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Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant

1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325-7147
+1 515-270-0022
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good22%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible18%
6 days ago
“Great spaghetti”
11 Oct 2017
“Not as good as it use to be.”
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Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325-7147
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Used to go all the time when they had the buffet everyday. Miss that a lot. Still a good place to go for great Italian food.

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I grew up with Mama Lacona's when it was still in Beaverdale. They had a Ravioli Spaghetti combo to die for. Now, that is gone and what they have is just average. Sad that some things cannot stay the same.

Thank Azona50036
Reviewed 3 October 2017

always great food!!!! If you're looking for great Italian food this is the place and at a reasonable price!

Thank 546cindyr
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have been here for business meetings and the food is always on point. The place is always packed and the staff is always nice and accommodating.

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

1st visit since they moved........to start ,waitress nt real friendly seemed to be pushing the brunch big time!! So my daughter's boyfriend gt the brunch.....and her and I gt the chicken Parmesan sandwich......didn't think it was a real chicken breast...... Seemed formed!? Nt real hot!...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had not been in a year. Prime rib was warm only and cut was red, but tough and dry not juicy n tender. Eggs were cold. Bacon n sausage great. Taters n gravy n fried chicken were just o.k. no salmon smoked, darn. Two Italian...More

Thank Jerry U
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I vist there every trip to Iowa I love there food pizzas and Lasagna have always been fantastic I don't live in Iowa any but when it do I always have dinner there a couple of times

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Food and ambiance was ok. Service could be better but overall just an average restaurant. Could use some updating. I would eat here again but its not the type of restaurant I would take someone to like a first date.

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere & great service. We bought a groupon, yet we were treated like important customers. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. My husband thought the pizza was just OK but I loved it. The mozzarella sticks are delicious!

Thank Carlene L
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had the Sunday buffet and the guy only rang in a dollar off on 1 buffet with the coupon. Every other time my wife and I ate there it was good on each of our meals. He said he had already rang it in...More

Thank Proteeus3
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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325-7147
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-0022
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