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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona

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550 Bass Pro Dr, Altoona, IA 50009-7601
+1 515-957-9600
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place! Ask to sit in Justine's area, as she is the best! She knows her stuff and is very pleasant! Don't be put off by Voula, the hostess. She does not represent the dining experience! Fabulous martinis and food! Gave it a 4 due to hostess. Everything else is a 5+!

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Thank Sonja M
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Sonja M - Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Johnny's. We will certainly share this review with Justine, she will be happy to read it. Thank you. We hope you will join us again soon. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant! Outstanding food. Great service.Pasta was among the best we have eaten in Des Moines area.Beautiful location with spacious and scenic outdoor decks. A must when you are in Des Moines.

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Thank Ralph M
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Ralph - Than you for joining us at Johnny's Altoona. We could not have asked for a better review and recommendation. It makes us smile for sure. We hope you will join us again soon. More 

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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We have been here a couple of times. The service on this visit was top-notch, however I wanted to be more excited about the food. We ordered a Valentine special of lobster stuffed mushrooms. It really lacked in lobster flavor and I expected more. The garlic mashed potatoes had an odd flavor. The chicken piccata was not as good as... More 

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Thank Tonia M
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Delicious food! Friendly staff! Excellent outdoor space! Dirty Bird Martini is the BEST in Des Moines. The Parmesan crusted steak is absolutely amazing - always cooked to perfection! Crab stuffed shrimp ROCK! I try to starve myself all day so I am hungry enough to to start with Lobster Mac & Cheese. The appetizer sampler platter is enough for a... More 

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Thank Amy M
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Amy - Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. The perfect rating you gave us is music to our ears. We appreciate when our guests take the time to review us and when we have exceeded expecations. We invite you back to enjoy your Lobster mac and cheese again soon. More 

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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

We had great service and delicious ravioli, salad and bread. I would definitely take friends and family there.

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Thank MCWC
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Dear MCWC - thank you for choosing Johnny's Altoona. We appreciate that you took the time to share your great experience online. We hope to see you, friends and family again soon. More 

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The meals were perfect, wine suggestion excellent, service beyond compare and manager Tyler went above and beyond to make it a perfect experience and night. Will be a total, dedicated regular!

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Thank VickiWharton
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Vicki - Thank you for the amazing review - there is no higher compliment than a guest who becomes a Johnny's fan. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

If you're in town for business or please with family, you can count on everything to exceed your expectations. Friendly staff, great food, and good times.

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Thank Brett L
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Dear Brett, We wanted to thank you for the awesome review. We strive every day to provide 100% guest satisfaction and it makes our day when we get 5 stars and great reviews - because nothing makes us happier than happy guests who share their experience. Thank you. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

was there last night for my anniversary my wife ordered the parmesan encrusted ny strip I had the ribeye bone out ordered out salad came promptly I also ordered as an upcharge asparagus 5 pieces wife order it med well mine was ordered as med they brought the steaks server left asparagus was woody, steak was cooked to rare to... More 

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Thank Randy P
Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

Randy - Thank you for your review. We do use aged beef and both the Parmesan Crusted NY Strip and the Ribeye are also Certified Angus Beef which is higher quality. Our chef usually do undercook the steak slightly as a steak will continue to cook as it leaves the grill and we would rather have something slightly undercooked than... More 

Green Bay, WI
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with our work group after an expo. It was a nice relaxing atmosphere. We sat in a booth with very tall backs and it felt nice and private. We were served bread and oil, but no balsamic. Good food and a large selection of pastas and seafood entrees. We all enjoyed our meals. The serving sizes were very... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had booked a spot here for my wife's birthday and were anticipating the evening out. We knew Johnny's had a great reputation and we were really looking forward to it. It went south from there, however. First of all, it was a Tuesday evening so we thought it wouldn't be too busy but they were swamped and severely under... More 

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Anne C, Brand Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona, responded to this review

FormerHoosier - Sorry your recent visit was less than perfect. That is never what we want to hear. Can you please contact me at acoffman@hoari.com so we can discuss your visit further - thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $35
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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 - 10:00 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?