About Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton
Middleton, WI 53562
Johnny’s is reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the 1940’s and 1950’s. It blends traditions of the past with the present adding a touch of class and a lot of edge. The sophisticated design of the restaurant is welcoming and warm; the illuminated lighting creates an air of mystique and privacy. The classic sounds of Sinatra, Dean and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as contemporary crooners like Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. surround the restaurant and infuse an aura and rhythm all of it’s own.
A glowing neon Blue Bar™ invites you for cocktails served on the custom granite bar or to relax on soft seating in the lounge. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, all of which sets Johnny’s stage presence.
Steakhouse, Italian, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Monthly Culinary Classes provided by Chef Michael. Visit johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com/middleton for more details.
We offer customizable catering menus for all occasions. Visit johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com/middleton for additional details.
We offer a private lot surrounding the restaurant, shopping, and nearby hotels.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining for groups of up to 60 guests in the restaurant. You may chose from our banquet menus or create a customized menu for your event.
Private Party Contact:
David Martin: (608) 831-3705
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Middleton Ratings and Reviews
Music was very loud, our server, Sarah, was unfriendly and seemed annoyed to be working there, drinks were mediocre and meal was very expensive and rather bland. Head to Ruth Chris or Fleming's - way better food, atmosphere and service. My husband and I were extremely dissatisfied and will never be back.
When I came home from a 3 week training deployment, my girlfriend and I combined my birthday, coming home, early valentines day dinner together. Something a little nicer compared to where we usual go when we go out to eat. I was surprised to see that so many items on their menu were very reasonably priced especially considering how much you get and how good it is! deferentially going back!
What happened to Johnny's? It used to be one of our favorite restaurants to go to. We went for my birthday on a Thursday night. Not busy at all. The service was slow. I had the stuffed snapper with garlic mashed potatoes. The edge of the fish was burnt, inedible, and they tried to cover it with sauce. The potatoes and fish were way too salty, I couldn't eat it. My daughter had potatoes as well, and she could not eat them either. The spinach salad was not very good either, I had to take out the sun dried tomatoes, no thank you. We won't be back.
We were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance of Johnny's. The dark wood and Sinatra music were great. Our waiter was attentive. The menu was very interesting with some unique salads. We were there during restaurant week so the choices among our group were limited. The stuffed mushrooms were delicious and the steaks were perfectly done to order. The creme brule was the best we have had.
The food is ALWAYS great here and the ambiance in the dining area is perfect. That being said, being placed in the bar area in a half circle booth made for four people was not an ideal setting for a couple and the dining party should be asked prior to being seated in the bar if that is acceptable.
I always love coming to eat here when I am visiting family in Middleton. Always have a great meal with wonderful service.
A word of warning though if you have a loved one with vision issues. The ambiance is very dark. The booths by the bathrooms have some chandeliers above so they are brighter and the bathroom hallway lights help for low vision people.
We came to jonnys for my birthday dinner was wonderful starting with our waiter
wine list was great along with the food would recommend this restaurant to to our family and friends we been here before too for a Sunday brunch and also lunch never have had a bad meal we will be back again soon
We sat at the bar for a couple of drinks. They weren't made to our taste. They were very willing to change the drink to our liking. Enjoy the bar staff. The dining area is pleasant, with great waitresses, good food, and good wine. We have been here twice in the last month and hope to continue coming here. Very enjoyable.
We have been here five times. Three out of the five were terrible experiences. Not sure why we kept going back other than the location by where we work. This time our server completely ignored us when asked for a second cup of coffee. She also only said oh! To my comment that my fish was raw. Didn't even offer to cook it more. We even had to ask to get water and refills were hard to get. Since there was no one at the host stand to talk to when we left I wrote to the restaurant from their website about our experience. That was two days ago and I haven't heard a word.
A typical chain restaurant ambiance, service, food preparation, and value. Nothing particularly wrong, yet not very memorable. Steaks were a bit too oversea ones, perhaps to overcome lower grade of beef. Prices reasonable and service prompt and attentive. Reasonably good wine selection.
We made reservations days in advance but were seated in the bar. They said they had large parties and it would be noisy in the dining room. It turned out fine but wasn't what we envisioned. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We will certainly be going again!
We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful. The service was excellent as was our greeting both coming and going from the front desk. My one suggestion to improve the dining experience is to lower the level of music. The selection was fine but it was a little too loud to accompany dining.
The sausage mushroom appetizer is filled with spicy Italian sausage and covered in cheese. Very good. The sauce with the shrimp cocktail was excellent and the bread was warm from the oven. The Caesar salad was large and well dressed. The house salad is served family style. Steaks are fork tender and served with potato or veggie of the day. Kudos to the chef for preparing a perfect rare steak! The wine pours are generous and the desserts were very large. All the food was very good. This dinner was early on a Thursday night and it was not very busy. The service was slow.
Been to Johnny's many times and have always been pleased. This time, I mentioned in reservation that it was husband's birthday. That was not acknowledged by any staff. Service was mediocre. Food did not meet usual high standards. Husband's Drunken Steak was somewhat tough, which he never experience before. The meal was good, just not great like we've come to expect. They need to kick up food quality and service a few notches in order to command their prices.
We had a great meal with a very nice waitress. The cavatappi with sausage was excellent as was the Johnny's steak. We carried out the limoncello dessert to eat at home. That was good as well. Really nice salad with great dressing and great foccacia bread. Overall one of our better meals in Madison.
Tonight was our third visit. We always look forward to the toasted ravioli appetizer. Salads are ample and tasty. Tonight I had Salmon Fiorintino which had a sesame crust crunch, spinach, and pine nuts. I chose broccoli as my side. Our server was attentive, quick, and well informed about the menu. It is also easy to have a private conversation in a booth. Desserts were tempting. However, we passed.
Food was incredible from the bread and salads at the beginning to the entrées. The service was great, the atmosphere was fun. We really enjoyed our whole experience while at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse! We have been here before, and it never fails to impress us. Absolutely will be back again. Thank you!
I enjoyed many of the food offerings but was decidedly unimpressed with the staff. Maybe Im just old now, but everyone seemed about 10 years too young to be in their positions. I felt the hostess and host couldnt have been more than 15. Our waiter also tried to be "chummy" but ended up just sounding immature to a couple of men. Im sure they may get better with age, but I dont have that kind of time
Veal Sinatra was absolutely delicious. My husband had a ribeye cooked rare, which he said was the best he has had anywhere in years. The limoncello raspberry torte cake was wonderful, as was the crème brulee. The menu is extensive, and we will be back soon to work our way through it. Bravo!
This was the first time my wife and I dined at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. The food was top notch and the atmosphere was very romantic. The only thing missing were some candles on the table. Our server made sure to take his time going over the specials and demonstrated a willingness to help when needed. We will definitely make this our special occasion spot.
Your restaurant serves the best steaks in the Madison area. Your service is great and knowledgeable. We feel we get great value for our experience at your restaurant. Keep up the good work! The 2 items you might consider offering are creamed spinach and lamb chops.
Felt like a club in a Frank Sinatra movie, very cool if you like history. Our steaks were to perfection, our only issue is no real steak knives? which wasn't a problem as the steaks were so tender but would have been handy to slice the bread. I will definitely go back!
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