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“Great lunch menu”
Review of Spaghetti Works

Spaghetti Works
Ranked #80 of 581 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Was a great atmosphere and great lunch specials. They had a nice salad bar that comes with most meals. The lunch special is choice of pasta and sauce and as much as you like to eat. The staff was very prompt. I look forward to lunch there again when in town.

2  Thank Josh W
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I frequented Spaghetti Works about 15-20 years ago during some travels in Des Moines. What it has turned into in the last couple of decades is a huge disappointment. The ambiance leaves much to be desired - nothing more than a Shakey's or Chuck E Cheese without the games...at best. The food is made in mass and it shows. Sticky pasta with bland sauces. Canned tomatoes, canned mushrooms, frozen shrimp. Our server took our order with dirty plates from another table in her hands. The salad bar was dirty and the plates so small we might as well have skipped it. This place was a treat long ago, and I'll never be back. Sad.

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Thank wanderingslife
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The pasta was watered down. The sauce was very thin. What happened. This used to be very good. Server was grouch when asked to refill drinks.
Probably will not go back.

Thank pbtmm
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We like to try to get to Spaghetti Works when we travel to Des Moines! The atmosphere is fun and different, waiters are super friendly, and the food is super! Our kids love it too:)

1  Thank GottaGoTravlin
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The wait staff is excellent, the food is even better and they have a salad bar that is not very large but I love going there just for their Salads. They are fresh, and it is always clean and neat, and they have Shoestring potatoes to place on top of your salad and they are also very fresh.The restaurant is very clean and very well managed. Just a great place to eat. Love this place 120 %.

1  Thank Glen B
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