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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is the newest rising star of Heart of America Restaurants & Inns. The first Johnny's opened in Des Moines, Iowa, to rave reviews in April 2002. There are now five in the Heart of America family in Des Moines; Moline, Ill.; Peoria, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; and Madison, Wis. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse seats nearly 250 people and averages more than $3.5 million in sales per year. Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, Johnny s parent company, employees nearly 2,000 people in five Midwest states: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. After nearly 26 years of success, it has developed into a $75 million a year hospitality company.

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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Des Moines

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Steak Houses, Barbecue Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Take Out, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No


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Loren C.


Excellent Meal

I would highly recommend Johnny's. I did not know what to expect from a restaurant attached to my hotel, but was pleasantly surprised. The service was great and the good is fantastic.




My daughter chose Johnny's for her birthday dinner! She ordered the Medallion Trio, her favorite and oft ordered entree. She ordered it medium rare. When it arrived it was tough and definitely not medium rare. Our gracious and attentive server, Hannah, had someone sent to the table to address our daughter's concerns. It was taken to the kitchen. Upon the return of the same medallions our daughter was told to hold it up to the light of the window to check it! We were all taken aback at that suggestion!! The gal was pretty assertive and made it clear that nothing would be done to correct the problem. Rather than create a scene we took the medallions home to our dog who doesn't mind tough and overcooked. This was not how we intended for our daughter to spend her birthday dinner!! Johnny's has always been a favorite of ours. Even though my husband and I were satisfied with our meals the shabby treatment by that staff member certainly tainted our enjoyment of the experience!



Great Food, Great Service

My husband and I had our wedding dinner at Johnny's and it was amazing! Food is delicious, worth the price.



Worth Every Dime

Johnny's is not the place to go for a quick bite, but the food is well worth the prices. Mind you, the prices are not out of line, but you will probably pay $20 for dinner, plus drinks and tip. However, the steaks and seafood are excellent. The crab-stuffed shrimp are mouth-watering, as is the steak with blue cheese. I love the bread with olive oil, so much better than the standard white roll and butter found in so many places. The seating is comfortable; the drinks are great; and I've never had bad service. Go, relax, and indulge.