Aposto

4.9
669 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
A P O S T O is a Des Moines restaurant located in a Century Old Victorian Mansion a few blocks west of Downtown in the Historic Sherman Hill Neighborhood District. We are chef-driven, source from as many local partners as possible and have a stellar wine cellar, limited cocktails and brews.
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4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlisonJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like i ate a real meal for the very first time! Exquisite! the featured dish- house made gnocchi was pure magic! i will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing that’s all!!!!

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Sackvillebaggins
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, simple, tasteful, well-conceived, and extremely pleasant. Highly recommended on all fronts.

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scottk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had. The food was perfect, the setting was perfect, and the service was absolutely spot on!!

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ErikL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aposto is one our favorite places to go for a romantic dinner. In this case we were there for our anniversary. We were surprised with two glasses of Prosecco. Our dinner was fabulous, as was the service. I couldn’t recommend Aposto more.

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vipTimODM
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible... Great birthday celebration for this guy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A total pleasure. Warm hospitality and the food is amazingly fresh.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinning room is exquisite. Our waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. He had wonderful suggestions and kept out wine and water glasses full. Our meals were delicious and the chef has obviously put much thought and care into the menu.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, but the service was a little lacking. We waited for a while before we got greeted to get our orders.

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JoeKeys
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is Great !!!! Food was Delicious !!!! Service Great !!!! We will Definitely be Back !!!

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High quality food, great service, unique experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fresh delicious food

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ElliottS
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Aposto, most often for special birthdays, anniversaries, etc. This time it was a wedding anniversary, and the staff and food was top drawer. Again. Courteous, thoughtful, well presented evening. Cannot recommend Aposto enough. Enjoy!

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Charles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant within a converted private home. Great food, service and elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Aposto used to be our favorite restaurant in the area. We've gotten take out a few times since the pandemic but hadn't been out in person since 2019. Unfortunately, the experience did not live up previous ones. While the servers were nice and polite (and masked which we appreciated), the service itself was very slow and disjointed. At one point we were asked to move to a different table after being seated and receiving our drinks. The server apologized and voiced our drinks would be comped (which did not happen). The baked fontina was delicious and we'd definitely recommend. The rest of the food was not as flavorful as we remembered. Overall, we were left disappointed and not ready to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for my husbands birthday. the service was excellent, food fantastic and the ambience was unique. we loved everything about it!

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Miki41800
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance. Good service. Menu is compact but very good offerings. Disappointed that only parties of up to 4 can sit on terrace, however, the inside accommodations were good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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JULIAD
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Food was unique but good. But not much for the price paid. Service was questionable. When we walked in, the hostess literally looked us up and down as if to ask what we were doing there. Our table server was better thankfully but it felt like the server was distracted. Glad we went to try a unique DSM spot but it’s hard to justify $200 for just “fine.”

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MaryB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was to die for! Our server was so attentive and even surprised us with flutes of champagne. Go there if you can!

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JayS
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, interesting wine list and great service.

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JohnD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How great to get back to Aposto following the pandemic, & find it remains an outstanding choice for fine dining in Des Moines, This time we both tried some new things, like the night's special linguine with crab, & the polenta starter. Both were as good as the classics, like the cavatelli. Better yet, since we'd let them know in advance that it was an anniversary dinner, were we greeted at the table with a couple of free small proseccos. Very thoughtful, wonderfully tasty, altogether a winner.

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SharonM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch!

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ThomasB
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly & attentive service in a lovely old converted former Victorian house in a shaded & charming area of Des Moines just off the city center.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back!

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JamesY
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Explained everything on the menu. Amazing food and service.

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DavidW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, amazing service! Love this place and will definitely be back

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AnieCunningham
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Aposto. Very pleasant experience and great food. We will be back. Great place to bring guests from out of town

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vipThomasS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You might think a fabulous venue like Aposto would be ultra-high priced but it is absolutely not. They also have specials not on the menu.

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vipJillM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoy Aposto. It’s got everything we like in a restaurant. But the last couple times we’ve been there has felt rushed. In fact we have been told when the next time the table is reserved and we were strongly encouraged to get our order in. We wanted to take a minute and enjoy our cocktails. It doesn’t feel relaxed.

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Stephanie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious. My husband and I went to Aposto for an anniversary dinner and quickly decided that is the best meal we have had in Des Moines. Each bite just kept getting better and better. Highly recommend.

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2foodies
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit in dsm. Just go you will not be disappointed!

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Iowan
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polenta for appetizer was perfect with fresh cooked veggies, Osso Bucco with risotto was rich and flavorful, the panna cotta a perfect finish. Service was timely. the noise level was a bit high but not a problem. Good cocktail. No negatives from me.

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DiannaT
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You an never go wrong with a night out at Aposto! It’s our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always outstanding and the servers are very knowledgeable and engaging.

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JulianeR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful restaurant with a one-of-a-kind ambiance. The perfect place for friends to gather and enjoy all that is best in life...good friends, conversation, wine, and food!

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BettyM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. This is definitely a restaurant we will be returning to.

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BradG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What of the greatest meals of every in period everything was cooked to perfection, the service was great, and the atmosphere was wonderful. Prices were a little high but that was to be expected, I would definitely go again.

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BSGDSM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere in Des Moines. All items on the menu are fantastic and love the variety with changing menus with the seasons.
Try the homemade ice cream...you wont regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding. We enjoy our time at Aposto and will return .

FAQs

Aposto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-1353.

Aposto is rated 4.9 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.