Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton

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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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Maryt
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, good food, and good service. We will be back!

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Prime rib and 5 cheese ravioli were phenomenal. Happy hour prices could have been a little cheaper but weren’t outrageous. Bartender and waitress were very prompt, helpful and friendly. One of the better meals we’ve had in Madison. We will definitely be back!!

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TanyaF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent. The food was hot, fresh, and pleasing to the taste buds. My server was very pleasant and attentive. I usually can't make it to the desert but tried the Lemoncello cake. It was delicious. I will come here again.

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SueY
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch! Wide variety of food and the dessert table was amazing. Our server was attentive and we didn't feel rushed to leave. Very enjoyable.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on March 4, 2020

Sue thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. 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!

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SteveO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

All the food was very good, other than the steak. The steak was not seared (as it would have been in a high quality steakhouse), and cut was not of particularly high quality. Johnny's is a good Italian restaurant, just not a good steakhouse.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on March 2, 2020

Steve thank you for the feedback. I am disappointed to hear your steak did not meet expectations. I have shared with the culinary team. I appreciate you bringing to our attention. I do hope you will consider dining with us again.

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Kels
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service and Food! Will certainly be back again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 27, 2020

Kels thank you for the 5-stars review. SO happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here and it was a great experience!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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PeterW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

My complaint about the service is that they couldn't find our reservation, even though we had made one through OpenTable and had a confirmation number. I was pulling out my phone to show them the emails when (fortunately) they found a table for us. This was supposed to be a special Valentine's Day dinner (the day after Valentine's Day), but it got off to a bad start. When we left, they muttered something about their computer system being messed up and had lost several reservations. Well, why didn't they say that the first time? Johnny's needs to get their thing together if they're going to bait customers with electronic reservations, and then screw them up. (The food and wait service were very good as always.) But the reservation fiasco marred the evening.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 19, 2020

Peter thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am disappointed to hear about the reservation fiasco. I do apologize for the poor start to your experience. I will be working with the property and Open Table to ensure situations such as you have described can be avoided. I am happy to hear you still enjoyed your meals and received good service. I do hope you will still dine with us again. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had went for celebrating our anniversary and our experience was amazing. The service was fantastic, very polite. The food was so yummy, I got their filet Mignon with an added lobster tail and it was cooked perfect.. We cannot wait to go back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Great choice on the filet and lobster :) We can't wait for you to come back!!

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ThomasV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. It was a very cold night and it was a little chilly at our table despite wearing a heavy sweater. My rib eye steak was very good, done exactly as I like it ("a little on the rare side of medium rare") and perfectly seasoned. However, it arrived at the table not really warm enough (and plate was cool). Salad was excellent. Wine was excellent and at exactly the right temperature for a robust red (slightly below room temp). Service was efficient and friendly.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thomas thank you for the review. I greatly appreciate the detail and have shared with management and the culinary team. Feedback is always welcomed and helps to make us better. I am happy to hear overall you experience was good but definitely some improvements we can make. I do hope you will dine with us again.

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vipTonyC
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner at Johnny’s. It was our first time dining there. The food and service were both very good. They had a nice wine selection that complimented our entrees nicely. Desert was good. We were both glad we went and plan 9n returning.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 17, 2020

Tony thank you for the review and happy birthday! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I will be sure to share your compliments with the team and we hope to dine with you again soon!

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vipBarbaraJ
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our menu choices were better than average. We all enjoyed good food. We scheduled a late lunch, but we still waited longer than normal to be served.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 17, 2020

Barbara thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals, but apologies for the long waits. I have shared with management. I appreciate you bringing to our attention and I do hope you will dine with us again soon!

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viptravelpuppy
Milwaukee
66 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks, service dinner

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Responded on February 3, 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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BrookD
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reasonable prices for a steakhouse. Great wine selection...we will be back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 6, 2020

Brook thank you for the kind words and 5-star review. So happy to hear you enjoyed everything and we look forward to dining with you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a steakhouse that was open a bit early on a Sunday to celebrate our daughter’s Birthday. It was wonderful!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on February 10, 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and thank you for spending the special occasion with us! We hope to dine with you all again soon!

