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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
+1 515-243-1115
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 giving this place an excellent rating was that the dessert, while delicious, was too small!... More 

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Thank Cindy T
Kansas City, Missouri
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Rachel L
Omaha
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at Lucca's consists of a prix fixe Italian meal of 3 courses (salad, pasta course, entrée) and dessert for $40. Go hungry if you want to do this. You can use the same menu to order ala carte, which we did as we didn't think we could eat all four courses. We had a small salad and an entrée,... More 

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Thank footlooseOmaha
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The absolute BEST prepared scallops I have had in my life!!! Food was perfect, very comfortable ambiance, and service was impeccable. Was in town with 5 of my colleagues after an exhausting week and a ninety minute drive from Fort Dodge, we were looking for a good meal before catching a very early flight out the next morning. Our hotel... More 

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Thank Maggie K
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Seriously! Am I really in Des Moines, Iowa??!! What a sophisticated place! We were in town for two days and were shopping in the East Village and stopped in for lunch. Very sparse and simple decor. Order at the counter and it is brought to your table. I had the salmon pasta with a marinara and cream sauce that was... More 

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Thank trvlgal1111
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner with friends was quite enjoyable. Our waitress was attentive and answered our questions about menu. The meal was excellent. Portions are not overwhelming. You will leave satisfied, but not stuffed. We will gladly come back again.

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Thank Kirk B
Clive, Iowa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The setting is rustic modern. The staff was attentive without hovering. The prix fixe menu varied and interesting. Each course was well executed and delicious. Salad, couscous, pasta and dessert were all enjoyed. But the star was the scallop presentation we both enjoyed for our entrée. A wonderful setting, great meal, and stellar service!

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Thank Affable1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is always on point and great. Good selection of wine and drinks with a very clean modern feel. Friendly staff.. a must hit spot in east village

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Thank Derek J
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

By far one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. I love coming here for lunch. It never disappoints. The staff is very friendly, it's clean with a trendy decor, and the food is excellent. I recommend the cracked pepper pasta. The bread on the side is also delicious!

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Great evening out with a friend. Took advantage of the four course dinner. Caesar salad, eggplant second plate and scallops first rate. The reason for the Four star is a mediocre dessert. Would definitely recommend though!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?