Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Opens in New Hilton Garden Inn - Heart Of America Group

Modern Supper Club Serves up Classic Steak and Italian Cuisine to Sun Prairie Community and Beyond

 Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, a leading dining destination where the classics never go out of style, has announced the opening of its newest restaurant located at 1220 South Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie – marking the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes, guests can enjoy a high-end dining experience without the high-end price. With decadent dishes, timeless tunes and a stylish 1940s ambiance, the new restaurant will open to the public on Aug. 27. 

In celebration of the grand opening, community members are welcome to join the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24. Guests can take part in tours of the hotel and restaurant space, enjoy refreshments, hear from company CEO Mike Whalen, and view the ceremonious ribbon cutting with Sun Prairie City Officials.

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse converges classic steak and Italian cuisine with a modern supper club atmosphere. The restaurant is positioned between casual and fine dining concepts, creatively blending sophistication of the past with a modern edge. Situated in the new six-story Hilton Garden Inn, this location spans 7,500 square feet and offers a large outdoor patio on the southeast corner of the building. The restaurant features a traditional speakeasy ambiance that is brought to life by stylish décor and its trademarked Blue Bar where hand-crafted cocktails are skillfully prepared. Lunch and dinner offerings include a wide array of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts and daily specials.

“Perfect for any occasion, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse the ideal spot to enjoy a great meal served with a side of entertaining service,” said Whalen. “Johnny’s features an approachable and affordable menu, showcasing timeless dishes with a contemporary upgrade. For me, Johnny’s is more than just your average steakhouse, it’s a place where cell phones take a back seat to conversation and a good time never goes out of style. We look forward to Johnny’s integrating itself in the community and becoming a staple dining choice for both residents and guests of the hotel.”

Born out of Iowan legends, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse pays tribute to the concepts fostered by Iowa icons John Stamatelos, the infamous bootlegger, and Johnny Compiano, a chef known for the iconic Steak de Burgo. Now brought into a contemporary age, Johnny’s currently hosts 13 locations across nine states. The brand continues to expand, with development plans to award 24 total units by 2020, targeting contiguous markets out of the Midwest.

For more information on Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Sun Prairie, please visit or call 608-856-4040.

About Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is a leading dining destination offering an everyday indulgence that provides a high-end experience without the high-end price. Johnny’s creatively blends sophistication of the past with a modern edge. As a distinctly upscale dining experience with reasonable prices, Johnny’s features a traditional speakeasy ambiance that is brought to life by timeless steak and Italian dishes, entertaining service and its trademarked Blue Bar

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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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