white wine | ground fennel | garlic | shallots | cream | crostini
braised berwood pork | porcini ragu | creamy polenta | italian parsley
Great service & food
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!
Everything was perfect. Joseph is an exceptional waiter! Thanks for a great evening for our out of town guests.
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!
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!
Disappointed there was no fish entree available. The mussels as a appetizer were spectacular.
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!
We ate on the porch. Perfect evening with great food and wine. Service was excellent! Will definitely be back!
Great food! Would love to eat there again. Brought the family and everyone loved the food.
Great food, friendly staff, interesting atmosphere. We will be back!
Excellent experience! Definitely recommend Aposto for any occasion or just a regular dinner out.
Wonderful food and service. Great place for a date night or special occasion.
Favorite spot in town for date night
The food was delicious and excellent, the service with Emily our server was outstanding and exceptional and the ambience was delightful.
Always a great place for dinner and drinks. Food is fenominal. Service is on point. Highly recommend.
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!
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!
Amazing that’s all!!!!
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!!
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.
The food and service were incredible... Great birthday celebration for this guy!
A total pleasure. Warm hospitality and the food is amazingly fresh.
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.
The food was excellent, but the service was a little lacking. We waited for a while before we got greeted to get our orders.
This place is Great !!!! Food was Delicious !!!! Service Great !!!! We will Definitely be Back !!!
High quality food, great service, unique experience.
Excellent service and fresh delicious food
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!
Wonderful restaurant within a converted private home. Great food, service and elegance.
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.
we went for my husbands birthday. the service was excellent, food fantastic and the ambience was unique. we loved everything about it!
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.
Always great food!
Great food and service in a beautiful setting.
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.”
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!
Great food, interesting wine list and great service.
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.
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.
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.