Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton

4.4
293 reviews
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Johnny’s is reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the 1940’s and 1950’s. It blends traditions of the past with the present adding a touch of class and a lot of edge. The sophisticated design of the restaurant is welcoming and warm; the illuminated lighting creates an air of mystique and privacy. The classic sounds of Sinatra, Dean and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as contemporary crooners like Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. surround the restaurant and infuse an aura and rhythm all of it’s own.

A glowing neon Blue Bar™ invites you for cocktails served on the custom granite bar or to relax on soft seating in the lounge. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, all of which sets Johnny’s stage presence.
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LG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was not busy, and we sat in a comfortable booth. Our server was polite and attentive. Everything was delicious

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded 2 days ago

Laurie I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I will be sure and share with the team. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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E
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is a celebration favorite. Very predictably great.
I really like the food and service. I appreciate that we can have a conversation without shouting over music or other noises.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you always enjoy your experience. We appreciate the support and hope to dine with you again soon!

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F
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with our granddaughter and her boyfriend. Service and food were very good as usual. Our server seemed to disappear at times but we weren’t in a hurry so ok. She needs som training.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on August 8, 2019

Fred thank you for the review and feedback. I have shared with management. I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals and hope to dine with you again soon!

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RW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Classy treat for us! The music and atmosphere is our favorite. We went for brunch this time. The warm cinnamon rolls, prime rib, eggs benedict, sausages, were my favorite, but I loved the nice selection and variety of the food - everything one would expect from Johnny's.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on August 6, 2019

Robert thank you review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed brunch! I will be sure and share your feedback with the team. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Johnnys for our anniversary dinner. Have been before and it’s always great! This time my steak came out too rare and I had to ask for it to be cooked a little more, but it was perfect after that. My boyfriend’s steak was perfectly cooked. The Parmesan crust on the filet was outstanding. Great ambience, private booth so we could talk, and good service. We’ll be back!

FA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent after fixing my order.
We did state it was for our anniversary when we reserved, and nothing special was done for it.
Most restaurants would either decorate the table or offer a dessert on the house. So needless to say were disappointed by this.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on July 31, 2019

Felicia thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to hear they were able to fix your order and then you enjoyed the meal. I apologies about the lack of acknowledgment to your anniversary. I will be sure and share this with management to use as a learning opportunity. I appreciate you letting us know and I do hope you will give us another try. Thank you.

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m
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Awesome food, good service and Frank Sinatra Music. Dinner with friends didn’t disappoint. We started with two orders of crab cakes (1 cake per order). The cakes are large enough to share and very good. The men had lobster bisque and I’m told it’s the best in Madison. The ladies ordered Caesar salad. Also very good. We all ordered steaks which come with a choice of, potatoes, veggies or pasta Marinara. The filet Oscar comes with asparagus also. I ordered the steak Deburgo. Two small tenderloin medallions perfectly rare as ordered in a herb cream sauce with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. Excellent! Unfortunately we didn’t save room for dessert. Maybe next time.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed everything! You made some great choices. The DeBurgo is definitely a favorite! I will be sure to share your review with the team. We hope to dine with you all again soon!

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SK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!! We enjoyed sitting outside and had excellent service by Mitchell.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on July 29, 2019

Susan thank you for the review and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you received great service and enjoyed your meals. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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DL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to get our own drinks Bartender on duty did not come from behind the bar to take our order - twice, I wasn't sure if I should have even left her a tip. Other than that Excellent dining room service and food.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on July 17, 2019

Diane thank you for the review. I am so sorry about the bartenders lack of service. I have shared with management to use as a training and learning opportunity. I appreciate you letting us know. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to dine with you again. Thanks!

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OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch specials! Attentive waiter.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoy the features. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstangkng. Maybe the best dinnung experience I've ever had.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

John I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a first date there, the staff was amazing! They came over and were friendly and kind. Food was amazing and definitely am going back! Can’t say I got a second date but couldn’t ask for a better place!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I will be sure to share your compliments with all the staff. We hope to dine with you again!

