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Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
+1 515-271-9200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“italian nachos” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Saw great reviews so was excited to try - We walked in and had a reservation seated right away- reservation was for 6:45 pm on a Friday music was very loud so asked to be seated in back - they did accommodate us- It took...More

Thank elizabeth r
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner it was a little expensive, but very good! We had a great waitress! We made reservations and when we got to the restaurant we didn’t have to wait. It was a Friday night and they were very busy.

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 30 March 2018 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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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