Something Italian


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Family History

Louie Baratta, owner of Something Italian, shares his authentic southern Italian cooking skills with you. Raised on the Southside of Des Moines, Louie learned to cook by watching his mother, Rosina Baratta, friends and family - all born and raised in Terravecchia, Italy. He learned the art of pizza-making from his Uncles in Terravecchia, Italy, who all own pizza restaurants. He always wanted to own a pizza restaurant since he was a child.

Louie's dream became reality in December of 1999, when he opened Something Italian. Holding true to the southern Italian traditions he's learned, Louie makes everything fresh daily. Louie still lives on Des Moines' Southside with wife Sara and their two children, Frankie and Gia.

Grandpa Luigi
PaPa Luigi Baratta



Downtown on the skywalk above the Kirkwood Commons - 400 Walnut, Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50309 Phone: 243-2928