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like we were rock stars. Will always go back

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 19, 2019

Kris thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you received great service. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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f
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Server was not friendly. I had food sensitivities and when requested if the chef could accommodate me she quoted me that the restaurant was franchised and can’t honor those requests. So, after my date received his food, she was kind enough to have brought me a plain side salad.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your review. I want to apologize for the response you received because it is simply not true. We always try to accommodate to any food sensitives when possible. We may not be able to in every circumstance, but we try. I have shared with management to use as a training opportunity. I do hope you will give us another try and I appreciate you letting us know. Thank you.

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everyone was very nice. There were 5 of us and the ladies all enjoyed our food very much however the 2 men both had your steak and stuffed shrimp dish and neither liked it. They thought the stuffing was pasty & weird and both said their steaks were tough and had an overkill of garlic. It was mentioned to staff and they offered dessert to compensate. Both men generally don't hesitate to express their opinions about anything but this time they didn't and they should have earlier in the meal and not at the end. My point is I just wanted you to know that at least this group didn't care for your steak & shrimp combo dinner.
Linda

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 12, 2019

Linda thank you for the review and letting us know about steak and shrimp. I have shared your review with management and the culinary team. I think you have provided valuable feedback. I do hope you will give us another try. I do not want this being their last impression as I know we are capable of much more. Thank you again!

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waitress was awesome!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything!

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but we were terribly rushed. It would have been much nicer if we had been given time to enjoy everything.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for the review. I am so disappointed to hear you were rushed during your meal. I have shared with management to use as a learning opportunity. My sincerest apologies. I do hope you will be willing to give us another try. Thank you.

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DG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the food was good, but nothing blew me away. Had the Seafood Rockefeller. Restaurant was relatively quiet for a Saturday night. Really liked that they had a regular and a light portion for most of the appetizers.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on June 4, 2019

David thank you for the review and valuable feedback. I have shared with management and the culinary team. I do hope you will dine with us again. Thanks!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were perfectly cooked to all parties preferences. Perfect timing on service. Food came out together and was hot. One of the last upscale diners in town. Will return.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 31, 2019

Julie thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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j
Miami
217 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tried this steakhouse after reading the reviews. The stuffed mushrooms were to excellent, and the spinach salad with the warm bacon dressing was worth the up charge. steak made my day. Risotto along with the steak was worth enduring the cold weather to get together. Please understand I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Enjoyed my dinner so much that I have plans to return this week before I return to Florida. The service is terrific which made the experience so much more delightful.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. You made some delicious choices :) We look forward to dining with you again very soon! Safe travels back to FL!

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S
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great deal. For $18 you get an amazing variety of food at the brunch, including some higher-end items like prime rib. I'd guess it's at least $40 worth, for less than half that price. And all of it is great-tasting. This is my 2nd time and I will definitely be back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

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

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was at 6:45, but we were seated as soon as we go there (which was a little early). The waitress was very nice and efficient. Our food came in a timely manner and it was very good! I would visit this restaurant again when I’m in the area.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

Jamie thank you for the 5-star rating and recommendation! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and we hope to dine with you again soon!

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BB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our 45th Wedding Anniversary. The menu is very complete and the meals that we had were extremely good. The Veal Sinatra with shrimp was hot and very tasty. The Crab Stuffed Shrimp was the same. We had plenty, so we had some left to enjoy the next day. Waitstaff was OK...not overbearing, but had their hands full with customers so not as attentive as I had hoped. We had the only table that the lighting was overly lit-the others had lower watt bulbs that added to the ambiance. Other than that, it was an enjoyable experience.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the review. First, happy anniversary! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals, but disappointed to hear about the service you received. I have shared your review with management to use a reminder and learning opportunity. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters college graduation

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and for spending the special occasion with us!

