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Bar la Tosca

400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
+1 515-232-8484
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I ate there months ago and truly enjoyed the graciousness of the waiter, the ambience of the restaurant and bar and the food. I am a vegan and the chef was very accommodating to my dietary needs. We highly recommend Bar la...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank charrison786
Reviewed 2 days ago

Randomly selected this spot for lunch on my first visit to Ames for work. I was not disappointed. the food was amazing, and the service was too. I love finding spots in new cities that I can come back to knowing I wont be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JessGuad12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent restaurant in a small city Ames IOWA , went there with the family , the staff is nice and the food was upto my expectations . Every place closes so early In this city ....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rajiv M
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Their food is always well presented and some of the entree's look amazing. I stopped in for lunch recently and had a great mocha and a burger with mac and cheese. The burger was a little greasy for my liking and the mac and cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank foodieonbusiness
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a gem in downtown Ames. Lots of good menu choices both small plates and entrees. A good choice of cocktails. They mix a good drink. We always have a good time in a relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 838jimw
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We have eaten here several times and have always had a great meal, whether it was the pasta meals or small plates. It has a relaxed vibe with some classiness. The bartenders make excellent cocktails, too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chad Z
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I keep coming back for their wonderfully cooked salmon!! They make it melt in your mouth. The burgers are wonderful grass fed beef. They have a good selection of wines to enhance the meal. It is a swanky atmosphere that makes you totally settle in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Our family loves eating at this restaurant! Relaxing and lovely atmosphere and delicious menu items keep us coming back.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Finally I found something not heavy to eat during my stay here in USA. Choppetto is very nice, my colleague tried gnocchi fritti and was awesome, also pasta is well cooked. This is a nice place where eat!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AleSpada96
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Top quality dining experience. Linguine was fantastic and the chorizo was top notch. Small plates were exceptional - beets were very good, and the asparagus was excellent with romanesca and egg. Simply put: great food, great atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank grandski
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Bonny G
13 May 2017|
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Response from MissyBunch | Reviewed this property |
Agree with above on dress code, and yes they do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6487
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-8484
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