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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
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A neighborhood Italian restaurant with a reasonable menu of apps, sandwiches, pasta and pizza. What is lost on ambiance is made up for by their portion sizes and very reasonable cost. Food is quite tasty! Note dishes that have Italian sausage are a bit spicy.

Thank John P
Altoona, Iowa
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I live a few blocks from this restaurant. I have ordered take out pizza from it several times. I have been inside for spaghetti and some weekend specials. It is a neighborhood bar/pizza shop. It is busy in at night in the weekends. It is on SW corner of the one intersection in Saylorvilke. It is an out of the... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a cozy Italian restaurant just north of Des Moines and south of Ankeny. It has a warm ambiance inside and a pleasant patio outside. It serves what you would expect of a small Italian restaurant. My favorites are the pizza and the cavatelli. If you are light eaters, they are more than happy to split your meal at... More 

Thank Keith032
Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband and I decided to try Sonny's for something other than pizza. We have had their pizza in the past and enjoyed it. We ordered something else from the menu. I had the shrimp with red pepper pasta sauce My husband ordered the pepper steak. The service wasn't up to pare. I feel for $17.50 our dishes should include... More 

Thank 341jlb61
Des Moines
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168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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 

Thank Review-by-2
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 12 March 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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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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?