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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse West Des Moines
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 6AM–11PM
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6075 Mills Civic Pkwy West Des Moines, IA 50266
6075 Mills Civic ParkwayUSIowaWest Des Moines50266
$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Steak House
Wine Bar
Today 6AM–11PM
Tuesday 6AM–11PMWednesday 6AM–11PMThursday 6AM–11PMFriday 7AM–11PMSaturday 7AM–11PMSunday 7AM–9PMMonday 6AM–11PM
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Steaks, Italian dishes & cocktails served in upscale, supper club-like environs with a sleek bar.- Google
"I had a seafood pasta dish and my husband had a steak."
"Very nice upscale decor but need to hire more people to work Saturday nights."
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Brian Dodson
a month ago
thursday lunch special "Steak, Steak, Steak" is great. Add a salad for a dollar and wind up with a great meal for about $13. Awesome deal. Service was awesome, very friendly and attentive. Definitely going back for another Thursday lunch.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Brian - Steak, steak, steak is one of our most popular lunch specials. We also have great lunch special each weekday as well, we welcome you to try them all.
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Abby G
2 weeks ago
Food was okay. Kids food was disappointing and just frozen food reheated. Service was rude-simple requests were ignored until asked about several times then begrudgingly. Overpriced for this sort of treatment. Steak was good, but everything needed salt, and I do not usually salt food.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Abby - Thank you for your review. We have tried numerous combination over the years and have created our kids menu according to what the kids want - through trial and error we have found that the kids who visit Johnny's love chicken nuggets and grilled cheese, mac & cheese hamburger and spaghetti so that is what we put on the menu . If the kids are happy the parents are happy. You mentioned our food needed salt and although we do add salt to some of our recipes we do not over season as what one guest like the next would not. better to have a guest season according to their taste. We appreciate your insights.
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Meredith Otis
a year ago
TERRIBLE SERVICE... we went a few years ago after hearing good things and had very slow service with less then stellar food so needless to say we were not eager to go back. Well we decided recently to try again since it had been awhile and still heard good things...TERRIBLE SERVICE again! So bad that we never even had a member of the wait staff visit our table at all in the twenty minutes we sat there, no drink order, no water. We were given attitude when we got there for not having a reservation (it wasn't busy and it was a Sunday early evening). I will NEVER try this place again. No one even bothered to ask us anything as we walked out. Big Disappointment.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Meredith - Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your experience at West Des Moines was disappointing and not a typical Johnny's experience. We strive for 100% guest satisfaction and it is apparent we let you down and that is on us. Please contact me at to discuss further. Thank you Anne Coffman, Brand Manager, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.
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Chad Dooley
8 months ago
Best steak deburgo in town, the creamy garlic sauce is the best.
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Seth Friedman
3 months ago
I had lunch at the bar. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The staff allowed me to order off dinner menu despite it being lunch time. I had the Veal Parm. It was excellent. Nothing like the north end of Boston but fine nonetheless. Given the fact I was in the middle of Iowa the food was excellent. I recommend the place.
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Michael Benz
4 months ago
Went there at 7, which is prime time. Was told it was an hour wait. No biggie wanted to try their prime rib. Had a Martini and waited. Martini was great and within 15 minutes we were seated. Had the 16 oz prime rib. Best in Desmoines area, by far. I will be back.
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Cameron Stotz
3 months ago
Great food and service. Worth the money for a nice dinner out.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thank you for your review we love it when our guests take the time to review us. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest. Hope you can visit us again soon (and bring lots of friends).
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a year ago
Food (steak and fish) was ok, not impressed with the sides. Baked potato was cooked but room temp, had to ask for butter twice which when arrived was nearly frozen. Family style salads ? Never brought enough initially and had to bring more later , which was too late not to mention never enough dressing on any of it. Server was stressed out big time ( not his fault) having to make excuses for bartenders (drinks coming late) and food not being cooked correctly. Very nice upscale decor but need to hire more people to work Saturday nights. This was tough not to give 4 starts.....
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Response from the owner - a year ago
K Snide, Thank you for your review - I am sorry that what you encountered was not a true representation of Johnny's. We work hard each day to assure each guests has an amazing experience, it is obvious we fell short during your visit. Can you please contact me at to discuss details - thank you. Anne Coffman, Brand Manager, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.


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Join us for our very popular Cigar Dinner at Johnny's West Des Moines.
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Call David's Fine Tobacco at 515-278-8701 to reserve your spot.
Make your reservation today - seats are limited.
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This gentleman may be on to something & who we are to argue with success. If you care to try it - Johnny's will be waiting with a glass of wine just for you.
Get a glass of wine, get a great meal, and get to work, says editor in chief Adam Rapoport.
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You don't need a reason to come to Johnny's. But if you do here it is - Saturday is National Filet Mignon Day - you know we got that celebration covered.

FILET OSCARMIDWEST BEST FILETNow you have 3 great reasons to head to Johnny's this weekend.
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"Happy National Scotch Day"
To celebrate we are giving away one of these Johnny's decanters. For a chance to win this decanter just comment by telling us what is your favorite Johnny's cocktail.
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Johnny's does delicious. Enjoy an 18 oz. bone-in Ribeye.
Served with Johnny's family-style house salad and fresh baked focaccia bread and a choice of garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, wild rice, pasta marinara or baked potato. Be sure to include your favorite wine.
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Join us for our Friday lunch feature 11am-4pm.
Johnny's Fish and Chips - Atlantic cod breaded and deep fried crisp, served with garlic fries $10.5 (includes coffee, tea or soft beverage).
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Oh the lovely taste of fall is at Johnny's starting tomorrow - September 1st.
Try one or both of these amazing tastes of fall.
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Join us for Restaurant Week starting today! A perfect way to enjoy lunch & dinner at Johnny's
Summer 2015 – $25 lunch for two (choose 2 “pick two” combinations & two non-alcoholiv beverages) LUNCH (pick 2 items) Soups Minestrone Baked Potato French Onion Tomato Bisque …
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The winner of the decanter is Joan King Drahner
Congrats! Thank you to everyone who commented.
Watch for more upcoming contests.
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Yes - there is such a think as LUNCH ENVY!
Try our PORTABELLA STEAK SANDWICH - Certified Angus Beef - top sirloin, grilled ciabatta, sautéed portabellas, crispy fried onions, Gorgonzola cheese, herb mayonnaise - Oh my goodness you need one of these today!
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Sometimes the best seat in the house has more to do with what's on the table.
JOHNNY’S CHANEL NO. 5 - Lobster, shrimp, artichokes, prosciutto, cheese ravioli, garlic cream sauce.
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