Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester

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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse® West Chester is the first and only in Ohio. The restaurant concept began in Moline, IL with a few very important elements in mind, great steaks, hot music, hot Italian, and a cool place. And that is what you will find when you join us at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse®. Johnny’s is a steakhouse complimented with a rich Italian background featuring traditional and innovative items and a superior wine list.

The classic interior is reminiscent of the supper clubs of yesteryear. 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.
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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the great review we appreciate your feedback! Nikki Williams Director 513-714-4260

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RL
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner. Great food, great ambiance and great service.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the great review we appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you again soon Nikki Williams Director 513-714-4260

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OT
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, will go back as often as possible!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the great review we appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you again soon Nikki Williams Director 513-714-4260

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had I known the restaurant was located what appeared to be in a Holiday Inn, I would've never selected it for my all male client dinner, which consisted of a business owner and his Executive management team. It just doesn't feel right to invite clients to a hotel restaurant for dinner, at least not this caliber of client. I feel like the description of the restaurant is over exaggerated as well. Oddly enough I second guessed this restaurant because the top tags are romantic, good for a date, and special occasion. I frequent Chicago as well and Johnny's does not remind me at all of the Steakhouses or Italian restaurants there, nope didn't feel like a supperclub of yesteryear either. The courses had long gaps between them, especially between the salad and entrée. Though I ordered a glass of wine, I didn't look over the wine list, but if the wine list is top notch, why didn't the waiter have any recommendations? He didn't recommend anything - I always appreciate the waiter/waitress sharing their favorite items. That definitely happens in restaurant in Chicago!I ordered Johnny's Steak Deburgo. It was good, nothing I considered over the top. And my food was not served hot. I did ask the guests if their food was warm and they all said theirs were, so that I am thankful for. We all enjoyed our desserts, but the tray presentation was not attractive. The desserts looked like they'd seen better days. I don't recall the name of my dessert, but it was really, really good. (Banana cheesecake perhaps). I do want to close by saying the following morning prior to my presentation starting, we visited about our dinner and all of them said their dinner was tasty and they really enjoyed themselves. I know I would've felt differently about this if I hadn't been so irritated feeling like the description of the place was deceiving. If I lived nearby or was a hotel guest, I would return - I will just never bring clients their again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you and do hope to see you again if your ever in town. I’m sorry you weren’t satisfied with the location. I do love to hear that overall everyone enjoyed the cuisine. If you would like to discuss your experience more in depth, I always love speaking with our patrons. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager 523-874-2744

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was cooked perfectly to order, they even gave us $4 off for lunch husbands birthday! Will be coming back for sure!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 days ago

Awesome feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to share! We hope to see you again real soon.

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NE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a do over visit and it was amazing!!!! My visit experience was redeemed by excellent service and food. They were unaware that we were coming and initially had a bad experience, so to go back and receive good service along with perfectly cooked entrees was great. I would most definitely return and suggest that others give this restaurant a try as well because they care about the treatment that is rendered to their patrons.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank so much for sharing! We appreciate you and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Meal. Prime rib was not the usual high quality fir the special, but it was still good.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing. We appreciate it. We did do something a little different for the special. Your feedback is noted and appreciated. See you soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thanksgiving

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing, we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you! Can’t wait to see you again soon!

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SB
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our church group had a meeting there a month ago. It was wonderful. My wife and I decided to go again for Thanksgiving dinner. After much searching other restaurants, Johnny's was the only restaurant that had a turkey dinner but also offered their regular menu items. It was wonderful to have a real choice. Thank you Johnny's Italian Steakhouse!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

This is so awesome to read. Thank you for sharing! We appreciate you! We hope to see you again soon.

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BJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There wasn't a lot of people next to us at our table to we were able to enjoy a nice quiet dinner. The service was excellent! The food was amazing! If you get a dessert and two steak entree's you can expect to pay around $75 but well worth the money!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing. We appreciate you and can’t wait to serve you again. We hope to see you soon!

