Aposto

4.9
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$31 to $50
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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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarciK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and our server, Joseph, was top notch. The wine list was very good but not a lot of option for anyone on a budget so just be prepared to spend a little more and have a fantastic meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing food and atmosphere. It does get louder the closer you get to 7 pm or after but still worth going and enjoying the food and wine.

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AmandaD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner here on a Saturday night. Being able to reserve a table ahead of time made it so perfect! We walked right in, got seated, didn't feel rushed at all to enjoy our dinner. Our Waiter was attentive yet we didn't feel like we were being disturbed or bothered at any point. We will definitely dine here again!

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robertg
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Need more menu options. BREAD. Wife had way overpriced drink.

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BriS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant! Our server, Ciji, was so knowledgeable and really enhanced our meal with great recommendations. We started with a wonderful bottle of wine and fresh salads. My husband had the NY strip and I had the osso bucco, which practically melted off the bone, it was so tender and delicious. And I ended the night with the most delicious cup of coffee I've ever had. Great atmosphere in a cool, historical home. Overall an incredible experience and Aposto has quickly become maybe my favorite restaurant in Des Moines.

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Jayhawk1976
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to please. It is always a great experience, and this time was no different.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere

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RobinK
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect...the menu offerings, the service, the ambience, the quietude (thank you! so very tired of noisy restaurants).....Aposto now is a top notch favorite of ours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and wonderful detail in the information about their offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always had great food and service here.

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AaronS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always. Only request is to get the wedding cake back on the menu, but I understand there might be hurdles for that. :)

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DianeH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious! Our server, Joseph, was the best - friendly, knowledgeable and caring.

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Jeff
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes we excellent and we really liked our server

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EllyP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to dine here for our 5 year anniversary. They gave us 2 free glasses of champagne and our server, Joseph, was very well versed on the menu and wine pairings and had a great personality! Will definitely be back again.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Duck Confit. It was outstanding and our server was very knowledgeable as to the menu and made great suggestions. One of the best restaurants in Des Moines.

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JamesL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal! Staff was fantastic!

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GeorgeM
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto always has high quality food and service. For Valentine’s Day they went above and beyond. Anyone wanting a special experience should try Apostal.

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vipFrunings
Des Moines
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and great service!

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vipUncorked
Des Moines
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing wine, food, and service. One of Des Moine's best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph and the team provided another great experience for us! Thank you!

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is a must if you have not been. 10/10 recommend this place.

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LoveFood
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cozy location with awesome tasting food and romantic ambiance. Love it, I believe you will too!

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NancyB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was spot on...however, we were seated in the bar area which was totally fine but the adjacent dining room had a very loud and irritating large party and until they left which was half way into our experience it was uncomfortable for our party of 5. It was difficult to talk to one another and the atmosphere was off putting. The service was extraordinary with Joseph - he was so wonderful and the food was very, very good. You can't do much about a boisterous inebriated group of folks having dinner so it was somewhat understandable and quite frankly, I am not sure how one makes that right without causing a scene. We chose not to address the situation with our server or by ourselves. We just made a mental note that next time we might make a mention of it...thank you.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a fantastic restaurant. i will definitely be back. a neighbor table was a bit disruptive but that is not the fault of the restaurant. i would definitely recommend this place.

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ElliottS
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Aposto pre-symphony dinner was good as always. The evening’s special was ordered by all three of us. Unfortunately, it arrived at our table cooled down a bit. A mention of this to our waiter produced an immediate offer to fix and replace - which it was to our satisfaction. This excellent remedy saved the dinner - and made sure we are coming back. The Aposto food and ambiance cannot be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Thank you

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SarahO
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a date before a show at the civic center. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Their food was delicious and appropriately portioned. We loved the atmosphere as you were able to easily chat and the lighting was dim to create a romantic and calm atmosphere.

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LaurieM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is just so fantastic, it has become my favorite spot for pre-show dinners with my daughter! The service is very attentive and friendly but it's always a relaxed experience. We love the polenta cakes and the cavatelli, and I can't wait for the walnut cake to make a return to the dessert menu. Others at the table have enjoyed the NY Strip. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had!

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Aposto twice now and both times it was absolutely fantastic! Everything from the service and ambience to the food was perfect! I can't say anything negative about the place!

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round. Every dish is so abundantly flavourful and amazing! Gnocchi was ridiculous -Cooked so perfect...pillowy on the inside and lightly seared on the outside. Sauces are decadent. Osso Buco was succulent.
If it's even possible to like something more than the food, it was the ambiance: a bustling old house, filled with engaged diners, attentive servers, and a pretty snowfall outside the windows. Can't wait to come back on the summer and enjoy the patio.
Des Moines needs more places like this...it's the only place with actual full-on Charm.

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vipPerllaD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Food is always amazing and the ambience is lovely. We are regulars 😀

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vipgemag
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Hicimos reserva a las 6:15pm y a las 8:30 el camarero dijo que teníamos que dejar la mesa porque tenían una reserva y era la mesa que les convenía por el tamaño. Dijo que en OpenTable cuando haces la reserva te avisa de que tienes que dejar la mesa en 2 horas. Eso no es verdad. La general manager de la sala vino a disculparse but waiter was very rude and didn’t speak the truth.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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BDA80
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places Des Moines has to offer. They really know what it takes for a nice quiet dinner and you absolutely get what you pay for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting and ambiance of the restaurant are outstanding. To start we had the pizza frittata (awesome) and for our main I had the osso buco and my wife a butternut squash pasta (not sure the pasta). Service, wine selection and food was great. Highly recommend!

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KimL
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Love the location.

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BeckyM
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as per usual.
Caymus Petite Syrah ... EXCEPTIONAL!!
The snow storm was happening and the restaurant was BUSY ... we expected a slight lag in service times, WHO CARES WHEN THE FOOD AND WINE WERE SO GOOD? But we had a show to catch and came early due to that fact and the weather.
I love coming here, but the tables are closely spaced it is difficult to navigate in and out when there are many diners without bumping into them and their purses or phones on the table.
I don’t like posing a problem without a solution, but I have none.
I just know it is a superior venue and it was built in the 1800’s and I will always come!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food and stellar service!

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vipEllasMum
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Des Moines--or anywhere!

FAQs

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

Aposto is rated 4.9 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

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