RPM Italian

4.8 based on 2674 reviews
Cuisine Type Italian
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Near North Side

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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.
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  • Romance
Cuisines Italian, Steak
Dining Style Casual Dining
Phone Number +1 312 222 1888
Website rpmitalian.com
Dress Code Smart Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Doug Psaltis
Location 52 West Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654
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Menus

  1. Dinner Menu
  2. Dessert Menu
  3. Gluten Free Menu
  4. Wine Menu
  5. Cocktail Menu
  6. Catering

Reviews and Ratings

4.8
Excellent
Based on 2,674 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best service ever! The staff were very professional. Lots of smiles and friendliness. Great teamwork among the staff. I'll be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very dissatisfied how the servers treat us, we went to Chicago for our 10th wedding Aniversary and one of our plans was to eat at RPM, food is ok but treatment was poor do I need to proof I can pay a dinner for a good treatment.we make our reservation and we arrived on time and anyway we wait for 20min.people arrived after us and they got seated first... never asked if we were ok, how's the food.. wow too disapointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had friends visiting from overseas for 24 hours, and RPM Italian is our go to place, and of course the food and the experience did not disappoint. The lobster ravioli melts in your mouth and they absolutely loved the bomboloni's! They've already asked us to go there the next time they are in town.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Travelled 6000km as I promised my wife about 6 years ago that I'd bring her here one day \nPity that It was less restaurant and more public bar. I would have liked to talk to my wife over dinner but the noise and the seating arrangements meant that this was near impossible.\nWe skipped desert in order to get out of the restaurant.\nUpon leaving we were nearly a costed by a homeless person whilst 4 bouncers / greeter stood around.\nThis is probably a good restaurant for those \ninto the whole kardashian element but not recommended for tourists not used to the Chicago way of doing things

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner was great but Kyle made the experience even better. Great energy and fantastic service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had an amazing experience at RPM Italian! I visited Chicago with my mom, and this was by far our favorite dining spot. Loved the food and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Okay, but not was it's rep was built up to be. Had an issue with a spill by a server that was resolved successfully

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent, but from the moment we walked in, the tone of service was snotty and generally dismissive. The hostesses could hardly be bothered when we checked in and our server (Travis) was attentive when we sat down, but didn't bring us our bottle of wine until we were already done with all our appetizers - this started the downward spiral. There are plenty of pasta joints in town with excellent food and nicer service. I won't plan to be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place with great service and food. Atmosphere is perfect for dating and special celebrations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

For all the hype this restaurant has received, I was disappointed. We were encouraged to order bread with our appetizer. Silly me, I thought the bread would be special. Well, it looked and tasted like the garlic bread you get at Jewel. I did enjoy the lobster caprese salad. That was interesting and delicious. We ordered the short rib specials and they were okay, both lacking flavor. Now, we weren't disappointed in the deserts. The cheesecake was decadent, fresh and delicious. The four mini cannolis were also fresh and delicious. Coffee service could be improved upon (we waited too long the for the coffee and refills). Though the restaurant was large with volume ceilings, the noise level was certainly acceptable. I am not in any hurry to return to this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really really great. The food was spectacular - I highly recommend the homemade ricotta, prosciutto-wrapped dates, and Mama DePandi's Bucatini.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was amazing. My girlfriend and I come on dates here all of the time, and the food never gets old. Our server was amazing and the timing of our food came out at perfect times. Love this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had originally made reservations for 5 at 615pm. Life happens; running late I called to be corteous and received the most entitled snobby excuse type of attitude. I didn't appreciate the tone and waste of my time on the phone with this hostess. I asked her if it would be ok to come a bit late 630-45. Instead of providing an option for example: 'we don't have any available reservations, but when you and your party come in we will try to accommodate you if not you and your party could have a have a seat at our bar.' Thats the type of answer I expected but not what I received. I had to pry questions in regards to a later reservations 815pm so that's what we took. We arrived at 640 or so and were seated shortly after. Which point in case was that there was no need for the extra attitude nor non availability. The only reason I kept my reservation was because i was celebrating my birthday and did not feel like finding another restaurant last minute. \n\nService by the staff especially by our server was impeccable! Drinks were fantastic! Food was surprisingly tasty and fresh; well priced! Given the fact that I travel frequently and have been to Italy all regions I could say it's comparable to an authentic taste!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

service is fantastic, they treat you well. great menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One word. Amazing. Everything we had was so delicious! We were stuffed and couldn't even finish the dessert. So good though!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nothing special. Enjoyed the bread with the lardo. Carpaccio was good. Octopus tasted extremely fishy. Entrees were fair. Desserts were delicious. Very loud. Service fair, waitress was hard to find. Not very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved RPM! The food was amazing and the staff was so friendly and welcoming. The meatball was the best I have ever had. Period. We also had the zucchini appetizer which was also amazing. Would have liked to see the pasta portions a little bigger for the price. My husband got 7 ravioli, about a half dollar coin size each, for $18. I think you do pay a lot for ambiance though and it was nice. The only real complaint was how crowded the tables were. There was really no room to move between some of the tables, particularly in the bar area. \n\nWe would definitely go again though and it was well worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service wa very good. Very loud and tables very close together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great vibe, great food and really good service..busy and loud (if you like that).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are looking for great Italian food with a modern atmosphere and excellent service you should check our RPM, my experience was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked on opentable and were running late, but they tried their best to hold our table for us. The waitress was very helpful with the menu. I ordered the lobster fra Dia Volo and my husband ordered the pistachio crusted salmon with mushroom pasta. the food was AMAZING. There was music playing in the background, but it wasn't too much. We really enjoyed our dinner and would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, RPM Italian doesn't disappoint. It was tremendous food, wine and dessert. We love going here and always look forward to going back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. The freshly made pasta stands out. Great bar and cocktails. This a great place for a romantic date. The only hiccup is that I always request a booth, its in my OpenTable profile, yet they tried to seat us at a small shared table, we told them we would wait for a booth and 10 mins later they seated us at a booth. Great service from all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Drew Truss made our night. He made us feel so special and taken care of and overall enhanced what was already a great experience with fantastic food. Will definitely be back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good. For appetizers we had the artichoke, the octopus, the focaccia, the mini pizza, the arancini --- all were wonderful. For entrees, we had the spaghetti and meatballs, the squid ink and crab pasta, one of the steaks. Again: delicious. The recommendations and service at the table were great.\n\nHowever, there was a snag at the hostess stand. We were waiting for the rest of our party and we told the hostess we'd be at the bar -- actually at the end directly across from the hostess stand. When the rest of our party arrived, I told her we were ready and she said our table wasn't ready yet, but she'd come get us. I pointed to where we were sitting and told her 'we're right over there at the end.' After half an hour I went up to inquire, and she said our table had been ready for quite awhile and she had texted me. Well, she never said she was going to text, so I put my phone away, in my purse. I told her that she never mentioned she was going to text me, and that I had shown her where we were seated at the bar, and she had said she would come get us. In the end, she didn't even apologize. Really, I thought she was so rude! I wonder if she's really in the right job. . .or maybe she just needs some additional feedback and training.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an amazing meal made even better by the service! The new crab bruschetta must stay on the menu. Bobby was our waiter and is just the best ! He was the perfect mix of professionalism and fun. Please tell him the donuts made it to Hamilton...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM is always at the top of our list. Always amazing!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Having traveled from NH to Chicago our family was looking for a unique place to eat prior to the theater. RPM was recommended by friends and did not disappoint. We will definitely be back next time we are in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the vibe, love the food. It's a great evening when you can get into RPM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

10 year bat mitzvah anniversary

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Would have been a very good experience, except an unpleasant experience of not being served wine to our 21 year old daughter without a paper id (we showed a photo of her id). The manager of the restaurant never followed up in-spite of promises.. a spoiled experience..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious but the portions were very small. We definitely left hungry! But the environment was quiet, the service was outstanding and the ambience of the place was private and cozy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had an 8:00pm rez didn't get seated until 8:50pm. Restaurant was clearly overbooked for the night. Food was excellent and the staff was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quite often you find restaurants backed by celebrities are at best subpar but this place dispelled that stigma for me. The food was orgasmic which may seem like an unusual word to use to describe food but its the only word that makes sense. We ordered the lobster ravioli, egg plant parmesan, garlic mashed potatoes, and truffled homemade garlic bread. The burst of flavors were beyond palatable. If you are ever visiting Chicago this a must try. It's minutes away from Magnificent Mile.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The appetizers were delicious and the service was excellent. I wish I could rave about the pasta dishes, but they were average. For the price point they should have been exceptional. The portions were also smaller than expected.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved our dinner at RPM. The food was great and the service even better. We even loved the attention we received from the manager Tim.\nThis is a great restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wasn't what I expected. Thought it would be a little bit more welcoming or at least a little more relaxed but it wasn't!! The food was good, nothing to write home about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant. Service was outstanding. Ordered the veal chop. Wonderful flavor. Little on the small side. Really liked the meatballs ordered with the toasted garlic bread.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing service and food. Will definitely be coming back! 1000% recommend the prosciutto tortellini!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really outstanding food. The menu was semi-daunting since it was all ale carte--because you are not sure the size of portions. All in all it was a great meal and we really enjoyed ourselves.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great and the server was knowledgeable and outgoing. The only thing I didn't care for was that I felt rushed through the meal. The food came out so quickly that it was like it was ready to be thrown on a plate when the kitchen got the order. We were there less than an hour with 2 appetizers and our meal. I was looking for it to be more of an 'event' and wanted to sit and enjoy the atmosphere more. Would still recommend and would still go back though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and great staff! Our server Bobby was very helpful in explaing the menu, providing recommendations, and attentive to our table!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian is phenomenal !! I love this place and will be back!! The food,\nService and atmosphere is wonderful!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM was even better than we anticipated! The food was fresh, delicious and I'll be craving it for days. The pasta portion sizes are small, meant as a bit of a side, so order two or be sure to start with an app. The service was professional and welcoming - loved their white jacket uniforms too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best hands down restaurants in Chicago. The staff makes you feel so special! The food, oh my goodness, is so fantastic! The prosciutto dates?! What is this wonderful creation?!! Loved loved! The lobster ravioli, and the squid inked pasta with crab (ugh, mouth watering) was amazing! I love this restaurant. I will come every time I come to Chicago. I also had the best waiter I have ever had times 2 , Andre! He knew his menu, and accommodated my friends and I to an all time high dining experience that we will never forget. Thank you RPM! Please keep up this great restaurant.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went out for a couples dinner from the coast and had high expectations, however, we were deeply disappointed. We weren't that hungry but still wanted to give this place a shot. In addition, we wanted some dessert and this all changed by the end of dinner. The two rating was given due to the ambiance of the restaurant and the pasta being somewhat okay. We ordered a pasta meal,  wine and scallops after we were told the Orata was out. The waiter appeared to be annoyed given that we were not interested in a side and another main course. The pasta came and the beef was cold in the pasta. I've never ordered scallops in my life for $32 and received medium (not jumbo) scallops sitting on a teaspoon of puree! The butternut squash puree was literally a small tablespoon so I couldn't really taste the seasoning or the ingredient. The scallops were mediocre topped with bacon and salty. The pasta was also mediocre and such small portion. Honestly, you can get a bang for your buck elsewhere. The hype and 5 star ratings are all B.S or patrons don't know what delicious food tastes like. I cook better at home and this reminds me why I don't eat out anymore. I ended up canceling my dessert after it appeared to be dry from another table and I wanted the experience to be over. You're better off eating somewhere else where you get authentic flavors and decent portions. This Restaurant is all about cheating you out of a meal and charging $11 per scallop. The plate was not even garnished well, SMH. Save your money guys! The food is mediocre and you're better off elsewhere. Whatever happened to Italian sized portions?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we ordered was outstanding! We had the truffled garlic bread and prime rib meatballs for starters. Both delicious, the meatballs were melt in your mouth tender. My wife fell in love with the buccatini. I had the Venetian risotto, loaded with perfectly cooked seafood. And do NOT miss the hazelnut tartufa for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it and would highly recommend it! Very reasonably priced and food and ambiance were excellent!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was poor and the food was mediocre

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second Visit. Trying all menu items! All pastas are delicious and unique. Hard to decide on a favorite dish. Will be recommending this restaurant to our friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been coming to RPM since it opened and always had a great meal until yesterday \nOur risotto tasted like salty rice. No creaminess and rice wasn't cooked. My pasta wasn't cooked well and way over seasoned. \nSorry I have always been a fan but it will be awhile before I come back. It was a special dinner with my girls and after eating we really thought we should of gone somewhere else.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was simply awful. We had to even ask three separate people for the manager. He finally came to our table. He was helpful and extremely professional unfortunatley the waiter was so bad it spooiee our evening. Would not go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I seriously have writing a ton of reviews for this place and they are ALL the same! This place is amazing. RPM Italian is the reason why my sister and I fly from St.Louis A LOT to eat at this restaurant. Amazing food..great service! Just wonderful! Go. NOW!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I come all the way from St. Louis just to eat at this restaurant. My sister and I have probably been here 20 times. Fresh pasta amazing desserts and wonderful service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really wanted to love RPM Italian. I made my beau take me for V-Day. I thought it would be a tasty late-night find similar to RPM Steak. I thought it was great that RPM Italian was downtown an open beyond 10 pm on a weekday. However, my guy did not like his food at all. I didn't want to tell him that my food was just okay too because we actually enjoyed the ambiance, the packed room that night and our server, outside of catching her roll her eye slightly because I asked for a side plate (I had pasta and wanted to try my boyfriend's mashed potatoes) we had no problem with the service. The food just wasn't as good as we expected. In particular what I expected because I had a great lunch meal with my mom a couple of weeks earlier at RPM Steak. More than likely I will not go back. I will stick with RPM Steak, which was tasty and amazing. I had the squid ink seafood pasta. He had the swordfish with a side of potatoes and the side of mushrooms (which were tasty but slightly salty). Wanted to love it, but unfortunately, it wasn't as good as I had hoped. We left an 18% tip! Again, the server was fine, the ambiance was great, the food just didn't measure up that night. :(

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered so much off the menu as we could! Everything was spectacular!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food. The best carpaccio ever! The place is awesome. Is not a boring tradicional Italian restaurant. I wanna come back ASAP!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines Day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food lots of food happening place definitely crowded recommend reservations

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always!! Our server made excellent dinner and wine recos. Service and food were on point. Always a favorite!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exquisite service, stunning wine list. Each dish was perfectly balanced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great fried olive appetizer, along with their Tuscan Kale salad. The carbonara was simply amazing. The deserts are wonderful but large so definitely share!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time in Chicago and wife suggested we try RPM. Wonderful service and really good food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Place is great, service is excellent, food is fantastic and very reasonably priced

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was impeccable! RPM had an energetic feel but was very cozy and was a great place for an upscale dinner date. We were treated very well and felt very comfortable. The menu was fantastic and the bill didn't break the bank! Can't wait to go back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Portions are on the smaller side. Squid Ink Pasta is really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a fantastic time at RPM Italian. We went there for my daughter's birthday and the food was amazing. I loved the atmosphere and the fact that they had a Birthday dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a really great experience at RPM. We were seated promptly and the food and service was very good. I would recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The tortelloni was so decadent and delicious. The portions are a bit smaller but I personally enjoyed that (and I'm a big guy with a big appetite). The smaller portions packed a lot of flavor and it was reflected in the price which help me feel I got a great value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and cocktails at RPM. A little pricey, but we expected that. If I go back, I will definitely request a booth because we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant sandwiched in between two larger loud parties who continuously bumped in to our table getting up. 4/5 stars for me!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM never disappoints! I had three people in my party that had never been- all said it was the best meal they ever had. Thank you for another wonderful dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated at high top table after requesting booth through app. Just a personal preference but not a fan of high top/bar seating for an expensive meal. Service was pretty good if not all that friendly. Food was excellent, as always, other than two pasta dishes which arrived cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant week... be warned... $29 for a martini with Tito's

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing! Throughly enjoyed the King Crab Bruschetta and the Sea Scallops!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a happening place. Dress trendy. Wish I had known that. Did not seem like you could go wrong with anything on the menu. Large place, lively and younger crowd. Lots of good conversations around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved RPM! Food was great and service was excellent. Cant wait to come back to Chicago and dine here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time and the food was amazing! Unfortunately no birthday cake which was a first but the food tasted awesome nonetheless.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You can't go wrong at RPM. Fantastic food, good wine list, and excellent service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was okay but it's a very trendy place and they do all they can to make it a fantastic experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything here was amazing. Also our server Dre was the shit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great. Food was great. Service was great. Had a great night

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good not great, and I left very hungry. If your hungry, consider ordering 2 entrees.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM met all of our expectations. We ordered the brussels salad, the octopus, and the truffle garlic bread to start. All of them were reasonably priced and portions were enough to split between 2-3 people depending on the appetite. \n\nMy wife and I ordered two pasta dishes and split them. The Maine Lobster ravioli was cooked perfectly and we each got three of them. The mushroom pasta dish was a combination of mushrooms with some crispy ones on top that made the texture of the dish complex. We loved both of them. \n\nWe split the short rib as an entree and between the two of us these dishes were plenty of food. I got canolis for dessert and my wife got the gelato. Both were excellent, but we probably could have split one.\n\nOverall, I'd recommend this place if you are looking for a more sophisticated ambiance with creative Italian dishes that set a mood for a fun night out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was perfect. The menu choices were outstanding. Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved the food and hated the table. I thought I was having a nice dinner with my wife and was surprised that I also was forced to eat with two ladies seated at the table next to me. The reason this was a problem is that the table next to us was only eight inches away. Even though I loved the food I will never return. My recommendation to you is to insist on a booth or sit at a round high table in the bar. The booths are very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was probably the best date my girlfriend and I have ever had. We went for our anniversary. I called ahead to let them know and they went above and beyond for us. Free appetizer, free glasses of champagne after dinner, and gave us one of the best tables in the restaurant. Kyle was our server and he was top notch. Extremely friendly and very knowledgeable when it came to wine and food. On top of that, the wine selection is great and the food was amazing. HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice Italian dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter Dee was fantastic!!!!!! Went into great detail about the menu and our food options. Dre went above and beyond making sure we paired our foods with our tastes and made us feel like he'd known us forever. If you're in the Chicago area and want some phenomenal Italian, go to RPM and ask for Dre. Thank you Dre!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was packed for Restaurant Week, and we had reservations that took us about 45 minutes to be seated (beyond our time). The food was very good, but it was loud and service could have been better.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not the best experience. Treated poorly. Was my 35th birthday. We came to spend some money. Look very young and we're treated accordingly. What a bummer.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, but small portions for the price tag.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The most amazing meal I have ever had. It was expensive, but completely worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited RPM Italian for my wife's birthday during a trip to Chicago. The food was fantastic and the service was even better. We had zero complaints and wish we had one of these in our city.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to RPM Italian for restaurant week based on suggestions by friends. In a nutshell it was disappointing. One would think for 'restaurant week' a establishment would present meals that they normally serve to entice a customer back again and again. Entrees were apparently not something they usually serve, portions were small and not representative of their explanations listed. In all honesty, three out of four were disappointing, one diner enjoyed hers. Appetizers were uninspiring, entrees disappointing but dessert was decent (gelato). We had added splits of salads and splits of pasta, glad we did otherwise we would have still been hungry when leaving. In fairness the waitress did advise beforehand the 'restaurant week' servings were very small, we should have ordered off the regular menu, but as previously stated usually a restaurant serves one of the specialties on a 'special' menu, not cut down to only increase revenues. Server was very nice and attentive most of the time but it was a very busy Saturday. Too bad, had hoped we'd have a better impression as we wanted to also try RPM Steak but we're a little gun shy at this point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, atmosphere, drinks, value, and wait staff were all wonderful!\n\nWe made a reservation but were running 15 minutes behind due to traffic. I called to let the restaurant know but I was put on hold and never picked back up. So when we did arrive, and were told that we lost our reservation and could not be seated for another hour, we were not pleased - especially because we tried to be courtesy by calling. \n\nThankfully there was a high top available in the bar and the rest of the dinner was fine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food !!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely amazing! Already made another reservation!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From taking our coats as we walked in, to the drinks at the bar, we were made to feel welcome. Our waitress guided us with our food choices, which were outstanding! We will definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great . However , between four people we had 8 plates and still were hungry while ranking up a hefty bill. Had to get a burger on the way home . If you are there for a snack it's perfect but to leave satisfied elsewhere for that money .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service staff became rude after we did not order wine and only one appetizer. We did not wish to stick around for dessert as this impacted our desire to continue to dine there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We traveled from Houston Texas for lecturing and was so excited to visit your restaurant because I am a BIG fan of Bill and Giuliana Rancic. We made reservation before arriving to Chicago based on the fact my husband and other doctors had eaten at the other RPM Steak House and found it to be fabulous. However, once we arrive we were seated at a two topper table, sandwiched between two other tables with no room to even move. The noise level was horrible and we could not even hear each other across the table. The tables were placed so close we could not move. The annoying fact is there were larger tables across from us that were empty but we were not offered one of those. Within no time those tables were filled with a party of two!! \n\nI will say the food was excellent!!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Resturant has a very nice vibe. Service is very good but I do fine food is a bit pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a 5 star experience. The spaghetti & meatballs were delish so were the short rib ragu.\nA bit of a pricey experience (especially the drinks). A must visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten at RPM Steak and enjoyed the food, so I had to try RPM Italian during the 2017 Chicago Restaurant Week. Although I had a reservation, I arrived 45 minutes early so I decided to sit at the bar, and ended up eating my meal there too. I met some wonderful people and the food was excellent. I will definitely go there again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very enjoyable and it's a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Look forward to eating there soon .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Didn't feel like I ate too much even with dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The apps were not very tasty. We had baked clams-very small not much taste. We also had an onion laced roll very overpowering. Veal was awesome as was the pasta with crabmeat. Service was awesome

