Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines
Amazing food. Banana cheesecake is to die for!
Thanks for the amazing rating!
My steak seemed a little under done for medium well. The presentation was the best. The risotto was good!
Lisa, we are very sorry your steak was not cooked to your preference. We hope you took the chance to let you server or manager know - we are always happy to make it right!
Our original waitress left and didnt say anything to anyone. We sat for about 20 mins before we went to find someone. The replacement waitress was super amazing! Best part of the dinner was her. The food was ok. My guests all ordered steaks cooked between medium-rare and medium. All three steaks came out medium well. My pasta dish was lukewarm. Restaurant wasnt really that busy (we were there at 8pm) but still took 2 hours to get through our meal that we ordered at approximately 825pm. Not sure I will ever go back but if you go, just be prepared.
Suzey, we are sorry that it seems your experience was not at all up to our normal standards. Please know that your comments have been shared with our executive team so they are aware. thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We go thru Des Moines a few times a year-wis to Kansas City or wis to texas - and stay at the Fairfield so we can walk next door to have a great dinner at Johnnies.
Gerald, we are so grateful for your patronage! We look forward to your next visit!
The food was very good and worth the price. But when i drop $60 on a meal for myself its frustrating when our server was rude. She slammed all of our drinks down on the table took forever to get anything we asked for and had an attitude
Hello, we are truly sorry that the service you received was not at all up to our expectations. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know so we can get it addressed with our staff.
Enjoyable experience as usual. Highly recommend you try them out
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation!
Wonderful night out! Food was exceptional! Waiter was terrific, name was Dustin! First time diners for my husband and I and we will definitely be back!!
Melissa, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first experience! Thank you for providing your amazing feedback - we look forward to seeing you again!
Went to Johnny's for my girlfriend's birthday dinner since she absolutely loves their Steak De Burgo. It was my first time there and I ordered the bone in ribeye. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and had amazing flavor! With the exception of 1 customer that had a conversation with everyone, it was a very nice and quiet place for dinner!
Our waitress was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly without helicoptering our table. Our drinks were never empty and anything we needed was taken care of in a very timely manner.
Even brought up that it was her birthday at the end of the meal and asked if there was anything on the menu she should try and they brought out a complimentary slice of turtle cheesecake that was very rich in flavor and extremely delicious! I'll order that dessert anytime I go back to Johnny's, regardless of birthdays or not.
For my first, or several times to come, I was very satisfied with my experience and highly recommend Johnny's Italian Steakhouse for a great night out for any occasion!
Brian, we are so glad you enjoyed your first experience with us! We take pride in our restaurant and we love hearing from all of our guests. Thank you for celebrating with us - we look forward to seeing you both again!
This was our first time to the restaurant and we weren’t very pleased by the food. Most of the flavors were bland and the temperatures were uneven with the different food items.
Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that your dinner seems like it was not up to our standards. I will pass your feedback along to make certain we address it with our team.
Great staff and great food.!
Hi Kevin, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon!
food was real good but the lobster had real little lobster.
Although pricey, you will enjoy extraordinary food. Save room for the Banana Cheesecake!
Went for Father's Day. Extremely slow service. 10 minutes after we were seated before anyone came to our booth. 25 minutes between salad and entree. Veal parmigiana must have been under heat lamp all that time. Others seated after us were greeted and drink orders taken before us. We have been to this location several times and really enjoy it. Must have been understaffed on this day, especially in the kitchen. If only someone in management had stopped by to ask how we were doing, and offer an apology, our experience would have been better. Instead, it seemed we were being ignored. Father's Day just wasn't as special as we wanted. Ed Whitaker.
Flavors to make your mouth happy!
Delicious top quality food, prepared by a staff who know how to wow your taste buds.
Wonderful Waite staff and the food was delicious.
Limited menu due to pandemic. Seating met social distancing requirements. My New York strip was very good. Toasted ravioli and calimori were very good. The sausages bread is usually great, but today it was just good.
