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Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Cosi Cucina Italian Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cosicucina.com/index.html
  • Email: info@cosicucina.com
  • Phone: (515) 278-8148
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: William Bliss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will do our best to accommodate all orders with the notice that is convenient for you, however 48 hours is preferred.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2 blocks south of Hickman Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cosi Cucina Italian Grill
Cosi Cucina is the well known Clive Restaurant with an innovative Italian cuisine featuring homemade dishes and daily specials prepared with only the finest ingredients and served in a casual atmosphere.



A local favorite, voted best Des Moines Italian restaurant and most romantic. Cosi Cucina features an extensive wine list, with over 36 wines available by the glass. Conveniently located just minutes from most area hotels.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Love, love, love the food! The toasted ravioli was amazing and so was dinner. Would be better if they served the yummy bread warm, and maybe some Italian spices mixed with the olive oil for dipping. Our waitress was a bit slow, but would go back!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love to eat at local places and this place is a favorite. The food is amazing, the prices are reasonable and the service is second to none. Cosi Cucina is just a great place for a dinner out. The scallops appetizer ( wood grilled) is excellent-ziti is one of their signature dishes."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our evening was just lovely. Met, greeted & seated promptly. Our waitress was excellent, made recommendations when asked and gave seamless & timely service. The meal was excellent. All 4 dishes were prepared as ordered and exceeded expectations. 3/4 took home large portions as leftovers as well. It's wonderful to see a classic come back better than ever!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always great food. Unique menu, good specials, and the best calamari I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our experience under the "new ownership" was much the same as in the past......Nice place and decent food (yet nothing to really rave about)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A good experience. No wait to be seated, Emily, our waitress took out drink orders and food orders very quickly. She smiled each time she asked how everything was. Food was excellent. I'll be going back again soon."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We have been going regularly to Cosi Cucina for 16 years and every time the evening is phenomenal. It is one of our all time favorite restaurants (and We are foodies!) Our favorites are the Wood grilled scallops appetizer and mozarella salad with champagne dressing. And of course, the Ziti. For dessert you must get the tiramasu or cheesecake ---both wonderful. We travel a lot and enjoy the local restaurants. Cosi Cucina is a stand out and equalsand surpasses any place we have ever eaten.We just love this place."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As always the food was terrific, especially the ziti and the bread. The desserts we tried were also excellent."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Cosi Cucina is awesome every time. Always great food in a simple and smooth atmosphere. Never a bad dish!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great locally owned restaurant that has awesome food and service. Prices are fair and value priced."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The reviews I read were mixed, so I went in with an open mind. The first small hurdle we came to was that the enterance was in the back of the building. Not a major thing, but with no vehicles in the front parking lot we thought they may be closed. Upon entering the restaurant you're met with the smell of a "wood-smoked" kitchen. Not a bad thing. The lighting was dim, giving that romantic feeling we were looking for. The staff was friendly. The carpet needed replaced. They weren't busy at the time. The overall feel was nice. One meal was good. The other was undercooked (and being it was pasta, not good). We would consider returning in the future, but wouldn't make it a staple in our outings."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We have been to Cosi Cucina a few times and the food has been outstanding. During this trip we were very disappointed. Ordered Caesar salads, they came wilted and flavorless. The waitress was wonderful, she took them back and off the bill. Ordered the lobster bisque - again, lacked flavor. Ordered the calamari, which we haves ordered in the past, it came over cooked. It was not the dining experience that we have come to love from Cosi Cucina. Not sure why the food was not good that evening???? Not sure if we will be back...."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Quality of food was superb all around. I love that every time I visit the restaurant there are so many top-line options on the menu. I had the Potato Ravioli and was instantly in love with the richness of flavors. It was the food equivalent of a fine cigar paired with just the right aged glass of scotch. Pros: Excellent & unique food, prompt and courteous wait staff Cons: Initial seating was undesirable (the place was nearly empty but we were squished between two other larger dining parties...and that's with a reservation); hostess and manager were under-dressed and heard grumbling when I asked to be re-seated"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We had reservations that we made on-line. First time I ever used Open Table and it was great. Our wait was about 2 minutes and we had a nice table out of the traffic line. Great food! Many options from steak & pasta to pizza and sandwiches."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Cosi is like an old, cherished friend you can always count on to be fabulous! It was again!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013