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicate pasta, amazing egg plant Parmesan in the short rib bowling yeas won't disappoint

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great experience. Food is always spectacular! Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was nice. Went there for restaurant week. The choices were OK, but we will be going back to order off the main menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There were three of us and we sat at the bar, which was lively and fun (even early at 6 p.m.) Our server was very attentive. We shared several appetizers; and the prosciutto wrapped dates were very good, and so was at the garlic/truffle bread. I also ordered arancini, which I thought were tasteless. I suggestion is to add *more* pomodoro sauce to dip them in, or add something like peas, which would make them more authentic, anyway.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great experienced! Will definitely go back from service to food everything was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to RPM Italian numerous times. Their main menu dishes are great but I wanted to try something new so I did the Restaurant Week menu. The meal was very disappointing. I would say that the highlight was the garlic knot. The agnolotti dish was very underwhelming and the cake dessert was a miss. I did enjoy the meatballs off the regular menu but I knew what to expect as I have tried it many times before. Another highlight of my meal was the grapefruit based cocktail. It was phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was good but it felt like a chain. \nHowever, the wine list was good. \nI would go back and sit at the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The sauce is the best in the city! Great food every time I dine here

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and ambiance - have also been to RPM Italian in DC and both are equally good. Meatball antipasti and Pistachio gelato are not to be missed and all the pasta and steak dishes are first rate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When our server found out it was our anniversary he brought out prosecco and dessert on the house which was very nice. A food runner spilled the olives when placing them on the table and apologized and said he would bring more right away, however they never came. The focaccia bread was amazing. The Brussel sprout salad was overly seasoned (as compared to when I've had it there previously). The meatballs were delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday dinner. Good food, service was very slow for a Sunday evening. Got stuck at a back table where the waiters kept hovering for their register. Not enough check ins. It was ok

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious! We're from LA and we have been looking for a great Italian restaurant in Chicago and we found it after trying 5 highly rated Italian restaurants. Everything from the bread, appetizers, pasta, risotto, pizza, fish and desserts were all delicious. Yes, 3 of us ate all the dishes by sharing!RPM Italian is the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always great and service is spot on. Fun atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful time. Service was great waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was mouth watering delicious. Would definitely come again and have already recommended it to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Daughters 16th birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is always fantastic!!!! The food is phenomenal and the service is great!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Place felt slightly overrated- the food is good but is completely unreasonably priced for what you get- there wasn't a dish that totally wowed me, but nothing was off either.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Foodie heaven. Excellent selection of authentic eats and drinks. Very modern decor and feel. Love spoiling myself and others by coming here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience. My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago. Amazing food, service, decor!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restaurant. Was a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding and the staff were fabulous. Thank you for a perfect evening!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great meal at RPM Italian. Love the shared Italian plates and was very busy for the beginning of restaurant week. Still a fun scene several years in!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I normally love the service and food at RPM; however last night we did not get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation. And then each of our pastas was undercooked and over flavored.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made it very special for my birthday! Thank you so much!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best dinner experience we have ever had

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love this place but the restaurant week menu was very disappointing !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation and were seated quickly. It was fairly early, so not super busy. Everyone was very nice, but as the evening went on it felt like much longer periods before our server returned. The plus side of this was having a nice leisurely meal. We ordered the next course once we were finished with the one prior, so it was never rushed. Everything we had was very good. I do wish they had entree-sized pasta dishes other than spaghetti. I would like to just order pasta and not have something else as an entree, but the pasta is meant as a small sharing course. (It would never be a full meal for anyone other than a small child.)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst thing about RPM is the wait for the table even with a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a great place to go for a birthday, I like it better than the steakhouse, but have yet to go to the champagne one. My friends and I decided to share multiple plates - a good move if you want to try different things.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bucatini is always excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food, Mama DiPandi's bucatini is more delicious with every bite. Not too pricey and still delivering excellent dishes. Service was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately we had to wait 30 minutes, despite arriving at the reservation on time. The food and service was amazing once we sat down though

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food but a bit over priced

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very hip and trendy. The vibe is very chill, the food is really good and consistent (have been here a couple of times before), though the pasta portions are on the smaller side. But not really a problem for the price point of this restaurant - the food is that good. Very impressed with the quality of how everything was made. Would definitely recommend this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there. It was definitely worth it. Everything was simply delicious and wait staff very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian was phenomenal! The service was great, both bar and dining. The people that work there were not snobby. The good was fabulous and the beer and wine list was big with lots of good options. The atmosphere was great, very hip and energetic. Loved our visit there!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was to die for. The server was amazing. The overall experience was phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the ambiance! Excellent service and wonderful food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the cheese and salumi. Small plates so appetizer a must overall good food and service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our anniversary, the experience didn't live up to our expectations for the price we were willing to pay. The food was good. The atmosphere was depressing not even music. The server didn't wish us a happy anniversary. Never again. Morton's steak house print a special menu for your party that says happy 19th anniversary or happy 15th birthday with exceptional service and great food for the same cost plus they take a picture of you and hang it on their wall! Pretty cool huh?\nI suggest live music piano or something.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

great fresh pasta, nice service, and good cocktails

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely food and great service. The only complaint is that upon arriving, was told by one person to gather the rest of my group to be seated. When I had done that, someone else told us to go back to the bar and wait for our table to be ready. Clearly some miscommunication between front of house staff. Not a big deal but with 5 people and various winter coats to drag about, it was not an ideal start to the evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went here for my 18th birthday get-together and was pleasantly surprised by our attentive waiter and delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great experience at RPM (Italian). We enjoyed all the food and a great time looking around at all the decor. Don't be afraid to pull out your wallet and live a little because it's definitely worth it. As far as the pricing I've spent more on less that's for sure. Can't wait to try RPM (steak) next!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was waiting 1 hour to be seated.\nfood was delicious

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wait staff was very professional and friendly. The fried olives are to die for but the pasta portions could have been a bit bigger and my noodles were a little undercooked. Overall a good experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Besides being seated 10 minutes after our reservation time, I cannot complain about anything. The sommelier recommended a wine that we ended up loving, our food was delicious and properly portioned (we were pleasantly full, no leftovers). Our server was gracious and attentive without being overbearing. The one thing I won't ever forget were those amazing doughnuts for dessert. The restaurant itself was surprisingly crowded for a Wednesday evening, but the noise levels were well managed so we could still hear one another. Overall, it was a lovely experience, and I look forward to going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not our first time here and it never disappoints. This time our server, Bob, made it even better. His recommendations were wonderful! The veal special was absolutely outstanding! I highly recommend dining here. You will not regret it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food....the service was, however, lacking. Our waiter disappeared for long periods. My husband poured EVERY glass of wine at the table. Usually, the waiter comes to pour at least one round. I would return just for the food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great energetic , friendly positive and Professional Staff

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter was so nice and attentive, food was great. Smaller than the 'American' portion but didn't leave me hungry. Will definitely come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was incredible. I had brought out of town guests and they enjoyed their meal. Gluten free options were great! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the most amazing restaurants in the Chicago area, RPM met and exceeded every expectation that I had! Upon arrival we were seated right away and waited upon in a very timely manner. I could not have received greater service and treatment from all of the staff at RPM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great selections, spicy king crab pasta was amazing!!!! Worth checking out for the name value alone

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a less than desirable experience here. My waiter was a bit rude at times and the food was under cooked when it arrived at our table. The risotto was more soup-like in consistency than it should've been.\n\nNeither I nor my friend enjoyed my birthday dinner there. We informed the restaurant that it was a birthday celebration and the waiter fails to bring out any type of birthday treat. I will not return to this restaurant again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was friendly and attentive but the food was not worth the money. Poor quality and very expensive. The drinks were good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good along with the drinks. Unfortunately, we realized this is a large restaurant that is about getting people through and not so much about fine dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely terrific. My Italian friend said her artichoke appetizer was better than any she had ever had in Rome and our gelato the best she has ever tried outside of Italy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in town for a business conference and RPM Italian was recommended by our hotel. It was excellent and we ended up here two nights in a row. Loved the chicken parm!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

In Chicago to see Hamilton

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious! Housemade pastas were wonderful, the artichokes were fabulous, and the octopus was divine! Enjoyed the short braised ribs too. The brussel sprout salad was a little rich with the dressing, but still flavorful. Enjoyed by both adults and kids at our table. Service was wonderful as well - highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Again, our experience at RPM was fantastic! Food was absolutely delicious and wine was excellent! Portion sizes were absolutely sharable which allowed us to order something from each of the four courses and well as dessert. Our waiter Andre was top notch! He was accommodating, funny, and very knowledgeable about the menu. Can't wait to come back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love RPM Italian - never disappoints. The scene, the food, the service is always on point. The new pistachio gelato is a must have so save room for dessert! Matt our waiter was so such a good waiter! #addicted

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first RPM experience. What made it especially outstanding was our waiter, who guided us through the menu, from appetizers through to a birthday gelato surprise at the end. Loved the grilled artichokes, meatballs, and tortellini. The whipped potatoes topped with bleu cheese were also a fan favorite. At over $300 for five people, with limited wine, we found RPM Italian to be on the expensive side. But the overall experience was worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious, great ambiance.. At a great price

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly recommend. Love this place and everything about it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tables are seated a little too close next to other parties. Next time I will request a booth.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The total experience was top notch from start to finish. Our waiter was very helpful and made you feel like you were his only table . Loved it !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the worst table. I don't think they should allow tables within 3 inches of each other -- we pretty much had dinner with 6 other strangers.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was unimpressed with RPM italian I will not be returning

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great meal at RPM - service was appropriately paced - we never felt rushed. Waiter made excellent recommendations for shared appetizers. Overall the food was great - good range of items across appetizers, salads, pasta and main dishes. Restaurant ambiance was very nice - even crowded the noise level was reasonable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and wide variety of menu options. The portions were a little small but no one left hungry.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good ambiance, food ok but not amazing. Good for drinks. \nWe made a reservation and still had to wait for more than 25 minutes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Coming into Chicago from Seattle to see Hamilton we had one chance to pick the perfect restaurant to finish our day. RPM Italian was our choice and it was the perfect one!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed our experience very much! It was the 'nicer' Italian restaurant we were looking for in downtown Chicago. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time for Birthday Food is always good Service is great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love the food here but just didnt taste good this visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

10/10...food was fantastic!! I have not one complaint, the meatballs and ricotta as appetizers were amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was just decent. Noodles were not fully cooked and meatball was dense and not juicy, but decent overall

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food was amazing. The server was amazing. Great place to go on a Friday night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely perf etc, came to celebrate our anniversary and we're not disappointed. service is excellent & food is outstanding!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorites

