Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie

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189 reviews
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Located northeast of Dane County Airport, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse — Sun Prairie is the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes just off of Grand Avenue, Johnny’s guests will love this sleek and modern restaurant with a style reminiscent of classic, Sinatra-esque supper clubs. With top-notch steaks, Italian cuisine, and seafood specialties, Johnny’s will be a local favorite and a relaxing getaway for guests of the adjacent hotel.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Brunch 9am-3pm | Menu includes: Chef Carved Roast Beef & Ham, Signature Pastries & Desserts, Salad Bar, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Skillet, Lox & Bagels, Eggs Benedict Caprese, Pulled Pork Savory Pancakes and more of your favorite breakfast items!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Brunch 9am-3pm | Adults $30 Kids 4-12 $15 | Menu includes: Chef Carved Roast Beef & Ham, Signature Pastries & Desserts, Salad Bar, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Skillet, Lox & Bagels, Eggs Benedict Caprese, Pulled Pork Savory Pancakes and more of your favorite breakfast items!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 189 People Are Saying
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CD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time,enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service.

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service continues to improve over our five visits. My baked potato was warm rather than hot; otherwise it was a good dinner.

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was horrible. The wait for everything from dinner to dessert to the bill was overkill

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c
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had steaks which were both done just as we requested (which is not always the case elsewhere). They were fine. The service was fine given we told the waiter we were looking to dine and not rush. The manager came by to ensure things were going well for us. There was only one issue for us, but it was common to both of us and we found it significant. We ordered one alcoholic drink each, a glass of wine and a martini. The amount of wine, served in the typical wine glass, was notably less than we get anywhere else (about half!). The same was true for the martini - served in the standard martini glass but only filled up to more than a half inch from the top (as opposed to the usual martini, filled right up to the top). The costs for these drinks were at least as expensive as any other steak house, and more than some ($11 and $10 respectively). This was seen by us as a significant shortcoming in what could have been a fully great experience.

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VP
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed! Wednesday's lunch special is definitely a keeper, and would be great as a permanent menu item. I'm not particularly fond of pasta dishes, but my wife and I both had this special, and would come back for it! Our waiter was super and very personable. The only thing we found not great was that it took a little long for our lunch to be served, but the wait was well worth it!

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Responded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and that your server was excellent. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in Madison. The wait staff is amazing. Definitely worth a visit!

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jeff, thank you for dining with us and providing your outstanding feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service Patricia was the BEST!!! She was very attentive and welcoming, felt like family.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Marlo, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We are so glad that Patricia was excellent, we will be sure to share your praise and compliments with her. We hope to see you again soon!

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EH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend and will defiantly come back.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Emily! Thank you for this outstanding review and recommendation. We are thrilled that you received excellent service and enjoyed your experience. We hope to dine with you again, soon!

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

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend!

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

Candice thank you for the 5-stars and recommendation. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything and we hope to dine with you again soon!

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My second time there, both experiences were wonderful! I do think our server had too many tables, but still did a great job!

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Responded on April 5, 2019

Diana thank you for the 5-star rating. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed both visits. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. Portions to price maybe off a bit for steaks but either way was good. They forgot my toppings for the crusted steak onions cheese and Portabella mushrooms. Very nice atmosphere.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hello, thank you dining with us and providing your feedback. We appreciate all guest feedback and hope you dine with us again soon to receive the full Johnny's experience. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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CH
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks and Prime Rib. Kate was an great server.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and were provided with excellent service. We hope to dine with you again, soon!

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MF
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the food to the service.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi Mary, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience was excellent. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We gathered to celebrate a relatives Bday & had a wonderful time. Our server was engaging and fun.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hello, thank you for celebrating with us, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again, soon!

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Slow service. Front desk knew it was my husbands birthday but didn’t relay it to the waitress. Didn’t get offered a free birthday dessert till we already had dessert and paid the bill. Disappointed.

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

Thank you for your review. My sincerest apologies for your experience. Couple things. The host should have relayed the message and the server should have asked if you were celebrating anything so major miss twice on us. I have shared your review with management to use as a learning opportunity. I do hope you will give us another try. Thank you!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We never got our appetizers, another waitress supposly took ours. At least that’s what our waitress said. I had stuffed shrimp, it was served cold and blah! Seriously no taste, couldn’t even eat my whole meal. My side was cold as well, I mean not even luke warm. It was like it was taken out of the refrigerator and put on my plate. My wife had a mussel soup, most of the mussels had no meat in them and they didn’t even have a small forks to open the mussels. Salad and bread was good, service was ok. The lady was very young and she was trying. Wasn’t even a busy night, many open tables and we were there at 7pm on a Saturday night.
Very disappointing

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H
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere when so many other restaurants are so noisy. Very attentive staff and good food. Steak prices were very reasonable and liked the big salad bowl and bread. Overall a very nice experience!

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating and recommendation. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and meals. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and music. Excellent service. Delicious food. Would recommend and would go back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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MJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this as it was close by our hotel. All three of us had the medallion trio filet and they were fantastic. Started off with stuffed mushrooms. Also very good. Would definitely eat here again. Worth your time for an excellent meal.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for the great review. I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your meals. The Trio was a great choice! We look forward to dining with you again soon!

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MR
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service. Had a great time out with my partner.

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TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Johnny's was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised to have such a great restaurant attached to the hotel in which we were guests!

