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Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzarea

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2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
(515) 243-4516
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chicken Amaggio, EVER!!!

Just around the corner from where we live, excellent, friendly, and professional wait staff, and the BEST Chicken Amaggio you have ever laid your lips on! This has quickly become our favorite restaurant because of this 1 dish, alone. However, the pina coladas are remarkable as well. Served with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Tammy C
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Just around the corner from where we live, excellent, friendly, and professional wait staff, and the BEST Chicken Amaggio you have ever laid your lips on! This has quickly become our favorite restaurant because of this 1 dish, alone. However, the pina coladas are remarkable as well. Served with fresh hot bread, real butter, and your choice of soup or... More 

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Sibley, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were welcomed heartily by the staff as soon as we walked in the door. Our waitress was incredibly patient as we tried to figure out at a late hour what our sleepy kiddos wanted to eat. The food was delivered to our table very quickly and was delicious. I ordered the chopped steak without looking at the size of... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was a big surprise for what is a mini-chain. Everything was above our expectations; the instant friendly greeting; the decor; the menu (prices); the table server; and by far the food. The timing by everyone of the staff was superb. From the time we came in to the time our server took our order, to the time we received... More 

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great service yet unfortunately found several flaws.... Tomato sauce was very bitter maybe just their style but to me was acidic and bitter not fresh and sweet. Was very dark red not bright red like when I make it at home. The veal was tough and thick I was expecting hammered thin this was thick like a veal chop again... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lunch or dinner, it's the best Italian restaurant in town. Also the hardest to find! Our little secret. Get the chicken or shrimp amagio. We've tried multiple times to replicate and can't so we have to keep going back and back and back. They also have the best tiramisu in town. Great wine list as well. Enjoy!

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Polk City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner with family. We were promptly greeted and were seated within a few minutes. Cocktails were prepared correctly, my wife is rather picky, and were good. Their menu is very good with lots of choices including Gluten-free options which are especially important to me. The waitstaff were prompt and efficient. Our food was delivered quickly... More 

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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food at Baratta's is always of the finest quality, and is lovingly prepared. The atmosphere is homey, and the service is always top notch. Prices are very reasonable. The original location on South Union is still my favorite. Off the beaten path, but worth it. Do yourself a favor, and try it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in the Des Moines area. It sits in a neighborhood setting, but it has the best meals on the south side. You will agree once you have their cheese soup....one of the best in the country! I have yet to hear anyone not like that soup. When we are in the area, this... More 

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Kearney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friends boasted about this place. I was visiting DesMoines. It was late (8:00pm.) when we stopped after the Zoo Brew activity at the zoo. They close the kitchen at 9:00p.m. Italians are known for slow, deliberate meals. We would have one hour. From the get-go, we were rushed into making choices and leaving the restaurant. This was from one... More 

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Iowa
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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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Additional Information about Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzarea

Address: 2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
Phone Number: (515) 243-4516
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 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 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 243-4516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?