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Bar la Tosca

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400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
+1 515-232-8484
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“flat bread” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“small plates” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I keep coming back for their wonderfully cooked salmon!! They make it melt in your mouth. The burgers are wonderful grass fed beef. They have a good selection of wines to enhance the meal. It is a swanky atmosphere that makes you totally settle in...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves eating at this restaurant! Relaxing and lovely atmosphere and delicious menu items keep us coming back.

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Finally I found something not heavy to eat during my stay here in USA. Choppetto is very nice, my colleague tried gnocchi fritti and was awesome, also pasta is well cooked. This is a nice place where eat!

Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Top quality dining experience. Linguine was fantastic and the chorizo was top notch. Small plates were exceptional - beets were very good, and the asparagus was excellent with romanesca and egg. Simply put: great food, great atmosphere.

Thank grandski
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We had a very good dinner at this place. Small plates were a decent size--not too small, but also not huge. 3 plates for 2 adults--recommend the farroto & flat bread. Also a good selection of wines.

Thank skigilly
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

All 5 courses were amazing and we had an excellent time. There were 5 courses paired with 5 different beers from alluvial brewery and they were paired very well. Each course had multiple components that were crafted in the restaurant. Great job!

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Relaxed, small bar that has well made food. A friend and I had dinner and drinks, we chose from their small plate menu and the waitress was super nice about letting us know which small plates could double as entrees. I had the grilled asparagus...More

Thank MelOelt
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Our party was four couples and at the last min decided to get a late dinner here. A couple at a large table agreed to move to a smaller table so we could be seated. (Very kind of them.) And once again Bar la Tosca...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We met up with friends here for dinner last night. Everything was perfect: the drinks were perfectly blended and delicious, the calamari was so tender and delicious with super thin sliced jalapeños! Each of us had a different dish and everyone was extremely happy with...More

3  Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The seafood dinner was very tasty and the cocktails well blended.

Thank Anthony J
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Bonny G
May 12, 2017|
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Response from MissyBunch | Reviewed this property |
Agree with above on dress code, and yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-8484
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