Baratta's Events & News

Check back here for the latest events, news, and goings on at Baratta’s and our partner venues. If you’d like to host an event with us, please contact Lora Simpson at (515) 281-4658 or [email protected].

Holiday Gift Cards

Buy a $100 Gift Card to Baratta’s and get a $20 Gift Card Free

‘Tis the season for giving gifts and what better gift to give than a free meal? Your loved ones are sure to find something they’ll love on our menu. From Italian favorites like lasagna, chicken carbonara, and handmade tortellini to our pizzas, sandwiches, and more. We also have new vegan and gluten free options on our menu. When you buy a $100 gift card to Baratta’s, you’ll get a $20 gift card for free. You could use that as a gift to give to someone else or keep it for yourself! Stop by and pick up your gift cards during business hours and feel free to stay for a meal.

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm

Dinner Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 5-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 4-10pm

Address: 2320 South Union, Des Moines, Iowa

Phone: (515)243-4516

Art at the Café: November 2-January 31

Iowa artist, Lucas Underwood creates thought-provoking portraits by layering newspaper clippings and pieces of maps. The bodies of men are made up of bodies of water, land, highways, and cities. The opening reception will be held November 2nd, but you’ll be able to enjoy the art through January 31, 2019, thanks to support from Moberg Gallery.

Where: Café Baratta’s (3rd floor of the State Historical Building), 600 E Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Opening Reception: November 2nd from 5-7pm

Celebrate Iowa Gala: December 14

The annual Celebrate Iowa Gala takes place Friday, December 14th at the State Historical Building. Enjoy live music from Iowa artists, River Glen, the Awful Purdies, and Dirty Rotton Scoundrels. Plus, enjoy cocktails and tasty treats from Baratta’s (we’ll be there catering)! The best part? Funds raised during the gala will go toward supporting the programs, exhibits, and initiatives at the State Historical Museum of Iowa and State Historical Society of Iowa. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Where: State Historical Building, 600 E Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th from 7-11pm, with the VIP reception beginning at 6pm