Gino's West Glen
Gino's West Glen
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Gino's West Glen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ginosfoodsdsm.com/
  • Phone: 5152262320
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:0pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Gino's West Glen will deliver everything you need to make your gathering a memorable experience. Food will be delivered hot, fresh, and ready to be served.
  • Private Party Facilities: We feature two different private dining areas. One is semi-private and is located in our Mezzanine area, which overlooks the restaurant. This area can seat up to 40 people comfortably for dinner. Our second private dining area is completely private and features its own full bar. This area can seat 80-100 people comfortably for dinner and is great for company meetings and dinners, private parties, and many other private functions!
  • Private Party Contact: Jenny Walton 5152262320

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mills Civic Pkwy
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The West Glen Town Center offers a large public parking lot located on each side of Gino"s West Glen. For your convenience, the Main Entrance is located on the south side of the building.
A word from Gino's West Glen
Gino's is a family establishment that has been in Des Moines for nearly 50 years. We have just recently opened a second location in the West Glen Town Center featuring many of our classic favorite dishes as well as a great Martini Menu and an extensive wine list to add to your dining experience! Buon appetito!
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Gino's West Glen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Good..., but not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Though we had a reservation and arrived sharp on time, we had to wait for quite a while before we had a seat. The wait staff were good and professional. Great location and kid-friendly. The appetizers were extra-generously portioned. However, the main dish (I ordered Grilled chicken Italian style) was under-seasoned and pretty boring. I requested for my potatoes to be cooked with garlic butter sauce, but I did not get a hint of it either. Tomato basil soup tasted like it was straight of the can with some cheese on it. We ordered a bowl of soup and had to waste it after a few sips. I would expect a little bit more flavor in the food, particularly if I'm paying $50 for food for three.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The food was great and the wait staff was also good. However, I was annoyed that we had confirmed reservations, yet still had to wait 15 minutes for our table. Makes me wonder what the point of reservation is for. However we will be back because overall its a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The service was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The service was amazing. Our waitress was on top of things and the food was great too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even though we made reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Even though we made reservations it did not matter the waitress didn`t know how to use the system anyway,the food was ok but the waitress didn`t follow my simple request of putting my vegetables on the side.When she finally came back to check on us she asked if we were interested in having dessert we said yes but then she didn`t come back for at least 15 min. so we told her no thanks and just paid the tab !!!
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  • Our server wasn't the best,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Our server wasn't the best, and our wait for a table even tho we had a reservation was unreal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had been to Gino's West
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We had been to Gino's West last May, and was soooo impressed with the seasonings and flavor of the steaks that we had. Because it was by birthday, we decided to come back. The food was ok, but there was not nearly the flavor that was had the last time that we were there. Vegetables were not good. Basically, we were really disappointed in the experience. The only bright spot was the service which was good. I was not happy that we had made a reservation, but walk in's got seated before us. Not sure if we will ever go back. I don't mind paying extra for a spot if it is worth it, but this was not.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Eve dining experience. The food, ambiance (including live jazz pianist)and service were noteworthy. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server!
    LuxLuvsFood
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great service! Dined on New Year's Eve and even though it was busy Jodi, our server, made us feel very welcome and never rushed. Still sentimental to the food at the Original Gino's ...but almost as good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an OUTSTANDING server.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We had an OUTSTANDING server. Very pleasant and attentive even though he had to climb many stairs, all evening to serve us. Had a great spot by the fire on a cold winter night and Scott Smith played the piano and sang in the background. All in all, an excellent evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The three of us were the only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The three of us were the only ones there...made you wonder.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The only negative was we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    The only negative was we were not seated until 45 minutes past our reservation. So, I'm not sure why they even take reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for a holiday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Went there for a holiday lunch gathering. The wait staff was very slow, and it really wasn't that busy. We didn't get our bread basket until we almost done with our meals. The food was OK, but the mediterranean pasta was very greasy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance! Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    My husband and I happened into Gino's just because it was close to the hotel at which we were staying. We were VERY pleasantly surprised by how wonderful our experience was. A gentleman playing the piano and serenading; a very attractive bar, full of patrons laughing and enjoying themselves; fireplace glowing and warm; very short wait to be seated; pleasant, friendly waitress; exceptional food and drinks. Nothing more I could have asked for, except that this restaurant be closer to where I live (which is three hours away.). I definitely plan on dining at Gino's West again next time I am in West Des Moines.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will never book a party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We will never book a party ever again and will tell as many people we can. The manager did a very poor job at dealing with the problems that night as well. Our reservation was at 7:30. We didn't get served until almost 9:30. When the food came out it was cold. The waitress was very rude rather than apologetic.
