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Spaghetti Works

310 Ct Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
+1 515-243-2195
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (66 reviews)
“garlic bread” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
310 Ct Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My only visit and it was disappointing. Service was slow and never improved. Once served, the food was ok, but the server never returned. Once finished, I had to ask another server to retrieve my check which was never retrieved to be processed. Opted to...More

Thank ilmanrd
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a great tasting, quick, and homey meal this is the place to go. Has fantastic food and the price is amazing! Plus they have a great selection of wine. With any meal you get a salad bar option also which makes...More

Thank Easton D
SpagTMC, Front Office Manager at Spaghetti Works, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Easton, Thanks for your review. I will pass your kind words on to the management and staff at the restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Spaghetti Works

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Was in Des Moines for state track and needed some carbs the night before and this place was perfect. All you can eat pasta for 10 bucks with an outstanding salad bar!

Thank Landon H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited here again on a recent Monday night and discovered that kids eat free on Monday nights. My son ordered the peanut butter and jelly "pizza", which he loved. It was a toasted flat bread with melted peanut butter and some jelly squeezed on...More

Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were in the capitol city to celebrate the IA Gov Scholars Ceremony and went out to eat at the Works. We had about a 30 minute wait due to Des Moines Prom weekend with a lot of high schoolers in Prom dresses and tuxes....More

1  Thank Russell C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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