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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“pasta trio” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
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Reviews (269)
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I was part of a group of 13 that had a reservation at 5:30 on Saturday. The place was full but we had excellent service. It is a local favorite for couples, families and groups. I had the chicken spiedini which is broiled marinated chicken...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a great Italian Restaurant, been around forever, but remains fresh! Family meets there for "occasions", food is always good, service is exceptional, atmosphere is warm, friendly and Italian! Love the food, the prices are reasonable, make reservations, or go early (5 pm). It...More

Thank PatIowa67
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We've never been there when they weren't busy, yet the staff is always pleasant and helpful. Great food and wine list!

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The food was excellent, well prepared and authentic. Craft beer on tap was good. Great service. Will definitely visit again.

Thank amagnani52641
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Tursi's Latin King runs a first class, old world restaurant. There are lots of staff seeing that your table is kept clear and seeing that your requests are met. You are greeted at the door as if you were a long lost friend who has...More

Thank iaJim
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Latin King in a very old, well established restaurant scores from AE Dairy on Hebbell Avenue. There is a free parking lot on North side of building. It is fine dining. You would beef a reservation if you wanted go there during prime evening...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dan P
menu priceing
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
Is there a dress code? And should we make reservations for a Friday early evening dinner?
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).
mimi g
Do you have any high-top tables or taller barstools for my mom who can't get out of regular chairs?
7 June 2015|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant for quick answer- (515) 266-4466.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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