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420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
+1 515-243-1115
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“prix fixe” (7 reviews)
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11:00 - 14:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lucca features only a Prix Fixe menu for dinner and we found the food choices to be appealing to all. Pork, chicken, beef, fish, and a vegetarian entree choice will satisfy any appetite, and all 4 courses were done well. Our first visit here, but...More

Thank Irish_Willow1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very basic atmosphere, nothing stood out. First three course very good, pasta's were excellent. Desserts were very average at best. For the dollar and amount of food worth more like $30 rather than $40 per person.

Thank JeffCinIowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night when it was a pre fixe menu. There were a lot of choices. Our service was pretty good. The egg plant Parmesan was awful. The eggplant was cut too thin and there was too much cheese on it. The...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This place has it all. Very cool atmosphere with an industrial vibe. Very friendly staff. Full bar service. Unique 4 course dinner menu. Course #1 is a choice of some kind of special salad. Course #2 is a choice of one of many different pastas....More

Thank HOTROD37
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Love how they serve courses with many options for each course. My husband and I loved everything we ordered. Excellent service too.

Thank manders0910
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is the perfect location for a special dinner or celebration. We went on our anniversary and it was wonderful. They have a set menu that you choose from - it is 4 courses and everything was delicious! The only thing that kept me from...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The price fix menu options were delicious and offered some unique option. The beet salad was fantastic, as was the mushroom risotto. Our waitress was knowledgeable and kept the wine flowing. Definitely would go back.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Dinner at Lucca's consists of a prix fixe Italian meal of 3 courses (salad, pasta course, entrée) and dessert for $40. Go hungry if you want to do this. You can use the same menu to order ala carte, which we did as we didn't...More

Thank footlooseOmaha
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The absolute BEST prepared scallops I have had in my life!!! Food was perfect, very comfortable ambiance, and service was impeccable. Was in town with 5 of my colleagues after an exhausting week and a ninety minute drive from Fort Dodge, we were looking for...More

Thank Maggie K
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Seriously! Am I really in Des Moines, Iowa??!! What a sophisticated place! We were in town for two days and were shopping in the East Village and stopped in for lunch. Very sparse and simple decor. Order at the counter and it is brought to...More

Thank trvlgal1111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-1115
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