Franka Pizzeria brings Neapolitan style pizza to the heart of Des Moines' East Village and Clive. 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
Smoked Artichoke & Spinach Dip / $13

parmesan cream sauce, focaccia crostini

Neapolitan Meatballs / $14

beef, pork, marinara, shaved parmesan, creamy polenta

Calamari Fritti / $13

charred lemon aioli, cherry peppers

Brussels Sprouts / $8

roasted garlic sauce, fresh parmesan

Chicken Wings / $10

rosemary chili salt, orange zest, oregano, parmesan garlic sauce

Roasted New Potatoes / $9

lemon, garlic, herbs, chili, aioli

Salt & Pepper or Sweet Potato Fries / $5

served with aioli

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Sandwiches

sandwiches served with salt & pepper fries, sweet potato fries, or a house salad

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich / $16

marinara, fresh mozzarella, on housemade focaccia

Meatball Sandwich / $16

house meatballs, marinara, fresh mozzarella, pickled shallot, basil pesto, on housemade focaccia

Caprese Sandwich / $14

fresh mozzarella, tomato, pesto, pickled shallot, arugula, charred lemon vinaigrette, on housemade focaccia

Roasted Mushroom Grilled Cheese / $14

wild mushrooms, fontina, cheddar, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, on housemade sourdough

Cheeseburger / $16

fontina, pickled red onion, pancetta, romaine, calabrian aioli, on housemade focaccia

Salmon Club / $16

seared salmon, local bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, dill aioli, on housemade sourdough

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Red Pizza
Margherita / $14

san marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, evoo, sea salt

Soppressata Piccante / $16

san marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, soppressata piccante, crushed red pepper, garlic, oregano (+ Mike’s Hot Honey $2)

Meatball / $16

san marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, house meatballs, cherry peppers, red onion

Arrabbiata / $16

san marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, house hot fennel sausage, leeks, crispy capers

Grilled Chicken / $16

san marzano tomato & pancetta sauce, fresh mozzarella, grilled chicken, red onion, calabrian chilies, pecorino, basil

Roasted Vegetable / $16

san marzano tomato, eggplant, zucchini, roasted pepper, cherry tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, oregano

Build Your Own Pizza or Calzone / $14

includes your choice of one sauce and one cheese  (+ meats $2 ea., vegetables $1 ea.)

+ Gluten-Free Crust $2

White Pizza
Smoked Artichoke / $16

cream, chilies, fontina, parmesan, chive

Four Cheese / $16

cream, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, goat cheese, tomato, pesto

Grilled Corn / $16

corn thyme cream, gorgonzola, fresh mozzarella, grilled corn, shaved brussels sprouts, scallions

Pancetta / $16

cream, roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, pancetta, oregano, mike’s hot honey

Asparagus / $16

cream, asparagus, ricotta, roasted garlic, egg, parmesan, lemon zest

Build Your Own Pizza or Calzone / $14

includes your choice of one sauce and one cheese  (+ meats $2 ea., vegetables $1 ea.)

+ Gluten-Free Crust $2

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Salads
Grain Salad / $13

farm greens, tri-color quinoa, tomato, fennel, pickled onion, radish, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola, charred lemon vinaigrette

Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad / $13

warm goat cheese, roasted balsamic grapes, smoked almonds

Tuscan Kale Salad / $13

shaved brussels sprouts, apple, cranberry, crispy pancetta, breadcrumb, parmesan vinaigrette

Franka Chopped Salad / $13

spring mix, soppressata, fontina, cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, cherry pepper, focaccia crouton, oregano vinaigrette

+ add grilled chicken $4, pancetta $4, or salmon $5

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Weekend Brunch

Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 4 pm

Housemade Granola & Yogurt / $10

housemade granola, vanilla yogurt panna cotta, strawberry coulis, fresh berries

Ricotta Pancakes / $12

maple syrup, berry compote, lemon

Eggs Your Way / $8

two eggs any style (no egg whites), served with sourdough toast, butter, and housemade jam (+ bacon $3, sausage $3, avocado $2)

Folded Eggs / $12

goat cheese, grilled zucchini and eggplant, pesto, chili oil

Avocado Toast / $13

smashed avocado, marinated tomato, fennel, ricotta, basil, balsamic glaze (+ poached or scrambled egg $1.50)

Breakfast Sandwich / $13

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

Pancetta Hash / $15

potato, eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, mushroom, egg, pecorino

Salmon & Eggs / $15

potato, kale, asparagus, cherry tomato, corn, poached eggs, pecorino

Eggs & Bacon Pizza / $16

san marzano tomato & pancetta sauce, fresh mozzarella, bacon, sunny side egg, cracked black pepper (+ gluten free crust $2)

Breakfast Pizza / $15

thyme cream sauce, scrambled eggs, chilies, fontina, chive (+ gluten free crust $2, bacon $3, sausage $3)

Cocktails

Torched Negroni

Cranberry Spritz

Spiced Honey Margarita

Red Hook

Cicada Killer

Corn & Oil

Seasonal Sangria

Mimosa

House Bloody Mary

Wine

Ercole House Rosé

Gonc Orange

Casas del Mar Cava Brut

Bianca Vigna Prosecco Rosé

Ercole House White

Dr. Konstantin Franka Dry Riesling

Cieck Erbaluce

Oak Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Lioco Chardonnay

Ercole House Red

G.D. Vajra Red Blend

Brew Cru Pinot Noir

Angelo Negro Nebbiolo

Zuccardi Malbec

Peterson Zinfandel

Le P’tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon

By The Glass or Bottle
Beer

Stella Artois

Easy Eddy IPA

Seasonal Samuel Adams

Gable Lager

Perry Cider

Tank 7 American Saison

Domestic/Import Bottles

Craft Beer In Bottles or Cans

Big Grove Hard Seltzer

In Bottles and On Tap
Beverages

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

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