Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca Pizza

Bagni di Lucca Pizza

I’ve probably eaten at Bagni di Lucca about a half-dozen times and I’ve never been disappointed. This is an offshoot of Lucca just down the street in the East Village. Lucca is one of my favorite restaurants and definitely the best in the East Village in my opinion. That reminds me that I need to write a review. But back to Bagni di Lucca and its wonderful pizzas. The pizzas are worth the visit. First, these are not deep dish tomato pizzas. Nor are they exactly like Centro’s New York Style pizzas. The crusts are perfectly baked and the toppings are fantastic. All sorts of cheeses and meat or vegetarian choices can be added. The size of the pizza is enough for two but if you really want to chow down on some great food get one for yourself. As for the setting and decor, Bagni di Lucca has a fairly simple and straightforward stainless steel and glass feel to the place, perhaps due to the industrial-style glass wall that fronts East 5th Street. The front door probably violates every fire code ever invented (read the sign to figure it out) and there is no air lock, so I wonder what it is like now that the temperature has dropped to zero. The rest of the place carries out the clean industrial feel. I get just a slight sensation that I am eating in a modern kitchen run by somebody with OCD — everything is in its place and it is very clean and orderly. Maybe that is what makes the pizzas so perfect. I highly recommend Bagni di Lucca. Get there quickly.
Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca

Address: 407 E. 5th St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-0044

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