Always a great choice for Italian. The owner is onsite which makes for consistent quality. Service is good and food is great.
Great food! Little difference of opinion on what medium well looks like but accommodated. Great waitress
Ribeye steak special was on of the best steaks I have had in a long time.
This quaint restaurant is excellent, exactly what we were looking for. Food was delicious! I'll return next time I'm in town.
Came with my family for Valentine's Day. We made a reservation and were seated right away. The resturaunt was busy but our food was served promptly and tasted great. Waitstaff were attentive and quick with refills. Portions were generous and they were happy to send boxes with us. We will be back to try more of the menu.
To start they couldn’t find my reservation which would have told them this was a date so not to sit us next to a 7 top. The food was subpar my blanc sauce on the chicken piccata looked as if it had broke and still served. The chicken itself was rubbery and overall could have went to Olive Garden for a better more personal pasta dish and that’s saying something.
Best pizza in town!
I've been to Baratta's before. But, today was something a little different. I had a client in from Omaha. I wanted her to experience some local dining with some old school charm. The setting was very nice. One of the owners (Joe) met us at the door and sat us right away at our table. The waitress was around to get our drink order very quickly and happily covered the specialties when I asked. The special of the day was a cheese ravioli in a lemon sauce. This sounded new and interesting to me so that's what I ordered. The atmosphere was great. We were able to discuss a few work items and then moved on to other conversation. There were 4 of us total. Before long our lunch had arrived. Not only was it very visually appealing but I'm being honest in saying that I don't believe I've every had a better pasta dish in my 50 years on the planet. I've had other favorites at Baratta's in the past but have never heard of or tried this dish before. I've got a new favorite and I would recommend anything on the menu but if you see a cheese ravioli in lemon sauce you must try it.
Overall, the food was outstanding, the service was excellent, the price was very affordable and we were able to dine at our own pace. With such a short drive from downtown Des Moines it will be a business lunch staple from here on out.
We had a great time as always. Food was excellent as always.
Friends from out of town visiting
The food was fabulous as always! Our server was excellent & attentive even with it being new year's eve.
Great pizza and excellent service from Debbie.
We had a great time. The food was excellent; the service outstanding.
I have been to Baratta's before and always found it to be good, but was pleasantly surprised how much we received for the value at lunch yesterday. It was very good and I will be going back more often!
The restaurant is located at in and out of the way area. It was a pleasant find! The menu had everything we needed from Italian to fried chicken to pizzas and sandwiches and seafood. Something for everybody
In town for a short vacation for our young family of 6. Found Baratta’s on a search and it didn’t disappoint.
Always great food and attentive staff. A long time treasure for lots of ready.
The wife and I looked forward to our visit and we’re not disappointed. I have the combo of Maggio she had the cheese manicotti both were great really like the cheese soup the bread and the server was great.
Fantastic as always
Everything was very good and the service excellent. The only thing we were not fond of were the onion rings. There was absolutely no taste to them. Other than that the rest of our meals were great.
The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Plenty of light to see by. The food was absolutely delicious and our server was outstanding! We will be going back for sure.
Always one of our favorite places to eat.
My portion was small for the price
Has about 15 noodles in there and sauce
Pasta is not that expensive you could add some more
Totally fine mid priced red sauce Italian spot with lots of history. I recommend the place but don’t agree with all the five star reviews. I think it’s pretty typical. I had veal parm which was tasty, but not special. Service was very friendly, but water glasses weren’t quickly refilled and we had to sort out who gets what when entrees arrived. Good place.
Everything was outstanding.
Throw some table cloths on the tables and take the atmosphere up a notch.
This place is a Des Moines landmark when it comes to delicious Italian food. You will be treated like family as you dine in this converted Southside home. I have never had a bad item from the menu but the pepper steak is my favorite.
Our food was delicious and the service was great! It was a little noisy when we first got there since nearly every table was full.
DeBurgo was wonderful as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food and service were EXCELLENT! This was our first meal at Barrata's, but definitely not our last. The service was as good as the food.
Waitress was very efficient and friendly, we had a very enjoyable dinner
My server Rochelle ?was great. She was so attentive and personable. My chicken great. And so was my husband's steak! The taco pizza was good 3stars out of five. Would recommend!!
Love love this place! A family favorite. I would recommend this establishment to any and all.
Wonderful meal surpassed only by the service. Acoustics are not good
Reserved a table for four for a birthday dinner. Promptly seated upon arrival. Service was great. The only drawback was a table of 16 seated next to us with some loud and festive patrons. Not the fault of Baratta’s at all, and they apologized for the noise level.
Will be back.
Baratta’s is our favorite restaurant. It absolutely never disappoints us. The food, service and all the personnel are outstanding. A bonus is we don’t have to travel far.
Old favorites not quite as good as usual. Cavatelli and Amaggio
Love this place favorite Italian restaurant in Des Moines. Hospitality family friendly. Would recommend .
Fantastic local Italian restaurant. We felt so comfortable here and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back!
Have eaten at Baratta’s on numerous occasions over the years and have never had a bad experience, ever! Fantastic food and great service!
Baratta's is always a treat. Our group ordered spaghetti, chicken amagio and salads. Everything was delicious! Our portion sizes were good sized. Service was outstanding as usual. Friendly atmosphere.
Baratta's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 243-4516 ext. 1.
Baratta's is rated 4.8 stars by 107 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.