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Yanni's Grill & Vineyard

) #29 of 114 Restaurants in Ankeny ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Greek
410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
+1 515-965-7802
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic knots” (7 reviews)
“gyros” (5 reviews)
“saganaki” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Greek
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410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
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Reviews (57)
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and 2 friends ate at Yanni's and were very disappointed in the customer service and the food. We had to continually ask for drink refills and more bread. Our salad didn't consist of more than a cup of lettuce. The onion...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We enjoyed our first trip to Yanni's. I ordered Steak de burgo and my husband had the Gyro platter. We enjoyed the ambience of Yanni's and the service was great. We will be back to enjoy another meal.

Thank 55,514
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Friday night in the middle of prime dinner time - no wait! Garlic knots and fettuccine were delicious​, but I wish the chicken had some seasoning too. Great service - we'll be back!

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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...More

Thank jjb99683
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Randy W
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
Reviewed 2 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
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...More

Thank 17Bob17
Reviewed 29 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
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...More

Thank Willy46
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menu and prices .menu and prices
4 July 2015|
Response from SunnySkiesDSM | Reviewed this property |
The menu is Italian and Greek. This food is absolutely wonderful. Best lasagna I've ever had. Prices are very reasonable. 2 people for dinner and a glass of wine will run around $50.
Nancy H
Can you provide nutritional info for your menu items ? I'm trying to see if I can make healthy choices there . Thank You Nancy
16 April 2015|
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Response from Christi G | Reviewed this property |
Outstanding Greek foods (salads, entrees, desserts) and extremely hospitable staff! Encourage you to drop in and view their menu. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Ankeny.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
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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