Booked 7pm set us at 7:15 that wasn't a big deal but the food 1 star at best steaks cold and baked potatoes almost rock hard... Not a very good experience this time at Johnny's
We enjoyed the bar for 2 drinks and appetizer and the. Had a great dinner in the dining room along with drinks. We were to full for desert but a wonderful evening out!
Steaks had great flavor. Waitress was very kind especially during these unprecedented times.
Great place to eat. Little disappointed in the Covid menu with the smaller serving of oils and Parmesan but we understand with things the way they are. Enjoyed our meal and my husband’s birthday! Thanks!
Good facility , good food and good service. Will eat there again
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. The A/C was on extra high as it was 90 degrees outside, so it was unbearably cold inside.
Due to Covid-19, they didn't have a cocktail menu they could give out. Perhaps they can make it available on their website so people can just pull it up on their phones?
Great food and excellent service.
Our waiter ,John , was great. Food was very tasty and well presented. As usual the portions were big, so we had a lot of take home. We love the place.
We have always loved Johnny's, however my wife and I haven't been to the south DesMoines location in quite a few years.
We were not impressed. We understand that during the pandemic, restaurants that are opening, are doing so with a limited menu. That is expected. We had paper menus, again, expected, however we were given cloth napkins.
They stunk like dirty greasy dishwater.
Very unappetizing. We proceeded to get paper napkins from the bar and continued to dine.
We each ordered a steak, which came with a very small salad and one side.
We spent just over $100, each had a drink, not including the tip.
We will not be going back. The dining experience isn't worth the money spent.
Have eaten several times at both Des Moines locations and always wonderful!!
Great to see them open again! New York Strip with garlic Parmesan is amazing!
Delicious Food and great service! We Got right in.
Our appetizers were amazing. Our waiter was not the normal Johnny’s waiter with a great attitude. He didn’t give us a choice on salad dressings. The mashed potatoes were dry and somewhat cold. My salmon was awesome. The manager was great and talked to us a couple times
Kenzie was our server and did an awesome job! They are lucky to have her! Food was great and ambiance was nice!
I returned due to a gift card sent by Johnnys... I am so glad I went back!
Had a great time at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. My husband and I both had filet's and my son had pasta. Everything tasted wonderful and we left feeling very full. Great place to eat.
Everything was just ok. Didn’t receive the glass of wine my husband ordered and when he didn’t care for the drink he did get, the sentiment was “oh well.” There was no move to make it right. It wasn’t the Johnny’s experience we’ve had at the other location in Altoona. Disappointing.
Great food and atmosphere for a family or a couple dining.
Thank you for the kind words and 5-stars. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!
Bree was a great server with suggestions about various dishes we might enjoy and side dishes too. Just the right amount of service for my business associate and I to conduct business without feeling interrupted. Filet Oscar and De Burgo preparations were delicious. Baked potato cooked perfectly with lots of butter. Appetizer sampler (small) was good but some was wasted between the 2 of us. Duckhorn Migration Pinot noir paired well!
Thank you for the 5-stars and wonderful review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope you will dine with us again soon!
Our Open Table reservation landed us in a bar side booth where the ambience was no where near what we were used to in the main restaurant. By the time we figured that out it felt too late to ask to be relocated. Nevertheless the food was excellent as always!
Thank you for the feedback. Apologies about being sat in the bar. Please never hesitate to be asked to move. I have shared with management to use as a training opportunity. Thank you for bringing to our attention!
Thank you for the 5-star review. So happy you enjoyed and hope to dine with you again soon!
It was amazing! Definitely coming back
Thank you! So happy you enjoyed. We hope to dine with you again soon!
Had a wonderful time, food was perfect service was great and atmosphere was awesome.. very good service!!
So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again soon!
Another fabulous business lunch at our favorite spot. Carrie always provides stellar service and further enhances our experience! Thank you!!!
Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! I will be sure to share your compliments with Carrie. We hope to dine with you again soon!
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines is rated 4.5 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.
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