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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
515-243-1115
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Ranked #34 of 501 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Washington, DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On the expensive side but so worth it. Fine dining in Des Moines. Had one of the best Italian meals since arriving home from Italy. A more or less fixed menu but choices within each course. Vegetarian options. Good wine. Would definitely visit again on my next trip to Des Moines.

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Upperville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very hip East End restaurant serving prix fixe menu where you choose from five courses. Each course was good and they seemed to compliment each other. Excellent wine menu and very attentive service. I do not know why it is ranked so low as I would put it in the top 10 in DM

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food at Lucca is so fresh and amazingly good. I love their soups and sandwhichs they are always so hearty. However, aside from the food their staff is so attentive and polite. My group and I had the pleasure of meeting Carlos, one of Lucas staff, he proudly gave us his recommendations and never failed to accomodate us. Great... More

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Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a small intimate place with great food. The pasta dishes are proportioned just right and the service was friendly and fast.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Love the menu, fantastic service,excellent preparation, and personal attention by the staff. I will definitely return to this fine dining experience

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Davenport, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You could easily walk past this hidden gem. The exterior doesn't reflect what is inside which is a high quality, sophisticated restaurant. The prix fix menu offers a choice of 4 appetizers, 4 firsts, 4 seconds and dessert. The menu changes but seems to offer pasta dishes for the firsts and beef, seafood and chicken for the seconds which is... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been loyal Lucca diners for years, but have decided that we can no longer support the restaurant. What attracted us in the beginning has been sadly lost over the years. The quality is completely inconsistent, the theme of the different courses has become stale and the atmosphere screams of a restaurant that has faded in the public interest.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I dine here perhaps once a quarter. They always hit it out of the park. The food quality is excellent, the limited menu focuses on options for most tastes, including seafood, and well prepared and presented. The wine list is decent. The tables aren't overly crowded, so the elbow room is nice, with uber high ceilings. I've never been disappointed.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

nice atmosphere, excellent sandwiches (bread from LaMie Bakery). even though not at lot of seating have never had to wait long. attentive wait staff

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's a great casual place for a lunch or early dinner, however dinner can get expensive. The atmosphere is cool and locations and building are very well designed. The staff was friendly and I really enjoyed the food! I will be back!

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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
Cuisine: Italian

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