RPM Italian Rancic Psaltis Melman RPM Italian

RPM Italian Menu

52 W. Illinois St. (Dearborn Pkwy.)
Chicago, IL 60654
Cuisine: Italian / Small Plates
Bill and Giuliana Rancic team up with the Melman kids at this ever-packed Italian haunt.
Openings: Dinner nightly


  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested
RPM Italian, Chicago, IL

RPM Italian Restaurant Review:

Let’s get one thing out of the way: this place is a mob scene. That’s in no small part due to its high-profile ownership: Bill and Giuliana Rancic of the eponymous reality show; executive chef Doug Psaltis; and R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman. The menu leans Italian, with plenty of shareable options. Nothing’s too out-there. Unfortunately, much of what you try may also leave you lukewarm. For example, prime meatballs arrive swimming in tomato sauce; while fine, they lack oomph. More successful is the Brussels sprouts salad, swathed in unlikely avocado dressing. The towering Caesar, too, is a sight to behold. Simple and satisfying, the most memorable dishes may be the pastas, such as spaghetti carbonara. For dessert, the comforting rice pudding gelato is a fitting end. Not to be overlooked are the Italian-inspired cocktails and large wine list.