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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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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: Reservations
Description: (515) 278-8148
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 3
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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
Romantic dinner

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Amy K
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
Senior Contributor
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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DES MOINES, IA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?