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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

550 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-7601
+1 515-957-9600
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
550 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-7601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived about 7 PM on a Friday evening, there is lots of parking, but a somewhat empty lot did not indicate the the place would be really packed. The Host station was very busy with restaurant staff enjoying the company of each other rather than...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaelrI6197TV
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great chicken parm and steak deburgo! Fantastic service, Sarah! Nice atmosphere and friendly servers. Thanks!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Penny Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was relaxing and the meal was perfect. Our waitress (Celeste) was very knowledgeable and helpful. She stopped by our table several times to see if we needed anything. The pumpkin spice martini was AWESOME!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dawnmimo
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dawn - thank you for taking the time to post your great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we will be sure and share your compliments with Celeste. We hope to dine with you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience with my family. Michelle was both personable and professional. Steak and pasta were cooked to perfection and a free slice of cheesecake was a wonderful end to the meal.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris, thank you for all of your awesome feedback. We are so glad your family's dining experience at Johnny's was an excellent one. We will pass along your compliments to Michelle and to our chef. We hope you come back soon for another 5-star...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from out of town and I’ve been working in Iowa for two weeks. Currently, I’m staying at the nearby hotel (Fairfield Inn - Altoona) and they recommended Johnny’s. Hands down this is the best meal I’ve had in Iowa. My waitress, Michelle, is very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Nomad45635585330
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your amazing feedback and 5-star review! We are so pleased to hear your food and service exceeded expectations. We will pass along your compliments to Michelle and to our chef. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were seated in a section where the server hadn't yet arrived. Tate was asked to be our server and when he stepped in he did a great job! Our drinks were never empty and he made sure to check in to make sure the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Brandi F
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Brandi - thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear your enjoyed your experience and we will be sure and share your compliments with Tate! We hope to dine with you again soon!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant while in town on business expecting great things. Not only did our waitress appear to be under the influence the food was dismal. Mussels showed up to the table with empty shells and the intact mussels were very small and very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Companion27624038283
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi - thank you for reaching out and letting us know about your experience. First, our sincerest apologies for your experience - this is definitely not up to our high standards. We take claims such as a server appearing to be under the influence very...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Tate took great care our table and was very pleasant to chat with as well. The parmesan crusted steak was amazing. Nice ambiance and friendly bar staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CindyB3502
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hi Cindy - thank you for dining with us and for the wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and meal - that is of course what we are always striving for. We hope to dine with you again soon!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Located near a mall, including a Bass ProShop and near a new Fairfield Inn, a good choice when in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JimParkRidge_IL
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hi Jim - thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post a review. We always appreciate customer feedback!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Michelle and Adam provided excellent service for my grandson's engagement party. They provided a lovely dining room table for us, a table for the gifts, table setting was perfect. I arrived early, and Michelle and Adam set up the champagne classes and champagne beautifully, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Florence H
Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hi Florence - congrats to your grandson! We are so happy to hear you all had a wonderful experience for this special occasion. We will be sure and send the wonderful compliments to Michelle and Adam. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$18 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-9600
  • E-mail
Description
At Johnny’s, our steaks take center stage and are complemented by a gourmet assortment of Italian cuisine and seafood, alongside an expertly curated wine list. Whether you choose our famous Steak DeBurgo or the classic Chanel No. 5, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings. With new-fashioned luxuries and old-fashioned service and hospitality, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse brings the Rat Pack era to the 21st Century.
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