Aposto

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376 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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New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mike's autumn pop-up was great, local fresh food, great portions, delicious.

U
Des Moines
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy with great wine & food and excellent service!

BB
Raleigh
89 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a treat! Beautiful Victorian house, wonderful food and great service. The homemade pasta and sausage was fantastic.

L
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!! The lobster gnocchi is the only way to eat lobster in our opinion. Our server, Joseph, was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely charming with our two children. Aposto is a wonderful place for excellent food and service!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Great for a nice quiet date. Service is attentive, but not overdone. Food is great. Desert was off the hook!

SG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was able to provide good input. Food was excellent.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambience and food was top-notch. The service was fine--however I felt a bit rushed. The server cleared plates on the table when one of the two diners was still eating. In addition, the main course came before we had finished our small plate starters. It seems this type of establishment lends itself to a more leisurely and relaxed type of evening. It would be lovely if the staff could lean towards that as well. We will be back as it was overall a lovely experience.

MB
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our waiter Joseph was great!

e
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of the best dining experiences in Des Moines. Ate on the porch, lovely evening and wonderful service. Good wine and drink selections and pasta cooked to perfection.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great for a date night or special dinner with family and friends. The food is incredible. The pop up brunches are also awesome!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Aposto! Everything is always perfect.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and wonderful food. Truly a unique dining experience. Went for Restaurant Week 2019 and had the chance to try tasty, fresh, handmade food. Cannot wait to return.

T
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went to Aposto during restaurant week. Service was unbelievably slow. Waitress was nice but she was unable to speed up the kitchen. Food was good but we had to wait way too long for it. Also it’s an Italian place and did not serve any kind of bread with the pasta—inconceivable! Had the cavatelli. The homemade pasta was delicious. The atmosphere was loud with a large table of inebriated people nearby. I would like to try it again but I will not wait that long again.

AC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Joe, our waiter is exceptional and knows how to accommodate every diner. Food was fantastic. I would suggest that large parties be seated privately as the rooms in this cool old house loses its appeal when the room is overtaken by a boisterous table. Ask fo an intimate space or room if so desires to hear your dining companions.

RS
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, food excellent, and overall experience once again delightful!

MP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diner out with friends. Great meet-up place and outdoor porch. Try the Perfect Manhattan!

e
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had a meal here that was not over the top in being perfectly prepared and plated. Excellent wine and service.

F
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and service during DSM Restaurant week. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a high quality meal with unique ingredients at a moderate to higher end price point. Definitely worth the money you will spend for your meal!

MC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for restaurant week, and I knew from the first bite of my salad that this was going to be a fantastic meal, and I was not disappointed. They knocked it out of the park with every course, and Aposto is now our favorite restaurant in Des Moines! I can't wait to try their full menu and their brunch. Until then, I'll be dreaming of cavatelli and panna cotta...

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was amazing..

MV
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was good but nothing special, I could have prepared it better at home.
The setting and waitress were wonderful, but the lady greeting us welcomed us by telling we had only one hour before other guests needed our table (for which we had reservations). Afterwards she called to say so lost the signed receipt and wouldn't miss out on the tip. It was awful and spoiled our night. We expected a romantic night out, but it was pretty expensive for not special and unfriendly experience.

OT
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aposto has been our favorite go to Italian restaurant since it first opened. I saw the menu for restaurant week on line and we had to go. It was wonderful. My husband had soup, pasta and I had salad and pork. Both were excellent. We each shared the panne Cotten and the chocolate tort. Our waiter suggested the wine for the evening and his suggestion was perfect.

BL
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Aposto did not disappoint. The food was amazing (polenta to die for). The service was impeccable, not overly attentive but not scarce. Great way to spend a birthday!

LS
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aposto always delivers a great experience. Took the family to celebrate three birthdays and it was terrific in all aspects as usual.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome, love this place.

EH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made our reservation a month in advance and learned the morning of that it was no-corkage fee Thursdays! But honestly, I would go any day of the week to this charming spot. Our group of 4 really enjoyed the white wine mussels and pizza as starters. The lobster gnocchi and steak were also incredible. We lucked out with a beautiful evening on the wrap-around porch patio, but the interior was beautiful as well. I will be back — hopefully many more times!

NT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for me here - and it was excellent! I’d definitely go back again!

Food was terrific. As was the service

Nathan Thompson

k
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aposto was wonderful, as usual. Nice wine selection and great mixed drinks (old fashions) we had lobster gnocchi and salmon. both were very good. service was very good and a good noise level for me with hearing aids.

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the metro, hands down

SO
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a date night or GNO. The food & service are excellent.

GI
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at Aposto twice. Both times we have been seated in the bar. It would be nice to be seated in the dining area. I will try to remember to request the dining room or the porch next visit. The food is delicious and the service is good.

ND
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters brought me to Aposto for a Father's Day gift and I knew I had to return and take my wife, so we came for our anniversary. I believe that you cannot make a bad choice on any part of the menu. The wait staff is friendly and encouraging, service was exceptional. Go, you won't be dissapointed.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner at Aposto and it was fantastic! Will definitely be back!

NR
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and were very pleased with the food, service and ambience. This was our first visit and we will be back! The 3 course menu for $30 was excellent and very reasonably priced. We had the pork belly ratatouille special and the cavatelli. Both desserts we tried were wonderful - chocolate torte and panna cotta. Our server was terrific and very helpful. Just sorry we hadn’t tried Aposto sooner!

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern Italy Pop up dinner with great friends.. Adam was serving and he drank all the wine . Lol he was fabulous and the wine recommendations also.
Chef Shaun the food was fantastic 😃

KK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

NYC pricing in Des Moines? Wow! Thankfully, the food lived up to the price. Service was slow, but the late summer evening breeze kept us happily lingering. Truly enjoyed the gnocchi with lobster. Most memorable was the saffron and apricot ice cream. Noisy inside, so the terrace is the way to go, weather permitting.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. I went to work this morning and shared the fact we need to have our next corporate meal here. It was fantastic.

CH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was a delightful evening. Our server was friendly and attentive plus offered comments on the menu. I highly recommend the mussels small plate and gnocchi main course. For dessert, the ice cream special was saffron apricot which was a cool, refreshing sweet ending on a hot day. We would have sat outside on the porch if it hadn't been so steamy outside, but hope to do so the next time we're back.

PP
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Innovative, amazing Italian menu. Best polenta and gnocchi I’ve ever tasted. I compare every Italian meal to my Italian grandmother’s cooking, and this one stood up to her cooking, and then some!

DB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner on a Saturday night. Reservations are recommended. The menu is limited, but it all looked good. One special was being offered. Service was friendly and attentive. I inquired about one of the red wines, and our server asked if I wanted to try it first, which I did. We weren't wild about it so that taste helped us pick a different bottle we liked better.

We tried the pizza fritta to share for an appetizer. It's a small pizza that was really good. Excellent crust, topped with pesto, mozzarella and prosciutto. I love salad, but in looking at the table next to us eating their salads, I was glad we'd gone for the pizza fritta, because it was really yummy.

Since we were celebrating, we had a chocolate torte and the carrot cake. The cake was perhaps not the best I've ever had but it was passable.

Overall, a pleasant and delicious dining experience.

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