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Spaghetti Works

310 Ct Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
+1 515-243-2195
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (74 reviews)
“garlic bread” (11 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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310 Ct Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't very impressed. The pasta was very over cooked and starchy (It could have used a good rinse. Said bar was nice and waiter was very friendly

Thank Corina D
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The food was very good! Salad bar was fresh and delicious. Service was ok, while the place was not busy at all. The alfredo mushroom bake was excellent. Would definitely go back.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great pasta and sauce selections and love that they have a salad bar. Unique place to eat and meals are generally $10-$15.

Thank Dani C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Not always easy to find a parking spot now that the downtown is so popular, but if you're already there, no better place to fill up on a budget. Especially family or date friendly. You can usually get seated quickly. Order drinks and the type...More

Thank RandyKasal
Shelly S, SMM at Spaghetti Works, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for the review RandyKasal!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delivered very quickly. They catered to my mothers food allergy extremely well. The salad bar was filling.

Thank mat211
SpagTMC, Front Office Manager at Spaghetti Works, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the review. As always, if you have special needs when it comes to allergens, please ask for one of our managers. We will guide you through our options and oversee the preparation of the meal. Thank you for your business! Spaghetti Works,

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I'm not a big Italian food fan usually, but we decided to eat here the last night of our trip. My wife had spaghetti while I had the egg plant. Even with the beverages the total bill was under $40. The couple we with had...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Husband and I finally decided to spend the night in Des Moines instead of driving through on our trips from Wisconsin south. Meandering downtown decided to park and get some lunch. Decided on Spaghetti Works. Great restaurant. Friendly staff and quick service, good selection of...More

Thank Liz K
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at this restaurant. Great selection of appetizers and drinks. The patio is great for people watching. Our server was incredibly attentive. We will definitely be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Fabulous salad bar - sadly only one trip through comes w/your entree! Chicken Parm was slightly over cooked but the spaghetti side was great. Mom had a dish w/shrimp and loved hers. Garlic bread is really bread like toast - a different take. Look forward...More

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

First of all, the service of this restaurant was fantastic. The server was very attentive, yet not over the top. We went about 5:30 pm on a weekday and the restaurant was not crowded at all. I love that the meals (kids meals too) all...More

Thank TLH_mom_of_3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Ct Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-2195
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