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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

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(515) 287-0848

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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is a chain of upscale restaurants known for blending traditional Italian cuisine with classic American steakhouse fare.

Atmosphere and Ambiance

  • Decor: The ambiance typically features a mix of elegant and comfortable elements, with dark wood, plush seating, and a sophisticated atmosphere that often includes vintage photos and Italian-inspired decor.
  • Music: The background music is usually a mix of classic and contemporary tunes, adding to the inviting and warm atmosphere.

Menu Highlights

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse offers a variety of dishes that cater to both steak lovers and fans of Italian cuisine. Some of the signature items include:


  • Bruschetta: Fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella on toasted bread.
  • Calamari: Lightly breaded and fried, served with marinara sauce.
  • Shrimp Scampi: Shrimp sautéed in garlic, white wine, and butter.


  • Steaks: A variety of cuts including filet mignon, ribeye, and New York strip, often prepared with unique seasonings and sauces.
  • Pasta: Dishes such as Fettuccine Alfredo, Lasagna, and Spaghetti Carbonara, made with rich, authentic sauces.
  • Chicken Parmesan: Breaded chicken breast topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese.


  • Salmon: Grilled or pan-seared, often served with seasonal vegetables.
  • Seafood Pasta: A mix of shrimp, scallops, and mussels in a flavorful sauce.


  • Tiramisu: Classic Italian dessert with layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese.
  • Cheesecake: Often served with a variety of toppings like fresh berries or chocolate.


  • Wine List: An extensive selection of wines, including both Italian and international varieties.
  • Cocktails: Signature cocktails that complement the menu, such as Italian Margaritas or classic Martinis.
  • Non-Alcoholic: A variety of soft drinks, teas, and coffees.


  • Hospitality: Johnny’s is known for its attentive and friendly service, with staff often trained to provide recommendations and ensure a pleasant dining experience.

Special Features

  • Private Dining: Many locations offer private dining rooms for special occasions or business meetings.
  • Events and Catering: Some locations provide event hosting and catering services.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse aims to provide a dining experience that combines the best of Italian and American cuisine in a refined yet comfortable setting.