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Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

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1975 NW 86TH St, Clive, IA 50325-5505 (2 blocks south of Hickman Rd)
(515) 278-8148
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: (515) 278-8148

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious steak!

Friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Birthday celebration with my husband. His steak was absolutely delicious but my pasta could have been a slightly larger portion. Still tasted wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Carlene L
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Birthday celebration with my husband. His steak was absolutely delicious but my pasta could have been a slightly larger portion. Still tasted wonderful.

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a graduation and the graduate selected this place for a family get together. The alacart menu is not large but offers a good range of Italian dishes with interesting twists. Portions are substantial, well prepared and everyone enjoyed their choices. The staff was attentive and very helpful when describing the selections and evening specials.

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novi
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163 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I know it sounds boring but the take out service was excellent as was the location in the Jordan Creek area. Not overpriced, the salads were excellent. The Chopped salad with Chicken had ginormous pieces of chicken in the salad - much more than a meal in & of itself. The chef must have been new as there were 2... More 

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Boone, Iowa
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202 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The last time we ate here the steaks were to die for. But this time, we did not want to spend so much money ($28 /per steak and no salad included); so I opted for the Grouper. Now, I was raised in Florida, I know what Grouper tastes like and this was not Grouper, nor was it cooked over any... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My now-husband and I had our first blind date here in 2005. Still delicious 10 years later, including the cheesecake!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We we're thrilled to return with the original owners back in charge. However we sadly disappointed with the whole experience! My husband made reservations early in January for Valentines Day, sadly we were seated by the storage of chairs by a cold door in the corner. The Christmas decorations were still on the door! Had they been busy it migh... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

While upon my visit to Cosi Cucina, I couldn't help but notice the new decor while I walked in through the doors. (Which are poorly hidden in the back.) The atmosphere came across as tacky and forced. The hostesses were unwelcoming, the owners where overly involved, which together was just a tad bit off. The food was awful. My lasagna... More 

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Des Moines
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good to see the old owners back in charge. When I was on vacation from Iraq I took my then girlfriend in after pre dropping off a dozen roses. Which I had the waiter bring out. Unbeknownst to me the old owner had hit on her at a bar and she didn't know if the roses were from him or... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We invited another couple to Cosi Cucina on May 17 and had great food. I had the smoked chicken pasta, which has long been one of my favorites here. This dish is very consistent year after year. They do a nice job with the calamari appetizer as well. The wines and desserts were reasonably priced. The service was attentive. Another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had the rigatoni with sausage. Delicious, unblemished, rustic, Italian flavors .. then one of the best pieces of Tiramisu I have had in a long time. Definitely worth more than you pay for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1975 NW 86TH St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
    (2 blocks south of Hickman Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: (515) 278-8148

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

(515) 278-8148
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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