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow we were seated near a fairly good sized party so that’s probably why

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing. We always strive to exceed our guests expectations. I’m sorry we feel short on you visit. We hope to have the opportunity to impress soon. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to discuss your experience more in depth. Joe Poye General Manager 513-874-2744

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ST
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have never guessed that a place off the lobby of a Holiday Inn hotel could be so great.
The name is deceiving as it is not ‘your mother’s little Italian place with dripping Chianti candles.
It’s modern and swank with an extensive menu and very affordable prices. You won’t be disappointed. We were not.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. We hope you will return soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Service started a little confusing until Becky took over and served us a delicious meal and made our anniversary very special. Hubby said porterhouse was the best steak he has had in a long time. We were seated close to bar and could hear conversations but it did not bother us. We will definitely return to get another excellent meal and experience.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on December 2, 2019

This is so awesome to read. We love hearing you had a great time. We hope to serve you again real soon.

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SD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Friendly service. Will definitely be back!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We made reservations on a Saturday for 5:45 so we had time to get to the movie we wanted to see. Upon our arrival they seemed surprised we were coming as if they had forgotten our reservation. After a few minutes of them looking around we were told that it would be 15-25 minutes before they could seat us or we were welcome to have a seat at the bar. Which I could understand if they were busy and the previous parties were lingering at the tables but when we looked in we saw at least a dozen empty tables. Due to our time constraints we sat at the bar. The bartender was doing his best given how many people were at the bar, both wanting dinner and drinks.

Once we got our food I was disappointed, for a place with steakhouse in there name, the steaks were overcooked. Both my wife and I ordered medium steaks and hers was more of a well done and mine just a little less cooked then well done. The garlic mashed potatoes that came with the meal had decent flavor however they were not very warm temperature wise. Regardless of its location, for a place that calls itself a steakhouse I was not impressed. Needless to say I don't think we will be returning.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience at Johnny’s while in town for one night. With limited options in the area, we were pleasantly surprised by the modern atmosphere and delicious food. Although service was a bit spotty when we sat down & ordered drinks, our waiter more than made up for it throughout the meal. Incredible value & great menu for any special occasion. We especially loved the craft cocktails! The bar had TVs for football viewing, which was a plus. We would definitely return.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Steak was pretty good, lasagna wasn't anything special. Our server was a little lacking, went without refills and didn't check on us a lot.

r
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is a 5 star restaurant – ignore reviews that focus on location (restaurant entrance is separate from the hotel). Service is excellent – personal, attentive w/ every need every item fresh, chilled, & bursting (literally) w/ juices & flavor inc tom.s, olives, onions, croutons, & hearts of romaine lettuce. Entrée 1 – crab stuffed snapper - snapper was fresh, tender, perfectly baked, the crab full of meat & more crab & flavor than stuffing, choice side pasta, creamy, tender, perfectly cooked. Entrée 2 - porterhouse w/ choice side, seasonal veg inc. roasted peppers, squash, string bean, onions, side of asparagus (fresh, crisp, hot, perfect). Porterhouse med rare +, large, thick cut (> 1 ½”), & cooked perfect – the absolute test – sirloin & tenderloin filet on one bone w/ no sauce or distraction & it was perfect. Dessert - shared hot lava cake w/ cinnamon ice cream, it was amazing. Look past the hotel site & in to the outstanding servers, chef, food (coordinator Nikki visited w/ us, we asked how did she command such excellent food sourcing, top shelf, same day fresh … ‘we work hard’ …). This won’t remain overlooked - perfectly prepared, excellently served, incredible tasting food experience - a true overlooked gem –

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and patronage. We sincerely hope to see you again real soon. Thank you!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a hidden gem, my steak topped any steak in the area

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

This is amazing. We love to hear this feedback. We look hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere!!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much. It is a blessing to hear the awesome feedback. We hope to serve again real soon.

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Dinner and dessert were very good. Service was excellant.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much. We appreciate you and hope to serve you again real soon. Was there something that we could do to impact the ambience?

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DV
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unexpected for Hotel restaurant. Great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, excellent food choices, pricing not Cincinnati outrageous dollars, offering interesting upgrades to our side selections. We are locals and we be returning often, nice surprise and so accessible.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you! This is awesome and the whole team appreciates you taking the time to share. We are getting the word out and we couldn’t have worded what we are trying to accomplish any better than you did. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again real soon.

