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“Amazing authentic Italian in Iowa!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

Tursi's Latin King Restaurant
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
515-266-4466
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Ranked #18 of 500 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic Italian in Iowa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Wonderful ambiance, attentive staff, outrageously good food! One of the best in Des Moines! Be sure to make reservations if you are planning to go to an event after, it can be crowded, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the experience.

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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“An East side landmark.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Serving Italian Cuisine on the East Side of Des Moines for over 50 years, Tursi's has grown from a buffet style eatery to a restaurant whose menus and atmosphere are first rate. Excellent menu choices well prepared and served.

Visited April 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tops in Des Moines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Have tried them all and will keep coming back to Latin king as #1. Chicken sorrentina is amazing!
Also the fried mozzarella is an excellent appetizer. Great gravy with all the noodles.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangor, ME
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly, straightforward Italian-American cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very pleasant staff and reasonable prices in an attractive Tuscan-inspired setting. The gnocchi and the shrimp angela are especially tasty (you'll love the shrimp angela if you like shrimp and garlic). Generous portions!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, IA
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Local Favorite...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've only lived in Des Moines for 7 years but this is one of our go-to's for Italian food. Their Steak DeBurgo is amazing with garlic butter and mushroom... The Shrimp Alfredo has large pieces of shrimp that you can actually taste instead of frozen minced shrimp you seem to get at other places. I love their homemade mozarella sticks. The amount of cheese you get is pretty impressive... Always a crowd pleaser. Also - we've never had bad service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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