Aposto

4.9
685 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
A P O S T O is a Des Moines restaurant located in a Century Old Victorian Mansion a few blocks west of Downtown in the Historic Sherman Hill Neighborhood District. We are chef-driven, source from as many local partners as possible and have a stellar wine cellar, limited cocktails and brews.
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4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet business dinner during which conversation was important. Nice atmosphere and relaxing for the circumstances. Service was great, as was the food and recommended wine. Thank you!

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Tonysinlaws
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Joseph is an exceptional waiter! Thanks for a great evening for our out of town guests.

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LisaS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative with this restaurant is that it’s street parking only. It is an actual home, so we understood that would be an issue and arrived early to ensure we could find a spot. It is a very quaint setup, not a whole lot of tables. The service is superb, we had Emily and she knew the menu through and through. The menu is small, but this enables them to provide items with truly unique ingredients. We didn’t get any dessert, nothing they had sounded too appealing. But the food more than makes up for that. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, if you’re questioning a visit, DO IT!

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vipFrunings
Des Moines
56 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal! Actually, one of the top we have had and we consider all of our experiences at Aposto to be incredible. Service was also wonderful!

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AnnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointed there was no fish entree available. The mussels as a appetizer were spectacular.

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vipMangare4
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommend enough this place, starting from the building itself, the look and feel, quality of the service and the food, it’s one of the “must go” in the DSM area!

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vipSusanA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the porch. Perfect evening with great food and wine. Service was excellent! Will definitely be back!

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Smith1
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Would love to eat there again. Brought the family and everyone loved the food.

BC
BColl
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, interesting atmosphere. We will be back!

GC
GreenCrab
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Definitely recommend Aposto for any occasion or just a regular dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great place for a date night or special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in town for date night

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NancyB
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and excellent, the service with Emily our server was outstanding and exceptional and the ambience was delightful.

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PaulM
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner and drinks. Food is fenominal. Service is on point. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish our visit was amazing. Joseph was our waiter and he was outstanding. His recommendations were excellent and we loved his quiet, kind demeanor. The food was the best I have had in awhile. The osso buco was to die for. So tender and the onion risotto was creamy and delicious! Bravo, Aposto!

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AlisonJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like i ate a real meal for the very first time! Exquisite! the featured dish- house made gnocchi was pure magic! i will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing that’s all!!!!

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scottk
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had. The food was perfect, the setting was perfect, and the service was absolutely spot on!!

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ErikL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is one our favorite places to go for a romantic dinner. In this case we were there for our anniversary. We were surprised with two glasses of Prosecco. Our dinner was fabulous, as was the service. I couldn’t recommend Aposto more.

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vipTimODM
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible... Great birthday celebration for this guy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A total pleasure. Warm hospitality and the food is amazingly fresh.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinning room is exquisite. Our waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. He had wonderful suggestions and kept out wine and water glasses full. Our meals were delicious and the chef has obviously put much thought and care into the menu.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, but the service was a little lacking. We waited for a while before we got greeted to get our orders.

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JoeKeys
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is Great !!!! Food was Delicious !!!! Service Great !!!! We will Definitely be Back !!!

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High quality food, great service, unique experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fresh delicious food

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ElliottS
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Aposto, most often for special birthdays, anniversaries, etc. This time it was a wedding anniversary, and the staff and food was top drawer. Again. Courteous, thoughtful, well presented evening. Cannot recommend Aposto enough. Enjoy!

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Charles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant within a converted private home. Great food, service and elegance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Aposto used to be our favorite restaurant in the area. We've gotten take out a few times since the pandemic but hadn't been out in person since 2019. Unfortunately, the experience did not live up previous ones. While the servers were nice and polite (and masked which we appreciated), the service itself was very slow and disjointed. At one point we were asked to move to a different table after being seated and receiving our drinks. The server apologized and voiced our drinks would be comped (which did not happen). The baked fontina was delicious and we'd definitely recommend. The rest of the food was not as flavorful as we remembered. Overall, we were left disappointed and not ready to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for my husbands birthday. the service was excellent, food fantastic and the ambience was unique. we loved everything about it!

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Miki41800
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance. Good service. Menu is compact but very good offerings. Disappointed that only parties of up to 4 can sit on terrace, however, the inside accommodations were good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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vipJULIAD
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Food was unique but good. But not much for the price paid. Service was questionable. When we walked in, the hostess literally looked us up and down as if to ask what we were doing there. Our table server was better thankfully but it felt like the server was distracted. Glad we went to try a unique DSM spot but it’s hard to justify $200 for just “fine.”

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MaryB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was to die for! Our server was so attentive and even surprised us with flutes of champagne. Go there if you can!

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JayS
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, interesting wine list and great service.

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JohnD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How great to get back to Aposto following the pandemic, & find it remains an outstanding choice for fine dining in Des Moines, This time we both tried some new things, like the night's special linguine with crab, & the polenta starter. Both were as good as the classics, like the cavatelli. Better yet, since we'd let them know in advance that it was an anniversary dinner, were we greeted at the table with a couple of free small proseccos. Very thoughtful, wonderfully tasty, altogether a winner.

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SharonM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch!

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ThomasB
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly & attentive service in a lovely old converted former Victorian house in a shaded & charming area of Des Moines just off the city center.

FAQs

Aposto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-1353.

Aposto is rated 4.9 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.