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Basil Prosperi

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801 Grand Ave, Ste 335, Des Moines, IA 50309-8000
+1 515-244-2070
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Good food but needs to improve. I had a Chicken fettuccine Alfredo and it was very watery. The staff was great. I will recommend if eating on a budget and time is short.

Thank maxneo0
Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

They are only open for lunch and special events. Pretty good Italian. It's not cooked to order which makes it very fast Italian but they do a decent job of keeping everything fresh. Accessible from the skywalk in 801 grand building.

Thank Nicnatros
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

I love this place and always get the alfredo. Seriously the best in dm!!!! Go early for lunch or later because they do get busy. The also serve bread with pasta and that's a nice bonus! :)

Thank Katy T
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Located in the 801 Grand building, this restaurant is a lunchtime institution for the business crowd. It is consistently good and always reliable. What I like about this place is that they stick to their knitting and do what they do very well. The line can get a bit long during the peak of the noon hour, but if you... More 

Thank fiveyard81
Des Moines, IA
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a dowtown busy lunchtime restaurant, but the service here is very slow. The food is what I would call average - nothing overly special and everything has just a mediocre taste. Wouldn't waste my time walking all the way over there with the other options in the downtown area.

Thank shanac2008
Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Have to say, I have never tried their entrees, but I'm hooked on the soup and bread! I'm pretty picky, so I stay away from the tomato and anything with mushrooms, but the cream of jallenpeno is wonderful. So is the chicken noodle, swiss cheese & potato, and cream of chicken. I always get extra bread. It's always so good.... More 

Thank Shoefly6
Des Moines, Iowa
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171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

My colleague goes to Basil Prosperi pretty regularly for lunch so one day I decided to join her for the walk down there. I ordered the tomato and basil. I thought it was kind of bland. I guess I thought the fresh basil would have more flavor. It wasn't bad, just not as robust as I anticipated. I did get... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2008

Went to Lunch here a couple of times, it was good

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Grand Ave, Ste 335, Des Moines, IA 50309-8000
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-2070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?