Aposto

4.9
620 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.

Experiences

  • Aposto Pop-Up: Sunday Brunch

    $24.00 per personPrepaid

    May 2, 2021 only

    Join us for a good time and 2 courses of some of our favorite breakfast items for $24. Beverages, tax and 20% gratuity will be added to final bill... M A I N course : Italian Toast OR Biscuits 'n Gravy OR Zen Casserole.... S W E E T Course : Walnut Cake OR Flourless Torte OR Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta... L I B A T I O N S: Mimosa-7 Bloody Sunday-9 Spring Spritz-12
What 620 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathryneM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the best meal I’ve had in a while. Our server was phenomenal and was able to give recommendations that matched our preferences!

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Izzy
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience- wonderful food and staff. Perfect place for an anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Joseph was our server& did an excellent job...very attentive, knowledgeable & considerate. One of our favorite restaurants in Des Moines!

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CMYUM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner celebrating my husband's birthday. Our server was friendly and helpful with recommendations. The food was all amazing and tasted unique with how they chose to flavor the dishes. I appreciate when a restaurant changes its menu with the seasons. My husband and I both commented how our dishes tasted like Spring - bright and refreshing. We'll be back again.

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deang
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice place, most of the food was good although wouldn’t call it exceptional.
We had to send pasta dish back because pasta had not been cook enough....still crunchy not quite al dente the service was excellent and they took care of the pasta issues without question

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Sergio
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, great food, the service was perfect

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lisaK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Terrific service, food and atmosphere! Get the mussels!

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Cara
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Perfect for our anniversary dinner.

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Loulou
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is our favorite Des Moines restaurant. The cuisine is always delicious and the service is timely and never intrusive.

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CoryM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try and have an Aposto dinner night at least once a month. The food and the staff never disappoint. The new March 2021 Menu is phenomenal.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very attentive wait staff. Appreciate their consciousness toward ongoing covid-19 precautions.

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GregR
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Aposto. We have enjoyed the location, the food, the service and the ambience back to the earlier days of Cafe de Scala. Although it was too chilly to dine on the wrap around porch, we will make sure that when the weather warms to be back for front porch dining. Having a no corkage fee Thursday is also a pleasant benefit. There is no doubt we will return.

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BillM
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is our favorite place for special occasions and when we are seeking a more refined atmosphere. Tha space is elegant and the menu excellent.

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ChristineT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience! So romantic! I would highly recommend!

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DDV2011
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST meal we've had in a very long time! Incredible flavors and pairings on everything we ordered (mussels, charcuterie, cavatelli, chicken, and chocolate dessert). Our server (J) was knowledgeable, attentive, and fun. We had the most amazing evening with our friends, all because of Aposto! Thank you! We are raving about you to all of our friends. We will be back soon!

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WJoseph
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't say enough good about this place if I tried. Aposto is everything you want it to be and more. The wonderful people. The intimate yet inviting setting. The spectacular wine list. The incredible food. This is where you should be right now. Truly what I would consider the rarest of gems in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is Des Moines’ premier bistro dining experience in my opinion. You just feel special and warm the moment you arrive and throughout the entire dining experience. Servers are outstanding, the food is always prepared and presented so impressively, and the atmosphere brings it all together.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner. Fabulous, as always!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience with Aposto. The food and service was amazing. Would highly recommend for a fabulous dining experience. Great for intimate dinners or do what we did and go with friends.

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vipMichaelK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service. Everything was perfect. Very cozy

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TonyS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a very neat experience. The food was really good. Lots of flavor in the steak. The Osso buco was dry and not a lot of flavor. We got the charcuterie board and it was great. The only complaints were they put us at this tiny table. There wasn’t from enough for 2 waters and drink and an appetizer. No reason to have table that small it was probably 18-24inch circle. Then the waitress told us she put our meal in before we got out appetizer because we had to give up our table in 30 minutes. The sign said we were going to be given 90 minutes. They gave us less than 60. Spent $180.00 thought maybe they should give more time to enjoy the food. But overall was decent

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FoodSavvy
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice and cozy environment. Ambiance is warm, rich and relaxing. We loved the music which created a great atmosphere. Food was excellent along with the wine list. We will be going back!

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

Amazing food and service! It’s a MUST!

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SteveT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Joseph. Amazing food! Couldn’t have been better! Made for a perfect dining experience!!

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, unfortunately we had to leave early due to the Baby Sitter needing us to come home and our waitress went out of her way to make sure that our bottle of wine go home with us! Would highly recommend this place.

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AlanH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Des Moines. Tony and his staff always produce an exceptional experience. If you want to impress your date, friends or family coming to town......this is the place.
Situated in an old Victorian style house with the original creeky wooden floors and low ambient lighting. Beautiful immaculately clean washrooms. Full bar, extensive wine list and cuisine cooked to perfection. Aposto is always filled with patrons with smiles on their faces and a staff attentively at your service.

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vipSueK
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Service and food the best in Des Moines!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second time at Aposto, and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere there is great if you are looking for a nice date night dinner. Highly recommend if you’ve never been.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor and loved the ambiance, service and food. Will definitely be returning soon. Highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner, to celebrate a special occasion or to simply breakup the routine.

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BriP
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Aposto! Our group had never been before and our waitress was great about explaining the menu and the history of the house-turned-restaurant!! Delicious food and great ambiance

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for a date night. Great atmosphere in a beautiful historic building.
Unique Italian cuisine. Chef Shawn's charcuterie board was hands down my favorite.
If you're staying for dessert as well, the bourbon ice cream was a delectable way to finish out the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best gems of Des Moines!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful homemade pasta, fantastic wine selection, excellent service and covid safe!

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LFed
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was great. The appetizers that our waitress recommended turned out great, however the pasta that we order based her recommendation was not good. The triangoli smelled amazing, however the overall flavor of the dish was lost in olive oil and bacon grease.

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Nickie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a five course special New Years Eve dinner for two. We felt it was a fabulous experience.

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PJYancy
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second New Years Eve at Aposto. With all the closings and cancellations due to COVID I was very happy that they are still open and that they were able to distance all of the tables. The food was amazing, as we've come to expect and the service was top notch.

Thank you for making our New Years Eve so special.
Patrick and Amanda Yancy

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Andy
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a charming old house. Service was top notch with drinks never being empty and good recommendations from the staff on wine.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is by far and away one of our favorite spots in Des Moines. The intimate setting is perfect for a cozy date night or a gathering with friends. You will usually always find the owner, Tony Lemmo, there greeting guests and making everyone feel at home. From the food to the service to the ambience, Aposto always hits it out of the park.

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MonteH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a great time. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere and staff are second to none.

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vipMarkS
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and experience! Great place for a date.

FAQs

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

Aposto is rated 4.9 stars by 620 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.