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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

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2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
+1 515-266-4466
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Pomfret, Connecticut
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice place good service attentive. I had the fried mozzarella for an appetizer was awesome the sauce was amazing great flavor sweet. The bread was fresh warm and served with butter 😀 had roasted garlic on it. Fresh salad was great and for the entree had the pasta trio sausage meatballs pasta lasagna Alfredo and ravioli. Quite impressed with the... More 

1 Thank Dan_VM
Des Moines, Iowa
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The Chicken Spiedini is nothing short of incredible. I hadn't eaten here in maybe 10-15 years but it is still a DSM favorite! From the salad with the creamy parm dressing, to the rolls to the drinks, it is amazing! My wife had the chicken piccata with potato croquette which was also wonderful and enough for two! Can't wait to... More 

1 Thank M J
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a retirement party for a good friend. Had the chicken spedinni which is a long time favorite here. Not impressed. It was laying in grease and tasted like a greasy crusty piece of chicken. The salad was limp and looked thrown together. It was a group of 30 so maybe the meal was prepared for the masses.... More 

Thank Dvbreck
Newton, Iowa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This has been a Des Moines landmark for several decades but this was my first visit. We had a slight wait for out table but not a problem, we had a pleasant time in the lounge. There was a full bar and wide array of wines. We were seated in a booth, this is my biggest complaint of the evening.... More 

Thank Kayla_DJ
Des Moines, Iowa
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705 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015

I really don't see why locals go ga-ga over this restaurant. Other than they load up on fats, butter, and salt and call it Italian. Same mentality as the Machine Shed. They just don't know any better I suppose. Still, it's a romantic place for a date except for: the noise and having to go on the east side.

Thank RandyKasal
Kansas City, Missouri
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199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ate here on a cold night and tried the shrimp diavolo and fried chicken. The pasta was al dente and just spicy enough w/shrimp that were kinda small. The fried chicken was freshly made to order and has a thin batter coating w/good flavor. The prices are reasonable and the service is fast and friendly. A very popular place in... More 

Thank John G
Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Des Moines is known for great Italian restaurants and Latin King is one of the best. Great atmosphere, good service, very tasty good. All for a decent price. The only negative is the location. It's a bit out of the way for most DSM residents as it is located on the far east side. But it's certainly worth the trip.

Thank wakondarev
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Only improvement is sometimes it can be a little loud due to high ceilings and authentic Italian decor not allowing for sound absorbing. Chicken spedini is to die for

Thank sandy1113_10
San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had the house special Chicken Spiedini. Totally delicious. The service was fantastic. Appetizer combo platter did not disappoint. A must stop for fine dining in the Des Moines area.

Thank Henry E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband's favorite. Took my sister visiting from out of state there for her birthday and now it will be a must when she is in town.

Thank schuwoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 515-266-4466

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