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Sonny's Pizza Bistro

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6594 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines, IA 50313-1136
+1 515-289-2555
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Des Moines
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch. I had the cavateli. The service was good, food was hot, restaurant was clean. 1st time here, I will return

Thank Kelly S
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nice neighborhood restaurant that is not the easiest to find. We like the pizza with decent thin crust and better than average sauce, but our favorites are the sandwiches. I go for the Sicilian most every time. Almost reminds of a Gizzmo from the fair. Servers are always friendly and efficient. Fridays are sometime tough to get a table, but... More 

Thank 114bruceb
West Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Pizza Night Review: We had driven past the place several times and the lot always looked busy. And when we stopped in on a Friday Night, we had a small wait for the table, but only a few minutes. The staff was first rate. The pizza had the right mix of sauce, toppings and cheese. The wait time for the... More 

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Runnells, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

I have heard from numerous people that the pizza here is really good, but my husband and I have never made it past their pasta. We both love a good cavatelli and the one they have here is great, but we've discovered how to make it even better. I ordered what they call the Chef's Pasta on my first visit... More 

Thank Joyce C
Iowa, United States
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Many of us from work eat here semi-regularly for lunch. I've also eaten here for dinner several times with my wife. The food is usually excellent. The sandwiches and pizza are personal favorites. There is tremendous value in getting the salad / pizza lunch combo. Here you will find a small, but attentive staff. The patio is nice if you... More 

Thank Jason M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

A nice friendly neighbor place. We always order pasta but the pizza looks good too. The employees are friendly and fast. It is great family resturant. The place is smaller so you may have a wait it weather prevents the patio from being available.

Thank Nancy4d
Des Moines, Iowa
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141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've been visiting Sonny's for a number of years and it is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines. I haven't reviewed it until now because they are always busy and honestly don't need the hype but I felt others needed to know what they're missing. If you're looking for a warm and cozy atmosphere to get out... More 

Thank SunnySkiesDSM
Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Awesome thin crust pizza with a tangy sauce! Piping hot and really tasty. Great bartender as well. We've only had pizza and salad but everything looks and smells good. The dining room is small so get there early. The place gets packed and the bar area is small.

Thank Patrick T
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014

I always think the smaller pizza is too little but not so. Service was very good. Like the atmosphere. Maybe a tad pricy but no where outrageous.

Thank John F
Des Moines, Iowa
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband & I had dinner there for our anniversary on June 26th. The meals were great, service was good. Our drinks were awesome. But the bad odor in the restaurant was VERY BAD. It smelled like a combo of bad grease & bad mold. We will try this place one more time. If the odor is still there, we... More 

Thank Miata P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6594 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines, IA 50313-1136
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-289-2555

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