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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
515-243-1115
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch on the East side

This minimalist, modern restaurant has good food and good service. We had sandwiches and salads for lunch. There was too much bread on the sandwiches for our taste. Otherwise the salad eaters were very satisfied.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
TnPete_traveler
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Nashville, Tennessee
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This minimalist, modern restaurant has good food and good service. We had sandwiches and salads for lunch. There was too much bread on the sandwiches for our taste. Otherwise the salad eaters were very satisfied.

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Omaha
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been following Lucca for years, writing my initial review in 2009. I think I've been to Lucca ever year since and found the experiences always enjoyable, bordering at times on memorable. Yet our most recent visit wasn't quite on par with earlier meals. The steak was fatty and not all that interesting, the pasta dishes rather bland. It... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel. We were not disappointed.It serves a limited menu but everything is freshly cooked to order. The menu is a fixed price with several choices for each course. Great service and a contempory decor.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A perfect lunch spot in the East Village. Food is wonderful and it's fun to wander around the shops.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lucca is one of the best spots in town for a business lunch or dinner. You would expect the pasta to be great here, but the soups at lunch are always a winner.

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Des Moines
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good bird food sized portions that are quite tasty leave you hungry when you leave. But you can always pick up a McDonald's on the way home.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had the regular fresh pasta with the olive oil, pepper, and chicken. My girlfriend had the same, but with gluten-free pasta. Both of our meals were outstanding. My order came with a side of delicious fresh bread. Everything was simple and splendid. The lunch prices were also reasonable for what they deliver. Be prepared to order at the counter... More 

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Overland Park
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love my culinary adventures during my annual trip to Des Moines. Have never been disappointed with this restaurant. One feature during this visit was an plate of gnocchi with olive oil and sage. It's a simple dish, but with faultlessly execution, it is outstanding.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We called at 6:00 on Saturday and got squeezed into an early dining slot before the big rush, and the staff was especially capable (and speedy) throughout our entire meal. Had a very nice bottle of Sangiovese, as well as two prix fixe meals: soup, salad, salmon and scallops...plus chocolate cake for desert. The staff was dealing with a bridal... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant is always in my top five in Des Moines. It ranks up there with Baru 66, Flying Mango, and Wasabi Chi as one of my favorite places to go back to over and over again. Whether lunch or dinner, the food is consistently awesome. I'm a big fan of the salmon with pasta and the gnocchi. I usually... More 

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Additional Information about Lucca

Address: 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
Phone Number: 515-243-1115
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-243-1115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?