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“Amazing authentic Italian in Iowa!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

Tursi's Latin King Restaurant
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
515-266-4466
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Ranked #18 of 528 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
United States
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“Amazing authentic Italian in Iowa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Wonderful ambiance, attentive staff, outrageously good food! One of the best in Des Moines! Be sure to make reservations if you are planning to go to an event after, it can be crowded, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the experience.

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“An East side landmark.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Serving Italian Cuisine on the East Side of Des Moines for over 50 years, Tursi's has grown from a buffet style eatery to a restaurant whose menus and atmosphere are first rate. Excellent menu choices well prepared and served.

Visited April 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Tops in Des Moines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Have tried them all and will keep coming back to Latin king as #1. Chicken sorrentina is amazing!
Also the fried mozzarella is an excellent appetizer. Great gravy with all the noodles.

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“Friendly, straightforward Italian-American cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very pleasant staff and reasonable prices in an attractive Tuscan-inspired setting. The gnocchi and the shrimp angela are especially tasty (you'll love the shrimp angela if you like shrimp and garlic). Generous portions!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Local Favorite...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've only lived in Des Moines for 7 years but this is one of our go-to's for Italian food. Their Steak DeBurgo is amazing with garlic butter and mushroom... The Shrimp Alfredo has large pieces of shrimp that you can actually taste instead of frozen minced shrimp you seem to get at other places. I love their homemade mozarella sticks. The amount of cheese you get is pretty impressive... Always a crowd pleaser. Also - we've never had bad service.

  • Visited December 2012
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