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RPM Italian – Chicago

I’m in Chicago at the moment, and while I’m here I knew I HAD to try out Chicago’s hottest restaurant.  RPM Italian opened just under a year ago, and it’s still nearly impossible to get a reservation.  Luckily, my friend Ash worked her magic, and got us a coveted table last weekend.

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We started with drinks, and Ash convinced me to try the Sergio Leone.  It’s a mix of bourbon, amaretto, lemon and egg white.  I have to admit that I was a little reluctant to drink egg white, but the waiter reassured me that just a little is added to help give the drink froth.  He even recommended adding an egg white or two to a pitcher of margaritas.  My new secret ingredient perhaps?

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And now for the part that I’m so excited to tell you about: the food!

We started with the Truffled Garlic Bread.  Now, anything with truffles is amazing in my book, but this was above and beyond.  Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry again!

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Then for a starter I had the Lobster Caprese.  It had huge chunks of fresh lobster and mozzarella, and was my favorite plate of the night.

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ash had a Spinach Pizzette, and was sweet enough to wait to eat it until I got a photo!

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For my main course, I had the Prosciutto Tortelloni.  It was good, but I just wished that I wasn’t so full already!

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ash had Giuliana’s Italian Salad, named after one of RPM’s founders, Giuliana Rancic.  She may be a partner, but since Giuliana is so thin I have a hard time believing that she actually eats here!

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We then finished our meal with the Sorbetto.  We couldn’t decide between raspberry and limoncello, and so the waiter surprised us by bringing both.  All of the portions so far were very cute and European, but the dessert bowl was 100% American.  If you order this, get it to share.  It’s massive!

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I highly recommend checking out RPM Italian next time you’re in Chicago.  Between the atmosphere and the food it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends.

RPM Chicago - dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

~A

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4 replies »

  1. I just posted about our dinner at RPM and saw your post on twitter. I also had a Sergio Leone and raspberry sorbetto, but other than that we got all different things. I definitely want to try some of the stuff you had when I go back.

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