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  • Our waitress was awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Our waitress was awesome! It was for a family birthday and it was a great time and great food as always!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good staples, with
    YumeFish
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Food is good staples, with great flair of ambiance with piano table going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We had made a reservation in advance of our visit, but still had to wait almost 45 minutes for a table and the host wasn't very good at being available and keeping us informed how long it would be. Server was pleasant, courteous and attentive. It was a nice table but cold air blew down on us the whole meal which made it a little hard to enjoy. It was also sometimes hard to hear and enjoy conversation because of the volume of noise in the restaurant. The piano player was on the other end of the restaurant but it sounded like he was a few feet away. Food was good with a nice selection, but our group agreed that everything was overpriced for what we received.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good Italian food -
    MarybeeVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Always good Italian food - and, apparently, lots of people agree as the place was packed!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, drinks and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Food, drinks and service were fantastic. Would definitely go again. Great GNO or date night. Great for group events.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything was perfect. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Everything was perfect. It was our first time there and we will definately be back! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • I had the salmon salad and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    I had the salmon salad and the five other people in my party all ordered other various items from the menu and we all loved it! Would go here again in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took a business group there
    Elmo2621
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Took a business group there for dinner. Everyone in the group was from out of town. THey all commented on the great food and good drinks! The service was very good and friendly. They would all like to make another visit when they are back in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably the only thing that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Probably the only thing that decreased the evaluation was that the table was not ready for us when we arrived and it was quite a while before it was ready. We waited at the bar which was okay - not normally a preference though, but had to check again if the table was getting ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our evening. Had to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Enjoyed our evening. Had to ask for air to be shut down,very cool at our booth. Waitress very pleasent could have check on us a few more times but all in all great job. Food came promply and excellent. We will be back. Pricing is more than fair.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Went there for my birthday - first time going - the place is absolutely beautiful inside. The food was good - would definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    I've been to Gino's West Glen a total of 4 times now, and each time has been the same; horrible. At first we marked up our bad experience to ordering the wrong thing and getting a bad waitress. We should have stopped there... Each time we went, the servers were completely dismissive, unhelpful, and almost seemed annoyed with our presence and any requests. Be prepared to wait 20 minutes for drinks, to order, and to get the bread and salad that come with your meal. Two out of the four times, our order was wrong. It was unbearably cold, so cold in fact that just about everyone on our side of the restaurant had to complain before they did anything about it (turned the air off for 5 minutes, then put it back on until they heard complaints again)
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  • Lousy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We had a 7:00 reservation, but were told to wait in the crowded lobby with other diners who had walked in without a reservation. After a 25 minute wait, I reminded the hostess we were waiting. She had forgotten about us, but seated us next at a table in the bar where we waited another 10 minutes for a server. The service was terrible throughout the meal. We had to stop our waitress three times to ask for water, she delivered the wrong food to our table TWICE, she got my husband's drink order wrong 3 times, and never brought him a steak knife after the right dinner orders were finally delivered. We requested the check after another 30 minute wait. When she finally delivered it, another diner's credit card was attached.
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  • Good food with a lot of noise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Food is very good, just a tad pricey. Noise level is good for kids, hard to have a conversation across a large table. We will not go again, but will return to the original Gino's for fine food!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak de burgo is always great.
    ekeohb
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    Steak de burgo is always great. Overall good food. Key Lime pie was not a good choice. More like cheesecake and very little key lime. We learned that it is not made at the restaurant. Waitress was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • My waitress was gorgeous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    My waitress was gorgeous. Have her give me a call!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overall Good Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Made a reservation for 7.15 via Open Table and was seated at 7.45. To be fair it was Homecoming night and it was jammed. Had to revisit Hostess three times to remind her we had been waiting. Crabby bartender. Once seated though, good food and good service made up for the confusion at the front desk. Wife had the Steak Birgo(really good, cooked perfectly)I had baked cavatelli, also good and reheated nicely. Half order of O-rings were plenty for two and really good. No room for dessert. Would go back, but not on Homecoming or prom nights!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    Food and service were very good. Gino's West is modern and upscale, yet casual and friendly. Excellent sandwiches for lunch. The half sandwich, cup of soup and small salad item is a very nice lunch at $9. The half order of cavatelli is a nice lunch offering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We still prefer the original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We still prefer the original Gino's, but it's nice to be able to go to a location in WDM. The interior looked a little worn for a restaurant so new. We had 3 school age children with us. The server was considerate and patient with the kids, which is wonderful. The outdoor seating overlooking the fountain is a great option. Food was good - not great - but good for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our reservation was at 7 pm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Our reservation was at 7 pm and we were immediately seated. Our server was amazingly friendly and helpful even when we changed our minds a few times when ordering. She was attentive, but not over-bearing. Everybody loved their food. I took some home and even the leftovers tasted amazing! We were there celebrating our parent's anniversary and everything about the evening was perfect for them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Too expensive for the quality of food. There was a horrible smell when we walked into the building, but the service was decent.
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  • Food was very good and chocolate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Food was very good and chocolate cake for birthday was awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Fair food, fair service = overprice
    notRealPicky
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    Fair food, fair service = priced too high for value received. I traveled to Des Moines on business. At 7:30 on a Tuesday the front desk was unstaffed and waitresses walked past, none acknowledging my presence. A hostess eventually emerged and briskly took me to a table. The waitress, however, was very personable, friendly, and professional. The food was unimpressive. Farfalle Alfredo was basically macaroni and cheese. I like macaroni and cheese, but not at that price. Dessert was a large slice of tierra masu (sp?) that was either very chilled or freshly defrosted. Coffee came in a cup appropriate for a truck stop, not a nice restaurant. I don't recommend this place. Go to Biaggi's a couple miles north.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food in a relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Delicious food in a relaxed environment! And our server (Nadia) was wonderful!!
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  • Gino's West Glen continues
    MarybeeVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Gino's West Glen continues to offer high-quality Italian food, in a pleasant atmosphere. Our server was most accommodating, pleasant, and just attentive enough. We had out-of-town company with us, and they appreciated being able to have a relaxed and comfortable conversation over a delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Had a wonderful dinner with my family on te Gino's patio. We got to enjoy music from the nearby Fridays at the Fountain as well as the pleasant atmosphere provided by the large fountain next to the patio. Brandon our server was excellent and the food was wonderful. One person in our group would not reorder what he got but everyone else would definitely recommend their choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic