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
Great Business Dinner
Had some of my co-workers from out of town and this was a good place where we could share some dishes but make sure everyone liked something. The Parmesan Red Peppers were delicious, and the pasta's are always fresh. There wasn't a single thing that wasn't good! Our server was very nice as well. I would def go back!
This was our favorite family dinner we h ...
This was our favorite family dinner we have ever had. Every employee we had contact with exceeded our expectations. Have already recommended to several friends. Planning to go back very soon. Thank you again.
It was a special occasion and we got the ...
It was a special occasion and we got the worst table near the entrance. Service and food just ok.
First time visit, food was delicious, se ...
First time visit, food was delicious, service was great, atmosphere was great. Will be back again
This restaurant has all the makings of a classic upscale neighborhood staple. My friends thought that our RPM experience was exceptional, and being from Philadelphia (with our great and plentiful dining establishments) that is very noteworthy! The service was impeccable, the food elegant and delicious, and the decor sophisticated without being too pretentious. I originally booked a reservation because we were visiting Chicago and I wanted to experience the restaurant created by Bill & Giuliana on their TV show. What we ended up with is a great restaurant experience!!
IT was an experience that far exceeded m ...
IT was an experience that far exceeded my expectation. The service was outstanding. Our waitress recommended that we opt for several dishes which the chef prepared family style for our group of 7. We all got to sample their delicious foods. And a special thanks to Giuliana Rancic for fixing my reservation.
The atmosphere was energetic and our wai ...
The atmosphere was energetic and our waiter was friendly, but the food was just average. With the high rating on opentable, I was expecting something better. The truffle garlic tread was rather heavy, and the spicy king crab spaghetti a bit undercooked and too spicy. Putting spicy oil on spaghetti doesn't require too much innovation.
Great restaurant. Having been in town on ...
Great restaurant. Having been in town on business from Las Vegas and working at a major casino property I was impressed! The service, food and ambiance was outstanding. The value was also surprising... I felt as though the prices were lower than expected for the quality and flavor profile. Nice work to the team! Will definitely be back!
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.
Visited RPM Italian for a special occasi ...
Visited RPM Italian for a special occasion with girlfriends. WOW! I already had high expectations when I made the reservation and they somehow managed to surpass them. I wish I had one comment I could mention to make it seem less like I'm paid to give a great review but.... I got nothing. The atmosphere, the service, THE FOOD, and especially the price (despite the amazing experience) was all unbelievable. I cannot wait until the new location opens in DC (closer to my home) AND return to Chicago to visit RPM Steak!!
It was Ok. Nothing wonderful but not hor ...
It was Ok. Nothing wonderful but not horrible either. I would eat there again, but likely pick another spot to try than return.
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
Very nice ambiance. Service was superb. ...
Very nice ambiance. Service was superb. Ordered calamari, grilled octopus and 2 small pizzas for appetizer and it was very well prepared and tasty. We decided to share the biggest steak they have - 38 oz.- for 4 people. Although the meat was prepared perfectly and well flavored we were disappointed with the size of the bone in the steak. My sons could have easily eaten that steak between the two of them. Sides were delicious: mashed potatoes melted in your mouth and mushrooms made you want to eat all of them by yourself and not share with anyone. Lobster filled ravioli were ok but the edges of pasta were a bit hard. Wish the portions of sides were a bit bigger. Dessert was generously portioned and delicious as well. We had gelato and their special which was to die for. It was something resembling doughnuts but oh, sooo good. We were comped on dessert for my sons Bday and waitress brought him a candle - nice touch. I will note a small detail that I appreciated - drinking water was at perfect temperature.
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 !
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.