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Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzarea

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2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
(515) 243-4516
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT!!! The owner/manager is rude and does not put customers first. I have Celiac Disease and she did not want to be bothered when I called ahead to ask if the restaurant has a gluten free menu or options. Because I was joining my coworkers for lunch, I asked the receptionist to connect me to... More 

Thank Peter M
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue seems tucked away in a neighborhood, and it can seem small inside, but Baratta's has the best tasting food I have ever eaten. The attention to detail in each dish and ingredient is overwhelmingly evident. Everything tastes fresh and homemade. Even the bread is delicious! The staff is very friendly and helpful, and they all really seem like... More 

Thank Tasha J
Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a pizza and had it delivered to our hotel. It showed up earlier than promised and was hot and delicious! Very cheesy which is how I like it!!! Would definitely order from Baratta's again!!!!

1 Thank Woodfly
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I had delicious ravioli, my dad had pasta and my mom had a salad. All the food was delicious. My salad came with fabulous bleu cheese dressing. Service friendly and efficient. Hidden gem.

1 Thank MCWC
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. The service was very good. Our server was very attentive and went out of her way to accommodate one of our group by bringing a chair with arms to make her more comfortable. This place is very hard to find, but well worth the effort to locate.

Thank Clark P
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Our family has eaten at Baratta's many times and it is excellent every time! Raviolis are the best! Service is top notch and very friendly. Would be the first Italian restaurant I would recommend to any of my friends.

Thank Adam M R
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Loved the food very much, Southwestern Pasta, all the pasta meals. Pepper Steak pretty tuff really, couldn't eat that. But otherwise wonderful.

Thank Donna B
West Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Wow, can't believe I have live in the metro area for 30 years, and this was my first visit. Awesome prep of traditional Italian dishes. Well worth the adventure of finding your way there! Super professional and personable staff. Dealt with our large group. Took special requests in stride. Nice selection of Exile craft beers and I am told it's... More 

Thank JamersonRocks
Des Moines, Iowa
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My supervisor, co-worker and I visited this restaurant in celebration of my birthday. I'm so glad I picked this place because we all loved it!! Although a little hidden within a residential neighborhood, it has such a nice and personal atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice, gave good recommendations about the menu items and was knowledgeable about the food. I... More 

Thank Roxyjc
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I grew up on the south side of Des Moines, so when I was back in town recently I wanted to find a restaurant that served the kind of food I grew up eating, which was Italian. And I cannot remember when I've more enjoyed a meal than the one I was served at Baratta's. I had the chicken cacciatorre,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2320 S Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315-1730
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 243-4516

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