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Ranallo's On 3rd

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417 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3052
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

We enjoyed our first dinner at Ranallo's, Early March is my husband;s birthday and our son in law's also. We love the grandkids, but wanted to treat their parents to a nice dinner out without any parental duties, where "No one has a crying fit or drops food on the floor" This place filled the bill nicely. Appetizer mussels have... More 

Thank etta3216
Des Moines, Iowa
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Had dinner with friends at Ranallo's tonight. Fantastic! Service was impeccable by our server Lisa who is an elementary school art teacher by day. The ambiance was just right with the lights down low and no loud music blaring in our ears. The appetizers selected were the Baked Brie and the Spinach and Artichoke Dip, both served with toasted French... More 

Thank jsyverson
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a small place with good food! The only thing that keeps me from returning is the bar that can be rather noisy open right into the restaurant! This is the kind of place you expect a quiet, date night atmosphere, only to have a raucous bar crowd taking over the restaurant too!

Thank Kevin N
Ankeny, Iowa
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

Very nice Des Moines metro place for a great dinner. We went there as a large group and everyone's dinner looked great and tasted delicious. Our problem was our server who was very slow and came back to our table smelling overwhelmingly of smoke. Obviously the reason we had been left waiting for a long period was because of a... More 

Thank Juneiowa99
Ankeny, Iowa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant provided a nice, quiet atmosphere. Food was cooked as ordered and delicious. We did not have reservations on a Friday evening, but they seated us and served us quickly.

Thank Patricia M
Punta Gorda, Florida
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling I80 or I35 through Iowa you want to stop in Ankeny for a wonderful dinner. We started with a cup of green bean soup. Had never heard of it but the creamed soup had a delightful mild green bean flavor. The house salad was crisp and had fruit , nuts and a blue cheese dressing. The... More 

Thank jackorrcc
Iowa, United States
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little place for that special dinner with a client or a date. The menu is fresh, interesting and always well prepared. The portions are just right, and the staff is very attentive and we'll trained. We have brought large groups here, one on one business dinners and date-nights - it's always just the right attention. If... More 

Thank Jason M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

The menu items are on the fancy side - lots of interesting drinks from the bar - elegant ambiance - professional wait staff - a little pricey but not too expensive for what you get. I will say that a couple of times we have been disappointed with something, but the staff always makes sure to make things right to... More 

Thank teacher_from_Iowa
des moines iowa
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

we had been by this place and have always wanted to try it. we tried several appetizers and then several entrees. our group of 6 really enjoyed the food. the steak was very good. the toasted ravioli was also very good. then the oatmeal pie for desert.

Thank coolrman33
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the food here, always count on well prepared and delicious entrees. The menu is well thought out and even with a change of owners a few years ago, the high quality has never been lacking.

Thank Chuck B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3052
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-9510

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