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Aposto

4.8
4.8
907 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

For parties of 7 or more guests, please call the Aposto Team to explore options for custom group dinning.

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, brews and one of the most genuine staff you will have upon your visit.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 244-1353

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shawn Bennigsdorf

  • Private party facilities

    Aposto specializes in private events. Email us at events@apostodm.com to learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Cross street

    Woodland Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 907 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. K

    Kara

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. My only small complaint is that my dish had a pretty small serving so as it was absolutely delicious it wasn’t the most filling. The chocolate torte is out of this world and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal! Our server (Shannon) was amazing, the atmosphere was superb, the old house it is in just gives it so much character. We had so much good food. The lamb took first place for the best. If you are in Des Moines you NEED to eat here.

  3. A

    Arch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful evening in a beautiful setting out on the porch. Service prompt and attentive. And the food is perfectly prepared. It will linger in memory for years.

  4. j

    jenrip30

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit so much. It was my boyfriend’s first time at Aposto. The food, the service - everything was wonderful and delicious. Great evening.

  5. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect spot for a special occasion. We asked for a romantic table and they delivered.

  6. ME

    MolE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a fantastic date night dinner. Romantic space, good food, good drinks, pleasant service

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aposto was lovely as usual. You can taste the difference in the freshly made and sourced ingredients. Never disappoints.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, top notch service. Wait staff is very attentive. They have the process figured out of getting food to the table quickly after it’s plated.

  9. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, wine and service for our anniversary dinner. Dining on the porch was great as it was calm winds and mild temperatures.

  10. F

    Frunings

    Des Moines

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always amazing food and excellent service!

  11. RE

    RachelE

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a 5star experience. Our waiter was exceptional as were the drinks and entrees!

  12. JB

    JennieB

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a relaxing atmosphere, paired with outstanding food. Our server Joseph was very helpful with descriptions and suggestions, even though the menu has just been updated. The asparagus salad was Spring on a plate and the cucumber gazpacho was refreshing. We both had pasta - gnocchi and triangoli. We always say “we should come here more often” when we dine at Aposto.

  13. KM

    KeeganM

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New summer menu is a hit! Must try the Lavender Cake!

  14. MA

    MeganA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must in Des Moines. Food and service was superb!

  15. M

    Maryanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I cannot say enough good things about Aposto. I’m still thinking about the food 24 hours later. Our server Joseph was kind and knowledgeable. The ambiance is cozy, music was great…it was truly phenomenal.

  16. S

    Sagechick

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lovely, as usual! LOVE the new menu!

  17. AF

    AmandaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous - from the food, service, and location. The staff is amazing! I happened to mention to the bartender that it was our anniversary, and everyone went above and beyond to make our dinner special. We will be back :) Thanks again!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall a good experience. Didn't appear to be any pandemic related glitches. Food was good, although had sat a tad too long before being served (hot food had cooled on the surface). Service was fine. I found it odd there was only one single malt scotch offering and a blend scotch the server tried to pass off as a single malt. (There wasn't a list offered. It was verbally presented.) Will return as it is a one-of-a-kind experience in Des Moines.

  19. ST

    STEVENA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing. Our server was great and pay great attention to us and take good care of us well worth the wait to get in and eat.

  20. JW

    JanelleW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service and dining experience! Absolutely perfect evening! Thank you for making it so wonderful!

  21. CD

    ChrisD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aposto was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The menu was original, the food was delicious, the ambiance charming and the service informative and engaging.

