News – March – 2013

Upcoming Events for March

Spring Menu at Cafe Baratta’s starts Monday, March 11th!

Check out our weekly “Blue Plate Specials” at Cafe Baratta’s

Baratta’s locations are closed Sunday, March 31st. HAPPY EASTER!

Let’s Get Down to Business!

Not only does Baratta’s have great food…We have just the sport for your next Business Meeting, Staff Retreat, Breakfast Club, Board Meeting, Staff Training and more…

Forte Banquet & Conference Center – 615 3rd Street, Des Moines
 Forte Exterior


  • Onsite A/V equipment 
  • Great downtown location
  • Room for break out sessions
  • Take a break on the River Walk
  • Conveniently located near I-35
 The State Historical Building – 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines
 Historical Bldg


  • Onsite A/V equipment
  • Several classroom/boardrooms available
  • Near the Capitol
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Conveniently located near I-35
 The Links at AH Blank Golf Course
 Blank Park Exterior-2
  • Free Wi-Fi and A/V equipment available
  • Private space with plenty of parking 
  • Conveniently located near the Highway 5 bypass 
  • Hit the course before or after your meeting
We offer a variety of food and beverage menus at all locations!
For more information visit our catering page or call or email the contact person for the meeting location you are interested in:
For information about Forte call Nick Speck (515) 333-5057, email or go to the Forte catering page
For information about The State Historical Building and the Links at AH Blank Golf course call Lora Simpson (515) 281-4658, email or go to the Historical Center catering page or AH Blank catering page.

Spring is in the Air!

…And our new Cafe Baratta’s menu is ready to go!Seafood Ravioli, Verde Pork Burrito, Sausage Cannelloni, grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad and Chicken Marsala Or… How about our Pollo Napoili Panini? The weather is improving and our Terrace will be be open soon! We’re looking forward to seeing you! Cafe Baratta’s The state Historical Building, 3rd Floor, 600 E. Locust st. Des Moines, (515) 281-3294.

Bara-ttrivia! (Bar-ah-triv-e-ah)

Congratulations to our February Bara-ttrivia winner: Lisa Baker!! You’ve won the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Baratta’s!

Our February Trivia Question was:
What do you call a “fake noodle” at an Italian restaurant?:

A. Fanoodle          B. Maca-foney          C. An “In-Pasta”          D. Cavatelli

The correct answer was C!

Our March Trivia Question is:
What famous magistrate is pictured with Baratta’s manager, Danny Gatto?:

email with your answer for a chance to will a $25 Baratta’s Gift Certificate!

Out of Ideas for Dinner? Let Baratta’s Take Care of it for You!

Carry out one of our delicious and price-conscious Family Dinners:

  • Baked Cavatelli Or Mostaciolli $21.95
  • Penne Alfredo with Chicken $25.00
  • Southwest Pasta with Italian Sausage $25.00
  • Pollo Penne $25.00
  • Penne Pomodoro $25.00
  • Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner $17.95 (8 pieces of Broasted Chirchen, Au Grautin Potatoes and Rolls with Butter)

*Available at Baratta’s 2320 S. Union, DM (515) 243-4516, ext. 1
*Carry Out or Delivery Only, No Substitutions. Quantity restrictions may apply.

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