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Bar la Tosca

400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
+1 515-232-8484
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“flat bread” (2 reviews)
“pancetta” (2 reviews)
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Finally I found something not heavy to eat during my stay here in USA. Choppetto is very nice, my colleague tried gnocchi fritti and was awesome, also pasta is well cooked. This is a nice place where eat!

Thank Alessandro S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Top quality dining experience. Linguine was fantastic and the chorizo was top notch. Small plates were exceptional - beets were very good, and the asparagus was excellent with romanesca and egg. Simply put: great food, great atmosphere.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We had a very good dinner at this place. Small plates were a decent size--not too small, but also not huge. 3 plates for 2 adults--recommend the farroto & flat bread. Also a good selection of wines.

Thank skigilly
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

All 5 courses were amazing and we had an excellent time. There were 5 courses paired with 5 different beers from alluvial brewery and they were paired very well. Each course had multiple components that were crafted in the restaurant. Great job!

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Relaxed, small bar that has well made food. A friend and I had dinner and drinks, we chose from their small plate menu and the waitress was super nice about letting us know which small plates could double as entrees. I had the grilled asparagus...More

Thank MelOelt
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Our party was four couples and at the last min decided to get a late dinner here. A couple at a large table agreed to move to a smaller table so we could be seated. (Very kind of them.) And once again Bar la Tosca...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We met up with friends here for dinner last night. Everything was perfect: the drinks were perfectly blended and delicious, the calamari was so tender and delicious with super thin sliced jalapeños! Each of us had a different dish and everyone was extremely happy with...More

3  Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The seafood dinner was very tasty and the cocktails well blended.

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Spent a couple hours shopping downtown Ames and decided to grab lunch. Had heard the food was good here. I liked that the menu was a little different. The open face BLT with fried egg is amazing! Nice atmosphere. Only had one server on (that...More

Thank Shannon J
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent food. Definitely one of the best places in Ames for a late dinner. Wait staff is very knowledgeable, they know the details of each dish on the menu and that was a big help. As for cocktails, try the Bee Sting!

Thank ChrisandHolli
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Bonny G
13 May 2017|
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Response from MissyBunch | Reviewed this property |
Agree with above on dress code, and yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-8484
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