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Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant

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1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325
515-270-0022
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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We had the Sunday buffet and the guy only rang in a dollar off on 1 buffet with the coupon. Every other time my wife and I ate there it was good on each of our meals. He said he had already rang it in and couldn't change it. So we haven't returned in a year now.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere & great service. We bought a groupon, yet we were treated like important customers. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. My husband thought the pizza was just OK but I loved it. The mozzarella sticks are delicious!

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Des Moines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had the Sunday buffet and the guy only rang in a dollar off on 1 buffet with the coupon. Every other time my wife and I ate there it was good on each of our meals. He said he had already rang it in and couldn't change it. So we haven't returned in a year now.

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Iowa
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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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Akron, Ohio
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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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Ankeny
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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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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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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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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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Iowa
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-270-0022

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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