Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria

4.6
240 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse — East Peoria has a timeless, classic vibe wrapped in a sleek metropolitan style with elegant overtones. The wrap-around, elevated Blue Bar has an energy all its own and adds a beautiful vantage point to take in the entire restaurant. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 240 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidM
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. We were seated promptly and the food came fast. Server was very cordial and kept drinks filled and checked in frequently to make sure we had everything we needed.

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Responded on November 18, 2020

David, we are so glad to hear that the meal and service you received met expectations! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your review.

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RobF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Clean restrooms. Too much light- needed lower lighting for ambiance .

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Responded on November 17, 2020

Rob, thank you for providing us with your comments! We appreciate hearing from our guests.

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Cher
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband and I’s favorite restaurant. We love the food, the drinks, the patio and the people.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your patronage, we are happy to see that you love Johnny's just as much as we do! Thanks for providing us your wonderful review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey but good. Full meal for two with all courses and drinks will cost about $200 with tip. But you won’t regret it

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback - we appreciate that you came in to dine with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tim, our server, was well trained and seasoned. He provides exceptional recommendations and anticipated our needs. The food was good. The ambiance was above average and well thought out. We will return.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on November 3, 2020

It means a lot to us that you took the time to post your wonderful comments. We are thrilled that both the meal and serviced your received met the high expectations we strive to meet. We look forward to your return visit!

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garyb
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome as usual.

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Responded on November 3, 2020

We are glad to hear it! Thanks for your patronage!

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JeffE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect and the food was even better. The Channel #5 is excellent!

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Responded on October 30, 2020

Jeff - thank you for providing us with your review! We love to see that you enjoyed your experience.

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KrisH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our service was terrible. We had to track down our waiter to take our order and he didn't bring us refills on our drinks until we were finished with our meal.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 30, 2020

Kris, we are very sorry to hear that the service you received was not at all up to the high expectations we strive to meet. I assure you that your comments have been shared with your executive team and service team as a training tool to correct the issues you encountered.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding, but our potatoes (regardless of what kind we order ) are always “just warm”, never hot. This has been a continual problem.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 30, 2020

Hello, thank you for letting us know. Your comments have been shared with our culinary team so they are aware.

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RichardR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, service was great, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 26, 2020

Richard, we are glad to hear that both the meal and service you received met expectations! Thank you for submitting your review!

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TimS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been coming to Johnny's for our anniversary for 17 years. This is the first year we have gone to the one in East Peoria. It was as good as the others we have visited. Never had a bad meal at Johnny's and we will keep coming back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hi Tim, it means so much to us here at Johnny's that you chose to celebrate your anniversary dinner with us every year! We are so pleased that everything exceeded expectations while you dined with us! We appreciate your patronage , we look forward to celebrating with you and your wife again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all outstanding. Our service was perfect. & the food never disappoints. Its always EXCELLENT.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 19, 2020

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear your experience met the high expectations we strive to meet. We hope you dine with us again soon!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from when you walked through the door until you walked out of the door. Friendly, very prompt with our reservation, all employees seemed to enjoy their job, and didn't hesitate to express that.
The food.... EXCELLANT! I heard a radio add with the chef describing his new plate Chanelle #5. I knew my wife would love that, and she did. I had the Sinatra, veal cooked with shrimp and sauce. Also EXCELLANT!
The price was reasonable, the atmosphere was great, and service along with food, EXCELLANT!!!
Highly recommend, and will definitely go back!!!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 15, 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations and we appreciate your wonderful feedback! We hope to see you and your wife again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great! Food was outstanding! We have been here quite a few times and we will definitely be back!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are so glad to hear that the meal and service you received met expectations! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was okay. Not as good as I thought it would be but the experience was pleasant and the waiters and waitresses were very professional and nice. I’ll try it again soon! Maybe the night I went was just a dud. The filet mignon had good flavor and the lobster Mac and cheese was tasty but the steak did seem like a lower quality cut. my only complaint: that the streak was a little more done than I would have liked and it seemed a bit lower in quality. I’ll be back soon to give it another shot

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hello, Thank you for dinning with us the other evening and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We appreciate hearing from our guests if something was not up to the high expectations we strive to meet and we look forward to your next visit.

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's is our go-to date night. Wonderful meal and martinis. Service always outstanding.

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Responded on October 8, 2020

Lori, we are so pleased that everything exceeded expectations while you dined with us! We appreciate your wonderful feedback and we look forward to seeing you again on your next date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant in Peoria! Great food and service.

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Responded on October 8, 2020

It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your experience - thank you for posting your rating!

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Review
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due to Covid-19, we opted to dine al fresco on their nicely appointed patio. Fine service along with delicious entrees. Tables were appropriately distanced, however, several in our party are not fans of their raised/high-dine tables and chairs. Would definitely recommend.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hello, thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our patio and we hope to see you again soon!

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bggg
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waited quite a long time to get our steaks. Our server kept apologizing for the food taking so long to get to the table. He finally confessed that the kitchen was short on help. The food was good once we got it. We'll go back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hello, we apologize that it took so long to prepare your meal. WE appreciate your understanding and we look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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Responded on September 21, 2020

We appreciate that you took the time to post your amazing review!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food.Need I say more!!!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

It means so much to us that you took the time to post such a wonderful review!

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nursenjm
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful decor, tables well spaced, appropriate masks on staff some customers entering w/o masks.
Waiter was sharing more than we wanted to hear about personal schedule and political discussions from the kitchen.
Salad was delicious, calamari was crisp but a little shiny with oil. Both dips complimented them well. Kitchen is willing to make substitutions on request. Hubby really liked his seafood and mushroom pasta dish.
We saw customers with steak near us and they looked very good, will try one if we get back there.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 21, 2020

Hello, thank you for providing us with comments about your visit. Your feedback has been shared with our team!

