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Sam & Gabe's - Urbandale, Urbandale, IA

Sam & Gabe's - Urbandale

4.4
4.4
385 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Sam & Gabe's, we specialize in homemade, Northern Italian Cuisine, high-touch service and menu-friendly prices. Experience warm, intimate candlelit dining, accentuated by panoramic photographs of Pisa and Florence as well as captivating and powerful pieces by photo artist John Scanlon.

Discover mouth-watering antipasto & pasta dishes, and entrees with ala carte choices of baked potato, steak fries, pasta or rice. Savor butter-tender Medallions of Beef, tender Veal Piccata, fresh Fish & Salmon and Gulf Shrimp, plus Italian Grilled Chicken, Smoked Loin Back Ribs and Healthy/Vegetarian dishes.

Explore our admirable (and admirably priced) wine list with a distinguished selection by the glass, plus a full bar and a wide selection of domestic and imported beers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 271-9200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

385 Reviews
  1. DavidN

    Des Moines

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good choice for good food and good service. Everything that I have tried here has been very tasty.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly was awesome as usual! Made caprisi salad for me that’s not on menu. Actually better than the one that was on menu in past. My husband and I both enjoyed our evening. Even though ownership has changed twice still a fan. Menu is limited, lots of fish I can’t eat, but still a great choice for an evening out.

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  3. JanaLW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ambience? I guess I didn't expect the noise level to be so 'energetic' as one table wants to label it -- forced neighboring diners to shout at each other, drowning out my dining partner for any good conversation. Perhaps this dining room's tables are placed too close together? We should have moved to another table in the back dining room. Service? I am wondering if the food is ready, just bring it out - our server was very busy with other diners and I know our dishes sat on a ledge for a bit. A nice touch for this place would be to have the greeter be more freiendly and perhaps ask to take your coat and hang it up - the hanger is right behind his desk. I had to ask our server twice for water refill. The pepper shaker didn't allow its content to be delivered - had to screw off the cap. I had to ask twice for a new fork when I dropped my first one. When bussing tables, the servers (no bus staff that I could see) literally threw the plates and utensils into the bin, not 10 feet from our ears. Ouch! Menu: I think the prices are a bit high given that salads are not included in the price of the meal, and the vegetables on the side were watery. the steaks were done to medium as requested, and up to Iowa Beef standards we like in Des Moines. The wine pour was scimpy for the price.

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  4. LSmith

    Des Moines

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff and regulars at the bar. Nice live music.

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  5. Chepe

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Steak de Burgo in town! Excellent service. The Spumoni ice cream was positively delish!

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  6. LarryL

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our place to go for all of our special occasions! The food is always wonderful, staff very helpful, and generous portions.

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  7. AlyceN

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. We will go back. Couldn't resist the special but the menu items sounded fabulous. Nice wine selection. Very quaint. Pricey but worth every penny. Professional friendly staff.

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  8. DarleneH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the toasted ravioli - these were very good, definitely recommend. I had the Chicken and Shrimp Picatta and my husband has the Lobster and Shrimp Manicotti, both ere delicious . Nice ambiance , highly recommend.

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  9. DebM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and the service was excellent. Wide variety of entrees to choose from. The italian nachos seemed to be much smaller of a portion than we remember from years ago, but still as good.

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  10. Good

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was great, service was awesome (Sherry), food wonderful! Only complaint -- they need to spend some money on improving their booth seating -- we were poked by coils all evening! Very uncomfortable seating!!

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Sam & Gabe's - Urbandale is rated 4.4 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Sam & Gabe's - Urbandale

8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

Additional information

  • Cross street
    86th St.
  • Neighborhood
    Urbandale
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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