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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 good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a very comfortable place to sit and dine and mix with your friends as also to order specialty off the Menu dish.

Reviewed March 14, 2017

Sam and Gabe's meets the bill for any type of evening out --- from dressed up to dressed down. Menu items are fabulous and service incredible. Check out their party room for groups!

Thank Susan D
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I was so excited to go to Sam & Gabe's but boy was I disappointed. We were seated in a far corner of the bar at a small table that was suited for two and we had a party of four. The food was overpriced...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

great food and live music, its must see for your self its good for date nite,or a party for all your friends.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed March 12, 2017

I've ate here twice for events within two weeks in their private dining area. The private dinner was nicely done - four tables with pre-ordered family style dining. The salads, entrees and desserts were all delicious - nice wine selection, too.

Thank L C
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I am a long time fan of John Krantz who is a jazz pianist. John played at Sam and Gabe's every week for years. I would go out to eat great Italian dishes and order a glass of red wine and listen to the jazz....More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Without fail, the service and the food are above and beyond the norm. Tonight the steak deburgo was flavorful and tender. My mixed drink was perfect. The server was warm and knowledgeable - and checked back with us with perfect timing. We were also served...More

Thank bugs4cy
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We arrived with a large group and neglected to RSVP! The staff made a fabulous meal for 19 and handled our goof with courtesy, awesome service, and an amazing meal! Sam & Gabe's went way above my service level expectations!

Thank Helpfulsmilen
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is great and the food is better. Great place to eat if you want casual or if you want to dress up a little. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The staff in the lounge are wonderful, engaging, and make fantastic drinks. The chianti is excellent and pairs well with the Italian dishes. The Italian nachos are the best appetizer on the menu - you have to give them a try. I have had nothing...More

Thank denisemagnani
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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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