Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton

4.4
605 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
For parties larger than 4 please call to make a reservation!
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are now open for indoor, in-person dining! Due to occupancy restrictions we recommend making a reservation. Overflow seating will be on the patio for walk-ins. We ask that you be courteous of those dining after you and limit your dining experience to 90 minutes. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Conveniently located off I-25 and 144th in Thornton, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is adjacent to The Hilton Garden Inn and features premium steaks, Italian cuisine and seafood specialties in an elegant setting. Guests can choose to dine in one of our cozy private booths, secluded dining areas or in Johnny’s signature Blue Bar. Johnny’s is a nod to the supper clubs of the 40’s and 50’s and brings the Rat pack era to the 21st century!

* Ask about our event space and catering

Experiences

  • Johnny's Date Night

    $37.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Look no further for that PERFECT date night! Take your significant other into Johnny's and be treated to a date night dinner for two, for only $75. You will both start with Johnny's house salad and fresh made focaccia bread. You will each indulge in our fan-favorite Heart of Italy combination, featuring chicken parmigiano, fettuccini minelli, and Parmesan crusted Certified Angus Beef top sirloin. Finish off dinner with our Limoncello cake, which is a decadent citrus cake, layered with raspberry preserves. Top the night off with a chef selection of a bottle of white or red wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 605 people are saying
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vipCindy
Denver
118 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely service. Love this restaurant!

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vipMichael
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our server was incredible. I will be requesting her each time. Highly recommended.

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PattiR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Everything about it was great. Our server was the most friendly person. I will go here again.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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Amyjh
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We have been several times before and had an excellent experience. While the service was great this time the food was less than impressive… Not sure when will be back

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John
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ombiance and noise were very good. Waitress was very good considering she basically was covering more tables than reasonable. Food was average for the cost, and the Seafood Promodoro was far too heavily spiced with oregano. Generally, won’t return with food quality better at many other places.

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StephanieF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything wa

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MikeD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have been to Johnny's in the past and we were somewhat disappointed with this visit. The overall food and service were "okay" compared to our previous dining experiences and the prices were a bit high. We remember the salad that comes with the meal as being much more generous in the past and the portion sizes a little bigger.

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ValerieL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience when eating here. Love the ambience.

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LisaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was substandard and we ordered a dessert that turned out to be $12…was worth $5.

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KennethG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always.
The services was great and the food was fantastic.

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EdwardC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food service was slow like all restaurants today

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Paul
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding local restaurant. Good food and service. Very good value.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Johnny's is a hidden gem. The menu has a little something for everyone. Their steaks are outstanding, my favorite being the prime rib special on weekends. The atmosphere is inviting; upscale with a chill vibe. One of the few restaurants I've visited during the pandemic. Despite staff shortages, the service remains consistently good. Booths are extremely comfortable and well-spaced from the next table.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice quiet evening with friends and good food

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Gabi
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices, friendly staff and the best goat cheese salad!

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vipCindy
Denver
119 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service, lovely atmosphere, great jazz. Love this restaurant, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Filet Oscar was superb. The house salad was very enjoyable as well. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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ShariK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good and my family had a wonderful dinner. Was a little disappointed on expecting something special to happen for my husband’s birthday, but nothing did.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it

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docm
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay, just not great. This was our second time visiting this restaurant, and it seems like the food was much better last year.

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Jerry
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. Fairly quiet. Will definitely go again.

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ThomasM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tony our waiter was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Steak was a little raw but Tony took care of the right away. Was a little chilly seat near the window but nice watching it snow.

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vipSuzie
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve. Service awesome as always

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Erica
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made dinner reservations for NYE. Service was prompt, food was very tasty. One thing I would comment on, is that my husband ordered the pasta with marinara side, and it came out cold. Not a big deal, but something to note. Our server was very nice and attentive. We will be back!

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DennisO
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was copy and quiet even though it was busy. The food was excellent.

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HeidiF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great, brushetta was delicious, the wine recommendation was great, unfortunately the crab cake topped steak wasn't good. Steak totally over cooked.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was excellent. Would have been 5 stars across the board if there had been some Christmas decorations in the restaurant. The hotel had seasonal decorations but the restaurant did not. Even a few wreaths on the wood columns would have helped. Our waiter Tony was terrific.

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ValerieL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Christmas Eve and it was a very nice experience. The food was wonderful and so was the wine. I love the ambiance of the place.

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FranD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Johnny’s on Xmas Eve and we’re very pleased! Service was prompt, cordial, and professional.

We appreciated the server’s knowledge of wine.

My filet was cooked perfectly and the demi- glacé was so good I could have eaten a bowl of it!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. My Manhattan was perfect!

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RobertW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was great!

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ryno3085
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was a little slow but not bad. The food was good cooked right and how I requested it. I thought it was a little overpriced but I will return.
I really liked the look of the restaurant.

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vipMountaingirly
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was like having dinner in a cafeteria but they built booths. Lighting was horrible. I'll not comment on staffing because everyone is short staffed these days, so service was slow.

I ordered a Dirty bird Martini - strange that it was listed with both vodka and gin, but I just asked for vodka. Also like an airport bar where they don't list drink prices on the menu, but they were $16. The blue cheese stuffed olives were mushy like the were sitting too long in the brine. First drink came with 2 and second came with one. Hubby ordered an old fashion and had a double premium bourbon for $16.

Focaccia bread had an odd color and was super dense and dried out on the ends like it had been made a few days ago. "Wedge" salad - which was a $6 up-charge was a bundle of romaine leaves not an iceberg wedge. I ordered 6 oz filet which was overcooked and had a side of rotini that was over cooked with marinara sauce that was cold like it just came out of a jar. My husband's steak and seafood Rockefeller was suppose to be lobster and scallops, but some how had a few shrimp as well. His steak was covered in sauce but cooked fine. It sent mine back because it was cooked medium well and I wanted medium rare. The server took the steak and disappeared. Over 15 minutes of waiting and my husband ate his meal so it wouldn't get cold. They return with another charred steak, but I said forget the whole meal - I didn't wanted to sit in front of my husband and eat since he was done. They offered to box it up, but why? Dining out is the experience, not taking home a poorly cooked steak that truly didn't even look like a filet, to re-heat and cook later.

This restaurant is fine is you are staying at the hotel and want a quick bite, but not worth the trip or experience if you're local. Food at Outback Steakhouse or Texas Roadhouse would be a better low cost option, but I'll stick to local non chain steakhouses for quality.

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RickB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and service. We will return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ribeye was great, cooked perfectly and a quality c

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The lack of service ruined the meal and regret not making the trip into Denver.

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vipRobL
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Breann was most accommodating and courteous last night. The food was as expected, cooked and presented wonderfully. We’ll be back for sure

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VA03lal
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. I have never had a bad meal here. Stephanie was our waitress and she was excellent! She let us take our time, and we did. We all had steaks, and they were cooked to perfection! Salad and Bread, as always, was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, the service is awesome! Ask to sit in Bonets section, she one of the best servers we’ve ever had!!

FAQs

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 255-2525.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton is rated 4.4 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

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.