Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Cedar Rapids, IA | Heart Of America Group

Heart of America Group is excited to annouce it’s plan for a project in Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA. The development will include two Marriott Hotel brands and two distinct Heart of America Group restaurant brands. The four properties will function seamlessly as one, to create a hospitality experience providing full service amenities to both business and leisure travelers, as well as providing event space and services for meetings and private events. This project will blend historic and contemporary interiors – to give guests a unique experience. This site will be an attraction for both local residents and travelers – and will be a catalyst in increasing downtown development in Cedar Rapids.

The property will feature

  • Award winning restaurant serving steakhouse classics and Italian favorites
  • Intimate meeting and event space

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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