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Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
+1 515-271-9200
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“italian nachos” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My local leaders suggested we take his team here for dinner and drinks and what a good decision. I had the homemade ravioli and it was excellent. Portions were big and prices were a bit on the high side for Italian food but was worth...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent beef tenderloin. They say the have a 75 year old secret recipe well I want it!!! It was better than any prime rib I have ever had.

Thank ZeekIndianapolis
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This has been a favorite of ours for many years. New ownership has changed the interior, most notably by removing the double row of booths in the center in favor of tables. This means that there is a great deal more noise and a conversation...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Been a few time - always very good meals, very good service, usually a 10 minute wait and pretty busy... no complaints...

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

There was a big event on their lower level. Our waitress was able to get our order in quick to avoid a wait. Everyone including very young kids enjoyed the meal. I will definitely return

Thank David_Justin
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Service can be slow, especially in the room with the bar. Also in that room the tables are too close together, but other than that we really enjoy it. The Linguini Bolognese is absolutely fabulous and I get cravings for it. Hubby always get a...More

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner on a Thursday night at Sam & Gabe's and had a wonderful pasta dinner.Thursday is half price for bottled wine which did not hurt! The service was great and we would recommend you give this place a try.

Thank cdw148
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Old fashioned icon in the neighborhood - has that supper club feel! Its a bit dated but that adds to the ambiance a bit, if your looking for chic and polished better go somewhere else if you want to escape a little and delve into...More

Thank ROCKSOLIDMN
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for date night when another restaurant we originally had wanted to eat at was overbooked. We are so glad we did! The food here is so good. Food is a bit pricey but it is well worth it. We...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Met a friend for dinner a couple nights ago and wished I had read reviews before we went. Have been before, but it's been several years. First off the waiter was dripping in sweat the entire time he was serving us and even coughed into...More

Thank Andrea D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-271-9200
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