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RPM Italian
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
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52 W Illinois St Chicago, IL 60654
52 West Illinois StreetUSIllinoisChicago60654
(312) 222-1888rpmitalian.com
$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 4:00 pm – 1:00 amSaturday 3:00 pm – 1:00 amSunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Modern Italian fare with a nod to the classics by Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You.
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Pasta, steaks & seafood served in a sleek, group-friendly eatery backed by Giuliana & Bill Rancic.- Google
"I had the asparagus, the crispy poached egg, and the Maine lobster ravioli."
"Prime beef meatballs + Truffled Garlic bread + Pappardelle Bolognese..."
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Justin Van Curler
3 months ago
Great food, the lobster ravioli is the best pasta dish I have ever had. The meatballs and garlic bread made a great appetizer per our waiters recommendation. The garlic whipped potatoes are also amazing. My only complaint would be the artichokes were not very flavorful and didn't meet the description of the menu, overall I highly recommend this place!
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Hollina U
4 months ago
RPM Italian is one of those places that people are always talking about, and you have to make your reservations at least a month in advance if you want to be able to dine at a reasonable time--- so naturally, this place was on my list of restaurants to try. I’m not sure if the fact that the restaurant is backed by Bill and Giuliana Rancic helps it or helps it—I’m leaning towards the hurts it for me because I think Giuliana is overrated. But I still wanted to try the place to see for myself. The seating in the restaurant is a bit tight, especially at the2 tops. The service here is more of a 5 star place, but the mediocre food makes RPM a 3 star for me. The server was courteous and patient. When he found out that I didn’t care for the provolone stuffed peppers, he took care of it—I was expecting the provolone to be soft, and definitely wasn’t expecting the spicy kick to the peppers—I suppose it’s because the stuffed peppers I get usually are grilled so they’re sweeter. The truffled garlic bread was good. I really enjoyed my spicy king crab--- a perfect combo of sauce and seafood with the squid ink pasta. The bucatini really is just mediocre pasta with tomato sauce on top--- I don’t get why everybody else raves about it. Paired it with the prime beef meatballs, which were just average as well. We really did enjoy the tartufo for dessert- ice cream with a hazelnut chocolate shell. I wanted to try the cannoli and chocolate budino, but that might have to wait for another night.
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M Jones
2 weeks ago
went there for my birthday had 38oz porterhouse garlic potatoes and asparagus with my fiancé. Food and atmosphere was amazing
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Michael Collins
6 months ago
Came here with some co-workers for an early dinner on a Thursday. It was busy but we were seated pretty quickly. Service was attentive and quick to make menu recommendations. This is not your classical Italian restaurant, very modern decor that fits the vibe. Also had to note, the hostesses looked like models, so guys play it cool when you go there and don't let your draw drop in front of your date. Here is a summary of what we had: Truffled Garlic Bread - Garlic bread is generally a must get item, this iteration which is infused with truffle flavor makes it more so. Start your meal with this. Imported Burrata - I am a huge burrata fan and this was up to my standards Watermelon & Tomato - I liked it but I am not too sure I would rush to order it again. It was good, light, and refreshing Mama Depandi's Bucatini Pomodoro - The bucatini is apparently a highlight of this restaurant. Once I had it I had to agree, get this! Sweet Pea Risotto - Generally I love risotto, this one... eh, not so much. It wasn't bad it just wasn't all that flavorful. Carbonara - Another highlight for me, not too far off the reservation as far as Carbonara goes. The presentation on the plate was excellent Potato Gnocchi - Like the risotto, I am usually a big gnocchi fan. This was good, just not up to the quality of the bucatini or the carbonara.
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John Hudson
a month ago
Interesting to read so many positive reports on the food. We wish we could have experienced it. We felt lucky at making a late booking call and getting a table for two at 9.45pm. We arrived early and loved the edgy ID, noisy buzz and atmosphere. We had planned on aperitifs at the bar and settled in. At 10.00pm we enquired about our table and were curtly told "we're busy and running late". At 10.10pm we were escorted to 6 seat table as it was the only one available. A waiter appeared with menus and effused on how he was going to look after us personally and promptly disappeared. 10 minutes later we knew the menu off by heart and were understandably getting fed up. To be honest I've seen far better menus; this one was uninspiring and overpriced. We gave up after waiting way too long and left for somewhere else. Not impressed at all.
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Jess Mean
4 months ago
Very chic, sexy restaurant perfect for date night or after work drinks with your office crush. Enjoyed a round of well-made classic cocktails and Italian inspired appetizers. They also have an extensive wine list.
Jeff Herrmann
5 months ago
I'm relatively picky when it comes to Italian food, but everything we had to eat here was absolutely delicious and came out super fast, even with a crowded Valentines Day crowd. Started with the truffle garlic bread and shredded brussel sprouts salad, highly recommend both. Then my wife and I shared 2 plates - the special truffle gnocchi and the cavatelli. My wife had a hard time sharing the gnocchi - it was melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. The pasta was great too with the classic red sauce and shredded pork/beef. We finished with the dessert special - some mini fried donut thingies with marscapone and Nutella. Sweet treat to end the meal. All around amazing experience and will definitely be coming back with a group to try more!
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Yana AriaCreative
3 months ago
Nothing too exciting. Food tasted good but expected more. Service was not the greatest. Have no reason to go back.

