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Best American Restaurants in Des Moines

American | Iowa City, Iowa City
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines
American | West Des Moines, Des Moines
The Stuffed Olive - Des MoinesThe Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Sam & Gabe's at The LyonSam & Gabe's at The Lyon
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
CRAVE - Sioux CityCRAVE - Sioux City
American | Sioux City, Sioux City
Prairie Canary Restaurant & BarPrairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
American | Des Moines, Des Moines
Tony Roma's - DubuqueTony Roma's - Dubuque
American | Dubuque, Dubuque

Best Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

Centro RestaurantCentro Restaurant
Italian | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan CreekBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Des Moines - Jordan Creek
Italian | West Des Moines, Des Moines
Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - DubuqueVinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' - Dubuque
Italian | Dubuque, Dubuque
Sam & Gabe's - UrbandaleSam & Gabe's - Urbandale
Italian | Urbandale, Des Moines

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Table 128 Bistro + Bar1. Table 128 Bistro + Bar
358 reviews
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines

We had the crispy duck leg and lasagna both of which were exquisite. We definitely will be dining here again. Great ambiance and reasonably priced fancy food. More

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St. Kilda2. St. Kilda
17 reviews
Modern Australian | Des Moines, Des Moines

The food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Snow pea salad was absolutely delicious. You can’t skip out on the chocolate cake dessert. More

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Baru 663. Baru 66
224 reviews
French | Des Moines, Des Moines

Food, cocktail, wine, our waiter all excellent. We went with 4 course chef's choice with wine pairings for each. All wonderful. More

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Aposto4. Aposto
20 reviews
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines

Always great food, service, and atmosphere!! Our favorite local restaurant. Missing the Italian wedding cake though. More

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines5. 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
1166 reviews
Steakhouse | Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines

The food was awesome as always! Great service. I had the lamb chops outstanding. More

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+39 Italian Restaurant+39 Italian Restaurant
Italian | Ames, Ames

Enjoy an authentic & memorable dining experience at our trattoria style table service restaurant. Seasonal specialties, small plates, soup, salad, fresh pasta, steak, seafood, and traditional pizza or panini are available daily in a comfortable & casual setting. More

Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines

Baratta’s has been a Des Moines staple for over 50 years and is always welcoming new guests to the table. With multiple locations now open, catering available, and take-out options, there are several ways to enjoy our menu. From celebrating anniversaries and birthdays to fueling kids up before football games and dances, Baratta’s is a tradition that keeps getting better.More

Discover Iowa

Iowa is known as one of the safest states to live in, which adds to its appeal as a place to visit. With many attractions and things to do, you’re bound to work up an appetite for one of the many local dishes - and there are many! Iowa offers typical restaurant meals from almost any culture imaginable with many of the ingredients being grown in the area. You’ll also see foods iconic to Iowa, such as a loose meat sandwich called Maid Rite, rhubarb pie, Iowa chops, and taco pizza. Although specific to Des Moines, the steak de burgo is a popular item throughout the state. Don't miss some of Iowa's classic corn on the cob.