We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Italian food!” 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
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 502 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Des Moines, IA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Italian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great Northern Italian food! This family has been in the restaurant business for years and the food is fantastic!

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

148 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    87
    37
    8
    11
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
United States
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tursi's Latin King Restaurant also viewed

 
Des Moines, IA
 

Been to Tursi's Latin King Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tursi's Latin King Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.