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RPM Italian

#39 of 7,697 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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52 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4805 (Dearborn & Illinois)
+1 312-222-1888
15:00 - 00:30
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am very surprised that this place is so highly rated. Chicago is the worlds prominent restaurant spot and this restaurant just does not belong. To make things short - RPM steak was so dry (supposed to be medium) and over salted that it was easily worst steak I ever had! And it is a very simple dish. Most of... More 

Thank FLX
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While stuck in traffic in Chicago we called twice to let them know we were on our way . We were 20 minutes late as we ran in the door. The hostess said, " no problem it will be 10 minutes before we have a table ". After watching several parties of 3 like ours being seated another hostess came... More 

Thank Waka B
Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply perfection -- this resto is the bomb -- great food, amazing service (thanx Kevin) and a buzzy bar area. We came early, got a table in the bar and went from there. The spicy crab squid ink pasta is to die for and I'll come back just for that! Everything is wonderful and I have to say, this could... More 

Thank kerryharrismail
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip back to the restaurant is better and better. Have the original Affogato after your dinner of bucatini! So good!

Thank bhchick1
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a dinner for our board members here in their private dining room and it was excellent. Service was stellar, food even more amazing!

Thank LuxTraveler75
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here while on holiday in Chicago. Has an amazing meal. A little expensive but couldn't. Fault the food or service. The girl serving us was chatty and naturally so (fine some service in the US very forced and fake). Steak was cooked perfectly and dessert was gorgeous. Would go back again!

Thank Vicki G
Meridian, Mississippi
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will preface by saying that every table around us seemed to be getting great service from their waitstaff and that we did wave down a few servers to answer questions/relay requests to our inattentive server. The other waitstaff was more than happy to assist and very helpful. So, we could have just had a "green" or poor server. She... More 

Thank msudawg12
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicolai was are server she was awesome the place is really cool like for cool people but most importantly the food is awesome eggplant was the best chicken parmesan was also very good I did not recommend the spaghetti or the broccolini however the tortellini was very good the beet salad is a must-have Yoki with pesto was also very... More 

Thank Theresa M
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383 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with a group of friends, wife really want to go here (she's a G&B fan) and the place did not disappoint! The menu was fantastic and the food was all you could ask for! Got to see Bill & Giuliana too as they enjoyed a family lunch together - wife was thrilled! Would definitely go back

Thank Scott E
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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our table was ready when we arrived. A very hip restaurant. Service attentive. Food is reasonably priced for Chicago. Very tasty

Thank melissa m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 West Illinois Street, 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?