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Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro - CLOSED

8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
+1 515-271-9200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“italian nachos” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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8631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4323
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Reviewed August 8, 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed August 6, 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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Libby H
Reviewed July 23, 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank actranslation
Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tominiowa
Reviewed May 1, 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

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank elizabeth r
Reviewed April 28, 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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 85triciar
Reviewed March 30, 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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank johnwL9319GY
Reviewed March 2, 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.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ZeekIndianapolis
Reviewed February 8, 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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dennis J
Reviewed December 21, 2017

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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Dennis E
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
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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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