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely amazing. Mushroom pasta was incredible. Been to a lot of restaurants in Chicago and would put this up there with Blackbird and Acadia for fun and great food. Different experience as it's not a tasting but absolutely wonderful. Great staff!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian remains our favorite restaurant in Chicago. The food is ALWAYS over-the-top incredible, it's a stunning restaurant in a great River North location, and the service is fabulous. On this night we celebrated our wedding anniversary. In addition to the arancini, carbonara, and Bill's Budino (dessert) which we always order, this time we tried a couple of newer menu items: the ricotta, and the short rib with creamy polenta. My husband also had 'The Duke' which is a ribeye we originally discovered at RPM Steak; they were offering it as a special that night. As always, we left raving about the food and wishing the night wouldn't end. Two days later I am still thinking about that short rib! The food at RPM Italian just melts in your mouth. No matter what you order, you are *not* going to be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service, I would recommend for all to enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Swanky interior with cozy booths and Very vibrant bar. Great fresh food, professional well informed servers and well curated wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place! My boyfriend and I went for my birthday and they do the CUTEST birthday surprise! The restaurant is very dark and romantic with candle lit dinners. You are treated with respect by the staff. One of the waitresses noticed a spot on a dish as soon as she put it down and replaced it immediately. Pretty affordable restaurant for special occasions. Their Mama DePandi's Bucatini and Maine Lobster Ravioli was to die for! I definitely recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was excellent, but I asked for no garnish on all of my food (parsley). My salad had garnish as well as my pasta dish. I did not complain as I was starving, so it was my fault. My only other issue was $8 for Truffled Garlic Bread. Sounds good, wrong. It was terrible. It is not that hard to make garlic bread! It should be included for free or be good for $8.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If there is a better place for Italian in the city, then I'm not aware of it. The menu has something for everyone taste, amount and dollar-wise and it's all superlative. Only downsides are paying for bread and the dessert menu could have a few more choices. It's my go to high-end Italian at this point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. Had the chicken parm, highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the service and the ambiance!! The server was super knowledgeable and attentive! The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful love the decor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Complimentary birthday treat was a nice surprise. We only wish that waiter would bring it to the table, not a busboy. Very awkward and uncomfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have always been pleased with RPM Italian and this visit was no exception. One person in our party has celiac disease so everything we ate was gluten free and it was all delicious. All my favorites were available gluten free: smoked octopus, scallops and the ribeye steak. The gluten free pastas were incredible! The only favorite that they didn't offer gluten free were the fried olives. Service was also top notch as usual.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The truffle gnocchi was amazing, as good as it gets, really!!. After that there was nothing we ordered we would order again so we won't go back. The service was outstanding! Loved the ambiance you could actually have a conversation without straining to hear or be heard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was just a nice night out. The staff was great and the food was very good. I would do it again in a heart beat..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love RPM Italian and they took great care of my kids, several of their friends and me on Sunday night. The food was fantastic as was the service and overall ambiance and I am never disappointed when I can get in.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took my mom to RPM for her birthday - my first time and my wife's third. The seat that we had was not great - by a window on a FREEZING night and directly next to a service station (which meant non-stop trips by the staff to get glasses, etc.). However, the food was fantastic! We chose to share our dishes, ordering a wide range of appetizers and pastas. The standouts were the Focaccia Bread with Whipped Lardo, Guliana's Italian Salad and the Venetian Risotto. And then came dessert. We ordered the RPM Cheesecake with Michigan Blueberries and Graham Cracker Crust. It was incredible - one of the best desserts I've ever had. I will definitely be back for that!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our Server, Andre, was amazing. Took great care of us all night. The secondary help was polite and conversational. The food was perfect. Everything we could ask for and more. Thanks RPM

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter was awesome. Food is always fantastic. They were very aware of the details I entered into open table. Rpm Italian always is an incredible experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant had a very causal feel, the food was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable and was easy to ask questions about the menu. It was a great dinner and we'll be back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent, from adherence to reservation time to spacing of meal delivery.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a positive dining experience at RPM Italian. The wait staff is incredible and the food is delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian is wonderful every time I have been there. Any food item I have tried is delicious! I also love their Bellinis. I feel their food is reasonably priced however their drinks are pricey. But that isn't uncommon in Chicago!\nI highly recommend their Brussels sprout salad, truffle garlic bread and carbonara!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly reccomend the food. Every single thing we got was incredible. However, this is not a date place. This is a restaurant for girls night out/group. Tables are entirely too close together, very loud and busy atmosphere. Could barely hear my husband across the table from me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best RPM experience we've had yet!!! I can't say enough how professional and efficient the staff is and the food is to die for. Love love love it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another solid meal from RPM Italian. Overpriced, but vet good food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Coming to town on a visit, watched this restaurant erupt on the show. Was a wonderfuk experience. Good flavor and quality was exceptional, however the portions are insanely small for the price... I mean it is pasta, that's cheap to make....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, if you go you have to get the bomboloni

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The veal chop is delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Food was outstanding, the service was excellent, the reason for the low score on ambiance was due to our seating location near the door where it was extremely cold. Good experience overall and we would go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good - the burrata appetizer was much to small, I asked for the gnocchi without sausage but it had meat, the cheesecake was great with a hint of lemon. The service was lackluster- the waitress was inattentive and not well informed about the menu. We were put in some back corner by the service door and workers and kept bringing not only dishes past use every minute but chairs as well. It was too tight of an area for that and the table was poorly placed right in front of the door.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is very overrated. I was so excited to eat here, but the food wasn't something I would wanna eat again or crave again. It was just ehhh. Small portions too. Even the dessert was nothing to go crazy over. It was a bit disappointing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!\nWill be back if ever in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a special night and the staff treated us so well, making the engagement announcement extremely wonderful. Thank you all.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first time trying out this restaurant. We had a reservation for 8:30pm on a weekday night. We got to the restaurant around 8:20pm. I pulled the car into the valet spot in front of the restaurant - normally the valets run towards you as soon as they see your car but I had to call the valet guy myself who gave me kind of a surprised look like 'Really! you want to valet your car with us...' and then called someone from inside who took my car keys and gave me the valet ticket. The worst part of our experience was with the reception and hosts who were all too busy looking down at their screens. I stood their for 5 mins before I finally got one of them to make an eye contact with me so I can say: 'Hi my name is so and so and I have an 8:30 reservation for a party of 3.' The host was very cold....no greetings no welcome....just a simple how can I help. He then told me that they are very busy but have a few tables opening up so we should expect to be seated soon. They can text in case we want to go somewhere....I was like dude its -10F outside, we already valet our car so why would we want to go anywhere outside right now. We must have waited for about 20 mins with no ETA. We kept seeing many folks leave and then some other taken before us who arrived later than us. I went up to the host desk again and this time the same guy saw me come towards him and instantly left before I could make it all the way. So I waited for the lady next to him to free up and she took her own sweet time. Once I got her attention and told her we have been waiting for 20 mins. She looked surprised and puzzled and then said we should be seating you soon. I asked how much longer and she couldn't say. A few minutes later I got an automated text message to head over to the reception, which I promptly did. Again they were surprised and this time I showed them the text and a new lady decided to pick up a few menus and asked me to follow her. The food was good but I'll probably not go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great as always, the wood fired octopus is a thing of beauty. We got the scallops and the lobster ravioli and they were impeccable. \nI was surprised by their rice pudding. I've started to order desserts that don't include chocolate because they are harder to please the palate (at least mine) and this was amazing! The combination of textures and the perfect harmony of the cinnamon, rice and vanilla ice cream made it one of a kind.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The tables were too close together and the waiter would stand in the small space between tables when speaking to patrons at the next table and his rear end was almost touching our table. I eventually asked him to move tables a bit and he did.\nIt was annoying nevertheless.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server not as attentive to a table with children. Seating during busy times can have you so close to the people next to you that you are basically sitting together - you can't avoid hearing their whole comversation, even if you don't want to - and they will hear all of yours.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overrated! Food was so sparse that we ended up going to Harry Carey's for a steak dinner after. \n\nThe ambiance and service were great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. I was annoyed though that we showed up 15 min early for our reservation to an empty restaurant and the hostess refused to seat us until 'closer to 5', which ended up being 5:15. Why even have a reservation?

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My boyfriend and I wanted to try out this place for a long time. We got seated right away which was nice even before our reservation time. Something that was odd to us was that there were so many workers standing around talking to each other not doing much....I enjoyed my dish although it was VERY small. My boyfriend got the chicken Parmesan and there were no noodles along with it which we thought was odd too. There is a very nice and fancy atmosphere but I did expect more.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is good but has lost a bit of its passion over the last couple off years. The staff are less personal/caring. Eating in and around the bar area is also not inspiring. The main dining area is much nicer however makes it difficult ....really impossible to plan a Special evening here. Overall disappointing from previous very memorable dining. They need to up their game!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice ambiance and great service. Must have had 6 different staff taking good care of us for a table of 6. Clearing table discretely and providing fresh faltware for each course. A little more expensive due to the ala-carte menu but the food was fantastik and service made up for the cost. We celebrated New Years Eve, delayed by one day because of unavailable reservations at open-table for New Year's Eve dining. It was busy but the staff is very attentive and made for a fantastik, non-rushed, dining experience. Would go back again. The chef even took a moment to say Hi to our teen-age girls so they could thank him for the great food. Liz H

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was scrumptious. The service was impeccable. The drinks could be a few dollars less but everything was outstanding ! We had a wonderful time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. We were in town for the weekend and we will make this a regular spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. Server knew pairing options well. Food was room temperature but I attribute that to it being busy considering it was New Years Day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to in my life. I, along with many of my family members will be sure to come by again for the next birthday.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Year's Eve dinner

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice atmosphere and great food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and a lot of choices. Server was extremely friendly! We were there with 2 kids and were sat at a high top table in the back of the bar area and it was rather loud and a little awkward for the kids. Pasta portions are small, meant for sharing rather than a meal, but very good! Dessert is a must!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have never been disappointed at RPM. The service was excellent and attentive. Our 12 year old and 8 year old loved it! I thought portion sizes were perfect and left us enough room for the AMAZING desserts!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been wanting to try RPM for a while and it was fantastic! Busy on a Friday but service was great and the food and drinks were delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I found RPM Italian exactly as expected. Kind of on the high price side of restaurants, but with that price everything we ate was delicious and came with a great, friendly service. Safe to say that I will go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best meatballs ever. I can't stop thinking about them. But The burrata wasn't worth the price. $16 for just a few pieces of mozzarella? Come on. I've had much better at every other restaurant I've ordered it at.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very pleased with our choice to try RPM Italian. Food was delicious and the serving size was just right. We had the zucchini fritti and roasted octopus for appetizers and both were very good. We tried several pastas and the mushroom angliotti stood out and I would recommend. For main course I had the Barolo short rib and it was perfectly done. I would recommend this restaurant for couples and even families, there were several families dining when we were there. Service was prompt and helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Low FODMAP options avaliable. So if you have IBS, this is a good option.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family's favorite place to eat in Chicago. A must stop when we are in town. The Ricotta, mushroom pizzaette and prosciutto tortolony are make up the basis for our typical meal there

