Aposto

4.9
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518 Reviews
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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
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4.8
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4.8
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JamieG
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we have heard nothing but great reviews. We got two bottles of wine and we had two apps and an entree each. The Mussels and Polenta cakes were amazing!! I decided to go with the agnolotti entree. It came out in a POOL of oil and the filling was just mushroom only. It did not read this way I feel on the menu and tasted very bland and the oil made it very unappetizing. We were with another couple so I didn’t want to say anything or hold up the meal. I wish I had gotten something else. The other couple got soups as their app and they did not come out till we were almost finished with our apps which we thought was strange. The one soup was creamy and they said was delicious but the other was weird they thought. The salmon special had a risotto that they said was way overdone too. Ribs were good and flavorful. I definitely give it a second try just to try something different and see if this was just a fluke bad entree. Great service - our server was awesome.

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Nightlifer
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Aposto. The food was great and our staff was very professional and engaging. A great experience - we will be back. Moved here from Chicago so excited to find a fine place to dine like this!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable. Food, service, ambience and the new outdoor seating was perfection.

DG
DebbieG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is our favorite restaurant in Des Moines. The flavor combinations are spectacular! The meals are consistently delicious and beautifully served. We love sitting on the patio. Service is always excellent!

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SarahO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is one of our favorite restaurants in Des Moines. We come here whenever possible because it feels like home! Adore the mussels and charcuterie along with everything else on the main menu. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Aposto many times-and even before when it was DeScala. We always have a fantastic meal and service. It’s our favorite date night in Des Moines!

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vipJSD55
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed the tables on the porch were taken, but were settled inside and were very comfortable with the social distance.
The food was outstanding as usual.
Please never change!!

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vipTinaT
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always delicious, wait staff is friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe is the best! Outstanding service and friendly staff! Amazing food!

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LaneM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Not a huge menu, but the focus is quality. Great environment, able to accommodate socially distanced dining on the porch. Awesome place to hang out on a cool summer evening.

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PaulaB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the server! He did a great job.

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zippycat
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner on the patio! Our server was great and even asked the kitchen to put our salad to share on 2 plates. Food was amazing and photo worthy. Only downside was that we were seated at the first table and had other guests walking past.

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AbbyO
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and cozy place To eat. Food is delicious and the staff was great

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blahblah
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday dinner and had a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my 40th birthday. Great food, great service, great environment. Couldn’t ask for more

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and of excellent quality. The menu is appropriately limited. Everything sounded wonderful. We will definitely return soon!

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! From the delicious food and wine to the excellent service. Will be back again for sure!

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Cara
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary! The food and service were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the good work

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15th Anniversary dinner. Somehow we had never been to Aposto before and now we’re planning a return. The food was amazing and service spot on. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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MichaelA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive, kind, and very knowledgeable of the menu. I had a pork shank and carrot greens pesto pasta, and my wife had the calabrian sausage pasta dish. Both were absolutely fantastic. The price was very reasonable for fine dining. Overall wonderful experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & really enjoyed the outdoor seating

JP
vipJoelP
Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal on the wrap around porch. Server was great. Food was great.

We shared the charcuterie board, and then each had a salad and the NY Strip. Steaks may have been a bit over cooked but were still tender and flavor was great. The onion tarte was amazing.

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TERRYH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful....the food, the sevice, the wine. Would highly recommend.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
236 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice transition from Victorian home to restaurant. Varied menu including tasty special of prawns over risotto. However, we were seated at a small round table that was better suited for drinks alone rather than dinner. Wine list is limited but well priced.
I will give it another try since it is a step above for Des Moines.

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HankL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly knowlegi ble and friendly staff. We will be back!

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RobJ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was FANTASTIC.
Joe, our server, was attentive, but not invasive.

JP
JodyP
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic meal with top notch service!

JP
JodyP
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were promptly taken to our table and we were seated outside as requested and able to enjoy the nice breeze and the shade of the porch. We each had a wonderful Aperol Spritz, perfect for a summer evening. The server was attentive, polite and did not linger too long. The food was fantastic. I will be back very soon.

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RytchieS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed this place. So grateful, yet not surprised they made it through the mandatory dine-in shutdown. Kaitlin was great & helpful as always, but we’ve honestly never had a bad server there. Was great to see Tony back doing what he loves, among other things, making his guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Apostó is one of the rare restaurants that you can always count on to leave happy.

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LoveFood
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They remain closed for dining in. I took home several meals. Absolutely awesome! Service for pick up quick and easy!

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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!

OT
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.

FAQs

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

Aposto is rated 4.9 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.