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Strawberry carpaccio, fresh mint, sour cream gelato. Thanks to Mick Klug Farm for the beautiful product! #RPMItalian   #MickKlugFarm  
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We now deliver through +GrubHub! Have our housemade pastas and other signature dishes delivered straight to your front door. Order from our homepage every day starting at 4 PM => http://goo.gl/7AJ4lz
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Join us Monday, FEB 23  for a special 5-course pairing menu featuring #craftbeer  from +Moody Tongue Brewing Company! To reserve, please email Maggie at RPMItalianparties@leye.com.
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Drink PINK during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We'll be featuring our Clover Club cocktail all through October, with $1 of each sold benefiting the +Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Raise your glass for strength!

#BreastCancer   #breastcancerawareness   #breastcancerawarenessmonth   #bcrf   #bcam   #RPMItalian  
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Beautiful photo of our #springcocktails taken by one of our bartenders, Stephanie T. Which ones have you tried yet?
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This year, celebrate Father’s Day at RPM Italian with special holiday hours from noon until 11PM. The full dinner menu will be available to enjoy throughout the day, so why not opt for decadent house specialties to pamper the special guy in your life? Perfect to share, select plates like Lobster Caprese with Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil, Spaghetti Carbonara with Pancetta and Egg Yolk or Whole Grilled Branzino for Two. Top off the meal with the perfect wine pairing and finish with the Hazelnut Tartufo or Sicilian Cannoli in flavors of chocolate & almond or sweet ricotta & pistachio. Call RPM Italian at 312-222-1888 to book your reservation today.
Father's Day
Sun, June 21, 12:00 PM CDT
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Join us May 19 for a special four-course dinner with Peay Vineyards from the West Sonoma Coast! To reserve a seat, please contact the special events team at 312.955.1413 or email rpmitalianparties@leye.com

$120 per person - plus tax, gratuity not included.
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Tue, May 19, 8:00 PM CDT
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An Evening with Moody Tongue Brewing Company
February 23, 2015, 7:00PM
312-222-1888
Reservations: Email Maggie at rpmitalianparties@leye.com

Join RPM Italian for an elegant beer dinner featuring Chicago’s own Moody Tongue Brewing Company. This five-course dinner boasts delicious pairings with every course—even dessert—from chef-turned-brewmaster Jared Rouben. From Wits and IPAs to Dubbels and Porters, these unique “culinary beers” will surely please all palates. Tickets are $75 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).  Call RPM Italian at 312-222-1888 to make your reservation today.
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Are you passionate about hospitality? We are looking for high-energy young professionals to join our host staff! If you think you have what it takes to thrive in a dynamic, high-volume setting and want to be part of our growing team, stop by the restaurant to apply Monday through Thursday from 10a - 3p.

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