Franka Pizzeria brings Neapolitan style pizza to the heart of Des Moines' East Village. Using only the freshest local and imported ingredients, red and white pizzas are accompanied by shared plates, fresh salads, sandwiches and calzones, housemade desserts, weekend brunch, a full bar, and a curated wine list.

Small Plates
Calamari Fritti / $13

giardiniera sauce, pickled fennel, lemon, herbs

Neapolitan Meatballs / $14

beef, pork, veal, marinara, parmesan, parsley, polenta

Chicken WIngs / $10

old bay, cucumber basil sauce, chives

Brussels Sprouts / $8

roasted garlic sauce, parmesan

Sweet Potato Fries / $5

hand-cut sweet potato fries, served with aioli

meatballs and cocktail
calamari fritti
franka pizzeria sandwich and beer

sandwiches served with your choice of sweet potato fries or a house salad

Cheeseburger / $16

local beef, zinfandel onions, house pickles, tomato, horseradish sauce, american cheese, romaine, pretzel bun

Chicken Caesar Sandwich / $15

fresh fennel, basil, local greens, tomato, caesar aioli, focaccia

Caprese Sandwich / $14

fior di latte, tomato, broccoli rabe basil pesto, pickled shallot, arugula, french roll

Meatball Sandwich / $16

house meatballs, creamed marinara, pickled shallots, broccoli rabe basil pesto, fior di latte, hoagie

Roasted Mushroom Grilled Cheese / $14

wild mushrooms, fior di latte, fontina, cheddar, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, sourdough

Red Pizza
Marinara / $11

roasted shallot, oregano, smoked sea salt, fennel pollen

Margherita / $14

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, basil, evoo, maldon

Soppressata Piccante / $16

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, garlic, oregano, evoo (+ Mike’s Hot Honey $2)

Meatball / $16

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, housemade neapolitan meatballs, ricotta, parsley, evoo

Arrabbiata / $16

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, house hot fennel sausage, leeks, crispy capers

Grilled Chicken / $16

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, grilled chicken, fontina, roasted peppers, red onion, broccoli rabe basil pesto, parmesan

White Pizza
Potato / $15

cream, leek, taleggio, rosemary, parmesan

Smoked Artichoke / $16

cream, ‘nduja, chilis, fontina, parmesan, chives

Roasted Mushroom & Spinach / $16

cream, wild mushrooms, spinach, garlic, fior di latte

Broccoli Rabe / $16

cream, roasted garlic, parmesan, ricotta, zucchini, lemon, breadcrumbs, truffle oil

+ Gluten-Free crust $1

smoked artichoke pizza
Mediterranean Salad / $13

local greens, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, feta, lemon vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad / $13

local greens, strawberries, tomato, fior di latte, sunflower seeds, orange basil vinaigrette

Kale Salad / $13

kale, corn, avocado, roasted pepper, red onion, pepitas, tomato cumin vinaigrette

+ add grilled chicken $4, or salmon $5

chicken salad
Weekend Brunch

Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Carbonara Pizza / $14

lemon thyme cream sauce, spring peas, bacon, ricotta, black pepper, soft egg ( + gluten-free crust $1 )

Eggs Your Way / $8

two eggs any style (no egg whites), served with sourdough toast, butter, and housemade jam (+ bacon $3, or house sausage $3)

Baked Eggs / $12

spiced tomato sauce, two eggs, grilled zucchini, parmesan, grilled bread

Breakfast Sandwich / $13

fried egg, sausage, bacon, avocado, tomato jam, arugula, on focaccia

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes / $12

local maple syrup, fresh blueberries, powdered sugar

Avocado Toast / $13

smashed avocado, charred corn, red onion, cucumber, feta, tomato salsa, on toasted sourdough (+ poached or scrambled egg $1.50)

Housemade Granola & Yogurt / $10

housemade granola, chia greek yogurt, local honey, almond milk, fresh berries


Negroni Spagliato

Fruited Negroni

East Village Sour

Red Hook

Cucumber Refresher

Herbed Paloma


House Bloody Mary

Aperol Spritz


Cava Brut Blanc de Blancs

Spumante Rosa Sparkling Rosé

House White

Sauvignon Blanc

Pinot Grigio

House Red

Pinot Noir

Nero Di Troia

Cabernet Sauvignon

Copertino Riserva DOC

By The Glass or Bottle

Easy Eddy IPA

Stella Artois

Bud Light

Pale Ale

Brick Red Ale

Wake Up Iowa Coffee Stout

Seasonal Sour

Michelob Ultra

Seasonal Hard Cider

Quirk Hard Seltzer

In Bottles and On Tap

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

San Pellegrino

Coke or Diet Coke

Hugo Tea Brewed Iced Tea

Hugo Tea Organic Loose Leaf Tea

Chai Latte

Counter Culture Coffee