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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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5:00 pm - 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Loved the food very much, Southwestern Pasta, all the pasta meals. Pepper Steak pretty tuff really, couldn't eat that. But otherwise wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna B
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food very much, Southwestern Pasta, all the pasta meals. Pepper Steak pretty tuff really, couldn't eat that. But otherwise wonderful.

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Thank Donna B
West Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, can't believe I have live in the metro area for 30 years, and this was my first visit. Awesome prep of traditional Italian dishes. Well worth the adventure of finding your way there! Super professional and personable staff. Dealt with our large group. Took special requests in stride. Nice selection of Exile craft beers and I am told it's... More 

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Thank JamersonRocks
Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My supervisor, co-worker and I visited this restaurant in celebration of my birthday. I'm so glad I picked this place because we all loved it!! Although a little hidden within a residential neighborhood, it has such a nice and personal atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice, gave good recommendations about the menu items and was knowledgeable about the food. I... More 

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Thank Roxyjc
Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I grew up on the south side of Des Moines, so when I was back in town recently I wanted to find a restaurant that served the kind of food I grew up eating, which was Italian. And I cannot remember when I've more enjoyed a meal than the one I was served at Baratta's. I had the chicken cacciatorre,... More 

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Thank 19biztraveler61
Johnston, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My husband and I got married this past August, and we had Baratta's cater the wedding. We could not have been happier about this decision! We visited the restaurant a few times prior to the wedding in order to get a sense for what their food was like, and each time, we were so impressed by the wonderful quality and... More 

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Thank Hannah R
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Not being acquainted with the area, it was surprising to find this wonderful restaurant in a residential area. But what a treat and what a bargain. The 2 for 20 special is unbelievable with a choice of several entrees preceeded by delicious onion rings and amazing home made bread. Other choices on the menu were also reasonable. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Marlys V
Knoxville, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Moved to Iowa two years ago and have been searching for a great Italian restaurant since. I can now say I found one. We had the weekday special which consisted of some of the best bread I have had in a long time, followed by toasted meatball filled ravioli with marinara, followed by a salad with awesome blue cheese, followed... More 

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Thank Rick H
Ankeny, Iowa
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat at Baratta's frequently and always find it very enjoyable. The food is outstanding. Very casual so nothing fancy here but very clean and comfortable. Service is always very good and the prices are very reasonable. These are the things that keep us coming back. Highly recommended for a great lunch or dinner

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Des Moines, Iowa
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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Thank Tammy C
Sibley, Iowa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?