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Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant

1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325
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Ranked #297 of 502 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Most recent review
- Mar 7, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

41% Recommend
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Some of the staff is rude; this included the manager on the evening I was there. We got there and the manager was standing right in front of us talking to other employees and acted like we didn't exist. I finally asked if we were supposed to seat ourselves, she said no, then the gal seating people showed up. When... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I visited this restaurant with my daughter's soccer team. It was set up in advance for a team dinner. They were very accommodating by reserving the entire back room for us. For a Sat. nite, it was not very busy. The menu looked promising, but the execution was lame. Food was pricey for what you got. I ordered the wood... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Have eaten there one other time and food was good. Took friends this time and every dish ordered was just terrible!! Worst grinder ever had, soggy bun, filling sparce and awful. Hamburger must have been left over from lunch, fried chicken tough and stringie. Spaghetti over cooked. Complained and they did nothing!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The ambience of the new place is a little lacking (sterile, almost), but the food is great. Nice portions and real homemade tastes - house dressings and bread are fantastic.

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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

My girlfriend and her family this this is the best pizza in the world... I think it's pretty good but definitely not the best I've ever had. And whoa it's EXPENSIVE.

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Urbandale, IA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I like that I know I can get a good buffet at anytime. The rolls are delicous and sure to pump up carb levels. Pizza is good, any topping. It is spendy, so visits aren't frequent and we usually have a coupon.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We decided on Mama Lacona's for a rehearsal dinner after visiting several other restaurants, and we were not disappointed. We had a group of 64 people in the private room on a Sunday evening. Management took all the time we required to make decisions on food and drink ahead of time, and the night of the dinner the wait staff... More

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Glendora, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

I've been gone 30 years, but still get back once every 4-5 years, and always go here with all of the relatives (my in-laws are "regulars" here). I went with my wife-to-be to the old location for years. Pizza to die for, I can still remember the taste. Service was never their strong point, just go for the food!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

worst Italian I have EVER had

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Des Moines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2007

The service is very poor including the receptionist, waitress and Manager. Food was not good either. Actually when we went, they forgot to serve us the Rolls, when I told about it to the waitress, she didn't care. She said she forgot. But I don't understand how she could forget when she was serving rolls to all the tables nearby... More

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