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although our server was wonderful, I was a bit disappointed by the host staff. I took my Mom here for her 60th b-day, requested a special table but got shoved in the back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here was incredible. Everything we had was top notch in terms of flavor and presentation. We startes off with the truffle garlic bread and fritto misto. Then we had the spaghetti and meatballs, the filet mignon with a side of mashed potatoes, carbonara, and the maine lobster ravioli. For something as simple as spaghetti and meatballs, it was amazing. I loved every bite. Then for dessert we had the hazelnut tartufo...which would bring me back to eat here just to have this again. Every thing was so good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service, food and atmosphere were all outstanding. \nWe will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this restaurant for it's posh atmosphere, amazing food and exceptional service. It's my favorite for a special occasion to enjoy something from their extensive wine list or great cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My young daughter and I went here for a special dinner during our stay in Chicago. I've been wanting to try RPM Italian for a while now & I was not disappointed. The service was wonderful! They do not have a kid's menu but made special plain noodles for my child, brought her drink in a kid's cup (non-glass) and even brought us 2 complimentary mini chocolate treats for dessert.\n\nI had the homemade pasta & it was the delicious. I recommend the warm focaccia bread as well - delicious! The atmosphere and music are a little swanky but in an elegant and cozy way. Very nice restaurant, great food & excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The quality of the food is amazing. They serve just the right portion so you don't over eat and can enjoy appetizers, dessert and cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restaurant! Great food, drinks and even better service. Can not wait to go back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday dinner was not nearly as expected. Manager came by and when I mentioned Birthday she didn't acknowledge and did not receive any dessert as comp. sadly the worst service at RPM this far.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

With holiday season in full swing, kids in tow, and a weeknight, we planned an early reservation, post Goodman matinee. A good friend assured us we'd love our experience and we were celebrating a special birthday (though we did not make that known to anyone at RPM). We arrived on time with our three kids, aged, 18, 15 & 10. There were maybe two other small groups seated when we arrived at 4:45. We were taken to a back booth, near the bar. It seemed okay, though dark,until the bar very quickly filled after 5 and was very crowded and super noisy! The entire restaurant seemed available when we arrived, with a reservation. Not sure why we were seated where we were. This visit was our first and we didn't know there was a brighter larger side to the restaurant. We did not ask to move because we'd already been served appetizers and beverages. We could not even hear each other over the bar noise! Be sure to ask for a table suitable for your family. We did not stay for dessert as a result of the noise and commotion surrounding us. Our dinner was very good, served piping hot and fresh. Our server, too, was excellent and knew the menu well. No one seemed to think it unusual that a family was seated in the crowded bar area. The experience will give us pause before we dine at RPM again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were out celebrating my brother's birthday and they happened to sit us in one of the VIP tables (I am a long time customer). Service here is always amazing. Being 100% Italian and a picky eater, I have to say that this is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The honey hazelnut appetizer and the special gnocchi with truffles that melted in my mouth were my new favorites. The cavatelli , however, remains my go to main dish. Everyone left fat and happy. Plus, we saw the owners for the first time so that was fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sommelier was incredible In helping us choose a bottle of wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant decor was very modern and nice. The food was good, but it was pretty pricey. We had a party of 6, 1 drink each, 2 appetizers to split, 6 dinners and 1 dessert to split and it was $350 w/out tip.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but very small portions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love! Everything was perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it!!! Everyone must go!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our second time at RPM and it was as good as the first and we will definitely go back again. Fun, energetic and tasty food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nicolette was attentive to all our needs..made marvelous menu recommendations and her experience added to our enjoyment of RPMs fabulous culinary delights!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Modern, upscale and vibrant. Menu included updated as well as traditional Italian so something for everyone. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend for a nice dinner date.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love the food here. Great vibe

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting from the UK and had booked before we left as a treat. The food was fantastic and service excellent. \nQuality of ingredients was excellent and the overall experience really enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome atmosphere for dinner with adult children. Wait staff were awesome, helpful and friendly making the dining experience top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Everything about it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The hostess who checked us in was off putting. She was not very pleasant. Perhaps it was because we brought our two kids 8 and 10 but it was to celebrate our 10-year old's birthday. \nWith a reservation, we waited for 20 minutes when there were tables empty. When I asked the hostess bout the wait and asked her about the empty tables she stated that she only seats large parties in that particular room. I asked to see the manager. When he approached, the hostess found a table. It was next to the service area . I requested a different table and he proceeded to take us to a table that was supposedly reserved for large parties. When I asked the manager, he stated that the hostess was inaccurate. Server was fine except, no one told him that we were celebrating our daughter's 10th birthday and I had requested a special treat. We have always loved LEYE's service and professionalism but this waitress seemed to have attitude and work ethic that is not aligned with LEYE's mission. Thank you to the GM for checking in on us but in the end, we will think twice about celebrating any occasion here again. I would highly recommend SEPIA if you want Italian. Excellent every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food! Service was great. Good ambiance. I would definitely go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the contemporary and elegant decor. There are several levels, and seperate rooms within the restaurant which made it feel like you weren't on top of others. The staff was exceptional and very, very friendly and offered several suggestions. As we completed each course, they were very prompt in removing the dishes so you were ready for the next course. Everything was excellent but if i had to choose a negative, i would have to say, the giant prawns were a lot of work with very little reward. With that being said, we still can't wait till we get back to Chicago to try other dishes at this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our second year dining at RPM. Bill an Giuliana have done a great job with their staff and menu. They make us feel very welcome. Ther Pork Arosti was delicious. The food always excellent and the service is quick and expert. We will be back again as this is our favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!\nThis REMAINS our favorite ever since they opened up

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the burrito, stuffed pepper and garlic bread app the most. The eggplant parm and pistachio gelato were splendid!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for a bday. Great food, great drinks. The waitstaff has been excellent in my experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dre was the best waiter

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place ! One of the best culinary experiences I ever had!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good but small portions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I haven't been in years and it was just as good as I remember it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was simply lovely. Our server knew the menu inside and out. She offered great suggestions and had a great personality. The food was delicious. They take what they do seriously there and it's nice to see since this is a 'celebrity' owned establishement. The presentation was great as well. \n\nWell done!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter was mediocre.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Greeting by rude host really turned us off, but server and quality of food salvaged a nice dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought our two daughters, ages 5&1 to dinner before a Tigers/Cubs game. Service was great and food came out quickly although not sure if that's because we have 2 little ones and they wanted to get us out fast lol. Food was beautifully played and equally delicious. Sexy atmosphere. Would definitely return, probably without the kids for a romanTic night out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this restaurant! Meatballs are my favorite and the zucchini crisps are so yummy!! Drinks are great and a decent value. Good prices, which doesn't always happen in nice restaurants!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was just ok. Steaks were both bland. Chicken Parmesan was nothing special. Definitely not worth the cost.\nTook forever to get our drinks. It was Christmas Eve, but the first rule of thumb is get the guest their cocktails....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love RPM when we go. We usually go for a holiday. Loved the appetizers, service was great. I just did not like my dinner. I've ordered it the last few times I've been to RPM. It just didn't like it this time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been wanting to check this place out for awhile. And we went this past weekend for my birthday. \nMenu is not crazily overpriced. Our meals and appetizer was delicious. And our server was really nice! \nWill definitely come out to eat her again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another really great visit to RPM. Very flexible with our reservation home despite being busy. \n\nNormal great service and great food. \n\nWill be back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, patience with long decision making by 12 year old twins and 14 year old girl.\n\nThis was my big downtown with my children to

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated in a corner inches from a server stand. Two of our chairs were repeatedly bumped by wait staff accessing the tableware right next to us. Worse though was the constant noise interruptions as the staff loudly retrieved silverware and glasses. We requested to be moved after the table next us vacated, which our waitress seemed ok with. However, once we were moved(before any dinner had been ordered), our service became really poor. Our waitress got less attentive, failing to bring refills and filling new drink orders. We were very polite to her, but very disappointed with the experience, especially with out of town guests. We spent over $500 and would hesitate to ever go back due to their attitude and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect place for a holiday outing with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The whole experience was fantastic. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The drinks were tasty and the food was some of the very best I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and menu selection excellent. Alcoholic beverages are pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Family Christmas Eve dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and experience. My wife waited two years to be back in Chicago to eat at RPM and was not disappointed. My only minor complaint was the loud music that constantly played.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and fun place to eat. I appreciated how they took care of us and our kids who dined with us.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter continually making us wait, all-the-while waiting on other tables nearby. \n\nExtremely loud music and asked to have the music volume turned down. Waiter said he would tell them. Later, I asked a second time. He said he would tell the manager. Upon his return, he game a very lame response that it is always that vibrant. This was a lie. Upon our arrival, the music was at moderate level and raised to an extremely loud vibrant music after we had been there for some time. \n\nObviously the manager and/or the private party group won out over the customers. \n\nFood portions still in reduced size of what they used to be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious, great waitress, fun atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding meal & service, as always! RPM Italian never fails to impress.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was wonderful! Server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is unique and everything I've has been amazing. It's fun to go with a group and get many dishes to share!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, atmosphere a little too forced. Service was a little slow. My order came out wrong, so by the time I got my food, I was the only one eating. Also brought me the wrong bill. Apologetic, but nothing was done to make up for the food error.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal and terrific service! Will definitely go back again!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you book through open table just know you'll get seated in the worse spot in the restaurant! We made reservations 10 weeks in advance and walked out after being treated like tourists and being offered three of the worse tables they had. Also, I am sorry you are working at a restaurant and I am eating there. To act like you are better then the patrons was amusing! We had drinks and apps in the bar and the Dark and Stormy was amazing and so was the 600 day Prosciutto was wonderful and we liked the fact the had a gluten free menu. But the service will make us never go back or recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM is a go-to for us, and it's hard to pick from the wonderful menu items. This time, I had the homemade ricotta...yum, and roast chicken (amazing crispy skin). Giuliana's salad is always a must, so I was a disappointed when it arrived soggy and smaller than in the past. Our server brought us a new one, and it was infinitely better. Still, the size of the salad has shrunken over the years, and it is no longer 'shareable'. In general, love RPM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service and fantastic food! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and sharing all the tastes with friends!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overrated. Service slow and inconsistent. Dirty glass starts out the night. Apps came in wrong and even thought we asked to have it corrected, had to mention it twice. Had to order my 2nd drink twice as well (never came after 1st request). Although we ordered coffee with dessert, it never came. Had to have that taken off the bill. \n\nLiterally a foot away from the table next to us. Large pillar on side of table (put the kids there since adults would not fit). \n\nSo... Packed in, loud, fair, if not poor service, and decent although not amazing food. I think there are much better places in Chicago to eat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As a frequent visitor to Chicago, RPM Italian is always on my to do list. Great atmosphere with authentic, delicious food and wine. An absolute must do!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian had a great selection of vegetarian dishes that even picky eaters will enjoy. The atmosphere and decor were lovely. Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great! Service was mediocre at best.... and the wine list could have been more... just more...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always Top Notch! We did family style sharing a few pastas, side dishes and the large porterhouse steak. Everything is so delicious it made the meal even better, sharing many of our favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorite spots. Always reliable for very good food and friendly efficient staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappoints. Took my inlaws here for the first time and they were so happy with everything we ordered. The Brussels\nSprout salad is always a hit and the bombolino for dessert was the perfect way to in the night. My husband had the winter sour cocktail and said it was like Christmas in a glass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were fabulous!! We will be back next time we visit Chicago!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great dining experience. My sister and I fly in from St. Louis pretty much just to you at this restaurant. The staff knows when you're returning customer because they bring you an order of stuff peppers on the house. However, my sister and I do not like the peppers but feel as if we need to eat them because we feel bad. It is very nice of them but I hate for them to go to waste. We always order the same thing but this time we tried the Italian donuts for dessert and what a great choice that was! We will be back in March and we cannot wait until we can go to RPM Italian again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my 4th time eating at RPM Italian. I love the location, the decor, the bar, the drinks, the food and the service! Your bathrooms (huge on my list of things to check out) are always pristine! Thank you for never disappointing me on any occasion I come to celebrate in your most fabulous restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing service and amazing food once again at RPM Italian! We have been here several times and it has never disappointed. The Mama Dupanti's Bucatini will always be a favorite of ours! We also had the Octopus Pasta Special that was full of flavor and just the right amount of heat. We arrived for our 8:30 reservation a couple of minutes early and were immediately seated. We were greeted with complimentary champagne as we were celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary, which I feel is a great touch! If you are looking for a great hot spot that is still affordable, you absolutely can not go wrong with RPM Italian! Just make sure to book your reservations early for the best dining times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my second time at RPM Italian. I was concerned because the first time was so amazing, I thought I might have built it up in my head and it would not live up to my memory. The concern was needless. The experience was all I remembered and more. The service and food are consistently amazing. It is slightly expensive, but worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit to RPM Italian and it was as great as the first trip! The service is exceptional and the food is delicious. We have tried many different options and we have never been disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thank you for making my daughters graduation of Roosevelt University a memorable night. \nBeing from California and not knowing where to go I believe I made the right choice. And the special dessert for her was very nice as well as many staff walked by and said congratulations. \nTypically I am not a big fan of reviews but you did a great job and make sure all are told that so when a bad one comes which they do come (its the bad side of reviews) they remember this one. You all deserve an A+

