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Ranallo's On 3rd

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417 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3052
515-964-9510
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, atmosphere?

This is a small place with good food! The only thing that keeps me from returning is the bar that can be rather noisy open right into the restaurant! This is the kind of place you expect a quiet, date night atmosphere, only to have a raucous bar crowd taking over the restaurant too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Kevin N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a small place with good food! The only thing that keeps me from returning is the bar that can be rather noisy open right into the restaurant! This is the kind of place you expect a quiet, date night atmosphere, only to have a raucous bar crowd taking over the restaurant too!

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Thank Kevin N
Ankeny, Iowa
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Very nice Des Moines metro place for a great dinner. We went there as a large group and everyone's dinner looked great and tasted delicious. Our problem was our server who was very slow and came back to our table smelling overwhelmingly of smoke. Obviously the reason we had been left waiting for a long period was because of a... More 

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Thank Juneiowa99
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant provided a nice, quiet atmosphere. Food was cooked as ordered and delicious. We did not have reservations on a Friday evening, but they seated us and served us quickly.

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Thank Patricia M
Punta Gorda, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling I80 or I35 through Iowa you want to stop in Ankeny for a wonderful dinner. We started with a cup of green bean soup. Had never heard of it but the creamed soup had a delightful mild green bean flavor. The house salad was crisp and had fruit , nuts and a blue cheese dressing. The... More 

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Thank jackorrcc
Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little place for that special dinner with a client or a date. The menu is fresh, interesting and always well prepared. The portions are just right, and the staff is very attentive and we'll trained. We have brought large groups here, one on one business dinners and date-nights - it's always just the right attention. If... More 

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Thank Jason M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The menu items are on the fancy side - lots of interesting drinks from the bar - elegant ambiance - professional wait staff - a little pricey but not too expensive for what you get. I will say that a couple of times we have been disappointed with something, but the staff always makes sure to make things right to... More 

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Thank teacher_from_Iowa
des moines iowa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we had been by this place and have always wanted to try it. we tried several appetizers and then several entrees. our group of 6 really enjoyed the food. the steak was very good. the toasted ravioli was also very good. then the oatmeal pie for desert.

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Thank coolrman33
Ankeny
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the food here, always count on well prepared and delicious entrees. The menu is well thought out and even with a change of owners a few years ago, the high quality has never been lacking.

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Thank Chuck B
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Fireplace, which is a nice ambiance. Great for date night. I love the homemade cavatelli. I get it every time and always leave with half.

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Thank Amy K
Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best meal in Ankeny. "Finer" dining compared to any other Ankeny location. Food is always good- not amazing, but consistent. Price is fair for the quality of the food. Have always been pleased with food and service. Not fine dining like may think of in the cities, but definitely best in town, that's why I rated as excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3052
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-9510
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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