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RPM Italian

#37 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654-4805 (Dearborn & Illinois)
+1 312-222-1888
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:30
Sat 15:00 - 00:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten at RPM Italian several times since it opened. Each time I have sampled different offerings and with one minor exception, I would have to say that it remains one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The setting is idyllic yet dramatic. The host stand is exceptionally efficient and the serving staff is even better! Knowledgeable, efficient and... More 

Thank HLStride
Bloomington, Illinois
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had a chef selected menu with wine pairings for every course. The service and food was outstanding. Each course was delicious and we had a wine porter explain each wine to us. The ambience was modern, and music wasn't too loud though. The pasta was made at the restaurant and you can taste the freshness.

Thank Michelle W
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

RPM is a sleek and stylish restaurant with waiters all wearing white blazers. The music is funky and the decor cool. They have a great choice of food on the menu and also excellent service. The only thing that lets it down is the temperature. The restaurant is bitterly cold. I asked to turn the AC down but it didn't... More 

Thank kattimlin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended by am older Italian lady I had as a professor in College. She swore it was better (*gasp*) than her grandma's. I never got to enjoy my Italian grandmothers cooking but if it was close to what RPM has to offer then I truly missed out. Everything tasted great and was well portioned. Service was... More 

Thank Peter B
atlanta, ga
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RPM is a well-run, stylishly-decorated restaurant with a wide-ranging menu and the highest quality dishes. Highly recommend this restaurant for your next trip to Chicago!

Thank puppypatrol
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't to go to t his place if my friends didn't mandate we go, but I would go back. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff with the wine and food since this is a fancy place. The food was tastier and better quality than I'd expect from a chain of this fancy facade.... More 

Thank GabrielMcI
Chicago, Illinois
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452 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RPM ITALIAN is in great location in Chicago! We first saw Hamilton then walked to RPM ITALIAN. The grilled octopus appetizer was delicious, beet salad great, Brussels sprout salad was terrific, The Mediterranean style Sea Bass dish was incredible, and the pistachio gelato was out of this world! RPM ITALIAN is a must visit when visiting Chicago!

Thank FrankFern
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was incredible and the wait staff was very friendly. We got a couple appetizers, a housemade pasta dish, and an entre and split everything. Plenty of food for two! Also was a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank Adam P
Danville, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son, Forrest, celebrated his recent birthday and made reservations at RPM Italian for our visit to Chicago. We were blown away with the menu, the food and the service. The pace of the meal was great. The food was served so all could share. The dishes were superb and the wine list was exceptional. What a wonderful evening. Would... More 

Thank William S
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a family. Octopus appetizer gad good flavors but octopus was dry and chewy, lacks execution. Halibut fish lacks flavor. Prawns are fine, but nothing special. Good pasta. Nice ambience and good service. Overall disappointed with food.

Thank Arman M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:30
15:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654-4805
    (Dearborn & Illinois)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-222-1888
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, yet unpretentious, RPM Italian is perfect for a great meal or late night out.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?