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Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzarea

2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
(515) 243-4516
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Ranked #63 of 496 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Most recent review
- Apr 3, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
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216 reviews 216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Compared to other recent reviews our dinner at Baratta's was rather a disappointment. While the bar area was comfortable with a nice décor; the dining areas we saw were small rooms with too many tables crammed in them. The 2nd floor room we ate in barely allowed a narrow pathway for servers to haul the large trays of food through.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Baratta's just keeps getting better. I wish they'd bring back the steak Oscar. It was sublime. Their spaghetti rivals Latin King. The Cajun chicken alfredo is a fave and makes me think of New Orleans. The only time I was disappointed was one Saturday night at 6:30PM we ordered pizza and onion rings to be delivered. Joe called us back... More

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Knoxville, IA
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Baratta’s has been around for a long time – in fact, the last time I was there was probably 30 years ago. The waitress we had (who was excellent) had been there since 1999. This is not a rookie establishment and it shows. Discreetly located on Des Moines’ south side in a residential neighborhood, the establishment served as a bootleg... More

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Des Moines, IA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restaurant is nestled right in the middle of the neighborhood... In fact it is a converted house. The prices are in line with the quality and quantity of food you get. My husband and I love the homemade fried cheese appetizer. They have homemade salad dressings. The bread is fresh and delicious! I've ordered their Seafood Genovese which is... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Restaurant is nestled in pretty much a residential area. I had the Ruben sandwich with onion rings. It was excellent and more than I could eat. Great onion rings! Service was very good!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great Italian cuisine on Des Moines South Side. Excellent menu items, the only difficulty is getting there and getting in.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The food was delicious! We all had different things off the menu and all was very good! If you are ever in Des Moines this is a MUST place to eat!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great food and the staff is friendly! The carry out service is good as well. Carry out servings are huge for the price.

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Des Moines, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Love eating here all the food is great. They have anything from pasta, steak, seafood, chicken, pizza and sandwiches. Very nice atmosphere. I have friends that will drive over 1hr just to eat at Barattas. They also have a full staff for catering, very elegant and professional. Can't go wrong with this place.

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West Des Moines, IA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have been goin gto this plcae for several years and the service and food have consistantly good quality. The menu is nicely sized but not monsterous. I usually go for a chicken and pasta dish, chicken picatta being my favorite. I might have a draft beer or a glass fo wine once in a while. The alcohol seems slightly... More

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