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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn (in the same bldg) and needed a quick lunch. That sandwich - FANTASTIC. My husband says it's the best he's ever had. Not cheap but definitely worth the money.

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

Hello, we are so pleased to hear that the Clubhouse Monte Cristo Sandwich exceeded expectations! Your amazing comments mean so much to us.

Reviewed March 13, 2022

We had come for a bowling tournament. We wanted to eat not at a pub or have a burger type dinner. We wanted to have a sit down dinner and this place delivered. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was great. Had the...stuffed mushroom caps. Wow. Also had pasta dishes. They were really good. The only thing is that the lobster mac and cheese was lacking in the lobster department. I am accustomed to having a lobster tail (being from the east coast) not slivers of lobster in the mac and cheese. When I did have lobster with the mac and cheese it was wonderful. Had the banana cheese cake to top off dinner. Was not aware that this was attached to the Hilton Hotel and had trouble finding it. It is literally right across the street from Woodman's. If we are in the area again would stop in again.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

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! We will pass along your feedback about the Lobster to our culinary and management team. Thank you for your wonderful review!

Reviewed November 21, 2021

So, my Fiance and I wanted to go out and celebrate his new job!. and I planned a nice date night. I called and booked the night before for a table at 4pm. we got seated right as we entered. they asked if i was...Angie and said yes. they seated right away. drinks came, food was fast. we had two apps, two drinks each and the main dish aswell. the food was amazing. for two people our bill was a little over 100$ take the drinks and apps away itd would of been closer to 50$, which is fine. Tia our amazing waitress was fast and full of spirit. she did amazing, we also talked with the manager to praise the place. we will def come back! very good place to go. (side not) the drinks we got where two martinis and my fiancee got spotted cow 12 $ for two drinks. which is fine. i ordered the chubby steak (not sure the full name) super tender and fall apart in your mouth. and loaded potatoes which was amazing and great big portions!.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2021

Congratulations to your fiancé on the new job! It means a lot to us here at Johnny's that you choose to celebrate with us. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your evening and we appreciate your amazing feedback!

Reviewed August 27, 2021

My wife and I are visiting the Madison area, and had dinner at Johnny's because we were staying in the Hilton Garden Inn in which Johnny's is located. After reading reviews, we weren't expecting much, but were very pleasantly surprised. The decor, and the 1940's...music, is beautiful, and very relaxing. Our server, Kelly, was excellent in every way; attentive without being a nuisance. She was friendly, pleasant, helpful, and very service oriented. My wife and I both tried different pasta dishes, and both were outstanding. Beautifully presented, perfectly prepared, and among the best if not the best we've ever had. I don't know why this place got some negative reviews. Our experience couldn't have been better.More

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

Hi Larry, thank you for deciding to join us for dinner during your stay at Hilton Garden Inn! We are so glad that both you and your wife enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again if you are ever back in the area!

Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Sunday evening with a party of 7. Two other tables had 2 people each when we arrived. Took our waiter 15 minutes to arrive at table the first time. When he finally took our order it was 30 minutes after we arrived. One more party...of four showed up. It took 45 minutes minutes before our food was brought to our table (first course) and the house salad had less than 1/2 oz of leaf lettuce. Thats it. We had to ask for the bread that was supposed to come with the meal. Food was mediocre. Especially for the price. None of us were impressed with quality of food, service or the time it took. We were done eating 30 minutes before our waiter asked if we were ready for our bill. Horrible service. We do not recommend at all. Better choices than this placeMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2021

Thank you for informing us about your recent visit. I would like to express our deepest apologies for the food and service you received - I assure you we will be addressing these issues with our entire management team. If you would like to speak...More

Reviewed June 19, 2021

Poor, poor, poor. My family was there for 3 hours! Took 2 hours to get food. Drinks... had to order 2 at a time because the bartender took 20-30 minutes to serve 1 drink. The inexperienced server, dumped a whole drink on my mother. And...it was her birthday which they did not acknowledge when we mentioned it was a celebration. Salad was sad, my sister's had a gallon of dressing on it, we had to send back. Our server was inexperienced saying it was his 4th...then 3rd...then 2nd day without training. Did not bring the bread because he "normally doesn't do it when people order appetizer, but yes you should have got it" -again this is his 4th or 3rd or 2nd day(???)Then they came and said they had to run over to the grocery store across the street to get the ingredients for our drinks. The dessert was gross. The tiramisu was watered down with a pie crust. It was just a sad experience. The manager was worthless and when confronted with issues on a $600+ bill we were only DISCOUNTED $10 for the dump drink, which soaked my mother and all they offered was clothe napkins and a blow dryer in the bathroom (which there wasn't). I would suggest new management and better trainers. My sister worked for Applebees and Red Robin and said it was inexcusable because other restaurants would have given a free drink, free meal and dry cleaning for the accident- and they are lower class restaurants then Johnny's. Very disappointing.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 21, 2021

Hello, thank you for submitting your feedback in regards to your most recent visit with us at the Sun Prairie location. We are truly sorry that so many issues occurred during your dining experience. Please know that we are following up about this with our...More

