Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353
 
 

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Cafe di Scala is a Des Moines restaurant located in a Century Old Victorian Mansion a few blocks west of Downtown in the Historic Sherman Hill Neighborhood at 641 18th Street. We’re open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5-10 pm. Keep in touch with us either via social media or through our blog. Reservations are recommended by calling 515-244-1353.

*Click here to view our Valentine’s Day Menu.* This year we’re doing a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu the weekend of Feb 13-15.

Cafe di Scala is noted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the Des Moines metro area. The cuisine evolves seasonally, while our award winning wine list is chosen carefully to compliment each ingredient. Combining the philosophy of “fresh and local” along with desserts and homemade pastas crafted daily, guests will be greeted with both Iowan imagination and Italian tradition.

For reservations, please call 515-244-1353. WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS VIA EMAIL. Please give us a call and a staff member will accommodate you. If you receive the answering machine, please leave a detailed message. We hope you appreciate what we do here and hope you know that we’re pretty old school, even when it comes to reservations.

Though worlds away from Scala Coeli in Southern Calabria, the very essence of this tiny Italian mountain village inspired my vision for this café. The culture and simplicity of everyday life I experienced there is now a reality I share with you…. Remarkable food, wine & company.

“Godersi la vita” – Anthony Lemmo

 
Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353