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Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-5505 (2 blocks south of Hickman Rd)
+1 515-278-8148
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Herford, Germany
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice place for an old style business lunch. Good Italian food selection, soup and sandwich was very good. Friendly family like service.

Thank Juergen K
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an "old fashioned" restaurant, been around for a long time, a bit on the pricey side. It's now under new ownership, but same great menu. The potato ravioli is excellent. Save room for the cheesecake!

Thank JamaicaDave_13
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is expensive but worth every penny. It's been around forever. I think I took my prom date here in the 90's. Very courteous staff and the chef takes requests if you have a difficult family member.

Thank Fam_Tvler
Paris, France
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158 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Wonderful meal. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and pleasant. My husband had the classic Italian and I had the butternut squash rissoto. My husband loved his, mine was very good,,,,just a little sweet. We actually had a cheesecake for dessert, even though we were so full we didn't eat all our meals. I make cheesecake and actually sold it to... More 

Thank Luann Rae J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Found this place to be over priced and dishes not consistent. Service is good but some dishes are not good at all and pricey

Thank Jack T
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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Have eaten at several Italian restaurants in St. Louis "the Hill" and Kansas City. Even though it was lunch I did not think it was up to those standards. I had a cup of lobster bisque and Lasagna. The food was good just not great. As it was on the higher price range I expected great. A co-worker had the... More 

Thank Jan F
Greenville, SC
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Cosi cucina has the best cheesecake in the United States. Better than NY... Better than the Factory that produces Cheesecake. This place is worth a trip across town. Whenever we visit Des Moines, we always get the cheesecake. It is soft, creamy, and melts in your mouth. It is served with chocolate, caramel, a fruit sauce and white sauce. Get... More 

Thank htbcpa
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here! Their fresh rolls are very good. I highly recommend their smoked chicken pasta for an entree. The mozzarella sticks as an appetizer are always a great bet as well!

Thank Londontraveler88
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not sure if Cosi even has a menu or not. The Potato ravioli is absolutely amazing. Smokey goodness in a pasta. I love their salads and deserts. Great service every time the food is consistently awesome.

Thank Mike O
Des Moines
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner at Cost Cucina. The wait staff Ray provided in depth recommendations for wine pairings with our dinner. On Sunday evenings they have a Dinner for Two for $55 which includes a three course meal and glass of wine. The food was cooked to perfection. The desserts were incredible and the plate presentation was high end. This is... More 

Thank Jacklyn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-5505
    (2 blocks south of Hickman Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-278-8148
(515) 278-8148

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?