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Steakhouse, Italian, American
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner entree was ok for the adults. The kids meals were terrible. $8 for a serving of kraft Mac n cheese and spaghetti noodles with red sauce. My kids were still hungry and the server offered another Loaf of bread. He then came back and...said it "was just put in the oven and would take 5 min". We asked about the bread again and it still never arrived. Definitely not worth the money we spent.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give your review - I am sorry our service was not up to our typical standards. I assure you I will pass your feedback along to our team so it can be addressed and we can serve you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a family outing, haven't done that in years. I had been wanting to try Johnny's for a while. We could get in before our reservation, so that was good. We sat there 20 minutes before waitress showed up. She was double loaded in...her area but was very nice. We ordered appetizers and they were good. But later when our steaks arrived, they were not good. Mine was the ribeye and it was tough as a saddle to chew, no flavor, and baked potato was hard and undercooked.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to hear your experience did not meet the expectations we strive to meet. We appreciate hearing from our guests on what we could do better. I assure you I will pass your feedback to our executive team so we can address...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salads were excellent with house dressing. I had salmon both times one and a salad and one separately. Salmon was cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review - we're glad you had a great experience with us. See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johnny's is a large restaurant with has great seating and décor. The service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry so it didn't matter. The server was friendly and efficient. The soup and sandwich were great as was the Reuben.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, we are so appreciative that you took the time to leave your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed dining with us at Johnny's!

Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

First night started with a cocktail but not comes the focaccia bread. Salad was just right, had the chef Andy's cavatappi the sausage and mushrooms, nice portion excellent taste. Wine by the glass selections quite nice and served in proper stemware. Second night starting with...a cocktail then enjoyed the Chanel number 5, it was scrumptious. Enjoyed a nice Chardonnay by the glass. Latoya was excellent server there at just the right time great suggestions. First night hit a snag manager immediately took care of the problem! One of the better hotel restaurants that I have enjoyed!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Hello, we are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse both nights. We love hearing from our guests and we are very thankful that you took the time to post your wonderful comments.

Reviewed May 12, 2022

We stopped here for lunch. We had a cheese burger and portobella steak sandwich. I special ordered my cheeseburger, because I don't like condiments or veggies on the burger. It arrived as ordered and was absolutely delicious. I got it well done. It was done...perfectly done with absolutely no charring. My daughter had a small error with her steak sandwich, due to a typo on the new menu. It was rectified immediately and pleasantly. We were offered desert on the house for the inconvenience, but we declined because the generous portions left us completely satisfied. Our waitress Danielle was perfect in every way. For a quiet, upscale meal, I recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2022

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that you received such great service from Danielle! We appreciate the wonderful feedback and hope to see you again!

Reviewed April 26, 2022

I was disappointed in the Ribeye meal. The steak was tasty but a little too salty. It was 30% fat and lots of sinue so while I chewed, it did not get smaller. The dinner salad was field of greens and I asked for Caesar...dressing, which I found was a $4 up charge on the bill. The greens were not crispy at all and bordered on slimy as it was over dressed. The baked potato was cold and so waxy it was inedible. The fried zucchini was great and abundant. The other two in the party had the scallops & arugula and the filet Oscar which they enjoyed. I'm not sure it was worth the $240 tab, which did include one $12 glass of Chardonnay. Service was slow at 6PM and our appetizer plates, salad plates, and dinner dishes reminded on the table till we got up to leave. I realize it is Des Moines and this is not a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse but there is no excuse for a bad ribeye steak dinner!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2022

Hello, we are very sorry that the service and the Ribeye meal you received was not at all up to our typical standards. We appreciate your feedback. I will be forwarding your comments along to our culinary and management team so we can address these...More

Reviewed March 15, 2022

My wife and I love to sit at the bar, the service is fast and good. The food is also delicious here. It is always a lot of out of towners at the bar with the close proximity to the airport.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2022

Hi Gavin, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again.

Reviewed March 10, 2022

My plane was diverted last week and ended up eating at the bar as we were spending the night in the hotel nearby. The service and the food were awesome. I had the scallops and brussel sprout slaw and it was DELICIOUS!! Steve, the bartender,...was personable and the service was quick. It was a great experience!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2022

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed the service and the food.

Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I were on our way home from Florida and was planning on stopping overnight in West Dea Moines. We searched on trip advisor for a nearby steak house and took a chance with the mixed reviews. We could not have been more...pleased from start to ending. From getting us in when they were booked solid to the friendly greeting when we arrived. My ribeye steak was done to perfection and was very flavorful, had it topped with gorgonzola which was a great addition. My wife had the chef Andy's homestyle Cavatappi and she raced about it. Overall very satisfied and best of all the prices were very reasonable for the atmosphere and quality. Two thumbs-upMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2022

We are so glad to hear that you chose to dine with us and that you were very pleased with your experience! We take pride in our food, so thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

Lackluster sirloin steak with no spice or flavor salad was ok. Tiramisu was mediocre…good service waiter was friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We take pride in our restaurant and it sounds like your meal was not up to our typical standards. I have shared your feedback with our culinary team so they are aware and can make adjustments....More

Reviewed November 10, 2021 via mobile

I have eaten here before food is great, ambience is great and service too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant whether you need a quick lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2021

Jan, thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage and your wonderful recommendation!

Reviewed October 13, 2021

This is a very popular restaurant so even though we arrived early at about 6PM we still had to wait about 30 minutes for a table for two. They have a large bar. The waiter was nice and the food was excellent. Prices were reasonable....I forgot my credit card, so I called and they held it to give it to me a little while later when I drove back. They were very kind considering how very busy they were by the time I returned.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2021

We are so glad to hear that the meal and service you received met expectations! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 8, 2021

Good location and very close to the Outlets of DesMoines, Food was very good and I would recommend to start with a bowl of their soup. Good Staff, very quiet and the way it is built - very private seating.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for posting your review!

Reviewed May 27, 2021

The waiter was not engaged in his work. Seemed like we were not important. was there for 2 hours. waiting for waiter to bring food. wanted to give us bill and we asked for dessert sand he ran through the desserts really fast. waited for...30 minute s for the bill. poor serve for lunch time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2021

Thank you for providing us with all of this information about your lunch dining experience with us, we are very sorry that it did not meet expectations.. We take pride in our restaurant and we want to make sure everything is consistently up to standards....More

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Yes, Jonny’s has that. We have a group that has used a room there at least 2 times. It is a really beautiful room. We had a limited menu. I don’t know if that was a deal with the room, or just something arranged in... More
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Went for the food. You can call them and ask them
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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5