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. The toasted ravioli rivals anything I've had in St Louis. The drunken steak was to-die-for. Generous drinks. Been a few years since I've been there. I won't make that mistake again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Jon! So glad you enjoyed your experience and we are glad that we will be seeing you again soon!

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ChristineC
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch with 3 co-workers. Not rushed or too slow. All of the food was exactly what we ordered and service was perfectly paced. We will be returning!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 31, 2020

Christine thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I will be sure to share your review with the team. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely incredible! Would come back just because of them. The food was also incredible. I will be back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to dining with you again!

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VickieO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here about once a month or so and the food is always good. Great service too!

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Responded on January 14, 2020

Vickie thank you for the 5-star review and constant support! So happy to hear you always enjoy your meals. We look forward to dining with you again next month! :)

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vipmadcityfoodie
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to gathering place with friends. We’ve never been disappointed in the service, food or ambiance. All are consistently excellent.

The menu is geared toward steak and pasta. Do yourself a favor and order our favorite, the steak. They are all expertly prepared, flavorful and tender. My favorite is the charred ribeye. Rare of course. Never disappoints. Garlic mashed potatoes, with skins in the mix, are fluffy and delightful. Dinners come with soup or salad. The soups are excellent, especially the bisque, but very filling so I usually go with a salad. You can’t go wrong ordering Caesar, spinach or house salads.

Come hungry, leave full and don’t be ashamed of the doggie bag because portions are large. Sadly I’ve never had room for dessert but they look good.

Old fashions are craft made with muddled fruit and excellent.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and continued support. I am so happy to hear we are one of your go-to gathering spots. Makes us very happy :) Sounds like you have the menu down and know exactly what to order! We are so appreciative of your support and hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered steak medium well and it came overcooked. But hey, I got a discount on it. Everything else is wonderful experience.

Definitely going back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Apologies on your steak not being cooked properly. I am happy to hear they gave a discount. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service was great overall. Only complaint is the bar staff, they ignored me for 15 and it then took 5 more to make two whiskey and pepsi's.

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Responded on January 6, 2020

Michael thank you for the 5-star rating and recommendation. I am so sorry to hear about the bar staff. I have addressed with management. I appreciate you bringing to our attention. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to dine with you again soon.

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REBECCAP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

They gave me the wrong type of steak but everything else was wonderful.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Rebecca thank you for the review. My apologies in regards to the steak. I do hope you will join us again soon!

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best establishments around. Welcoming hosts, lovely wait staff, great food!
Thank you for being open on Xmas Eve!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 2, 2020

Barbara thank you for such a kind review. I will be sure to share with all of the team members. Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve- food and service were grear

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 2, 2020

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

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JordynS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to johnnys many times with my family, and decided to go with my boyfriend. He has never been to a steakhouse and he was so very excited. The service was amazing, our seating was perfect, the dishes were delicious and the overall atmosphere was incredible, as always.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on January 2, 2020

Jordyn thank you for the 5-stars and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed everything! I will be sure to share with the team as I know they love hearing reviews such as this. We hope to dine with you all again soon!

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Dinnerout
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service and food!

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

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

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vipVictorD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good steaks!

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Responded on December 19, 2019

Victor I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your steaks! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. The service was good but not great. My filet was supposed to be cooked medium and butterflying was an option but the cooked it to medium rare but not a lot of blood. There was a group of us and the server ask to bring the check and we all said yeas for the four of us and we got one check, so we had to wait until for her to break up the bill. The dessert was really good.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I appreciate the feedback and have shared with management and the culinary team. Apologies for the issues on our end. By bringing to our attention we can hopefully make the necessary adjustments. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope you are willing to give us another try with hope you receive better service. Thank you!

