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Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

1975 NW 86TH St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
(515) 278-8148
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Ranked #17 of 65 restaurants in Clive
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2 blocks south of Hickman Rd
Description: (515) 278-8148
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English first
Clive, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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DES MOINES, IA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Great meal last night. We covered the menu and all good. Wish they had half portions available. Chris was our server and very good.

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desmoines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Cosi Cuncina has been a locally owned italian restaurant for many years. The food is out standing and the price is not out of line. If you enjoy a cozy atmosphere with a small fireplace and low lighting give this place a try.....also the service is great!

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Boone, Iowa
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205 reviews 205 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Excellent service! Fun & very attentive! We all three had the Ribeye, raised right here in Iowa, it melted in our mouths! Served with an exquisite sauce, it is simply the BEST steak I have had in years. We called and made reservation 45 minutes before we got there. Very accommodating! My son has already made a trip back and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We took advantage of a groupon because we were curious to see if the new owners changed anything about this restaurant. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was there for every need, but was not intrusive at all. Our calamari was in large, tender strips and came with a seasoned mayonaisse type dip. My husband had the spicy seafood linquinni... More

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pella, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was a family favorite when in the Des Moines area. I guess the #2 Outback will move into the #1 slot for us. I give it a terrible rating only because it is closing. We really enjoyed the food and they had a few really attentive waiters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and try to make it here at least once a month. We no longer even look at the menu. We both always order the Ziti, because it is so sooo good! The calamari and the toasted ravioli are our favorite appetizers. Couldn't tell you about any dessert recommendations though, I'm always too full. They could use an interior... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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192 reviews 192 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We eat here every time we are in Des Moines. It is an out of the way place (the "front" door is actually in the back of the building) where you are treated very well by the attentive staff. I usually get the spicy seafood pasta and am never disappointed. The red sauce has a kick to it that compliments... More

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MILFORD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a hidden away little Italian place with delicious food. This was the first time we had eaten here and we were happy with this place. The warm bread at the start of the evening was delicious and all 4 of us were happy with our food. We even had the chocolate dessert with ice cream and it was... More

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