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JM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing! It came highly recommended, so I took a couple of friends who were all in town and we were made to feel like we were an inconvenience to our server. We had reservations in case it was busy, he took our order and he didn't come back until we paid for our bill (which he didn't even give us, a gal did since she saw us waiting. ) We even had to get up to grab a pitcher of water that was sitting on the bar to fill our glasses. Will not likely return because service is a bigger deal to me than the food. We had high hopes since our many friends suggested we eat there while in town.

m
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

A booth in the bar, dinner with friends on a slow Friday night. Dinner was very good. Tenderloin, nicely charred and fork tender. Main course — prime rib, (rare as ordered), unexpectedly served without au jus and overly salted, as were the garlic mashed potatoes. Appetizer — Crab cake (pricey at $13.00 for one medium sized cake). Dessert — excellent cheesecake and creme brûlée.

We are regulars and used to excellent attentive service. It was off tonight. We all commented on it. Maybe it was the little details that matter most. We had to ask for water, soup spoons, bread, and make our own dipping oil. Maybe it was because, instead of our waitress, it was the bussers and other wait-staff that passed by who attended to us. I cannot put a finger on it, but we all agreed we’ve had better service at less expensive restaurants.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the review. I am disappointed to hear service was not up to our normal standards and not everyone was satisfied with their meals. I have shared your review with management and the culinary team as I think you have provided some very valuable feedback. I do hope you will give us another try. Thank you.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Normally my favorite place, but for mother’s day you pay twice as much for the same buffet except they added shrimp and they take away bottomless mimosas for moms very disappointing

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 21, 2019

Courtney thank you for the review. I am disappointed to hear our Mother's Day brunch did not meet your expectations. I have shared your feedback with management. I do hope you will dine with us again soon. Thank you.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my parents and boyfriend after graduation and it was a great place to eat! Both my mom and I are gluten and dairy free and they were very accommodating when we asked. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice meal.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals and we were able to accommodate your dietary needs. We appreciate the feedback. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Tasty food, server was attentive.....but it took a long time for food to arrive. Plan on being away from the office for two hours, and don't arrive too hungry!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals, but apologies for how long it took to be served. We know people are on a time limit during the lunch hour so it should not have taken two hours. I will be sure and address this with management. Thank you for the feedback and I hope you will dine with us again soon!

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TC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was decent, service was terrible. Too many other excellent choices in the area to ruin a night here.

DT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group appreciated the food, service and atmosphere at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. The noise level was quiet to moderate so it allowed for good conversation. Thank you!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on May 8, 2019

Diane thank you for the 5-star rating and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your experience and were able to have conversation. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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S
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just okay and our waiter seemed disinterested in helping us.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 30, 2019

Sapphire thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your meal or receive the service you should have. I would like to personally apologize for everything. I have shared your review with management and the culinary team. Thank you again for letting us know.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Easter Brunch, very busy, but delicious food!! Bit pricey for a brunch, but again, very high quality dishes.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for feedback. I am happy to her you enjoyed your Easter brunch. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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TG
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. Our steaks were cooked just the way we ordered them

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 19, 2019

Hi Tim, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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OT
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service!!! Can't wait to go back!!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful review! We look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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BK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Good was ok. Service has horrible. No water for the table. Had to ask him for refill on ice tea. Had to ask him for sugar. Never asked if we wanted anything just brought us our check.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always top notch and the service is great!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and the recommendation. I am so happy to hear you have always enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damon our waiter was amazing - very helpful and informative in our choices as well as when meal would be ready. Respectful and professional! All food choices were perfect- delicious! Will certainly return!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 5, 2019

Sheila thank you for the wonderful review. I will be sure and share all your compliments with Damon. I know he will be happy to hear them all. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Our server was not very interested in our table. We waited a long time to order and receive drinks. Two people at our table commented that their food was served cold. Not the usual quality of service and no checkin by a manager. Would have rated this lower but we have eaten there before and it has been much better. Guess we write this off as one bad dinner but will not return if it happens again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 5, 2019

Christine thank you for your review. I want to apologize for the service you received. This is not typical of us. I have shared with management to use as a learning/training opportunity. I appreciate you giving us another try. I know we will do better the next time. We look forward to dining with you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, a remarkable experience will be back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the great review. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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