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Yanni's Grill & Vineyard

410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
+1 515-965-7802
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic knots” (7 reviews)
“saganaki” (4 reviews)
“cannoli” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
€€ - €€€
410 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-3129
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been thinking about trying this place for quite some time, but was put off by the fact that it shares a building with a very poorly run DQ. It was busy, so we took that as a good sign. Our group had a...More

Thank IowaGirl-in-Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for Greek food, this is the place to stop. We have not ventured far off the standard food trail here, but have enjoyed the good that we have tried. Gyros are good, desserts are good. Sometimes the staff gets a little...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was nothing, not ONE thing that was okay about the meal I just had at this restaurant. They don't do either Greek or Italian well and the food goes down in the top three most unpalatable restaurants I've ever been to. YUCK!

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Yannis is a Greek and Italian restaurant. They serve the same fare as a place like Latin King or Johnnys. That said, they are not quite as good as those places. However, it's clear that all the employees care a lot and the service is...More

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I had gyro platter. Yummy. Tzaziki sauce is the best I've had in a long time. My hotty had a chicken gyro. It was even better. The spices on the chicken were outstanding. I will certainly go back. Service was great also. We shared a...More

Thank Harrison B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 10 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 11 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 15 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
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Questions & Answers
3 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
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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