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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
+1 515-266-4466
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“pasta trio” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is not only one of the best in Des Moines, it had consistently neared the top of the list for decades. They know the food and service components of their trade. Been here countless times and never had a disappointment.

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended by a friend Tursi's did not disappoint. With a larger group we had a chance to taste a few entrees and deserts. But let's first start with their amazing homemade sangria! Mmmmmm. Steaks were great (and we all raise beef). Their specialty, chicken...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to favorite place to eat in Des Moines. The food is just like what I remember my grandmother making when I was little. The toasted ravioli is to die for.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome chicken spedini that had all the flavor and taste. Red sauce and pasta is excellent. Chicken spedini salad is. Lao great with house Parmesan dressing. Highly recommend for anytime. Business. Family. Anytime.

Thank Terry V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We grew up in Des Moines and enjoyed the Latin King as teenagers in High School. Several decades later and living in a different state.... we returned last weekend with a party of 6 (all family). We had exemplary service; great food; and a wonderful...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has been around for 70 years. My first time visiting. The food is a nice change of Italian options from the usual choices you see. The taste of the food I tried was "ok". What made the evening was the ambiance. It is not...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Des Moines for business. Was referred Latin King and was not disappointed. Had the Shrimp diavolo, it was spicy and good. Also had their homemade tiramisu, had good flavor, but wasn't too sweet.

Thank ChiefJayhawk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard good things about this restaurant. You know how some places are "old people" restaurants. Well this is one of them. I think they rest on their history. Nothing was very good. My daughter didn't like the spaghetti because of the sauce and...More

Thank tm212
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had been wanting to try Latin King for some time hearing that it was very good Italian. We went on a Tueday evening as it can be tough to get in on the weekend. The food was great and the service attentive. The furnishings...More

Thank FormerHoosier
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Before the East Village there was a time when the only upscale dining experience on the east side was the Latin King. It's over on the corner of Hubbell and University but as good as ever. Bobby Tursi does a great job as he's running...More

Thank PrMichaelM
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7 July 2017|
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Response from mhelmick2016 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed Sundays and Mondays. Oh, great. Now I'm hungry for spaghetti and fried chicken...
Dan P
28 May 2017|
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Response from PatIowa67 | Reviewed this property |
Dinners run around $15 to $20 per person + drinks and extras. There is plenty of food, it is all good, and some can go home for lunch. I haven't eaten lunch there in years, don't really know what lunches run.
Mendy B
23 January 2017|
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Response from MartyDeaton | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code. Reservations are only accepted for a large group. (I think it is either 6 or 8).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-266-4466
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