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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, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 59
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great surprise.

Traveling through and like Italian food so stopped here. We were delighted with the quality, freshness, flavors and service. Would highly recommend. They have an all you can eat pasta bar with a chef mixing together one's choice of pasta, sauce(s), vegetables, cheeses, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

First time here, an attractive setting, arranged with some separation, good wait staff, and eggplant Parmigiano that was not fried to a crisp! The Crab Cake appetizer was fresh, and very tasty, the flavor of the crab was not overwhelmed by someone adding their favorite group of spices! Wife had Chicken Marsiella, said it has now become her favorite place... More 

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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Best options for gluten free, high quality food in the metro area. All items are prepared fresh with top quality ingredients. They have a separate kitchen for GF preparation and an entirely separate menu. Biaggis also has GF bread baked in house for an small extra fee and it is AMAZING! The wait staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and all of... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Traveling through and like Italian food so stopped here. We were delighted with the quality, freshness, flavors and service. Would highly recommend. They have an all you can eat pasta bar with a chef mixing together one's choice of pasta, sauce(s), vegetables, cheeses, etc.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My favorite--tomato soup and beet salad. Plus seriously good bread. Yum. Good waitstaff and pleasant ambience, although a bit noisy and pricy.

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Troy, Michigan
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Superb Italian with superlatives to describe this Italian restaurant. Top notch service, excellent homemade breads, wonderful salad and special. The wedge salad was wonderful with lots of bleu cheese and bacon pieces. The pasta special with sausage, carrots/ broccoli in a nice broth was exceptional. My server Justin did a superb job in explaining the different menu items as well.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was in town for business and a company associate recommended Biaggi's for dinner. A group of us went and I was very satisfied with the service, friendly waiter we had, and the quality of food. I would return to Biaggi's again in the future. Worth trying if you are in area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped here on a whim as we hadn't been here for the past year, but remembered how much we liked it. We ordered the bruschetta as it is simply divine-best anywhere: perfectly toasted bread topped with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and a balsamic drizzle that it so good I could drink it as a beverage. Six good-sized bites... More 

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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped at West Des Moines on our way back home from a seven week journey west. With so many run of the mill restaurants (and there are millions) it was nice to find Biaggi's. It is an upscale and quiet place to dine. Our waitress, Megan, was the most wonderful waitress we have ever encountered. She was very attentive... More 

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Bondurant, Iowa, United States
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

I have always come here for the creme brûlée. It's one of the better ones in town. It's my fave dessert so I'm pretty picky about how it's made. But, as far as everything else it's all pretty good. You just can't get a better creme brûlée.

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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife had a day off so we decided to do something different and visit this place instead of one of our favorites in the neighborhood. The food was excellent and even though it was lunch portions they were generous. My only negative is that the server spoke very softly, did not seem to have a smile, and we were... More 

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Additional Information about Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

Address: 5990 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8215
Phone Number: 515-221-9900
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian

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