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent and the service was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at RPM is good, but the number of tourists in there confirms that it's not a place to go if you want great Chicago food. It certainly has strengths: my husband loved the squid ink and crab pasta, and the star was the octopus appetizer. It was perfect. Soft inside, charred outside, perfect complements on the plate. We would go back for that alone. The carpaccio and cocktails were disappointing. My drink had a GIANT ice cube in it that made it weird to drink. When I asked the waiter about it he told me that the bartender couldn't break the two cubes apart and then laughed. Why they couldn't just sacrifice that set of ice cubes is beyond me. And laughing about a guest complaint is the wrong reaction.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've waited a long time to get a reservation here and it was worth it. The food was outstanding, perfectly seasoned and prepared. I so appreciate hand made pasta and you could tell it was. Abby, our server, was engaging, attentive and knowledgeable. We had the Burrata (OMG), the artichokes, swordfish, mushroom pasta, chicken parm. and bambaloni. We loved every dish! Definitely going back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cold night and excellent Italian food. Does not get better!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good to excellent, and we had an attentive, well-informed and pleasant server. \n\nTwo factors, however, put a damper on our experience. First, we were not seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time, even though our reservation was early in the evening (6:45 PM). Secondly, even after we were told our table was ready, we were left to stand awkwardly at the reception desk while the host and hostess looked everywhere except at the four of us standing directly in front of them. After about five minutes, finally somebody showed up to pick up some menus and walk us to our table. An odd little interlude, as a simple explanation or quick apology would've made the extra wait time a nonissue.\n\nSecond, the noise level was a very loud, even for an 'energetic' ambience. Directly behind our booth was a roll-up screen that, early in our time there, was kept closed. At some point during the evening it mysteriously opened, making the noise level even louder as more noise filtered in from an adjoining room.\n\nThe quality of the food and wait staff may bring me back, but I will arrive with a bit lower expectations for seating and noise level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance, the service and the food was absolutely amazing. I took my wife there for her birthday and our server went above and beyond. The food was fresh, cooked to perfection. Can't say enough good things about RPM. We will definitely dine there everytime we are in Chicago.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Having dined at RPM Italian previously, I was disappointed in this visit for several reasons the largest being the sub par service. Our party of 5 sat for at least 5 minutes before being approached and then was approached by someone, not our server who said we looked like we had a question. We order our bottle of wine from him and received it from our server who poured it and said nothing.Our server never gave her name and seemed preoccupied the entire time. Without asking if we wanted coffee she presented our check. I cannot remember the last time I received a check without being asked if there was anything else we wanted. I recommended RPM for this dinner and was disappointed that I did. With all the other great dining choices in the city, RPM Italian will not be one made by me again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived 15 minutes before my reservation and still wasn't seated until 30 minutes after our reservation

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate there twice and twice got sick - I'm done. This place is nothing like RPM Steak.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came into town to celebrate a birthday and decided on RPM. The food did not disappoint! And the Fresh peach Bellini's were terrific! Service at the bar was pleasant with enough follow-ups from the bartender and bar servers (we ordered the fried olives, the fried artichoke and the arancini - all terrific!). Table server was efficient but not overly welcoming or friendly. Between the 3 of us, we had the Bucatini, the Parpadelle w/ Short Rib Ragu, Roasted Cauliflower, as well as the Brussels sprout salad and the veggie salad. We topped it all off w/ the dark chocolate torte which was enormous; more than the 3 of us could eat for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service! Will return again and again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cool decor. Decent people watching. Good food. Packed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When in Chicago this needs to be on your must do list !!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food \nGreat restaurant, great service \nServers were friendly and attentive \nWill definitely go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't underestimate the spaghetti and meatball! This dish my sound basic but it is phenomenal! The gnocchi was god but the greens added a bitterness I did not like. The Italian salad and donuts are a must and I had a fab glass of Cab! Overall a flavor sensation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was not overly impressed with the food , it wasn't bad it just wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be. I also felt that although the decor was opulent it didn't match our service or our cuisine. The fact that we were 'upcharged' $2 for a Black Label on the rocks was pretty ridiculous too. Our waiter was only mediochre and the food took so long to come I was wondering if we would ever leave our awkward dinner. I'll leave the restaurant for the people who live North of the River and and beyond, because they were the ones who obviously fit in better than I.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food & service were great, will be back again soon!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Must have been a bad night. Been there many times before but they under-delivered on everything. To the point I can no longer recommend.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to lunch at the behest of my sister, who was visiting from out of town. Our server was dismissive, inaccurate and much preferred to spend his time chatting up his table of regulars about his upcoming trip. I have been to this restaurant once before, for work, and experienced poor service then as well. I will not go back again, even to please a friend or relative. There are so many places that can execute great food and hospitality. This is not one.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was great, however some of the food was spicier than expected. Loved the interior look of the restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a lovely late night dinner at RPM Italian after the theatre. Our server was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. We thought the food was outstanding! We shared the brussel sprouts/avocado salad, which was interesting and light. For pastas, we had the lobster ravioli, which was in a very flavorful sauce and the cavatappi, which was rich and yummy! For main dishes, the scallops were cooked to perfection and very hot, and my husband had a steak special that was a nice cut of meat. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and would both return and recommend it to others!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great evening for my girlfriends birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful restaurant, great ambiance and stellar food. The best part was the price point. Incredible value!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing. Great table overlooking the bar. Phenomenal food & service for my Dad's 75th. Thank you. Can't wait to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceeded my expectations. Make sure you have a reservation. Fried Olives are a must. Wine list is outstanding. All pastas are made to order. Wait staff are the most professional I've seen in years. Love Love Love

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been here several times both dinner for two as well as small group. Food never disappoints and service is stellar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice find for us to entertain out of town guests. The food, ambiance and service were very good. Pasta entrees could be larger but what they serve was very nicely done. Will go back again and recommend to others.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious, every bite. 3 ladies went for annual Christmas splurge dinner. Got 2 appetizers and each shared a pasta dish. Pleasantly surprised when the check came, very reasonable .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was fantastic. Our server was attentive, gave good suggestions, and was really nice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place, definitely will come back.We went for my birthday and had an absolutely fantastic night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food. Fantastic wine. Prefect seating for a date at request.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian is grotesquely overrated! The menu is limited, the food was mediocre at best and the service was hit and miss... Very disappointed that I believed the 'hype' about this place, one of the worst birthday experiences ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was perfect! Very healthy 'clean' food.\nWill return for sure...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been before and this time I was less impressed overall. Reservation was made over a week before dining and they put us in the bar. When I asked for dining room they stated it would be at least 20min wait additional so we took the bar. I order a bottle of wine I've had before and the brought a bottle with a different vintage. When I called them on it our waiter went to check and they hadn't updated their menu yet and were out of ordered wine. I was buying dinner for friends and didn't want to complain too much since we just had issue with sitting in bar so I said it was ok. I should have sent back, my mistake. It wasn't very good. Service was a bit slow and not very attentive at times . Overall just a bit disappointing. Regret not saying something more there but as I mentioned, I didn't want to be 'that' person, being high maintenance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food, but hard to get a reservation. The wait staff was very nice, but the ladies who run the front desk were not. That should be worked on as they are the first greeters of the restaurant. Food was very good, and well done, not cookie cutter italian.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian was loud and crowded when we arrived for an 8:45pm reservation on our visit to Chicago. Everything went terrifically uphill from there. The service was all you would expect and more. The 600 day Prosciutto was like butter, and the veal rib chop pretty much the best I have had (and I've eaten a few veal chops). But the special pasta with fresh white truffle slices reminded me why truffle oil is so evil--the entire dish was lovely. Wines by the glass are reasonable and a good way to wander through a few good recommendations. Plus, the meal was a great value. I'd return if I go back to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, decor, ambiance, service was amazing! Drinks were made to perfection. Definitely worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been wanting to go here for a while. My sister and I came here for dinner after shopping downtown. Everything was great! We arrived a little early for our reservation and were immediately seated. The waitress was very helpful and made some awesome suggestions. The food arrived quickly and tasted amazing! We shared 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and everything was better than the next and to top it off the dessert was to die for! I seriously can't wait to come back to try different options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation and waited about 10 minutes to be seated, which is good on a Saturday night in Chicago. I thought it was a trendy place. Loved the appetizers we ordered (Ricotta and Bruschetta). Brussel sprout salad was spicy but good. It should have mentioned that on the menu but it was not. Pasta dishes were very tasty. I had the seafood risotto which was very good. Overall I thought it was not overly expensive and very good. I would definitely recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Flew in from California for a birthday dinner and Bears game! Loved our dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed our entire dining rxperience at RPM! Highly reccomend it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came highly recommended and was not disappointed. Absolutely worth the trip if you are in town. Make reservations early as possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My second visit to RPM Italian. Took five friends with me for the experience and they LOVED it! \nFood was excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding, interesting, delicious and the server, Shane, was informative and helped with meal choices. we were celebrating our honeymoon and he was very accommodating and super easy to work with.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Almost didn't return to this place because the last time the service was not good, but this time our server was outstanding! \nShe made us feel welcomed and not overly rushed. \nShe definitely made this experience a very good one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The foccacia bread was amazing, excellent pasta, beautiful decor. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Got in a bit early for a reservation which was great. Awkward holding big menus all through the appetizer course, drinks were slow to arrive.Shared the brussels sprouts salad and chopped salad, both were OK. Everyone that ordered spaghetti and meatballs were very happy, really enjoyed their entrée.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience. Went here for the fist time to celebrate our engagement. We received a free prosecco toast. The service and food were outstanding, my water glass was never empty. We started with garlic bread, which was great. I had the best chicken parm I have ever had and my date had bucatini. Ending with cheesecake which was delicious. 10/10

