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RPM Italian

#36 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
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52 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Dearborn & Illinois)
+1 312-222-1888
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15:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
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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Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here for dinner on a Saturday night with another couple and it was one of the most delicious Italian meals I have ever had. The service was fantastic, the food was hot and tasty, and the atmosphere was awesome. There were 4 of us so we just ordered a bunch of different things. A couple salads, a couple apps,... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first impression of RPM Italian upon arrival was that it was pretentiously dark and excessively noisy, but this changed as soon as we were seated in the main dining group in a corner booth overlooking dozens of people eating in apparent bliss. Fortunately, the lighting was a bit better where we were, and we could hold a conversation without... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out for a couples dinner from the east 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... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a skeptic of "celeb-owned" restaurants, was extremely impressed by this place for a number of reasons. First off, the service and attention was amazing and the food, authentically Italian and amazing tasting. Coming from NY, I have high restaurant expectations and this place did not disappoint. Will definitely eat at again when back in Chicago - loved it so... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've got a business dinner and want a nice Italian this is the place to go. Get the meatballs. Really fantastic. Superb service. I went with the chicken parm. Was not disappointed. Everyone had a great time.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to RPM Steak and were very Happy so we decided to go for the sure thing and tried RPM Italian. Again SUPER POPULAR, huge place and crowded but ALIVE!! we had to wait at the bar (crowded) but it was worth it. Food did not disappoint. Very hard to pick because lots of options (specially appetisers). Good selections... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everybody talks about it so I took the chance to visit! Many options to choose from and variety in prices as well. I didn't really enjoy the fact that most of the main courses were too oily! Apart from that everything was nice and staff took care of us.

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Thank Demi2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The customer service was outstanding! Appetizers were outrageous! Recommend the fried olives and meat and cheese plate! Loved the scallops! Pasta dishes are small but good! Cocktails are amazing along with the wine list!

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an incredible meal. So many wonderful appetizers. Also great entrees. Would highly recommend a visit there. Food and service were great and definitely one of our favoritied

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down...best food, setting, and experience we have ever had. I have zero complaints about the entire evening. Luke in the bar hooked us up with shots before dinner and after dinner drinks as well. We were also served a nice dessert and champagne for celebrating our anniversary there. We waited 4 years to eat here and it did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:30
Saturday
15:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Dearborn & Illinois)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Ave. Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-222-1888
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?