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Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

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8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
+1 515-271-9200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“italian nachos” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a few time - always very good meals, very good service, usually a 10 minute wait and pretty busy... no complaints...

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

There was a big event on their lower level. Our waitress was able to get our order in quick to avoid a wait. Everyone including very young kids enjoyed the meal. I will definitely return

Thank David_Justin
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Service can be slow, especially in the room with the bar. Also in that room the tables are too close together, but other than that we really enjoy it. The Linguini Bolognese is absolutely fabulous and I get cravings for it. Hubby always get a...More

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner on a Thursday night at Sam & Gabe's and had a wonderful pasta dinner.Thursday is half price for bottled wine which did not hurt! The service was great and we would recommend you give this place a try.

Thank cdw148
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Old fashioned icon in the neighborhood - has that supper club feel! Its a bit dated but that adds to the ambiance a bit, if your looking for chic and polished better go somewhere else if you want to escape a little and delve into...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for date night when another restaurant we originally had wanted to eat at was overbooked. We are so glad we did! The food here is so good. Food is a bit pricey but it is well worth it. We...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Met a friend for dinner a couple nights ago and wished I had read reviews before we went. Have been before, but it's been several years. First off the waiter was dripping in sweat the entire time he was serving us and even coughed into...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Had a business dinner with eight people, and although the food was good, the service had a hard time keeping up. We had to wait for twenty minutes to receive our water, then drinks were another wait. Thankfully, we ordered appetizers with our drinks, so...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We've been dining at this place since before it was here. (It was in another location, LOL) The ownership has changed in the last year so the menu we have come to love has changed a bit. But, what's there now is worth a visit....More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed August 9, 2017

One of our favorites! Great food! Try the Italian Nachos - homemade chips, Italian Sausage - SO GOOD! Creamy Italian salad dressing is to die for! Great service.

Thank cherylcampbell13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 515-271-9200
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