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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
+1 515-244-0261
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork loin” (8 reviews)
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Ninth straight year of going on our Anniversary. Food is always excellent and unique. Try the chef's table for a different atmosphere.

Thank JeffCinIowa
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I ate at Alba’s last night. Fantastic! Drinks were wonderful-truly top shelf. Steve our waiter really knew food and drinks and gave great recommendations. The deviled eggs are to die for. Pork loin dinner, and quail dinner did not leave you hungry...More

1  Thank Coleen T
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Don't get the fries, on the soggy side. Pay for the extra $5.50 and get the roasted vegetables. Several choices for the hamburger, if your a big clintrao fan. I believe they need a wider selection of burger choices.

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great time when visiting Des Moines in August. The food was very good, and the decorations made for a memorable meal.

1  Thank krondor100
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great Food and Service. Black Cod was excellent. We were there on a Wednesday and it was 1/2 price wine!

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I was excited to try this restaurant but ended up very disappointed and unsatisfied. The wine list is not impressive, food came out undercooked and the service was terrible. I would not come back again.

Thank FLPaperboy
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went here for the first time for my birthday dinner and I would give this place 6 stars if I could! The food, above all, was truly amazing. One of the best meals we have ever had. Worth every cent! The waitress was very friendly,...More

2  Thank Nichole H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've had many lunches at Alba's, and it's never disappointed. Their menu is not big, but they do each entree very well. They have a unique mix of choices on their menu including their burgers. I love the french fries. They have interesting soups and...More

Thank titlewaive2013
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Small portions and big price. Ambiance was eccentric but quaint and cute. Went there once and did not return Too noisy.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was one of the places we wanted to try during restaurant week and it delivered. We started off with gazpacho and a smoked salmon appetizer. The soup was just right with a touch of spice at the end but the cucumber relish and cheese...More

2  Thank davidjensen399
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Norma G
3 May 2017|
Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed as a customer. You should contact the restaurant directly. Great place. Hope they can serve your needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0261
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