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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 - 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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Des Moines IA
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent Italian fare, and a very friendly atmosphere. The owner tries to get out to greet as many customers as possible during both lunch and dinner hours.

Thank sunloverDesMoinesIA
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

The name "Tursi's Latin King" does not even come close to defining what they truly are; an excellent Italian restaurant! I always rely on my fellow Trip Advisor reviewers to guide me to new restaurant experiences and they have never failed me. Tursi's has been serving the good people of Des Moines since 1947 with food that should not be... More 

Thank Caughtlookin
newton, iowa
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2014

Have been going to Tursi's Latin King for many years and have never been disappointed! Whether you go for a drink after work.. or for supper.. you will be totally satisfied with the service, drinks and food! The owner is always happy to see his customers and genuinely thankful for your business. You can't go wrong with a stop at... More 

Thank hurleyhermie
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at Tursi's Latin King many times, and each time never fails to impress. The restaurant is appropriately themed, the service friendly and the portions generous. The Chicken Speidini is awesome. Perfectly cooked without being overwhelmed by garlic. Of course, the desserts are classic Italian and delicious. If you are interested in one of the best restaurants in... More 

Thank survivor7777777
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

Latin King is the kind of place that you remember fondly from your youth. A special place then, the ambience is much like the family run restaurant(because that is what is was and is) you remember and look forward to upon your return to Des Moines. If you didn't grow up here, and have fond memories of the little Italy... More 

Thank iagal
Kansas City
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209 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Chicken spedini, spaghetti and meatballs, orange roughy with gluten free pasta, and shrimp with spaghetti aglio were all delicious. Our server was efficient and helpful with accommodating special dietary needs. The house salad was nothing special.

Thank Barbandjerronthego
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Latin King restaurant never fails. Even a bit of a wait on Friday or Saturday is worth it. The service is spot-on especially the wine recommendations . The food is consistently great. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed .

Thank Judith S
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2014

This restaurant has a great dining environment, excellent food, and the employees (a local family) treat you like royalty and like you are part of the family! I love having group dinners or even romantic date night there. They give you plenty of food with all menu options and have an outstanding wine list! I highly recommend the fried zucchini... More 

1 Thank downetime
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great food, wonderful service! Love this place!! Tends to be very busy on weekends. Reservations a must.

1 Thank Debbie H
Sioux City, Iowa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

The atmosphere of the restaurant was really nice. It was decorated beautifully. The staff was friendly. However, the food left much to be desired. We expected to taste the food similar to our trip to Italy last year. The bruschetta was good, but the rest of the meal was very bad. The sausage did not taste like pork, the lasagna... More 

Thank nickolasandsara

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?