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
Cambozola / $14

tomato onion jam, roasted garlic, baguette (+ prosciutto $4)

Calamari Fritti / $13

giardiniera sauce, pickled fennel, lemon, herbs

Neapolitan Meatballs / $14

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

Chicken WIngs / $10

salt cured, old bay, cucumber basil sauce, chives

Brussels Sprouts / $13

roasted garlic sauce, parmesan

Sweet Potato Fries / $5

hand-cut sweet potato fries, served with aioli

meatballs and cocktail
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Sandwiches & Calzones

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

Grilled Chicken Sandwich / $15

grilled chicken thigh, artichoke rouille, pistachio picada, red onion, arugula, parmesan caper sauce, focaccia

Charred Eggplant Sandwich / $15

roasted red pepper, confit shallots, arugula, fior di latte, fennel parsley sauce, focaccia

Meatball Sandwich / $16

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

calzones served with a house salad

Chicken Saltimbocca Calzone / $15

san marzano tomato, prosciutto, dried tomatoes, farmers cheese, herbs

Margherita Calzone / $14

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

Red Pizza
Marinara / $11

roasted shallot, oregano, smoked sea salt, fennel pollen

Margherita / $14

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

Prosciutto di Parma D.O.P / $16

san marzano tomato, fior di latte, prosciutto di parma D.O.P, castelvetrano olives, roasted garlic, arugula, parmesan

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

White Pizza
Potato / $15

cream, leek, taleggio, rosemary, parmesan

Smoked Artichoke / $16

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

Clam / $16

cream, shallots, garlic, chilies, parsley, lemon

Broccoli Rabe / $16

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

+ Gluten-Free crust $1

Caesar/ $13

romaine, parmesan, croutons, anchovy, caesar dressing

Beet / $13

greens, roasted beets, apple, cambozola, walnuts, orange basil vinaigrette

Kale / $13

shaved brussels sprouts, parmesan, cranberry, roasted chickpeas, lemon vinaigrette

Squash / $13

roasted squash, gluten free grains, fontina, caramelized leeks, chilis, roasted shallot vinaigrette

+ add grilled chicken $4, or salmon $5

Weekend Brunch

Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Breakfast Pizza / $14

bacon, fontina, soft egg, herb cream, arugula, parmesan ( + 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

Focaccia Breakfast Sandwich / $13

fried egg, prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, tomato onion jam, on house 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