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kelsey was fantastic! She was polite, prompt and very personable. She kept our drinks refilled and checked on us several times. We will most definitely be back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 21, 2020

Holly, we are so pleased to hear that you received such great service from Kelsey! We appreciate the wonderful feedback and look forward to your next visit!

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vipSpecialevening
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely evening on their outdoor courtyard which is enclosed within a wall with a fire pit in the middle. We celebrated my husbands birthday with glasses of wine followed by onion soup as an appetizer. I had the veal Sinatra which was excellent and my husband had the sirloin steak medium rare which was the perfect temp and tender. Both entres were served with a side of either potatoes or vegetables. I had garlic mashed potatoes and my husband had the fall veg medley. The only problem was we never received the salad included with your entre and the forcacia bread was replaced with stale French bread. Service was very good and we topped of the evening with turtle cheese cake. We’ll definitely return.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 17, 2020

Hello, it means a lot to us that you choose to celebrate your husband's birthday with us! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience overall with us, although we are very sorry that we did not serve the salad and the bread was not up to standards. We appreciate that you shared your feedback with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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Abby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Good outdoor atmosphere.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Abby, thank you for the outstanding review! We take pride in our restaurant and we love to hear that everything has met your expectations. We appreciate your patronage!

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JeanetteC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We ladies all ordered the pick two......Goat Cheese Salad and Turkey Avocado Sandwich, which was served promptly. Our waiter was friendly, and paid attention to detail, refilled our water glasses, and checked on us during the meal.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Hi Jeanette, thank you for your positive review! We are so happy to hear your experience met the high expectations we strive to meet. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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vipErika
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very pleasant and friendly. Nice place for lunch.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Hi Erika, thank you for dining with us and for providing your wonderful feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! Our server Aaron was awesome. Great meal, perfect service.
Definitely recommend!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to submit your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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KathleenB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was a cup of cool soup and waiter was a bit slow. Otherwise it was just about perfect. Nice patio. Lower tables have more comfortable chairs then higher ones.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Kathleen, we apologize that the soup was cold and the server was a bit slow. However, we are glad to hear that the rest of your experience met the high expectations we strive to meet. Thank you for providing your feedback!

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JeanetteC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was efficient and friendly. We appreciated the CoVid precautions. The food was great!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 14, 2020

Hello! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening dining with us. We are glad that everything met expectations and we appreciate your wonderful feedback!

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MWIJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our waiter was rude, drinks were terrible, and both meals overdone.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hello, we are very sorry that it seems your experience was not at all up to our normal expectations. We will make sure that the issues you encountered will get addressed with both our service and the culinary team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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LorieB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server was very attentive. She kept our drinks filled and made sure we had everything we needed.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 2, 2020

Hello! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening dining with us. We are glad that everything met expectations and we appreciate your wonderful feedback!

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RobD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall good but not as good as past visits. We both ordered lobster and it was great, but the clarified butter didn’t taste right. Server brought us different ‘butter’ that tasted like popcorn margarine. Server was very accommodating but chef needs to work on clarified butter.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on September 2, 2020

Rob, we are very sorry that the butter was not up to expectations. We appreciate that you took the time ti let us know.

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and I were on an overnight business trip in East Peoria. Not knowing where to have dinner we decided on Johnny's Italian steakhouse. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful. The stakes we're cooked to perfection. A good variety of side dishes to pick from. The pasta dishes with seafood we're very fresh. I eat a lot of fresh salad so their endless salad bowl was perfect for me. I also recommend their potato soup it's one of the best I've ever tasted. If ever I'm in the East Peoria area again Johnny's Italian steakhouse is going to be a main stop for me.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 25, 2020

Roger, we are so pleased that everything exceeded expectations while you dined with us! We appreciate your wonderful feedback and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area!

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AmandaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We took our daughter out for her 12th birthday. The service, atmosphere and food was great. The only complaint was my steak wasn't consistent, parts were over cooked and other parts under. Overall it was a great experience.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 24, 2020

Amanda, thank you for coming in to celebrate with us for your daughter's birthday! We are very sorry that the steak you received was not cooked through consistently , we will make sure our culinary team is aware.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Great place for fine dining, service was fantastic!

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Responded on August 21, 2020

Cheryl - thank you for sharing your excellent review!

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Jelly
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very good. Not annoying yet not absent. The food was delicious. We sat outside which was very nice. The only downside was that it was a little loud. Other than that everything was great!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 19, 2020

We are sorry that it was a bit loud, but we are glad you enjoyed everything else about your visit!

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at location will dine again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 19, 2020

Thank you for coming in to give us a try! We look forward to your next visit.

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vipGinaD
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, service, menu selection, dedicated gluten free menu (awesome!) and food were all outstanding. Business lunch for five was efficient, relaxed & very accommodating.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 19, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review!

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Haplo
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter was pretty good except in one area, keeping drinks filled. He may have had other tables to serve and they may not have had enough staff, however, it is up to management to fill in the gaps as much as possible. The food was pretty good. The waiter had good recommendations.

The flavors were what I expected from Johnny's and my whole family enjoyed their dinner.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
Responded on August 19, 2020

Hello, we completely understand and couldn't agree more! Thank you for telling us so we are aware this occurred.

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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 692-3887.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria is rated 4.6 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://heartofamericagroup.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.