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RPM is a group of restaurants from celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic and siblings R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The RPM brand focuses on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing guests with exceptional service for a dining experience unlike any other. RPM Italian and RPM Steak are located in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago, with a second location of RPM Italian in Washington, D.C.’s Mount Vernon district. Most recently, the team introduced Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Events and RPM Seafood to the Chicago Riverfront.

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Our Purveyors

Paola Mariani Mill 00 Flour

Our team makes over a dozen different pasta dishes daily using Paolo Mariani Mill’s exceptional flour, which is imported from Italy and prized for its optimal hydration properties. Our handmade pastas are all made using a variety of artisanal pasta tools such as bronze dies, gnocchi boards, pasta wheels, and groove cutters.

Giachi Olive Oil

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Mercatale Val di Pesa, within the celebrated Chianti Classico region of Florence, lies the Giachi family farm. Their award-winning olive oil is crafted from a skillful blend of hand-picked Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Maurino, and Pendolino olives, harvested during the first ten days of November to ensure peak ripeness and flavor.

Olive Oil Martini


Nestled in the breathtaking Piedmont region of northwestern Italy lies Gaja Winery, a world-renowned producer of exquisite Italian wines. Established in 1859, the winery is celebrated for its visionary approach to winemaking, harmoniously blending time-honored techniques with state-of-the-art methods. Gaja’s mastery of the Nebbiolo grape is particularly notable, showcased in their legendary Barbaresco and Barolo wines, revered globally as benchmarks of Italian winemaking excellence.

RPM Italian Chicago's Gaja collection

Acetaia San Giacomo Balsamic

Andrea Bezzecchi is an award-winning family producer of balsamic vinegar in Reggio Emilia, Italy, who preserves tradition and original techniques of producing aged balsamic vinegar. San Giacomo represents passion, culture, and rigorous production methods. The balsamic vinegar is made from cooked grape must and aged in traditional wooden barrels resulting in a product that is well balanced with a harmonious blend of sweet and sour.

RPM Italian Crispy Brussels

Tekla Inc.

Tekla, Inc. is Chicago’s foremost importer of specialty cheese and caviar from around the world. The family business started as a modest wholesaling operation by Sophie and Leonard Soloman and has expanded to importing the world’s best cheeses, including La Tur, a coveted small batch cheese from Piedmont, Italy.

Our Partners

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Celebrity power couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic – who are television personalities, New York Times best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, executive producers and marketing experts – have added restaurateurs to their long list of accomplishments as partners in the RPM brand. Dynamic and highly sought after as speakers, the duo travel around the world focusing on topics that continue to inspire and motivate audiences of all sizes.

Bill & Giuliana Rancic

R.J., Jerrod & Molly Melman

With more than a dozen restaurants to their names, the Melman siblings are responsible for some of downtown Chicago's most sought-after spots. Their foray into LEYE partnership began with Hub 51 and has since grown to include Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash, RPM Italian, RPM Steak, Ramen-san, il Porcellino, Bub City & Joe's Live Rosemont, Sushi-san, Pizzeria Portofino, RPM Events, RPM Seafood and Dance Studio. They have also expanded concepts to Washington, D.C. and L.A. and are driving forces behind the nation's premier BBQ and country music festival, Windy City Smokeout.

R.J., Jerrod & Molly Melman