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great drinks. fantastic atmosphere. Our server was prompt and friendly.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

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

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Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night for me and my husband of 32 years. Spent time in the bar before dinner. Had nice conversation with the bartender, James. He was very attentive and made me a great martini. The dining room was quiet and clean. Our food was outstanding and look forward to returning to Johnny’s.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. We hope to dine with you again, soon!

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j
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I believe this is just an automatic email I have sent an email about my experience and it’s been a few days and I am surprised I have not heard anything back a little disappointed I am looking forward to hearing back from somebody as soon as possible

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a little loud and hard to talk over but the restaurant itself was reasonably quiet. LOVED our Waitor, John. Very professional and polite :)

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both service and food were excellent. The meal was a bit pricey but you do get what you pay for.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Thank you for providing us with your review and your feedback. We are glad you received excellent service and enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you dine with you again, soon!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our reservation was at 7:45. We arrived early but were told our table would be ready at 7:45. Went to the bar. Took 10 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them. The bartender asked me 3 times if I wanted my martini dirty. Three times I told him no. By 8:05 we weren’t called to our table. It was finally ready at 8:20 . No apology. The snarky host had big holes in his ears that looked bloody and it was hard to look at him ( gross). He never apologized for our table being 35 minutes late. Our waitress got my husband’s potato order wrong. Our food took about 30 minutes. Needless to say we ate after 9:00! Won’t go back and wouldn’t recommend.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and atmosphere was great. Having a reservation for 7:45 and not being sat until 9 was disappointing. Very limited response from the host table other than being told every 15 minutes that it would be another 15 minutes. Seemed to be understaffed greatly.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation, our server was OK, and the food was a little slow but the food was all AMAZING!

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Thank you for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your meal. I hope you will give us another try so we can provide a 5-star experience!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tripp made our first time amazing great service,food was great and drinks.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Hi Lana, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your first experience with us. We do look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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NB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great first experience. It was a busy Saturday night, but we were accommodated within a reasonable window of our reservation.

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Hi Nicole, we are so glad to hear you were accommodated and enjoyed your first experience with us! We look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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DS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We made reservations but didn't realize we could've been seated in the bar. It was very loud, and our server, while extremely nice, was so busy we literally spoke to her twice. Once to place our food order and again to bring our check. I felt bad for her, and would definitely prefer not to have a deserved table in the bar unless requested. Food was great!

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BA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our server was very nice. It dis seem to take a bit long between courses. Overall very happy with the experience .

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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JB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. My only complaint is that after making an early reservation, the hostess tried to seat us right in front of the door on a winter night. I would expect to get a better table without having to ask.

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RC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the restaurant, but we did have a hard time finding it. Google maps showed it down the road farther and when we looked up the location online it never mentioned that it was in the Hilton Hotel. That would have been extremely helpful. Once we got there everything was great. We will certainly go back.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback about the accessibility in finding the restaurant. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to dining with you again soon!

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JP
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Johnny's Italian Steakhouse in Sun Prairie. Our first visit was shortly after it opened and we had a mixed experience. We like the one on the west side so much that we wanted to give SP another shot. I'm glad we did. This time we were seated behind the main dining room, and the setting was more intimate (but not small at all) and comfortable. We ordered a bottle of Cline Zinfandel, which is always a safe choice for an inexpensive wine ($35). We had the sausage stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. They were very tasty, and 5 seemed like the right number for the two of us, maybe just a little pricey at $10. Sadly, we had requested water and our appetizer was about gone by the time it arrived. I ordered the Filet Medallion Trio, medium, and they were definitely more rare than that. The server offered to take them back, but knowing I wouldn't be able to finish the entire dinner, I elected to eat the outer edges of the steaks and took the rest home - which were then perfect when reheated the next day. The three toppings were all excellent - I honestly couldn't say which was my favorite. My husband had the large filet, medium rare, with horseradish topping, and it was prepared perfectly and he said it was an outstanding steak. The warm focaccia bread with oil and family-style salad were also very good (maybe a little too dressed), and my baked potato and my husband's garlic mashed potatoes didn't disappoint. We topped the meal off by sharing the Roasted Banana Cheesecake which seemed like a cross between a banana bread-cake-cheesecake with a light salted butterscotch topping and was quite delicious.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and posting you amazing review Jenn. We always appreciate customer feedback so thank you for providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we do dine with you again, soon!

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PR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, really nice atmosphere, staff was outstanding - and I'll be back!

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Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, thank you for dining with us and providing your wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will dine with you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day Dinner. They were completely booked but, found a way to fit us in. Everything was excellent!

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Responded on February 19, 2019

I am so happy to hear they were able to get you in and you enjoyed everything. We hope to dine with you again soon!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fantastic. Filet for me and stuffed shrimp for my guest. Our service was not so great. Four or five other tables were seated, served and done before we received our meal. Nearly two hours from start to finish. I would go back but have a new server.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on February 19, 2019

Hi Joe - while I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and I am very sorry to hear you did not receive good service. I appreciate you letting us know about the service so we can use as a learning opportunity. I do hope you will give us another try and we can give you the full Johnny's experience!

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g
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining at Jonny's both times my wife and I were greeted and seated by friendly staff. Our waiter was pleasant and checked on us frequently without announce. The steaks were cooked to perfection.
Will dine here again.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Sun Prairie
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hello, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We do hope to dine with you again soon!

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