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Yanni's Grill & Vineyard

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410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
+1 515-965-7802
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this establishment. Cute interior, ok wine list, good ambiance. Food- just mediocre!! I've had better fettuccini as it was weak on the flavor and a very thin consistency. It was like hot cream over noodles and no garlic! The chicken souvlaki was tender and tasty. The steak deburgo was average. It was Ok but nothing to write... More 

Thank jjb99683
Ankeny, Iowa
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

There aren't many places in Ankeny to experience Italian or Greek food and Yanni's is the best in town. They also have a great pizza and a Sunday buffet. I love their Giro's, Ravioli, and Chicken souvlaki. Staff is always friendly and helpful and has worked together a long time. You can pay a lot more for better Italian if... More 

Thank Randy W
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I enjoy bringing my kids here to try saganaki - flaming cheese! The photos on the walls are fun to look at. Prices are reasonable. There is always a crowd, but never a long wait - a sign of a good restaurant.

1 Thank Tonia M
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is a Great Buffet with a nice variety of soups salads pizzas and meat and potatoes. The price is very fair. The atmosphere is great. And the wait staff is fantastic. I will continue to eat there.

Thank Connie J
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A Greek restaurant in Iowa? Well, yes. We stay in Ankeny several times a year. We usually eat at one of the Chinese restaurants in town. This time we decided to try Yanni's. Good gamble! Food was authentic Mediterranean, well-prepared and tasty. Reasonable prices in a unique setting.

Thank 17Bob17
Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ankeny. The décor is so intimate and inviting. The food is exceptional; both Italian and Greek. The $10.00 menu is amazing. The wait staff is very friendly and the service is speedy.

1 Thank el_kniepo
Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a big party planned, about 15 people and reservations made over a month in advance. I called the day of to reaffirm everything. When we arrived, they acted like they didn’t know we were coming and it took a while to get seated, once seated it took over 20 minutes before anyone even came by the table and then... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of those places where you can go and just relax. The saganaki quickly arrived at our table, and who doesn't enjoy a good "Opah!" The dolmades were prepared to order and tasted delicious. The waiter even made sure that one of my sons received a "special pizza" that was pineapple. He loved that! The stuffed veal was... More 

1 Thank anderson213
Libertyville, Illinois
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

on saturday last, my wife and i went with our daughter and her family of four for dinner. an eclectic menu of greek and italian food. each was able to choose his or her favorite. the salads were fresh. the house dressing, parmesan cream, delicious. service was very very good. price exceedingly reasonable. for some reason it shares a building... More 

Thank glschles
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We ate here in July, 2016. Pulling up to Yanni's is a bit disconcerting since it shares a building with a Dairy Queen. You may be tempted to keep driving by, but give this place a chance. You will be pleasantly surprised. This Greek themed restaurant has earned high marks from the local food critics and after eating there, I... More 

1 Thank Russell H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-965-7802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?