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NE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The appetizers were amazing and the entrees were awful. The vegetables were limp and the meat was tasteless, lacking the listed flavors from the menu. I was extremely disappointed after eating the appetizers that left me overwhelmed with gladness!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional.
Food was very good and appropriately priced.
Lighting was a little dim for the more senior people at our table.

BS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s is near our office. We decided to go for dinner last night. We were taking clients with us. I read all the reviews, including the negative ones! But because they’re close to our office Johnny’s had dropped off a menus and a coupon for a free appetizer. The menu looked great. I’m SO glad we decided to go. Our food and service really was 5 stars. All 4 had something different and we all belonged to the clean plate club. We were too full for dessert, but they looked amazing. When we go back I’m going to order soup and dessert! Yes, it’s inside the Holiday Inn, right next to the lobby, but I think they’ve been very creative in decorating and trying to set it apart. We sat and ate and visited for almost 2 hours and our drink glasses were never empty. It was an enjoyable evening with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was great. Everyone was very attentive. They were not bee busy so it was quiet. Have been there many times and will continue to go whenever I am in town

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much it means to us. We appreciate you and hope to serve again real soon. We are a great spot for those that don’t like hour long waits.

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EM
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Disappointing in general....had no idea was located in a Holiday Inn....good for overnight stays ..not for fine dining experience in the area....we expected true Italian atmosphere based on website....food average for pricing....we were a table of six and only 2 other tables were seated

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on November 5, 2019

I hate you didn’t enjoy your experience. We a strive to be affordable with an upper scale image, but a supper club feel. Most people rave about our cuisine. I’m sorry you didn’t get to experience that same feel. I hope you will give us another opportunity to impress now. We’d love the opportunity to continue to serve you. I am happy to personally make some suggestions I know would impress. Never hesitate to reach out to me personally. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager 513-714-4260

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A
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

First time we ate here was ALOT better than this time. This time my $10 Cosmo was absolutely horrible. The lettuce in the salad had alot of brown on the edges. My steak had to go back to be cooked more. The Brussel sprouts were great.

JR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with Johnny's Italian Steakhouse! Everything was very good....the food, service, ambience!! Will definitely visit again!!!

B
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both ordered ribeye steaks and they were simply the best steaks we have had in a restaurant in many years. Our server, Steve, was attentive and good humored. I will definitely go back.

A
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The steak, the salad, the Cosmo, the tiramisu were all great. The service & Brussel sprouts were amazing!

JW
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The salmon spread appetizer was delicious. We had the steak and shrimp combo and both were yummy and cooked to order.

H
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chenille 5 pasta dish, it was outstanding! Very flavorful and full of shrimp and lobster. The cheese ravioli was freshly made and the sauce was out of this world! I will definitely get this again. Nice atmosphere and great service.

J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, and a great atmosphere!

JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. We will go again for sure. Thank you

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The live music and ambiance was great. The service was humorous and pleasant. The appetizers were delicious. The steaks were unfortunately not very good.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on September 9, 2019

Aaron, I'm glad you enjoyed the overall experience. I'm sorry you didn't feel the same way about the steaks. I would love to hear more about your experience in regards to the steaks. Most of the time people rave about them. I would love to know where we feel short in your experience. Thank you for sharing and for your patronage. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager 513-874-2744

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J
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a girls night out dinner and it was really nice and relaxing. The waiter allowed time for us to eat and talk an he showed amazing customer service.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your much valued patronage and feedback. We are so excited to hear everything was delightful and we look forward to seeing you again real soon. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager

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JN
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was excellent. Food was meh. Mixed drinks bad

Basically sitting in a hotel lobby. Not unreasonably priced. It was fine but there are better options

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you Joe. We appreciate the feedback. Most people rave about the cuisine. I would love to make some recommendations that might impress you as well. I love to hear the service was excellent. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager

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OR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. This is a great place for a special meal.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - West Chester
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the review. We are so excited you enjoyed everything. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again real soon. Kind Regards, Joe Poye General Manager

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