Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton

4.2
559 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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

  • Holiday Wine Tasting

    $39.99 per person

    Dec 4, 2021 only

    Kick off your holiday season with an expertly curated menu of nine different wine samples. These samples will be paired with a chef selection of Johnny's appetizers. At the end of the tasting, take a glass of your favorite wine selection and have the opportunity to grab another bottle for your holiday gifts!

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 559 people are saying
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DebbyH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got two appetizers, the Sausage Bread and the Calimari. They were both good, with Sauage Bread being very filling (almost too much) and the Calimari was fresh and so very tasty. Between us, we got 4 different entrees so we could share a bit. The filets were amazing and cooked just right. Lobster and scallops were very yummy, light and
Buttery. The pasta dishes had a lot of flavor and tasty. We wished those dishes were bigger ;) the crab stuffed shrimp was amazing and made me want a crab cake of my own. The salads were fresh and a mixed greens type, the Goat cheese salad had a medallion of cheese, lightly fried on top. We shared a banana bread cheesecake and it was very nice. Our server was Vano, and he was funny and very helpful. Plan on making this an experience and take 2 hours for the entire meal.

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MSDDDS
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late Thanksgiving dinner with our son. Been here many times in the past. Didn’t fail to meet all the previous visits. Nice to have a good quality restaurant away from downtown Denver or Cherry Creek.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The scallops were excellent as well as the goat cheese salad. Same with the bone in rib-eye and the prime rib. Both cooked to perfection. Ashley was our server and provided extremely knowledgeable advice and guidance based on our preferences. Definitely will return to try the other dishes on the menu that I gravitated to. It’s a great value and I love the concept of this being an Italian steakhouse.

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KathyH
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s nice having a very good restaurant
In the north end of town.

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NancyB
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lasagne was delicious but the chicken parm was burnt on 1 side & 1 piece didn't have cheese on it. Weird. Why ask if you're celebrating something if its not acknowledged? It was our 45th wedding anniversary and though we didn't expect a big deal, it would have been nice to hear from the manager or chef. We will however give this restaurant 1 more time to get it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will gladly return.

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vipMeglind
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very goo Monday night special. Excellent service.

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vipMollyColorado
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to give the restaurant a try since we could get a reservation vs a 90 minute wait at another steakhouse. So glad we dined at Johnny’s! The food was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Service was attentive but not smothering. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Angie deserves 5 stars!! She’s gives the best service and is always around. My first time having the chicken parm and I have to say the sauce was not much differently then any sauce anywhere else. Otherwise the rest of the food cocktails were great. Kudos to the bartenders as well.

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DougP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A very positive experience!

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boulderfood
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Maya! Meal was terrific, portions were generous and wine selection quite acceptable.

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vipGaryW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue quiet booths so conversations could be understood service was prompt and the selection for food was very good. Dinner came out so not rushed and timely. Food was cooked and server as ordered

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server, Desiree, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was very poor quality considering the price. Service was outstanding. Extremely bright lights in the dining room, felt more like a diner than it did a fine dining restaurant

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MartinK
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Meal started with a good bottle from a very reasonable and varied wine list. The fried ravioli appetizer was a disappointment but the salads, steaks, and sides that followed were all top notch. We will be back.

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Sharp14uz
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately this place didn’t have the greatest reviews but I spoke with a few friends who had been and had a great experience. That was enough for me to give it a try and I wasn’t disappointed. We were greeted by the hostesses and seated immediately for our 5:30 reservation. Waitress was attentive and friendly. The food was the real treat. Easily one of the best steaks I’ve had in state. As good if not better than any of the other “high end” steak houses in or around the city. Been to them all. Ambiance was A1 and they had Frank Sinatra playing in the background at a perfect volume. I’ll be back to try more great things off their menu.

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vipjbzrascal
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desiree was our server, and she was awesome.

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vipCelebangelak
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The steak and service was great. The seafood was disgusting. I ordered scallops and lobster. The plate came with two shrimp, some lobster and something that looked like but wasn't scallops.
I took one bite of what was supposed to be scallops and didn't eat the rest cause they were water logged and soggy. The lobster was also soggy and very fishy tasting.
Stick to the wonderful steaks. Avoid the seafood.

