Best Italian Restaurants in Des Moines, IA

Handpicked Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Des Moines, IA. How do we actually find the most highly rated italian restaurant? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

Since 1947

Combo Platter, Antipasti, Cheese Sticks, French Fried Onion Rings, Toasted Raviolis, Bruschetta, Calamari Fritti, Burrata Pomodori, King’s Grinder, Italian Hot Sausage, Italian Meatball, Grilled Pork Loin, Chicken Breast, Deluxe Hamburger, Spaghettini Scarpara, Chicken Scarpara, Ravioli & Meatballs

Offer Homemade Luncheon Specials made for you fresh each day

Lunch: Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Dinner: Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We went here for a birthday dinner before a play. It was excellent all the way. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. I had chicken spiedini and two others had pasta dishes. All were very good,great salad dressing and the bread was to die for. Great choice!
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1501 SE 1st St, Des Moines, IA 50315

Since 1997

Garlic Cheese Bread, Toasted Ravioli, Garlic Bread, House Made Chicken Strips, Greek Salad, Chicken Salad, Italian Chef Salad, Italian Sausage, Chicken Breast, Hamburger, Cavetelli, Spaghetti, Manicotti, Lasagna, Penne Salsiccia, Seafood, Desserts, Meat & Chicken

Pasta Dishes served with red sauce, salad and 2 homemade rolls

Price: $4-$22.50

Dinner: Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun Closed

The family went down to enjoy Tumea & Sons last night. I was impressed with the friendly staff, the prompt service, and the incredible food. Each of us ordered different meals and all agreed that we needed to come back and sample more of the menu. You will not be disappointed!
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1003 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2002

Bruschetta, Centro Onion Rings, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Centro Crab Cakes, Tomato Basil Soup, Insalata Mista, Classic Caesar Salad, Crab Cake Salad, Greek Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Chicago Italian Beef, Manicotti Florentine, Cheese, Margherita, Pizza Napoletana, Pizza Bianco & George's Favorite

Daily specials: Thursday sausage and cheese lasagna $11.99, Wednesday Chicago italian beef $11.99 - Enjoy their featured $5 martinis from 3pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday

Price: $4.99 - $24.99

Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

I went for happy hour and the martinis were cheap and creatively delicious! The lemon-sage was a winner! I had a caesar salad and grilled salmon. Delicious dressing and my fish was cooked perfectly. Good and attentive service. I can't wait to go back to Des Moines and visit Centro again!
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