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Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzarea

2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
(515) 243-4516
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Nevada, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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