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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
+1 515-243-1115
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here. Super chic and tasty. Appreciated the speed at which you can grab and excellent lunch.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Dinning experience. Each one of us chose different courses so we had a chance to sample a lot of the menu that evening and everything was REALLY good.

Thank Dlokem
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant. I love the preset menu and the choices. Great place for a group. The acoustics are difficult due to the minimalist design - which I loved. I have an heirloom garden and really appreciated the heirloom tomatoes served at room...More

Thank Finiky
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Lucca features only a Prix Fixe menu for dinner and we found the food choices to be appealing to all. Pork, chicken, beef, fish, and a vegetarian entree choice will satisfy any appetite, and all 4 courses were done well. Our first visit here, but...More

Thank Irish_Willow1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very basic atmosphere, nothing stood out. First three course very good, pasta's were excellent. Desserts were very average at best. For the dollar and amount of food worth more like $30 rather than $40 per person.

Thank JeffCinIowa
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday night when it was a pre fixe menu. There were a lot of choices. Our service was pretty good. The egg plant Parmesan was awful. The eggplant was cut too thin and there was too much cheese on it. The...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This place has it all. Very cool atmosphere with an industrial vibe. Very friendly staff. Full bar service. Unique 4 course dinner menu. Course #1 is a choice of some kind of special salad. Course #2 is a choice of one of many different pastas....More

Thank HOTROD37
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Love how they serve courses with many options for each course. My husband and I loved everything we ordered. Excellent service too.

Thank manders0910
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is the perfect location for a special dinner or celebration. We went on our anniversary and it was wonderful. They have a set menu that you choose from - it is 4 courses and everything was delicious! The only thing that kept me from...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The price fix menu options were delicious and offered some unique option. The beet salad was fantastic, as was the mushroom risotto. Our waitress was knowledgeable and kept the wine flowing. Definitely would go back.

Thank Rachel L
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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