Des Moines Register article from 5/13/14: "Cafe di Scala chefs Lemmo, Shires a culinary dream team"

There was a nice article from Carlos Acevedo in today's Des Moines Register. 

Lemmo describes the partnership as an "amazing synergy." Lemmo brings his passion for the Italian cuisine of southern Italy and, of course, all the heirloom recipes passed to him through the generations. Meanwhile, Shires brings the polish of formal training and a "zen simplicity."

This dynamic is apparent throughout the menu.

Read the rest of the article HERE. 

Big News! Cafe di Scala Receives 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Des Moines Register Datebook!

Photo Credit: Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register,

Big news! The Des Moines Register Datebook just reviewed us and gave us 4.5 out of 5 stars! We're very proud and humbled to receive this praise and thank all of you for keeping what we do here alive.

Some of our favorite quotes: "...bonkers-good," "The pasta, stuffed with fresh tomato and ricotta, seemed to melt in my mouth," and "His new spring menu is a smor­gasbord of fresh Calabrian delights."

Read the full review here: -->>

(Photo credit to Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register)