiance and the complementary birthday cones as well as the deserts that we ordered. We will definitely return!
Very "in" place therefore very crowded a ...
Very "in" place therefore very crowded and noisy! Food was excellent!
Excellent !!! Can't say enough about h ...
Excellent !!! Can't say enough about how fabulous this restaurant is. Our server and sommelier were the best! Can't wait to visit RPM when in Chicago again!!!
Found the restaurant on Open Table and g ...
Found the restaurant on Open Table and got reviews from Trip Advisor. They were all outstanding and RPM did not disappoint. We are telling everyone to go when they visit Chicago!
Our waiter was Alex and he did an excell ...
Our waiter was Alex and he did an excellent job. We were seated a bit late, based on our reservation, but it all ended up okay. The food was delicious! The homemade ricotta cheese was so light and flavorful. The stuffed pepper appetizer was perfect. I had the lobster ravioli and it was the best that I have ever had. We also had the spaghetti and meatball. The pasta was excellent! We also had the pasta with rib meat and it was delicious. It was a lovely dining experience and the food could not have been better!
Good food and vibrant scene, but our ser ...
Good food and vibrant scene, but our server seemed obviously disappointed that we were not ordering rounds and rounds of drinks and multiple courses. Our party of 3 had 2 glasses of wine, shared a salad, and each had entrees. The server definitely gave off the vibe that we were a waste of a table for him!
This restaurant was truly outstanding, s ...
This restaurant was truly outstanding, service and especially the food. Everything was just great. I can't say enough positive things. I can't wait to return to this outstanding restaurant.
Is a vibrant place with good food and gr ...
Is a vibrant place with good food and great decor. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the items they serve. Good a recommending upon request.
I love this place. Come all the time. I ...
I love this place. Come all the time. I enjoying taking people from out of town specifically because of the usually ambiance and crowd. I was so disappointed this past visit because we were seated 10 mins after we arrived and the front hostess station wasn't even busy. By the time we were seated, I don't know if we could have been placed in a worse seat in the house! Our table was on the BAR side of the restaurant, the table was tucked in half way BEHIND the robbed velvet curtain. I was embarrassed for my guest having to choose a seat to either be touching/ontop of velvet curtain or in the middle of the walkway through the bar area. This was extremely disappointing, especially being a return patron. Failed to mention, our server was beyond absent the entire dining experience. He forget 2x to bring us our glasses of wine. It look him forever when we first sat down to even come to the table to give us the specials and take our order. If i didnt love the food, I'd say I wouldn't return. But unfortunately I probably will and won't make the same mistake twice by NOT mentioning to place in the proper dining room area.
I only visit the Chicago area twice a y ...
I only visit the Chicago area twice a year, so there are a lot of restaurants to choose from; however, we talked about the amazing dishes we tried the first time for weeks and couldn't wait to get back! The menu isn't overwhelming in size, but somehow you read on and on because every single dish is amazing! I could spend day after day eating at this restaurant!
We a wonderful business dinner at RPM It ...
We a wonderful business dinner at RPM Italian and I recommend it to anyone. Food, wine and service were all excellent. Chelsea was our server and she was charming, efficient and made very good recommendations. Thank you for making our evening a great one in Chicago!
We were blown away with the spectacular ...
We were blown away with the spectacular service and delicious food & drink! WE loved every bit of our meal, service and ambiance! We can't wait to go back!!!
The dinner I had at RPM Italian was the ...
The dinner I had at RPM Italian was the most delicious meal of my life! It was also significantly less expensive than I was expecting. I highly recommend the 600 day proscuitto and imported burrata!
The service was great. We arrived early ...
The service was great. We arrived early I r our reservation and were seated immediately. The waitress took the time to explain the menu to us. The food was absokutely amazing!!
RPM Italian was a fantastic choice for a ...
RPM Italian was a fantastic choice for a late Saturday dinner before heading to the bars in River North. We began with a wonderful 2013 Chianti that was full bodied and vibrant. For dinner, we enjoyed the chicken parmesan and gnocchi with shaved truffle. When the gnocchi arrived at the table, 5 grams of truffle were freshly shaven to the top of the dish. This was definitely the highlight of our meal. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was great. I
Excellent traditional Italian food with ...
Excellent traditional Italian food with a trendy atmosphere. Menu was different and appealing. Great appetizers!
We loved everything about RPM. We loved ...
We loved everything about RPM. We loved the atmosphere of the place. The food was outstanding! The ricotta gnocchi was melt in your mouth delicious! The drink Spruzzo was so,so good! Our waiter Kyle was just amazing and so helpful with the menu! I highly reccomend RPM to all!!! Loved it!
The food was excellent and the waitress ...
The food was excellent and the waitress was very nice and accommodating. No complaints about this place. It is a little pricey so I would only go for special occasions.
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