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. 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 recipes 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.
Baratta'sOpen for lunch and dinner, Baratta’s has been a staple in Des Moines for years when it comes to traditional Italian and American food.
Café Baratta'sCafé Baratta’s, located on the third floor of the State Historical Building, serves lunch Monday-Saturday from 11am-2pm.
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Wedding & Event CateringBaratta’s Catering is at your service whether you need us for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, anniversary, or any other important event in your life. With a multitude of dining options, we’re sure you can find the perfect fit for your next event.
Off-Site Catering & Delivery OnlyAt Baratta’s, we understand that your time is valuable; that’s why we have a variety of takeout and delivery options available. Whether you need delicious Italian or American food for a meeting, family dinner, or anything in-between, we’re here!
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