  22. MC

    MikeCynRStL

    St. Louis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were there to celebrate our daughters graduation from Drake University. We got off to a somewhat inauspicious start when our server Joseph accidentally forgot about us for about 20 minutes. But being the excellent professional that he is he stepped up to the plate and admitted his mistake, apologized sincerely, and proceeded to take excellent care of us for the rest of the evening. Our starters were mussels in a lovely coconut milk broth that went very well w crostini provided and a pizza which had burrata mushrooms herbs and pepperoni. Mains were mushroom risotto, sweet potato gnocchi w prosciutto, sea scallops perfectly seared w linguine in a light tomato sauce, lastly a special pasta w house made fettuccine w sauce of puréed chives, oregano, romano I believe, pasta water and chive blossoms. Bright green and delicious! All were well thought out and executed. The chive sauce was a true elevation of simple high quality ingredients. Desserts included a very moist olive oil cake with house made olive oil ice cream, a delectable chocolate torte and blood orange crème brûlée. Outstanding! Joseph insisted on comping our desserts, even though he had done more than enough to be back in our good graces! Did I mention Aposto is in a lovely old mansion with a huge outdoor wraparound porch, which was where we dined. If you love innovative food, executed nearly flawlessly, excellent service (though we had a service miscue, the mark of a truly great server, is one who can overcome a mistake and leave you having had a wonderful experience despite the miscue)and a beautiful place in which to enjoy it all, then get to Aposto! You have a real gem here DesMoines!

  23. CH

    CrisHM

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious vegetable forward menu featuring the freshest ingredients. Genuine and informed service. Warm, authentic environment. Highly recommend!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at Aposto. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable regarding menu items. The atmosphere is one of the best in DM. Food is always great.

  25. SM

    SharonM

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meals and beautiful setting. The service was great Nice place to celebrate my husband's birthday...they made it special.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent.

  27. HB

    HBPJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service, highly recommend! We will definitely be back!

  28. RJ

    RuppJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated immediately and treated with Prosecco in honor of our anniversary. Austin, our waiter was both professional and engaging. The meal was better than we expected, and we were expecting it to be excellent.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Joseph was delightful. His knowledge of the menu was perfect and he orchestrated our dining experience perfectly! Highly recommend !

  30. C

    Cyndy

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambiance! A gem in Des Moines. Great for date night.

  31. AR

    AmandaR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always food is out of this world. Wonderful service. Great drinks. Our favorite place for dinner!!!

  32. L

    Leonard

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Poor service once seated. Waitress left water empty for a hour. Asked for a wine list, but she just brought a Manhattan. Asked for time to consider dessert, but she came back and said the chocolate tort was on its way. Not the same high-end dining experience we had come to expect from Aposto.

  33. LH

    LeslieH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner! Our food was excellent, the service was wonderful, and we didn’t feel crowded or rushed. It was nice to get out and have a truly relaxing dinner there!

  34. m

    mike

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible atmosphere and the food is always delicious. Tony and his crew know how to create a great dining experience!

  35. CT

    CoralieT

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was absloutely delightful! Two of my friends had not been there before and were thoroughly impressed. Thanks for providing a beautiful dining experience. Everthing was delicious!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best date night restaurant in Des Moines!

  37. SF

    SarahF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My main dish, the scallops, was excellent. I had the cauliflower soup as a first course and while it was good it was a bit on the lukewarm side. The blood orange crème brûlée had great flavor, but it was runny instead of the more firm texture that I’m used to in a brûlée. Our server was extremely friendly and we just loved him. I didn’t catch his name but he looks kind of like Heath Ledger, only even better looking.

  38. A

    Arabianhorse

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one restaurant you don't want to miss. The food was exquisite, the ambiance wonderful, and the wait stuff fun! Don't miss this!

  39. R

    Rjck

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the scallops and they were delicious. So very soft and tender. The sauce on the pasta was very tasteful also. It was light. I also ordered the cauliflower soup. Yummy! Our waiter, Joshua was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the wine. He was very friendly and professional. I will definitely go back! The only down side of the restaurant is that they played the music a little to loud so it was hard having quiet conversation. It was tasteful music, just a little high on the volume. Take note this isn't a budget friendly place to eat. For me it was well worth it!

  40. DB

    DBW0717

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Aposto is consistently excellent! We were a group of six and all had different entrees - all of them were beautiful to look at - and delicious.

FAQs

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

Aposto is rated 4.8 stars by 907 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodland Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shawn Bennigsdorf

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 244-1353

  • Private party facilities

    Aposto specializes in private events. Email us at events@apostodm.com to learn more.

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