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CynthiaS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My complaint is too much salt. Tone it down a bit and this would really up the level. We went on a Saturday at 5:45. My husband order prime rib and you were out. For being a steak house and so early this was a bit surprising.

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a special place. We love celebrating special occasions here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got in right away and our waitress was very attentive. The food was good, and we sat in a nice booth. Thank you!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bruchetta and Turtle Cheesecake. The drinks are amazing for a great value!

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vipSuzie
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service was excellent. For the first time, my steak was undercooked so I was eating my baked potato until I got my servers attention. She immediately took my plate and returned with a brand new dinner with a full baked potato and steak to perfection. I love that they didn’t just take the steak, cook it longer and return my plate which most places would do. Still our favorite place for date night!

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JLFALLON
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time coming here for all of us. Some of the reviews made me a little skeptical. Our experience was fantastic. Our waitress, Angi, could not have been better. The service was prompt, the food was delicious. Everyone had something different and they all raved about it. I don’t think their pricing is out of line compared to any similar restaurant. I would highly recommend this place.

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Linda
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice and private for our party. We sat in a booth. Highly recommend this restaurant. The quality of our steaks was wonderful and the price was very reasonable.

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vipLuv2eatout
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time at restaurant, probably will not go back.
Our food took 1 1/2 hours to show up and was only average.
The manager did offer dessert and was very nice, but server was not pleasant and food very average.

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RichardR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

If you want good food not a bad place to go if you want good service go someplace else.

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LisaS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is a bit of a hidden gem (or maybe not, as they were fully booked for the evening when we arrived at 5:15). The staff is attentive, the quality and quantity of the food is excellent. We will return soon and often!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our sixteenth anniversary and this is one of my wife’s favorite spots. The Johnny’s Chanel No.5 was fantastic, as well as the crab cake appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was in town from Az and wanted a steak dinner, I’m so glad we went and made reservations. Dinner was delicious and all the staff was friendly and professional. Great experience…we will be back soon!!!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very metro style, with impeccable service. Unique recipes you likely will not find in other places, cooked exactly how you ask for it and with generous sizes. All the desserts were fantastic, but the Creme Brulee was the best we have ever tasted. The prices were not as high as expected, particularly given the quality and amount of food you are given. We had leftovers. We will be going back again soon!

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BeverlyF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Johnny’s is a very good place for special occasions. It’s pricey, but it was good and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Dishes were dirty (plate, knife, and cup)
Slow service
Incorrect cooks on steaks. Asked for medium, got medium rare to rare, returned it, got well done.

Said a manager would be by and then no manager came to our table. Very poor customer service and quality of food for how much you pay.

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vipJamieM
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bruschetta was amazing.

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vipJeff
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Johnny's several times and have never been disappointed!

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vipMeglind
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service.

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JulieT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lobster bisque was so so good! The best I ever had! The appitizer was fresh and crunchy, the flavor was amazing! The Calamari was fresh and not chewy! Amazing!

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BD9561
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! We had a wonderful evening.

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LeslieH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a really good experience! The food was very good, the service excellent, and the atmosphere nice for date night!

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vipAFColorado
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent dinner at Johnny’s Steakhouse. The menu had many options, from pastas to seafood and/or steaks. We all settled on steaks, as that was the reason for our visit. Our steaks (two filet mignons and one ribeye) were excellent quality, delicious flavor and cooked perfectly - and all three of us are very particular about how our food is prepared. The bread and sides were very good as well. The room has a nice ambience. After having disappointing steak dinners elsewhere lately, this experience was a pleasant surprise. Our server was likely fairly new and struggled a bit to explain menu options and had difficulty opening a bottle of wine, but was otherwise attentive and was obviously trying her best, so not really an issue. She will likely be an excellent server once she has a little more experience. After seeing some of the poor reviews, we debated whether or not to give Johnny’s a try, but are so glad we did. I have to think they are likely having staffing issues like most other restaurants right now, but we had a very pleasant experience. We will definitely return here again and would recommend this restaurant.

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 4.2 stars by 559 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.