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have wanted to go there for a year now, and finally back to Chicago and had a chance too. Appetizers were overcooked (fried olives & truffle garlic bread). Prosciutto Tortilloni was ALL black pepper, could not taste anything but pepper. Husbands Cavatelli pasta was over-cooked as well and more mushy than anything. So very disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Will absolutely be back!! Incredible experience and the good was beyond our expectations. By far the best restaurant in Chicago I have been to in a while.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They just need a changing table in the women's bathroom.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always go to RPM when we are visiting Chicago. This time we went for lunch for the first time on Sunday. It's much quieter during lunch but typically noise level is moderate during dinner time but still able to carry a conversation. We had Alex as our server and gave fantastic service. Food is always prepared perfectly. Carbonara was served table side with the egg yolk mixed in front of us and stirred. Ambiance is always cool with a chic vibe. I always love the music they play. Never a disappointment at RPM. They treat their patrons very well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. Loved the atmosphere. Smaller portions yet enough! \nI would come\nBack from Ohio JUST for the cheesecake! The best!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was here on vacation and someone recommended this restaurant. Everything from the food, drinks, service, decor were outstanding. For a Tuesday night, this place was crowded yet the service was still superb. I think for anyone visiting Chicago and looking for fine dining, this is the place to go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Honor resrervation\nVery happy with waiters \nAnd bar area too\n\nfood great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was amazing and made the experience incredible!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious Food and Great service! The Beef Carpaccio was out of this world! Fried olives were surprisingly delicious, and the Prosciutto Tortelloni was perfectly balanced flavor.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

After reviewing the menu, our waiter told us about the specialities of that day, and we asked him to bring us one of them. We didn't asked for the price, assuming that it would be consistent with the overall prices in the menu (or maybe a little higher). It turned out that the price of the dish was equivalent to half of our bill. \nIf the price of the dish was so high, the waiter should have let us know.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredibly impressed by RPM Italian. Everything was absolutely wonderful. It was our first time here and I loved it so much I made a reservation the very next day for a few weeks from now. I can't wait to return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to RPM. It was very noisy but we were seated at a table in the side room. We had plenty of room and could hear each other. The food was delicious. My husband especially enjoyed his meal. He had the lobster and pasta diavolo. He couldn't say enough about it. I had the spaghetti and meatball. Spaghetti was great not crazy about the meatball. It was large but hard and not very flavorful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding with one objection. The drink service was incredibly slow to start with restaurant capacity at approximately 30 percent . Once the place got busier they were a little more expeditious. Food was outstanding there were 5 of us, small issue calamari was dry. Pastas so fresh!!! The staff was incredibly accommodating. Visually the restaurant is SO clean and cool! Can't wait to go back. Thanks guys! Oh yes, get desserts

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Apps were great a little disappointed with the main entrees.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our second time at RPM as we live far from Chicago. Another fantastic meal at RPM...you will not be disappointed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Avoid the white truffled risotto special for $55. It pretentiously arrived with 2 servers - 1 to hold the plate of truffles and 1 to shave a very tasteless truffle onto a very ordinary risotto. Disappointing. The server never once inquired about our satisfaction with the meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been to RPM several time and every time it has pleased us. However, this time the biggest disappointment was our server. He was so not friendly, did not give us enough time to make our decision nor did provide any good recommendations. \nMy husband had called ahead to tell them it was our anniversary dinner and considering that would be nice if he didn't rush.\nRPM we really want to come back but hoping for a better pleasant dinner next time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best meals I have had, my family and I had the best time. I sampled 5 appetizers, 6 desserts along with our meals-everything was fabulous!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

2 out of the 4 dishes were undercooked and my husband got sick off of the uncooked meatball from the spaghetti.\nWould not go again and not recommend for the bad experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian- Great Anniversary dinner for my wife and I. Our waitress was great and the food was as advertised.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very happy with the modern yet cozy environment. The noise level was not bad at all although we ate early - 5 PM on a Saturday.\n\nService: Quick and accommodating service. Easy valet as well. $15 for valet is much cheaper than parking garages nearby. Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.\n\nFood: Cheese and salumi plate was very good, highly recommended. This is a restaurant made for sharing plates of food. Did not try the steak but was impressed by the flavors of the several pasta dishes we tried. If you like whiskey drinks, try the Autumn Sour. Generous portion sizes, especially for dishes meant to be shared.\n\nValue: It was quite reasonable for the level of service and the quality of the food...I've certainly paid more for a much less enjoyable experience.\n\nOverall: A great place to eat before a night out. Would visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit to RPM Italian. Both visits have featured excellent service and outstanding food, and we recommend it highly to our friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food& service!! Highly recommend ❤️

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have eaten here many times. Always top notch service and absolutely delicious food. Everything on the menu is memorable and the seasonal cocktails are great. Our favorite place to take friends and family visiting Chicago!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very heavy. Too much butter\nAtmosphere was suboptimal due to crying children nearby\nOur waitress was either inexperienced or indifferent \nWill probably not return

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent as well as the service. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service, including descriptions of dishes, perfect attention to detail, and every single dish was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous meal. Cozy tables. Gotta try the chocolate torte. Amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there. \nRead a lot about it \n\nReally nice bar as we waited for friends \nLove the seating setup \nPasta's outstanding and Steaks great \nLoved our waiter, Bobby, made us feel special.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food excellent service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice restaurant. Food is excellent. We had a grilled octopus appetizer that was delicious. Good service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My least favorite dining experience while visiting Chicago. Unfortunate, since I heard such wonderful things about the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food were fabulous. My mother loved it! They acknowledged it was my mom's birthday and were great to accommodate my 3 year old. Would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome time and incredible food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was good. Good variety of pasta and specialty cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love RPM, visit every time I am in Chicago. Great menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband is picky eater and everything we ordered exceed our expectations. Charred cauliflower and truffle garlic bread is a must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic service and the food was exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered four different entrees so we could try a variety. We all said the chicken parmesan just melted in our mouths. All the entrees were superb but this was by far the top of list. The seafood special was a John Dori fish lighted seasoned and prepared to perfection. Be sure and make reservations early. We booked at least a month out. We had a short wait for a table and enjoyed the vibrant bar scene.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great appetizers. I recommend ordering several if you have a group and then ordering a few pasta dishes to share.\n\nThough I've been told the opposite by restaurants, I am convinced that when you book your reservation on Open Table, you do not get the preferred seating locations. Again, we were put off to the side and in a corner which is disappointing when you book a reservation months (I think 6 in this case) in advance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

food was great! and amazing service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply delicious! I'm an Italian food snob as my parents were born and raised there. My dad was a baker until he moved to the states so I'm super picky. This was fantastic!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were so pleased with our experience at RPM. The food was outstanding from appetizer, to entree to dessert. Honestly, this is probably the best gelato I've had outside of Italy and I'm a hard critic to please. The food was very authentic and traditional to Italy with some creative variations. They keep the simplicity of ingredients as Italians do and everything was mouth watering. We can't wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently went to RPM Italian for our first overnight without our 6 month daughter. They sent a toast to our table and gave us amazing food and service. I continue to love this place and will definitely return many times in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Staff is attentive without being overbearing. Started us off with an appetizer on the house. Ambience is pretty hip. A little on the pricey side so it's good for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. ALSO They gave my boyfriend a complimentary birthday treat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to RPM Italian and it will not be our last. Amazing food and beyond excellent service makes this one of the best restaurants in Chicagoland. Can't wait to visit again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner at RPM is a great experience. This was our second time there and we were not disappointed. Every dish was excellent. The staff is friendly nd service was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience, will definitely come back

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our experience at RPM was amazing. RPM was recommended by a friend who lives in Chicago, and it didn't disappoint. We were early, so we had a drink at the bar and ended up giving our table away to eat at the bar as well. The bartenders were professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about our menu questions. We had the tuna bruschetta appetizer, I had the swordfish, and my husband had the chicken parmesan. I had never tried swordfish before, and I was very impressed. We also had the gorgonzola mashed potatoes, which were probably the best potatoes I have ever had anywhere. We also both had dessert, panna cotta and tiramisu, which were wonderful as well. Although a bit pricey to eat at regularly if you live here, it was well worth it if you're visiting Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is solid - always have great drinks, food and service!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always yummy and we did have great service from our waitress. However I was disappointed that even when we showed up at 7 for our 7:30 reservation, we didn't get seated until 7:40 after people who arrived after us were seated first. And then we were seated next the restroom area as if they had forgotten we needed a table. So I felt a little disrespected about that.\nBut our apps and salads were so tasty and the pasta was high quality. We know we will always have a good meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

During my first visit I did the steak (ribeye). It was outstanding. This time it was the salmon. It was outstanding, too. Thank you for the very small gelato cups for my friend's birthday. They were cute.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian was so fantastic, I don't know where to begin. The atmosphere is amazing. Giant booths that turn the restaurant space into a theater like setting. Chic waitstaff was very attentive and incredibly knowledgeable of all items on the menu. Wine was outstanding. This is a big lights, big city restaurant with a small town welcoming vibe.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meh. Better value elsewhere. Portions small. Won't be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really tasty and well prepared food. Roasted crispy chicken was the BEST. Our server recommended sharing dishes and this was a great way to get a taste of a salad, pasta and entree. Friendly and helpful service. Two complaints: it is loud and for our 8:30 reserve we were seated at 9:00. However would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM is now one of my very favorite restaurants. I definitely plan to go back to take my husband for a romantic evening and to take some of my girlfriends to hang out after work. I even think I'll bring the kids here with Dad for Father's Day! The food was great, and the overall feel of the place was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for a friends birthday and we were very pleased with the service, ambiance, and food! Beautiful restaurant and they did not fail to please us. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come back in the future! Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love coming here for special occasions. Always have a amazing time and good and service is always phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kevin was amazing! per usual. everyone enjoyed dinner! TOTALLY RECOMMEND

