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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
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“pasta trio” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

This review is based on three visits in the last year. We like coming here. It is nicely decorated and very clean. The host (always an adult never a high school kid) is always legitimately friendly and thoughtful. Acoustics are good for talking. We have...More

Thank NewStart78
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm a lover of Italian food. I'm also a lover of wine. Most of the wines are sold by the bottle. The only ones served by the glass are mainly American wines. The restaurant does hype its wine selection, however, so if you want wine...More

Thank Lana C
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The entire family gets excited to go to the Latin King, even though I make them put on a "nicer shirt". And it all comes down to the tiramisu. The tiramisu here is hands down the best in the entire world. I can say that...More

Thank Loralee C
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Latin King is the place to eat in Des Moines. Don't get me wrong, I like other places including my favorite restaurant chains. However, Tursi's Latin King is the best. Try Chicken Spiedini or King's Grinder for lunch.

Thank jlsixtyeight
Reviewed June 3, 2015

For years this has been one of the favorites in our local are. Always he freindly staff and food is serve quickly and taste awesome. Our family loves fried chicken livers so it is hard to find and they have the best. Portions are ample...More

Thank Kitty S
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Antipasto was different than any other we've had. Not bad, just different. Stuffed pork chops are a must. Strawberry shortcake for dessert not bad either. Nice wine selection.

Thank HighRoadTraveler73
Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an old-school, Italian restaurant with a storied heritage in the Des Moines area. It has the character, charm, décor, and ambiance to back it up. But being from St. Louis, I'm spoiled with great Italian food everyday! The food at Latin King is...More

Thank LC95
Reviewed May 8, 2015

I had the sampler, which included baked ravioli, fettuccini alfredo, meatball, Italian sausage, and chefs choice pasta which was lasagna today. The meatball was nice, although the sauce seemed bland to me and a bit salty. The Alfredo was too closely resembling gravy. The ravioli...More

Thank thecottews
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent and both service, quality and tastiness in there Italian cosine. The wine selection is fabulous. An excellent selection of imported wines. I can only speak of the Italian food as I am working my way through the variety of dishes offered.

Thank Daz-n-DM
Reviewed April 20, 2015

nice decor,very nice wait staff,food was very good. well known and busy but not a bad wait,maybe 10 minutes . It is an Iowa Tradition for over 47 years.even out drivers still go and have been going since they were kids. one had his prom...More

Thank Barry N
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from mhelmick2016 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed Sundays and Mondays. Oh, great. Now I'm hungry for spaghetti and fried chicken...
Dan P
May 27, 2017|
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Response from PatIowa67 | Reviewed this property |
Dinners run around $15 to $20 per person + drinks and extras. There is plenty of food, it is all good, and some can go home for lunch. I haven't eaten lunch there in years, don't really know what lunches run.
Mendy B
January 22, 2017|
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Response from MartyDeaton | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Reservations are only accepted for a large group. (I think it is either 6 or 8).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
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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