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$12 - $32
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Italian, American, Steakhouse
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great service and food Saturday. Lasagna was great waitress did awesome job great server, had the lasagna and wife had monte Cristo. Never waited for refills ,very attentive to us great privacy place by window is nice touch

Date of visit: August 2022
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your amazing review! We are glad that Megan was able to do such a great job. We hope to see you guys again soon!

Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Came for dinner while in town for business. Ordered a top sirloin dinner for $23. Came with salad, bread and a baked potato. Great deal and the steak was not half bad! Better that the chain steak restaurants. Service decent.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us during your business travels! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again if you are ever traveling back in the area!

Reviewed July 26, 2021

I had the Veal Sinatra…outstanding. My wife had a steak filet, which arrived undercooked. Our server immediately returned it to the kitchen. It was replaced by a new steak…not her original steak! In addition, we were offered and accepted a complimentary desert, which was also...outstanding. I rate the food and service as outstanding and we will certainly return soon.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 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 look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! We knew we were in for a treat when the bread came out and it was perfect. Followed by amazing salad, fried calamari, and perfectly prepared ribeye with mushrooms, and medallion trio. And the sides were just as good. Also, the service...was outstanding.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2021

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us here at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse in West Des Moines. We appreciate the wonderful feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 29, 2021 via mobile

Always a solid meal here - no matter what You pick. Great staff, great drinks, and great food. Never leave here disappointed or unsatisfied. I think this place is majorly underrated for the area!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2021

Your patronage means everything to us! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

Reviewed January 20, 2021 via mobile

Food was outstanding as usual as I’ve eaten here many times as I always stay at on if my favorite hotels the Hilton tapestry. Unfortunately I drew the short straw and got Dan as my server. He was so occupied with one table of 5...men that were ordering expensive drinks that I was invisible. Had the other servers even ask if I had been served! I will be back but I assure you that Dan will not be my waiter! Dan times are tuff in your industry I would strongly suggest you would give your best to ALL your guests! There’s plenty of people out of work that would give anything to be making money.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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LVTersch, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2021

We appreciate that you took the time to provide us details of your visit. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal, but I apologize that the service you received was not up to our typical standards. Please know that I have shared your...More

Reviewed September 12, 2020

My husbsnd and I were celebrating our 45th Wedding Anniversary in the evening and most of the food was " ok", but we couldn't believe how bad the Filet Mignon's were!!- They were burnt on both sides and bloody in the middle for medium rare....The asperagus was aweful, too. Undercooked and almost raw. We feel very unhappy about spending $88.00 + tip on our horrible experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2020

Hello, thank you for sharing your review. We very much value our guests' feedback and I apologize that you were dissatisfied with your meal during your anniversary dinner. I will be sure to pass along this information to our culinary and service team. I hope...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020

My manager and I decided to stay in because it was cold out and I'm so happy we did. He ordered a pasta dish with local made sausage that he loved. I ordered a filet mignon with demi sauce and it was cooked perfectly and...tasted just as good. The salad was plentiful and very fresh. I would eat here again if in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MichelleSparkman, Other at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Rebecca thank you for the kind words and wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you both enjoyed your meals. We hope if you are in town again you will dine with us! Thank you!

Reviewed February 15, 2020

I’m not sure why this place has such good reviews. We went here the day after Valentines to celebrate & we had very few positive experiences. First of all the restaurant is located inside a Holiday Inn. We made reservations at 7:00 three weeks prior...and we did not get seated until 7:45ish. When we were seated we were sat in a separate room from the restaurant that backed up to the pool I believe because we could hear kids screaming throughout the dinner and the ambience was very bad in the room, it looked as if it was a party room maybe that is not normally used. Service was lacking for sure & I had the filet Oscar and my husband had the 10 oz filet and both were very average. This place was not what I was expecting at all. I would not visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MichelleSparkman, Other at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Mackenzie thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am very disappointed to hear about your recent experience and completely understand your frustration and I do not want this to be your lasting impression. I would like the opportunity to try and...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019

We both had the filet with the garlic mashed potatoes. So delicious! The salad with house dressing was good too! We also loved the focaccia bread...made their and served warm. The restaurant was busy so we were glad we had made a reservation ahead of...time. Even though it was busy, it wasn’t so noisy like some restaurants can be.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MichelleSparkman, Owner at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Penny thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I will be sure to share with the team. We hope to dine with you again soon!

Reviewed November 15, 2019

My husband and I sat at the bar and ordered drinks and dinner. The service was exceptional!! We ordered filet mignon and a bone in ribeye with a lobster tail. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Our after dinner drinks (mudslide and brandy alexander) were...a huge hit. Bartenders Wade and Rico were amazing!! We had the pleaaure of talking to the manager, Shawn and would recommend this establishment to everyone!! Definitely will be returning!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We are grateful for your compliments, and are very proud to hear that your experience at Johnny's was more than enjoyable. We will make sure that our staff receive your comments. We cannot...More

Reviewed November 5, 2019

I'd never eaten here but heard good things. My husband chose this place as a surprise location for my birthday. First off, the woman at the reservation desk was so lovely and welcoming, and seated us just where we wanted. The lighting is quite dim...and on the romantic side, but we were able to read our menus adequately with the 'down' lighting from above. The servers are dresses as you would expect in any 5 star restaurant, and our server was a very courteous woman who was quite prompt and very knowledgeable in not only the menu items but also the wines offered. We ordered steak, mine was the petite filet mignon, his was the ribeye dressed with pan fried asparagus and gorgonzola cheese. Both steaks topped with a reduction sauce...superb!! Mouth watering delicious! The focaccia bread served at every table tasted fresh out of the oven. The meals cost more here but it is well worth it. You get a very well prepared full meal, very ample sides. Better food - expertly prepared does cost more. Our server catered to us precisely, and our surroundings were intimate, relaxing, and very enjoyable. There were no children, mostly couples. We definitely will be back. I got a peek at the lunch menu and I can't wait to try their fare.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time on such a wonderful and detailed review! We are always enlightened to hear that our customers appreciate Johnny's ambiance, menu, and service. We only try to provide the best experience, and we cannot wait to serve you again in...More

Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour. The website says there is a happy hour at these restaurants. The Johnny’s on Fleur has a happy hour. We asked to be seated at a table in the bar. We waited 10 minutes for someone, anyone to acknowledge...our presence. Finally when a server got to us he said sorry, no happy hour. He couldn’t explain why there wasn’t a happy hour even after I showed him the Johnny’s website that mentions happy hour. So I asked one of the bartenders about Johnny’s happy hour. I said that there must be a happy hour because it is on Johnny’s website. Never been on the website he said. I can show you I said, would you like to see the website? No I don’t he said. He was rude and arrogant. We will never return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am very sorry for the issues you had at your most recent visit and for the confusion we caused. Yes, our Fleur Dr. locations does offer a happy hour and it is listed on...More

Reviewed October 4, 2019

The restaurant is located inside the Holiday Inn and it is by far the best hotel restaurant I have ever eaten at. My favorite steaks are the porterhouse, the filet and, if you happen to go there on a Friday or Saturday night, you have...to try the Prime Rib. It is unbelievable!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful rating, your positive experience means a lot to us! We are so glad you love Johnny's steaks as much as we do and hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the drunk steak, nice fillet prepared with a reduction of Sam Adams Boston lager. Very tasty and accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes. 🤗😋🙂

Date of visit: August 2019
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Michelle S, Public Relations Manager at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for the review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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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