RPM Italian – Chicago, IL
Not going to lie, I’ve been a huge fan of Giuliana and Bill Rancic for a while now, so ever since they opened RPM Italian in Chicago I’ve been dying to go. What a beautiful, cool and modern space! The place was packed and rightfully so, the food is incredible! The fact that I’m still thinking about what I ate says a lot.
The stand outs for me were the toast with homemade ricotta and marinara, the artichokes, the spicy king crab pasta (this is the dish I’ll be dreaming of until I go back again) and the budino. Everything was stunning and packed with flavor. You can tell a lot of love goes into this food. Let’s also not forget to mention the staff who were so fun and full of personality. Our server truly enchanted our evening.
Fresh Homemade Ricotta – Ciabatta Toast
Roman-Style Artichokes – Lemon Aioli
Burrata Stuffed Squash Blossoms – Homemade Marinara
RPM Caesar Wedge – White Anchovy
Spicy King Crab – Squid Ink Spaghetti, Fresno Chili
Pappardelle Bolognese – Hand-Cut Pasta, Short Rib Ragu
Braised Duck Agnolotti – Black Mission Figs
Whole Grilled Branzino – Mediterranean Sea Bass, Oregano, Capers
Bill’s Chocolate Budino – Salted Caramel, Cocoa Nibs
Bomboloni – Cooked-to-order Italian Brioche Donuts with Nutella and Vanilla Sugar