Cafe di Scala

Italian, Mediterranean
$ $
644 18th St (at Woodland Ave.)
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-1353
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • This beautiful Victorian-era home in the Sherman Hill neighborhood of Des Moines has been transformed into a Calabrian-inspired food and wine paradise. Great for dates.
  • Great dining experience. Service is fantastic and food offerings even better. Vegetarian options on menu! Let them help you pick wine.
  • The staff. That's what makes this place special. Throw in amazing food and you will have a perfect night.
  • The food here is amazing. It's classy, but not overpriced.
  • Excellent spot for an exclusive party such as a private business lunch, wedding rehearsal dinner, baby /wedding shower or holiday party.
  • The food and service here were amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant in a lovely house!
  • I used to visit le Chat Noir when it was located in this house/building. I have yet to visit Cafe di Scala, but it's on my to-do list! I intend to become mayor too! :)
  • Every single menu item is fabulous & delicious. Make sure you check out Beatles Brunch, 1st Sunday of every month. Also make sure to high five Chef Phil Shires - one of the Midwest's most talented.
  • The muscles are required. Whether you get them as an appetizer or as part of your dinner entre their fresh pasta. They are the best in town.
  • If they ever offer the salmon and mashed potato special again, don't even bother looking at the menu.
  • every check-in gets a complimentary dessert (and the mayor gets complimentary high fives)
  • Order anything. Seriously, you can't go wrong. But do wait for the specials. There's always something delicious and unexpected on tap.
  • Making monthly trips to Des Moines. Can't wait to try this!
  • Try the Lemon Curd With Fresh Berries
  • I have been wanting to go here for awhile and now finally going to get there on Thursday with my girlfriends. Can't wait!
  • The braised pork was delicious
  • If you have not been here you must go! Fabulous food and service!

Nearby places

1620 Woodland Ave (at 17th St)
2002 Woodland Ave (at MLK Pkwy)
1501 Woodland Ave