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TEL: 515.243.4516     •     2320 S. Union    •     Des Moines, IA

MenuFamily Carryout Specials

Making Traditional Italian
A Des Moines Tradition

When you come to Baratta’s, you really are home. In fact, the Baratta family once lived in the rooms where diners now gather for meals and special occasions. The family began their journey in the Des Moines food scene when they opened a small grocery store in the front of their home near downtown Des Moines. Specializing in Italian foods and ingredients, the Baratta name became synonymous with traditional Italian recipes.

In 1993, the family sold the store and home to three local Lincoln High School alums, Joe Gatto and Curt and Lisa Kruger. Today, Joe and Lisa are continuing to maintain the charm of the original shop by serving classic Italian specialties daily, including lasagna al forno, steak deburgo, and cannolis. Through the years, a wide variety of flavors have been added, to include American cuisine as well.

Baratta’s has been a Des Moines staple for over 50 years and is always welcoming new guests to the table. With multiple locations now open, catering available, and take-out options, there are several ways to enjoy our menu. From celebrating anniversaries and birthdays to fueling kids up before football games and dances, Baratta’s is a tradition that keeps getting better.



On South Union

Open for lunch and dinner, the original Baratta’s location has been serving up Italian classics in Des Moines for years.

Café Baratta's

In The East Village

Temporarily closed, Café Baratta’s is located on the third floor of the State Historical Building and serves the same delicious cuisine.

Current Specials

Family Carry-Out Meals

Feed your entire family with a traditional Italian dinner, salad and bread included.

chicken amaggio with basil and tomatoes on a plate next to wine and flowers
red martini with a sugar rim and lemon
plate of lasagna with red wine
two cannolis on a plate with cherry and whipped cream and red wine

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Host your Next Event With Baratta's

Des Moines Italian Catering & Events

Wedding & Formal Events

Invite our full-service Baratta’s catering staff to your upcoming formal event. Whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or corporate evening, you’re sure to find that we are your perfect fit.

In-House Banquets & Events

Be our guests as you host yours at a banquet in our Baratta’s South Union location. View our special banquet menu options and give us a call to schedule your event.

Large-Group Catering Delivery

Perfect for employee lunches, a large family dinner, or anything in-between, Baratta’s offers specialized catering for large group orders. Make your food selection and we will deliver to your door!

Contact Us to Book Your Event Catering

We look forward to serving you!

Call Michelle Dodds at (515) 281-4658 to discuss your catering needs and make any arrangements necessary.