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Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

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5990 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8215
+1 515-221-9900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Biaggis is always a good place to take a client, enjoy lunch or dinner, and get a sense of Italiano in Des Moines, West Des Moines actually. Food is always better than expected, servers are occasionally still learning the ropes. That said, the food is the reason I come.

Thank Mike S
Mooresville, Indiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice food and atmosphere. My sister and I had very tender and tasty steaks. My husband had scallops, though he thought the seasoning overwhelmed the scallops. Don't be taken aback by the bread they serve if you see dark or moist nuggets in it - they use their leftover garlic mashed potatoes and red onion in it. The bread... More 

Thank Linda L
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a to-go order and the main entrée was great but after I dipped my bread in the oil and took a bite I saw a big hair floating in the cup. Picked up order Monday evening at 4:45.

Thank Matt_NU_Huskers
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice Italian restaurant. Very clean, great service and awesome food. Menus has many options for everyone. Will definitely be back.

Thank Richard R
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is more or less a go-to place for us, in this case a birthday celebration. Her food is generally good but miy pork chops entree was inedible. Way overcooked and cook tried to hide mistake under a "quart" of agrodolce sauce. Happily, manager comped my entree and offered free desserts.Waittress was fine and caringf but her hlpers were sleepwalkers.

Thank Mhainey924
Schererville, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner last Friday night with 4 adults and 3 young children. We had a 6:00 reservation, and we're promptly seated. Our server was great - last name Tuttle, but I can't remember his first name. He took our drink orders and suggested taking the kiddies orders at the same time. The adults split the chopped salad -!excellent as... More 

Thank John S
Marion, Iowa
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Went here recently for large group lunch. The focaccia bread is absolutely heavenly to eat. Had the lobster chowder which is very, very good. I have had better, but only on either coast, not in the Midwest. I also had the chicken and goat cheese panini which was very good too. Several in our party had the chicken soup of... More 

Thank bleutalefly
Dubuque, Iowa
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286 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Walked in without reservations early in the evening and chose to sit in a bar booth. The bartender was also the server, and promptly took our order, with some specific items (extra hot temperature). When the food came out one meal was not hot enough, but the server checked and gladly took it back to be reheated. The second meal... More 

Thank Robert F
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

the restaurant is nice. The wine is delish. The food is good, but not enough for what you pay. that was disappointing. Maybe that's why they give you unlimited bread and oil before the food come- fill you up. Side note- the "floor boys" had so much scent that I got a migraine. That is not necessary,

Thank Sherry70_13
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good and they were very nice. It was an interesting evening. Our waiter was double sat, so a manager took our drink order. We saw our waiter for a food order. We received someone else's appetizer which was quite yummy. Received our salads. Another manger was now serving us. Our waiter cut his finger. A slight pizza mix... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5990 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-8215
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-221-9900

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