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DaveS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, nice atmosphere, friendly wait staff, room was a little chilly temperature wise. Will be back as we enjoy the restaurant.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on December 9, 2019

Dave thank you for the feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. I have shared the feedback in regards to the restaurant temperature. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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Vman
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Convenient location. Excellent service.

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Responded on December 2, 2019

Delighted to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!

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vipmadcityfoodie
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A busy Friday night, we had reservations a we seated on time. Service was friendly and efficient. 3 in our party ordered lobster bisque and raved it was the best they ever had. Two of us ordered the spinach salad. I thought it was excellent but the other in,our party lamented it wasn’t classic. Caesar wasn’t an option do to romaine recall. I ordered the lasagna. The serving is large and comes with tomato sauce on top. It was average and I wouldn’t order again as they have a lot of others great choices on the menu. Everyone else ordered steak. All were perfectly prepared and came with yummy garlic mashed potatoes. Lots of food and leftovers for all. The deserts looked so good my friend got one to go. A favorite restaurant of ours and I highly recommend it. Drinks are also top notch.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for the 5-stars. We greatly appreciate the support and recommendation. I have shared your review with management and the culinary team as you have provided a lot of great information. We hope to dine with you all again soon!

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TedW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Service was Very Good.

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Responded on November 18, 2019

Ted thank you for the kind words and 5-stars. I am so happy to see you enjoyed your meal and experience. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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RandyW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service just so-so. Server should not pass plates between diners at this price point in restaurants. Food was good, but I've had better at this restaurant. Seating in front room off bar not great.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on November 18, 2019

Randy thank you for the feedback. I have shared with management to use as a training opportunity. Apologies that your experience did not meet expectations. I do hope you will be willing to give us another try. Thank you again.

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DanielB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was OK but not WOW good. Portions a bit small. Prices were on the high side

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on November 15, 2019

Daniel thank you for the feedback. I have shared with management and the culinary team. We do hope you will be willing to give us another try. Thanks!

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MazziYoung
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time here, food was reasonably price for such a nice restaurant... Food was delicious and the atmosphere and waiter were great as well

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to dine with you much more :)

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vipmadcityfoodie
Milwaukee
104 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early business dinner. We shared a crab cake appetizer (1 cake to an order). Very tasty. Bread arrived with the salads which is sad because if it had arrived with our drinks we might have eaten some. The waitress plopped it on the table and neglected to make the olive oil cheese mix. Maybe they don’t do that anymore. Steaks arrived as we were finishing our salads. We had to rearrange our dirty plates to make room for the entrees. As they cleared salad plates I suggested to my dinner companion that they rescue the silverware as they don’t bring a new fork with the entree.

Steaks were perfectly prepared and very flavorful. The mashed potatoes were fluffy and good. The food was 5 stars. I felt rushed with how fast the food courses were served. Not a leisurely dinner. This is unusual. As we were leaving the bar started to fill up.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals. However, I am disappointed to hear about the service and feeling rushed. I have addressed with management. Definitely a training opportunity for us. I appreciate you bringing to our attention so we can make the necessary changes. I do hope you will dine with us again soon as we greatly appreciate your support!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent price and portions for what you get. I asked for my steak to be medium well and I got medium rare. Good service. Altogether a good dining experience.

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

Thank you for the review. My sincerest apologies your steak was not cooked to your preference. In the future please do not hesitate to send it back so we can make it right. I appreciate you letting us know. I have shared with management and the culinary team. I do hope you will dine with us again soon!

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vipEatTake
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This restaurant is good if you want to get steak without paying a lot for it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your steak. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and very quiet which is what we were looking for. The food was excellent but you need to add steak knives. When I asked for one the waiter said the one on my table serving was for that. But it did not serve well as a steak knife. The waiter was a little over-attentive perhaps because there were few other diners when we were there. All we wanted was some uninterrupted time to talk.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have shared your review with management. I appreciate the feedback so we can provide a better experience. I am happy to hear the food was excellent. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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