Reviewed May 14, 2021

We have been here many times before (although it was the west side location) and have always had a good dining experience. Service has always been very good. Tonight....NOT SO MUCH! We waited way too long to be waited on and our reservation was at...5:30 purposely so we would be able to beat the crowd. My husband ordered a tangeray martini. They didn’t have tangeray (who doesn’t have tangeray at 5:30) yet they charged him for the drink. It took over 45 minutes before we even got our drinks. Food was subpar and service was poor. For the price.... I definitely would not recommend Johnny’s Italian Steak house to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Heart of America Group, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We very much value our guests' feedback and I apologize that you were dissatisfied. I will be sure to pass along this information to our culinary and service team. I have sent your...More

Reviewed April 18, 2021

It's been 13 months since we last ate out thanks to the Pandemic. Ada our waitress was excellent and did a nice job balancing time across multiple tables. The French onion soup was not cooked completely according to my wife; onions were chewy. Her house...salad and my Caesar salad were excellent. The lobster tail was excellent and the wife loved it. The melted butter was not overcooked. The large Filet was very good BUT slightly over cooked with minimal pink. Much to our surprize we had to pay for the delightful Banana Cheese Cake which was delicious. We were asked if we were celebrating a special event when I placed our reservations and again when we checked in. Even our son told us we would get a free dessert. Disappointed. Still the best restaurant in Sun Prairie. People need to up their dress when coming to this restaurant. We saw far too many jeans and tee shirts. This is an upscale restaurant. .More

Date of visit: April 2021
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LVTersch, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2021

Hi Delmar, thank you for coming in to celebrate with us! We are very sorry to hear that not everything was quite up to expectations. Please know that your comments have been shared with the entire executive team at the Sun Prairie location for review.

Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

Great drink specials during happy hour and the martinis were tasty, but service was very lacking. There were two bartenders on a Saturday afternoon and probably 3 other parties in the bar area. My friend and I both waited atleast 10 minutes after our first...drink was empty before the bartender even acknowledged us or asked if we wanted another and walking past us multiple times. Seems like we were ignored, possibly because we are younger than most there.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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LVTersch, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2021

Hi Alyssa-thank you for taking the time to post your review. We would like to apologize again that the service that you and your friends received was not up to the high expectations we strive to meet. Please know that I will be following up...More

Reviewed December 12, 2020

Ordered the steak and it was over tenderized and mediocre. Basic flavor. All meals were not steakhouse quality. Martinis were weak like water down vodka for $12 a drink. Not impressed and will not be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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LVTersch, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2020

I am very disappointed to hear your experience did not meet the expectations we strive to meet. We value our guests' feedback and I assure you that our entire executive team has received your comments for review. I would love to invite you back, on...More

Reviewed August 11, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful evening to help celebrate our 47th anniversary. The service was grand. The food... Steaks and wine were outstanding. We will be back and look forward to that time

Date of visit: August 2020
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MKSparkman, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Kathy, it means a lot to us here at Johnny's that you choose to celebrate your anniversary dinner with us. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your evening - happy anniversary!

Reviewed February 26, 2020

while our second return was better than the first, it is a place that locals should find other choices. I have to remember this is in a hotel so prices will be higher. I forgot martinis were $12 which is $2-$5 more then most places...in Madison, though the martini was wonderful. We sat at the bar thinking service would be better because at a table last time it was terrible. There were about 4 people behind the bar and yet it still took us 2 hours from start to finish. We were not in a hurry but that is a long time. Our appetizers of zucchini fries was not cooked enough and were fairly soggy in the middle (but still tasted okay) and the shrimp cocktail was fine but not great. Our soups were great! The minestrone was my husbands favorite he has ever had and my lobster bisque was good but did not need the oil that was poured on it when served. This is a great hotel bar but again if you are local there are many other great options that have better service! The one bartender seemed to be new and I felt bad that she was running around and did not know how to multitask behind the bar. Seems like a lack of management for how many people there were but still took such a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MichelleSparkman, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Katie thank you for taking the time to write your review. I appreciate all the feedback and have shared with both management and the culinary team. We are always looking for ways we can improve. Thank you again.

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

You might think this restaurant is expensive but it only looks that way. The service is on point and the food delicious.. I never had to wait for anything.. and the atmosphere is just perfect!

Date of visit: February 2020
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MichelleSparkman, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

William thank you for the kind words and review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! I will be sure to share your compliments with the team and we hope to dine with you again!

Reviewed February 14, 2020

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed with the food. Our last time here (2/12/2020) was as expected. We started out with the Bruschetta. our entrees were Seafood Pomodoro and a Four Cheese Ravioli w/shrimp. Both meals came out hot and...delicious. Our server Brooke was attentive without being overbearing. No one likes slow service but the service was ALMOST too fast on this night. Hardly any time in between courses to enjoy a little conversation. The only negative thing for the evening was an employee that kept walking back and forth thru the dinning room. Didn't really know his purpose on being there. Will be back again.More

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

Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you have always enjoyed your meals. I do apologize for the service you received on your last visit. I appreciate you bringing to our attention so we can use as training opportunity. I have shared...More

Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Just stop there for lunch. Almost did not due to reviews online. We were glad we did. Great food at very fair price. I will say their sign is a little small and since the restaurant is located in the building of the Hilton’s hotel,...it does not stand out. But great place. A little slow service but we were not in a hurry so no big deal. We will stop again if in the area their linch special changes every day and its a good difference compare to all the fast food aroundMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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MichelleSparkman, Marketing at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Ludi thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to dine with you again soon!

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