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Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

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8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
(515) 271-9200
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excels in taste,presentation and quality. Live music, good service ...comfortable and not bad on the budget. Recommend this place.

Thank jmac3609
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 16oz ribeye with garlic potatoes and asparagus was excellent and the special duck confit was good. The service was excellent and friendly as usual.

Thank Daniel D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo good. Salmon special, Iranian Pasta, bourbon, special beer. All good. Glad to hear they are opening in September in East Village. Now the, got to try the Sunday brunch soon...

Thank Jerry U
Augusta, Georgia, USA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The restaurant is well appointed and had sufficient room. Service was excellent and fast. The personnel were exceptional. However, I ordered veal as did my wife. Both were on the tough side and difficult to cut. The sauce was good but in no way exceptional. Considering that this is listed as an Italian Restaurant, I felt the veal would be... More 

Des Moines, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Wonderful food - moderate pricing - décor is a bit old fashioned, but staff was professional, though not friendly.

Thank jholden2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and amazing food! I'm gluten free and the wait staff were knowledgeable and very accommodating!

Thank Wendi R
Urbandale, Iowa
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We don't often deviate from our Sunday Curry but we decided to use a Groupon and are glad we did. There were several drink options including coffee and juices. You could start with breakfast foods including cereal and pastries or head for the waffles with syrup or fruit. You then graduate to the lunch buffet with a variety of meats... More 

1 Thank Kathie S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A little pricey but excellent food. Love the service and the ambiance. One of our favorite places to eat.

1 Thank Melodi M
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went to Sam and Gabes on a Saturday evening, celebrating my nieces upcoming wedding with my daughters, nieces and sister. Our server, Patty made our celebration special with her attentive but not over done service. I had the Asiago chicken and angel hair pasta both were delicious. We all had great food, drinks, service and appetizers and will definitely... More 

Thank Pam H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had reservations for 10 @ 8:00 pm but still waited 20 minutes to get to our table. That was the frustrating part, once seated the service, food, was excellent. I choose the lasagna, and it didn't disappoint. A nice spice to the sausage, cheesy, great tomato sauce, made this a very delectable choice. My wife had the salmon and... More 

Thank Dick S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: (515) 271-9200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?