Appleton >Food & Dining > Johnathan's Italian Bistro
1910 Olde Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI | Directions 5491344.279230 -88.476063
NEW OWNER MAY 2010 – My wife and I heard that new owners (3rd ones) opened Johnathan's Italian Bistro in May. We decided to take a chance and we were pleasantly surprised!
We were greeted by the friendliest hostess and let her know that we were going to enjoy a drink at the bar before being seated. The bar is amazing! The copper top is very classy. The bartender was very helpful and we selected an awesome wine.
Our server was also very helpful in teaching us about some menu items. Our food was out of this world. The dining room was not scrunched like some of the other local Italian Bistros.
We are going back next weekend for our date night!!!
More Changes Needed – In a effort to increase traffic, Johnathan's Italian Bistro was closed for a brief period for both a physical remolding and update to the menu items. I am sorry to say that things have gone down hill.
We were anxious for the remodeling to be complete and went on Saturday night. Things got off to a very bad start when we ordered a bottle of wine off the menu only to be told that it was not available. It was suggested that they had sold out and we should make another selection. We deceided not to order wine but were told moments later that the wine "might" be available if we would like to reconsider. When we said no, the manager came by to offer us a discount and apologize for the problem.
While the decor is fresh, the menu items are not orginal. The Calamari is of very low quality and must go directly from the frozen container into the deep fryer. While not very orginal, our pizza was served hot and although called a Stromboli it is a simple pizza offering. We would suggest that you not go out of you way to visit Johnathan's.
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