RPM Italian

One of the city’s sleekest restaurants, RPM Italian quickly became a hotspot for lobbyists, lawyers and foreign dignitaries after opening its doors in the summer of 2016. The Italian-focused wine list is geared to those with deep pockets and corporate credit cards, offering a ten-vintage vertical of Ornellaia, back-vintage magnums of Sassicaia, and a full page of wines from Angelo Gaja. But budget-conscious wine lovers who know where to look won’t be disappointed. From Italy, the list offers wines from producers like Radikon, Gravner, Bartolo Mascarello and G.D. Vajra without much markup. And from the United States, the list offers decades-old wines from Napa and Sonoma at reasonable prices.

Known For
  • Italy
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • vintage wine
  • outdoors / patio
What to drink
If you're drinking on someone else's dime, seize the once-in-a-lifetime chance to order Bruno Giacosa's 1978 Villero di Castiglione Falletto or Giacomo Conterno's 1955 "Monfortino." If you're footing the bill, Radikon's "Oslavje" and "Jakot" are offered without much markup—and the list is packed with domestic wines from the 1980s and 1990s.
Mount Vernon Square
Go back in time. The former wine director, Cindy Woodman, filled the restaurant's cellar with fun auction buys.