The ultimate guide to Italian restaurants in Des Moines

Jan 10, 2019 673

BY: Brian Taylor Carlson

The Italian restaurants of Des Moines are unique to our city. Many are tied directly to Des Moines' community of descendants of Italian immigrants, passed down through generations of the same family who keep things consistent throughout the years.

Considered prized culinary landmarks and institutions of Des Moines Italian food, these eateries serve everything from comfort classics like spaghetti and meatballs to upscale fare like carpaccio. And more than one will specialize in Des Moines' quintessential dish of its Italian community: steak de Burgo. 

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