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Mama Lacona's Italian Restaurant

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1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325-7147
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

1st visit since they moved........to start ,waitress nt real friendly seemed to be pushing the brunch big time!! So my daughter's boyfriend gt the brunch.....and her and I gt the chicken Parmesan sandwich......didn't think it was a real chicken breast...... Seemed formed!? Nt real hot! Over priced!! for the quilty of food!! :( might try another time and gt pizza... More 

Thank Ruth H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Had not been in a year. Prime rib was warm only and cut was red, but tough and dry not juicy n tender. Eggs were cold. Bacon n sausage great. Taters n gravy n fried chicken were just o.k. no salmon smoked, darn. Two Italian casserole dishes really good. But it just lacked the pzazz it had in the past.... More 

Thank Jerry U
Waukee, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I vist there every trip to Iowa I love there food pizzas and Lasagna have always been fantastic I don't live in Iowa any but when it do I always have dinner there a couple of times

Thank Jeremy G
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food and ambiance was ok. Service could be better but overall just an average restaurant. Could use some updating. I would eat here again but its not the type of restaurant I would take someone to like a first date.

Thank Tom O
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere & great service. We bought a groupon, yet we were treated like important customers. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. My husband thought the pizza was just OK but I loved it. The mozzarella sticks are delicious!

Thank Carlene L
Des Moines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had the Sunday buffet and the guy only rang in a dollar off on 1 buffet with the coupon. Every other time my wife and I ate there it was good on each of our meals. He said he had already rang it in and couldn't change it. So we haven't returned in a year now.

Thank Proteeus3
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Some of the staff is rude; this included the manager on the evening I was there. We got there and the manager was standing right in front of us talking to other employees and acted like we didn't exist. I finally asked if we were supposed to seat ourselves, she said no, then the gal seating people showed up. When... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I visited this restaurant with my daughter's soccer team. It was set up in advance for a team dinner. They were very accommodating by reserving the entire back room for us. For a Sat. nite, it was not very busy. The menu looked promising, but the execution was lame. Food was pricey for what you got. I ordered the wood... More 

Thank Bterror11
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Have eaten there one other time and food was good. Took friends this time and every dish ordered was just terrible!! Worst grinder ever had, soggy bun, filling sparce and awful. Hamburger must have been left over from lunch, fried chicken tough and stringie. Spaghetti over cooked. Complained and they did nothing!!

Thank Ann O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

The ambience of the new place is a little lacking (sterile, almost), but the food is great. Nice portions and real homemade tastes - house dressings and bread are fantastic.

Thank sommerlovin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 NW 86th St, Des Moines, IA 50325-7147
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-270-0022

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