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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
515-243-1115
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  • English first
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English first
Grinnell, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

My partner and I each had a pasta dish, both yummy. The bread was a disappointment, but worked for sopping up extra sauce.

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I had the opportunity to dine here last night. The team, including Steve the owner, we're incredibly professional and friendly. After a hard day it was like being welcomed home by family. Like the service, the food was incredible. Presentation was excellent and portions were appropriate. The expansion to second floor is ver impressive. They have made it to our... More 

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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