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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
+1 515-243-1115
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“prix fixe” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful night! This was our first time here and everyone in our party loved it! Our server was incredible and told us everything we needed to know about all of the courses. The only down side would be the very limited beer selection...More

Thank the5webbys
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We had friends in town and visited the Iowa State fair on opening day. Naturally after all day at the fair we looked forward to some quality, good Italian food and chose Lucca. Our third time here and we were disappointed. The food was mediocre...More

Thank Gemjb
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We happened to arrive in the neighborhood and found Lucca for our dinner option. We were greeted promptly and seated right away . I loved the interior and the fresh tulips on the table were lovely. The plastic chairs however were rather uncomfortable after a...More

Thank BJHarbach
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Dinner on a Friday. Greeted when we walked in. Minimalist interior. Great service. Really enjoyed the food. What they do, they do very well. The Caesar, the caprese, the gnocchi, salmon and scallops were all excellent. The gnocchi were fluffy and creamy. I wouldn’t have...More

Thank straightboy
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Everything about dinner was fantastic - from wine to dessert. The sea scallops were my favorite. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff was fantastically attentive and atmosphere was warm and relaxing.

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We were a table of seven and had the fixed menu. The courses were the right size and delicious. The pasta was excellent.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed January 21, 2018

While I have only eaten lunch at Lucca, I can tell you that the quality of the food is excellent! Pasta is made from scratch and portions are generous!

Thank Gabby914
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased and surprised with our visit. For $40 each, we chose from a 4 course meal that included lots of options. The pasta course was perfectly prepared and we loved the red sauce. We chose ribeye and salmon for the main course...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We both had the four course meal. The goat cheese (excellent) and apple/gorgonzola salad (good though lacking in gorgonzola). The squash risotto was well cooked and a good texture though lacked flavor. The same could be said for the gnocchi. The entrees were disappointing. The...More

Thank tm212
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Beautiful simple and sleek decor is the setting for New York quality northern Italian style cuisine. Long wall of lovely exposed red brick lined with contemporary yet warm white cloth tables. Food is superb.

Thank LWMiller717
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-1115
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