Café Baratta’s

FORTÉ & Covid-19

While Forté remains open for banquets and events, the Baratta's Forté staff are taking extra precautions for the safety of our staff and guests. The staff at your Forté event will wear masks and gloves, serve any buffet-style meals to guests to reduce contamination, among other precautions. For any questions about our Covid-19 policies, please reach out.


Located in the heart of the trendy East Village neighborhood of Des Moines, Café Baratta’s is a wonderful option for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm. The terrace at Café Baratta’s offers stunning views of the Iowa State Capitol Building and downtown Des Moines, and is also available for after hour events.

Restaurant Details

  • Seats up to 50 guests (lunch)
  • Seats up to 150 guests (after hours events)
  • Outdoor patio available
  • Located in the East Village of Des Moines
  • Close to major hotels
  • Near the freeway
  • Adjacent parking


On the 3rd floor of the State Historical Building

600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319


Available at the E. Grand & Penn ramp


(515) 281-3294

Lunch Only

Mon-Sat 11am-2pm