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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
+1 515-243-1115
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“prix fixe” (8 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on a Friday. Greeted when we walked in. Minimalist interior. Great service. Really enjoyed the food. What they do, they do very well. The Caesar, the caprese, the gnocchi, salmon and scallops were all excellent. The gnocchi were fluffy and creamy. I wouldn’t have...More

Thank straightboy
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Everything about dinner was fantastic - from wine to dessert. The sea scallops were my favorite. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff was fantastically attentive and atmosphere was warm and relaxing.

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were a table of seven and had the fixed menu. The courses were the right size and delicious. The pasta was excellent.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 21 January 2018

While I have only eaten lunch at Lucca, I can tell you that the quality of the food is excellent! Pasta is made from scratch and portions are generous!

Thank Gabby914
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased and surprised with our visit. For $40 each, we chose from a 4 course meal that included lots of options. The pasta course was perfectly prepared and we loved the red sauce. We chose ribeye and salmon for the main course...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We both had the four course meal. The goat cheese (excellent) and apple/gorgonzola salad (good though lacking in gorgonzola). The squash risotto was well cooked and a good texture though lacked flavor. The same could be said for the gnocchi. The entrees were disappointing. The...More

Thank tm212
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Beautiful simple and sleek decor is the setting for New York quality northern Italian style cuisine. Long wall of lovely exposed red brick lined with contemporary yet warm white cloth tables. Food is superb.

Thank LWMiller717
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice to find European-style table d'hote, a four course meal, very good value for $40. The pear salad, squash risotto, steak, and desserts were all delicious. Wonderful sauce for the steak. Server couldn't have been better--attentive and friendly but not annoying. Good wine list. Highly...More

Thank rfgedmonton
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating! I asked for a switch in sauce and was no trouble. The scallops in cream sauce with pappardelle was scrumptious. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The space is open and feels clean and fresh. Everyone was kind and friendly. Nothing disappointing here.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Pasta made in-house, select high quality seafood and cuts of meat, and outstanding ingredients continue to keep Lucca at the top of great dining in Des Moines. Lucca was a front runner in the East Village movement and continues to be a mainstay establishment in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-1115
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