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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“italian nachos” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Have been going to Sam and Gabe's periodically over many years. Over that time, I'm afraid it has gone from five stars to four stars and now down to three stars. Hosts were friendly enough and server was competent, but not a warm friendly "glad...More

Thank John38474
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful, quaint atmosphere, excellent food and service! If you love Italian food, don't miss it! Eggplant parmesan was my favorite, have also been there for a rehearsal dinner, where a larger menu of items was served. Nothing disappointed!

Thank Libby H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We went here to meet distant family for the first time. Service was good and unobtrusive; we stayed past closing and they never even bothered to tell us! Food was excellent, if pricey. Calamari was done to perfection, and the signature dish, Steak de Burgo,...More

Thank actranslation
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Been one of our favorites for years. Groupons are common. When we showed up was told the new owners and groupons were not honored but they would just give us 25% off. That was nice of them. I had prime rib 16 oz. If a...More

Thank tominiowa
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

1  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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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