Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

6800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines
(515) 287-0847

Recent Reviews

Judd Furlong

Food was okay, servers were good but terrified of the management. Management is very unwelcoming, the servers deserve to be respected. Will not go back.

Ann Snook

We like the cozy atmosphere. Sorry to say they were short on staff the afternoon we were there. However, it didn't affect our service or our meal. Always great food.


This place was fantastic! I enjoyed our server she was patient and willing to tell us about each platter *Bailey*. The food and drinks may have been a little slow to get back to us, they were quite busy, and they were well worth the wait with the near perfection with the dishes. This was a friendly, beautiful, and tasteful restaurant! Out of my price range but decided to splurge and I’ll be honest if I lived in Des Moines I’d be broke eating here every night. Loved the atmosphere, loved the service, loved the food!

Cody M

First time at Johnny's - The food was expensive, but great. Service was borderline awful, but I think it was a staff shortage so I tried to be patient. An old fashioned was 13 dollars and my pasta, after tax, was 30 dollars. It really seemed like a fancy Applebee's.

Caleb Wilson

Had the lasagna it was very good! Service was great.

H Guzman

Great taste and service. Went for lunch as I was visiting the town for business. Hotel recommended this place and had a shuttle to it. Overall a very nice experience at this restaurant.

Kathy Baker

Food was great but on the expensive side. We were there for a late lunch on a Sunday and there was no wait to be seated. Not at all crowded. Would have given the place five stars but we waited a long time to get our beverages, a long time to place our food order, and a very long time to get our food. I would understand this if the place had been crowded (possibly understaffed?). All of our food orders were cooked to perfection: steak with garlic mashed potatoes, lasagna, spaghetti with meat sauce, and hamburger with seasoned fries. The only negative from me on the food was the coffee. It was awful.


On a recent trip to Des Moines I frequented this establishment three times (dinner for all three). Food (4*) was very good, go for the prime rib on the weekend. Large portions and fairly priced (4*) Wine list (3*) covers the basics and is fairly priced but lacks depth for a steakhouse. The highlight was really the people (5*). Every staff member was delightful, servers, bar, hostess!

Todd Braun

Met a friend here for lunch today and they lived up to the expectations I had for them. The building and atmosphere are top notch and the food was very good.The only thing holding me back from the elusive 5* was my choice of food (hard to stand out with a chicken salad sandwich) and the servers are typically a bit more attentive in the restaurants I give 5* (which aren't many).I had the chicken salad sandwich with homemade chips and my friend had the chicken panini (see pictures). Both were very I want to come back for dinner sometime when they have the opportunity to really shine!Food: 4Atmosphere: 5Service: 4If you found this review helpful, please click on 'Like'.

Fred Schweighardt

Pretty darn good. Service was excellent. I had salmon, whis was good not great. Needed less cooking, at least for me. Broccolini & brussels sprouts for sides. House salad was nice mixed greens, not Iceberg. I had all dressing and sauce on the side.

J Fetters

Overpriced underwhelming food. Boring atmosphere, with acoustics that make it impossible to hear, depending on which side of the room you are on, all combine to make an experience like many others. The only difference is you could save half the cost and go to a chain restaurant and get more food of the same quality for less.3 stars only because our server, Alyssa I believe her name was, was amazing, friendly, quick, and professional while being personable. She alone saved this restaurant from getting a 1 star.In summation, great staff, average food, poor prices.

Terri H.

I do not where to start. Food was amazing, appetizers ama,I gluten most important Dustin (server) was even more amazing. You are doing yourself a disservice by not eating here.

Gary Mitchell

The ribeye steak was excellent. Regarding the Snapper, it was dry and rubbery. If they can’t prepare it any better than that they should just take it off the menu. This is coming from a fat guy who will eat anything.


Good location and very close to the Outlets of DesMoines, Food was very good and I would recommend to start with a bowl of their soup. Good Staff, very quiet and the way it is built - very private seating.

Tj Procter

Was in town and we decided to try this place seeing it had decent reviews! As soon as we walked in we was informed we had no reservation in which we did but they was still able to accommodate us ( party of 5) was seated at a table that was dirty ,, food on floor and chairs! Thought the food was over priced and really was lacking taste! Was really disappointed in this place , maybe we caught them on a off night ! When you go out to a nicer place and pay steep prices your allowed to want more nicer accommodation and service than Wendy’s! Sorry won’t be back way over rated!!!!! Shame on Johnny’s! Sort of a dirty place!

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