Best Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

Expert recommended Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. All of our italian restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1003 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 2002

Bruschetta, Fried Cheese Ravioli, Fried Calamari, Crab Cakes, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Meatballs, Steamed Mussels, Soups, Salads, Pizzas and Calzones, Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi, Chicken and Prosciutto, Cavatelli, Bucatini All'amatriciana, Tofu Gnocchi, Spicy Sausage Rigatoni, Wood-Grilled Salmon, Seared Sea Scallops, Pork, Beef, Burgers & Sandwiches

Specializes in delicious Italian-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation. Proffer gift cards. Their private dining room is perfect for your business events, private parties or special occasions. Every Monday, enjoy half-price pizza and select Italian beer after 4 pm. Try their daily specials, dishes include Chicago Italian Beef, 4 Cheese Mac, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Cheese Lasagna & Manicotti Florentine for just $12.99

Price: Starts from $5.50

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

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2200 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

Since 1947

Burrata Pomodori, Meatballs, Fried Mozzarella, Shrimp Angela, Bruschetta, Zucchini, Toasted Raviolis, Calamari Fritti, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Pollo, Pesce, Seafood, Steaks, Desserts, Gamberi Diavlo, Baked Lasagna, Pasta Trio, Cappellini Alla Sassi, Gnocchi Alla Sorentina, Manicotti Al Forno, Penne Regine, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara & Scarpara

Has hosted a variety of special events for their esteemed patrons, including Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Wedding Rehearsal and Corporate Dinners. They feature family-style dining. Proffer featured menu items include New York Strip, Chicken Spiedini, Pollo Alla Sorrentina, Tartufo & Tiramisú

Best Family Restaurant 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 & Best Italian Restaurant 2009-2018 by Cityview’s Best of poll

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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
Sun Closed

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1501 Southeast 1st Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

Since 1997

Garlic Bread, Toasted Ravioli, Sandwiches, Meatballs, Italian Sausage, Lasagna, Manicotti, Cavatelli, Spaghetti, Penne Salsiccia, Fettuccine Alfredo, Boiled Ravioli, Penne Rigate, Angel Hair (Capellini), Pastachena, Pepper Steak, Casserole, Cotolette, Brashioli, Grilled Top Sirloin, Grilled Filet Mignon, Steak De Burgo, Meat, Seafood & Veal Dishes

Daily lunch specials start at only $8.25 includes soup or salad. Provides gluten-free cuisines upon request. Proffer dine-in or carryout options. Offers reliable and affordable catering services. They also have last minute catering. Proffer kids menu. Outdoor bocce ball court available. Free parking. Taste the Chicken De Burgo, Grilled Chicken Parmesan, Breaded Chicken Romano, Lemon & Tumea’s Baked Chicken for just $15.95

Price: Starts from $5


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

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