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM Italian was a great dining experience. The food and service was great and the ambiance was great. RPM is such a beautiful restaurant. My husband and I will definitely.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a group of 6 women dining together. The woman wait staff was wonderful and very helpful. We shared many dishes and they were excellent. All recommendations were right on target. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to They found a van sized cab for us and we were to our play with perfect timing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server and server in training were very attentive and helpful with the gluten free options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure here :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you can get past the club-like first impression, you will end up enjoying the cuisine. Don't skip the fried olives and Giuliana's salad is over the top! Both pasta dishes (lobster ravs on menu and mushroom ravs on special) did not disappoint. Quality wine as well. An unforgettable experience.🍷

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great. Very small portions for the high prices. It was nice to try once.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and place \nGood looking waited staff

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A must visit every time I go to Chicago. All the pastas are terrific. Love the bucatini and cavatelli. Meatballs are also a must. Salads were superb.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good...portions were too small for the price you pay in my opinion. I'm glad I've been to this restaurant...probably won't go back though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The food was over the top and the team that took care of us was excellent, there when we needed them but not hovering. I will\ngo there again without any hesitation. While expensive it was worth every cent. Thanks for a great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always exceeds expectations. The food and service was phenomenal. We had a table of 5 and although the circular table is ideal for a group that size, we were up on a step with 1/5 of the table used for service so space was super tight.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All of the food across the board was amazing. The donut dessert with the Nutella was so good I teared up about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved RPM. As we were enjoying our meal, I made a reservation for the next visit. Service was superb, food high quality and delicious, ambience and noise were perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM never disappoints. Food, ambiance and service was amazing!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amber was an exceptional server. She was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service and reasonably priced. I wish it wasn't so hard to get a table sometimes but with the winning combination the restaurant has going on, it's not surprising that you need to book way in advance or hope to get lucky with a short notice cancellation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The management and staff made our daughter's 18th birthday celebration very special. Thank you for the attention to detail resulting in an experience I'm sure she'll remember for years to come.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and quality service. Great portions and reasonable price. Very chic as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great plates to share, and still felt stuffed after leaving!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere and interesting menu. Server was outstanding and never made us feel rushed or in need of turning the table over for more customers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food here is always phenomenonal - truffles from Australia were in and went well with my Ricotta gnocchi .Salad was also great Appetizers included truffle garlic bread and meatballs .Drinks were amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to RPM quite a few times and it's always a great experience. Whether I've been with just one person or a large group, we're always treated extremely well. \r\n\r\nThe food is very fresh and always on point! Cant recommend this restaurant enough to friends visiting Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best ever stuffed ricotta gnocchi with fresh truffles on top \nThe burrata cheese, meatballs, stuffed flowers all Amazing \nDesserts incredible - cannoli and the doughnuts . One of the freshest meals ever .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Out of towners wanting to see if it lives up to the hype. Short wait for our table because they were super busy. Carbonara and homemade pasta is fabulous. Dessert was equally wonderful. Overall great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

How many restaurants can combine great food, beautiful music, stunning good looks and attentive service? Not many. RPM has become my favorite go to dinner spot. The pasta and fish are delicious and beautifully presented. But the real star is the lobster ravioli appetizer, the mushrooms, the cauliflower, the chopped salad, and the donuts for dessert. All my guests enjoyed themselves. Great wine list that includes a delicious red called Barbi. A big rich red with power and lasting taste. I can close my eyes and enjoy this place again and again. It's a busy restaurant so plan ahead. Get a reservation for the time you want two weeks ahead. If you are a non planner, you can often get a seat at the bar and enjoy an intimate dinner for two. Wow. Wow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome experience!! The carbonara was amazing and you MUST get the homemade ricotta on toast!! Definitely will go again next time I'm in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic place! Excellent food, vibrant setting. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Family birthday celebration for dad! Every dish we had was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM is a great all around restaurant -- sleek environment, attentive service, delicious food and reasonable prices!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a client meeting here a fees ago and after that I fell in love . I decided to celebrate my one month wedding anniversary here (I couldn't help it) . The food and service were great and our server David was awesome. Food came out on time and was delicious. I highly recommend their pear martini. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my first time at RPM but definitely won't be the last! Good food and service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing, service was good (though we had to ask three times to get bread), and the restaurant is so pretty. It was my mom's birthday and the restaurant brought out a treat for her with a candle and happy birthday sign to celebrate, which I thought was a nice touch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this trendy restaurant! The food is fantastic ! It's our date night spot every time we visit Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is super busy for a reason! I visit it every time I come to Chicago because the food is so good. Great atmosphere, great wine, great food, and reasonably priced. Highly recommend getting the ricotta dip with bread for an appetizer!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My fiance and I were in town for a weekend getaway and this restaurant was on our list of places to go. We had the lobster caprese salad and balsamic beets for apps. Both were good, but the beets were AMAZING! For entrees - I had the Maine Lobster Ravioli and he had the Bolognese. The bolognese was MUCH better than mine! My ravioli was a bit of a disappointment - it came out cold. The dessert though... I had the pistachio gelato and it was so good! Overall - two thumbs up and I would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just superb Italian food. Great pasta dishes - wonderful sauces - intriguing wine list - and spectacular service. My favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a perfect birthday dinner here with our family. Food was served quickly and was excellent...loved every last bite including the doughnuts that melted in your mouth!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best restraint I've ever eaten at homade from scratch daily evrytbing there Italian bread and house made spreads lobster ravioli penne with pomodoro and doughnut deserts .im dieng to got back to Chicago just to eat here

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a date, dinner with a friends, group gathering, family get together, drink and bite at the bar, etc. Modern, fun, cozy and elegant without having to pay an arm and a leg per se. The pasta dishes are a bit smaller so they're good if if you're not starving or can be shared (try a little bit of everything!).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at how great RPM Italian is! We had an amazing dinner. The service was excellent. All the recommendations by our server were spot-on, both in terms of items to order and quantity for our group. If I lived closer, this would be my favorite go-to spot. You can do a light appetizer dinner and drinks, a full several course dinner and everything in between! \nI am a huge Giuliana and Bill fan - so felt interested and connected to the restaurant from the show, and had to visit. We expected this to be really good and was so happy it far exceeded our expectations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived ten minutes prior to our Saturday reservation of 9pm. Place was packed with people spilling out onto the street! Hostess said they were running behind and the wait would be 30min. I was a little disturbed but the other half's suggestion of a drink perked me back up. The place has two bars, flanking both sides of the restaurant. We sauntered over to the more 'lounge-ier' side. Ambience was cool. Had a hip vibe to the place with the spiffily dressed wait staff and the cool domed ceiling light fixtures. Definitely more clubby vs. Italian (I think rustic usually) decor. Lotsa leather and dark woods though the dining room side was very white so good juxtaposition. Seemed like Bill and Giuliani in a nutshell. \n\nWhen we were finally seated (~40min wait), the manager immediately came over to apologize and offered us complimentary 'small bites' from the menu. I was genuinely surprised and felt they really redeemed themselves with that touch. I probably would've left really disappointed if that never happened. With that being said, the food from apps to dessert were amazing!!!!!!!!! Lived up to its hype 100%!\n\nSmall bites: stuffed peppers and fried olives (okay but nothing exciting, something I could get from a deli salad bar)\n\nApps: truffle garlic bread (omg this is the mother of all garlic breads)\n\nMains: we both got the spicy lobster squid ink pasta (delicious; perfect amount of spicy heat, al dente house made pasta)\n\nDessert: giant chocolate ball (don't remember the name but it was probably because of the insane delirium I was in from this majestic chocolate ball; like a giant ice cream ferrero rocher) \n\nOverall would definitely return! Hopefully to catch a glimpse of the Rancics!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is great! Prices are very reasonable. Food is so delicious. Service is very attentive. Would definitely definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have dined at RPM about 6 times including the visit. This was the best visit we have had yet. Our waiter was the best we've ever had. If you have the chance to have Andre as a waiter you're lucky. He was fun and energetic and made our dining experience over the top great. The food was fantastic as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was beyond delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

food and service were great but the waiting time was unacceptable particularly since we had a reservation (seated over 30 mins after reservation time).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our group were all first timers and we enjoyed it immensely! Cannot wait to go back, food & wine were great, staff was awesome too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This Italian restaurant is a perfect place to go for a good time or romantic dinner for two. The food was excellent and the ambiance was a warm setting. Make sure you make a reservation in advance, worth the wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu. This place is a must when in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've visited RPM Italian on several occasions, and every visit brings us a new appreciation for the care given to the customers, the attention of the wait staff and their colleagues, the level of service is exemplary. As for the food, there is an authenticity to the dishes and the presentation never disappoints. From the appetizers to the small portions and entrees, each dish is prepared perfectly, delivered timely and delicious. Highly recommend the meat ball appetizer, the brussel sprouts, lobster ravioli (what could be more decadent) and the chicken parmesan, on this trip, all outstanding. We'll be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was even better! My husband & I enjoyed everything we ordered. Mama DiPandi's bucatini lived up to my expectations too. RPM Italian is a must when visiting Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional, friendly, knowledgeable service - delicious food in a beautiful setting. Will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

RPM has outstanding food and the service is great. I would recommend everyone try it at least once. You won't be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to RPM for a friends birthday and had a great time. It was Valentine's weekend which is a busy time to have a birthday but the wait staff took great care of us and made us feel like we were the only ones there, they were so attentive! The food tasted great and I'm excited to go back soon! Bonus points for being a lettuce entertain you restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took the entire family and had a great time. Highly recommend the Bistecca and the Branzino. All the desserts were also amazing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This could be the worst meal that we have ever had in our life! I remember when I was a kid (35 years ago) and would enjoy a can of Chef Boyardee for lunch, that tasted much better than the meal that we had there! We made a reservation here for my wife's birthday bc we had heard such good things about this place but we were sorely disappointed! We travel to Chicago every year for her birthday and usually hit Sunda, David Burke Primehouse, or Gibsons for her birthday dinner. She decided that she wanted to try something different so we went to RPM. We were very excited to try something new and the restaurant was absolutely beautiful and the crowd was very energetic! That is where the night began to head downhill.....they sat us at our table about 45 minutes after our reservation time, and it then took the wait staff about 15 minutes to come over and ask us for our drink order. As soon as the waitress discovered that we were NOT ordering wine she treated us like we were invisible! We told her that we were starving bc we didnt think that we would be waiting that long and wanted to order immediately. We ordered the spicy king crab and the scallops, the pasta was brought out and was COLD and rubbery! I immediately asked if we could speak with the manager and after waiting around for another 10 minutes without speaking with them, we just decided to get up and leave! We hauled over to Gibsons and ended up enjoying a wonderful meal with excellent service! Please do yourself a favor and past this place by.....their are so many other places to spend your money in Chicago why spend it somewhere where they could care less about their customers!

3.0