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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Saturday night visit, Bar had a fun jazz band playing. Was a little loud in the dining area. We ordered Veal Saltimbocca and Pork Tenderloin Medallions with asparagus and herbed risotto for sides. Meals come with salad. All dressings are homemade. We had the cucumber dressing and bought a pint to take home...it was superb!!!! Pork medallions were melt in... More

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Des Moines
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In 2006 I made a reservation for Mother's Day while I was on vacation from Iraq. We showed up and the kid at the door said it was slow so they decided to close early. I've been boycotting them ever since. My mom has since passed on and I still won't set foot in this dump.

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Haifa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Everything was good, great jazz group playing standards, super food, nice atmosphere... a bit difficult at times to hold conversation... music was loud, however very enjoyable

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Des Moines, IA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A friend of ours highly recommends the Italian Nachos to start. My husband had a sausage pasta and I had the Steak De Burgo which was melt in your mouth good. We went on a night they had a small band playing in the bar area. It was good for a date night but was also just as good for... More

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Ames Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro is alright, but nothing to get too excited about. The interior of the restaurant is relaxing and inviting, however, the food is fairly bland and typical. We had to wait at our table for 8 minutes before we were even acknowledged by wait staff...even when several wait staff had passed our table, no less. A... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have never been disappointed. Great food, delicious cocktails. The salmon with capers is my all time favorite.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

When asked for a recommendation for great local Italian food, we were steered to Sam & Gabes in Urbandale, IA. The gem is tucked away just off the road and was just me type of place. Loved the bar while waiting for our table. I loved the Asiago Chicken and would definitely order it again. Also ordered and loved was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in the metro - and have been going for years! The Asiago Chicken is my fave! Lemon cheesecake is fantastic!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food, the friendly service, and the atmosphere are always exceptional. It's one of my favorites to visit while I'm visiting Des Moines.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When Sam and Gabe's first opened in this location, I visited several times and was extraordinarily disappointed with both the food and the service. I recently visited and they did a complete 180 degree turn around. My group all had different entrees and they were all wonderful!! The server kept a close eye on us and was great. We each... More

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Additional Information about Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

Address: 8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone Number: (515) 271-9200
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
Cuisine: French

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