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“Good Italian food” 4 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 #11 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Olympia, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Went there with a group of approx 40 people, we had to wait for,the table a little while even though we had reservations. Our waiter was great made recommendations about the homemade Parmesan dressing for my salad was great. I also had the shrimp appetizer it was excellent. The had dessert Tiramisu, it was the Best I have ever had, share and everyone agreed, also had a taste of the cannoli and it was also good. If I had any complaint,is that it took a little long to get our bill at our table, everyone was gone from our group by the time we got it, other than that would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ankeny, Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Local favorite with fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Growing up around DSM I had yet to try this local gem... but I finally did for my parents anniversary. BEST DECISION EVER! Wait wasn't long at all but this place does get packed. Even though this is an Italian restaurant -- they have amazing onion rings! For the entree I ordered a shrimp pasta dish and was very pleased! The sauce was nice and light just like the waiter said and they even toned down the spice per my request. Having gone to Italy last August I had yet to be to an Italian restaurant just because nothing would compare. But this is spot on even down to the cannoli's. The waiter was super friendly and helpful and you could tell they have been there for a long time and know their stuff!!

Everything on the menu looked delicious and will definitely be coming back!

  • Visited May 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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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“All around excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The service was stellar - we really felt like we could sit and enjoy a great meal and conversation. The food was excellent - everyone's dish was perfect. No complaints and the bread was served warm.
Definitely a gem in Des Moines!

  • Visited May 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, Iowa
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“A true landmark for the East side.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

In case you have been living in a cave in Des Moines everyone knows that Tursi's could very well be the oldest restaurant in Des Moines. They have packed the house for almost, if not a generation. The food is well above average and the service is very well staffed. Over the years Tursi's has changed their decor to except the every growing amount of customers which has been a big plus in their success. Romantic atmosphere is the key word here also, but depending where you are seated you might want to bring a flash light to read the menu. A wide selection of entries to choose from and all our top notch.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 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, Iowa, United States
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“Can't be beat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Seperately, everything would be excellent. But together...the dining experience at Latin King can't be beat. There is no comparison! when you combine the ambiance, the staff, the food, the wine and the caring owners together, it is just the best dining experience in Des Moines, if not Iowa!

Visited April 2013
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