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RPM Italian

52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654-4805
+1 312-222-1888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried olives” (59 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654-4805
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious food and decently priced for downtown Chicago. Had the fried olives, Brussels sprout salad, bolognese pasta and beignets for dessert. It's quite a trendy interior as well. We sat in the bar section as reservations are hard to come by if not done in...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the pleasure of dining at RPM with my boss this evening. The atmosphere is vibrant, the service was awesome and the food was fantastic. Looking forward to my next meal there!

Thank jimmerhand
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our dining experience was exceptional! We make it to Chicago every year to celebrate our weeding anniversary and my husband's birthday. RPM Italian did not disappoint! From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the hostess, who made sure to check with us...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always try to stop in whenever I'm in Chicago. This is a high energy place with attentive staff and interesting food selections. Some of the salads are large enough to share. Another way to sample more items is to share the entrees. Be sure...More

Thank KEVIN2073
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at RPM Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for making us a go to when you are in Chicago Kevin. We truly appreciate your support, it means a lot to us. We hope to see you back in the restaurant soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice. The food was mostly good but a few of the pieces of pasta were hard. Portions are quite small. Great service!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few friends and I popped in to satisfy a late-night craving of tasty wine and pasta and what fun we had! We were so excited about the pasta offerings we ordered multiple dishes and never made it past our segundi course. Mama's Bucatini and...More

Thank dmpiccetti
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at RPM Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy to hear this! Thank you for the kind words and support. We hope to have you back in the restaurant soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant far too loud. Most of the tables are very close together( there are others that seemed to offer more space) and we spent our evening listening to everyone's conversations! Whilst we enjoyed our food it was very average and the service...More

Thank sarah075
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at RPM Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your experience with us Sarah. The dining room certainly gets lively during dinner service, we apologize if that intruded upon your dining experience. We will address the service with our staff as we always want to create a warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely come back to this restaurant, the Italian food was probably one of the best I've had and I believe it was very reasonable priced for a special occasion restaurant. We had the lobster bruschetta to start and I must say it was...More

Thank Nicky C
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at RPM Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and support Nicky. We do apologize about the lack of attentiveness you received with your service. This is certainly not up to our standards and not the training we provide with our staff. We hope to have you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ambiance, great service, unique selection. Nothing bad on the menu. Something for everyone. Located across the street from the fire hall on the grounds of the one time gallows (rumored to be haunted).

Thank LT36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a business associate to dinner at RPM Italian. We had a great time. Service was excellent. The food was superb. We especially loved the smaller pasta dishes you can share. Some great flavors. Chicken parmigiana was terrific as was the halibut. Overall a great...More

Thank Mike M
Anthony C, Guest Relations Manager at RPM Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad to hear that you had a great dining experience with us Mike. Thank you for the kind words and support, we truly do appreciate it. We hope to see you back in the restaurant soon.

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Irene O
11 July 2017|
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Response from Waka B | Reviewed this property |
Jeans are fine
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Response from Debbie2012 | Reviewed this property |
Its one of those restaurants that you can wear jeans or you can get really dressed up.. either way you will be comfortable there...
3 July 2017|
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Response from Donald M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, small plates to share are the main attraction to the restaurant. The Buccatini is excellent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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