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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

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2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Urbandale, Iowa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

There was a review that gave Latin King a 1 1/2 star. Shame on them. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Mid West by far. Every dish wonderful and authentic. Such a great place for friends, family or groups. The staff is great, the service as well. You will love it.

Thank Mlg2
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I was anxious to get back to Tursi's Latin King after an 8 year hiatus. I was looking forward to plentiful and tasty home style Italian food in the expected classy but relaxed atmosphere I remembered. We had reservations and were on time and seated after a brief wait. Going at 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday night is taking a... More 

Thank White5g
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and they had a great wine selection. The service was impeccable. Great atmosphere and our group had a great time.

Thank Asheville82
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a great place if you like real Italian food with a splash of Greek Mediterranean. I had traditional pasta with red gravy meat sauce and it was superb. The service was fine and the prices are competitive with surrounding eateries.

Thank Doug P
Johnston, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had not eaten at the Latin King for some time. However, since we were on the East Side of Des Moines, we went again. Our server smiled and seemed genuinely to enjoy her work. We asked for recommendations. She said we'd be surprised to know that the spaghetti and meatballs were her favorite. Her daughter preferred the angel hair... More 

Thank IgorIowa
Des Moines, IA
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a well known restaurant located on the near east side of Des Moines. Their food is top notch with a huge local following. They specialize in Italian food plus a full menu of American dishes. It is best to call for a reservation especially on Friday or Saturday nights. They are famous for their Chicken Spiedini Phone: 515-266-4466,... More 

Thank Jody030
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Great family run restaurant! It was my first visit and I was accompanied by family members who eat there regularly and knew to get there early to avoid waiting. arrived Saturday early evening (6:00) and did not have to wait to be seated, although the parking lot was full. When we left the line was tremendous but nobody seemed to... More 

Thank Jewelboxx1961
Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Latin King several times and was never overly impressed. I make better red sauce at home, dinners are overpriced and the corkage fee is obscene. However last Saturday's visit was a winner. First difference was that we ate at a booth in the bar. It's a much more comfortable scene especially if you are lucky enough to... More 

Thank timiniowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The food at the Latin King is superb. If you like authentic Italian you must eat here. It's kind of in a shady area of town but don't let that deter you. Once inside it is a fine dining experience.

Thank Suzi K
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Have been to Latin King numerous times with family, always very good food and excellent service. Can be a bit pricey but worth it to me. Chicken Spiedini is amazing, between our family of 7 we have covered many of their menu choices and they are all good. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Thank Adam M R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-266-4466

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