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Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

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5990 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8215
515-221-9900
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good food and ambiance

The starter bread they give you is properly seasoned and really good. I had the filet mignon and garlic mashed potatoes with asparagus. Everything was great, especially the steak. Didn't need sauce and easy to cut. Wife had lobster fettuccine which she said was really good. Food was a touch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Casey Y
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Des Moines
via mobile
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant with huge portions but I won't be back as I'm allergic to MSG which is a flavor enhancer and had a reaction 20 mins after eating the chicken Marsala. Such a shame restaurants still feel the need to use MSG which by the way is also linked to increased risk of cancer.

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Thank Phototravelgirl
Des Moines
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The starter bread they give you is properly seasoned and really good. I had the filet mignon and garlic mashed potatoes with asparagus. Everything was great, especially the steak. Didn't need sauce and easy to cut. Wife had lobster fettuccine which she said was really good. Food was a touch expensive, but worth it.

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Thank Casey Y
Ames, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're gluten-free and haven't yet discovered Biaggi's, zip on over to West Des Moines. I love it for the service--we always get a super helpful, cheerful, and pleasant server. II especially love the soup and salad combo for lunch, and love "tasting" my children's ice cream while sipping on a cup of coffee. The tomato sherry soup is one... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit that I almost always get the same thing (Lobster Pasta) but when I do stray I have never been disappointed and nether have my guests.

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Thank Scott D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on a Friday night and picked it because it was near our motel. I favor local restaurants and probably wouldn't have tried this place had I realized it was a chain. I'm glad I didn't because both the food and service were excellent. What a nice surprise to discover a low-carb, lighter side menu. I had a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't bee to Biaggi's in several years and decided to go tonight. Bitter cold night in Des Moines so was happy to be seated right next to the fireplace. I asked the waiter if he could modify I dish and my request was easily accommodated. Service and food were very good. Portions are very healthy.

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Thank Elizabeth D
Wautoma
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last night of our road trip we stopped in West Des Moines for the night. In looking over the dining options near our hotel, I spotted a Biaggi's. There's one in Madison, WI but I've never gotten down there to try it but my family raves about it - so we decided to give this one a try. It... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

with many choices you can not go wrong with taking a guest to Biaggi's. Consistently great food, good service and prices that give you a good value but not a budet location. I have eaten here several times including the week before Thanksgiving. Enjoyed it one again and would put it in my top 10 DSM area restaurants.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Business lunch. They kept a booth open for us even though we were late. Nice touch. Nothing bad to say, good service, good food, reasonable price, super location.

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1 Thank Thomas M
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love biaggis. Anytime someone is asking for restaurant ideas I suggest Biaggis. Try the lobster fettuccini!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5990 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-221-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?