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Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
+1 515-278-8148
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“cheesecake” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful "cosi" atmosphere and great Italian food. I tried the balsamic chicken and was very satisfied. Their cheesecake for dessert is not to be missed. A good bartender too!

Thank CMcCoy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is at the top or our company's "go to" list. We either take customers to their location, or have food catered in for business meetings. Our customer's rave about the food, and often ask us to return there on their next visit to...More

Thank 54darlas
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I have been a long time patron prior to their recent closing rumor a few years ago and I still enjoy dining there. I miss the olive oil bottle on the table, but appreciate that the bread is now delivered in a basket. My kids,...More

Thank IABeachLover
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Traveled to Des Moines expecting to find award winning BBQ, but found an award winning Italian restaurant. The cheese cake was amazing, a must have.

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My family enjoyed an excellent meal. The pasta options are excellent. From the simple spaghetti and meatballs to the mushroom lasagna, the chef nailed it. This has become one of our favorite Des Moines restaurants.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

nice place for an old style business lunch. Good Italian food selection, soup and sandwich was very good. Friendly family like service.

Thank Juergen K
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is an "old fashioned" restaurant, been around for a long time, a bit on the pricey side. It's now under new ownership, but same great menu. The potato ravioli is excellent. Save room for the cheesecake!

Thank JamaicaDave_13
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is expensive but worth every penny. It's been around forever. I think I took my prom date here in the 90's. Very courteous staff and the chef takes requests if you have a difficult family member.

Thank Fam_Tvler
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wonderful meal. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and pleasant. My husband had the classic Italian and I had the butternut squash rissoto. My husband loved his, mine was very good,,,,just a little sweet. We actually had a cheesecake for dessert, even though we were so...More

Thank luannraej
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Found this place to be over priced and dishes not consistent. Service is good but some dishes are not good at all and pricey

Thank Jack T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
    (2 blocks south of Hickman Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-278-8148
  • E-mail
(515) 278-8148
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