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 / $10

roasted garlic sauce, fresh parmesan

Chicken Wings / $11

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

Salt & Pepper Fries / $5

served with aioli

chicken wings

sandwiches served with salt & pepper fries or a house salad

Caprese Sandwich / $14

fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil walnut pesto, pickled red onion, arugula, charred lemon vinaigrette, on housemade sourdough

Roasted Mushroom Grilled Cheese / $14

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

Cheeseburger / $16

fontina, tomato, cherry pepper aioli, on a housemade bun

Grilled Chicken Sandwich / $16

fresh fennel, basil, local greens, tomato, crushed red pepper, caper aioli, on a housemade bun

Salmon Club / $16

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


red pizza
Red Pizza
Margherita / $15

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

Pepperoni / $17

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

Meatball / $17

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

Arrabbiata / $17

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

Grilled Chicken / $17

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

Roasted Vegetable / $17

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

Build Your Own Pizza or Calzone / $15

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

+ Gluten-Free Crust $2

White Pizza
Smoked Artichoke / $17

cream, chilies, fontina, parmesan, chive

Four Cheese / $17

cream, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, goat cheese, tomato, basil walnut pesto, sea salt

Grilled Corn / $17

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

Pancetta / $17

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

Pesto & Burrata / $17

basil walnut pesto cream, summer squash, pickled onions, burrata, sea salt

Build Your Own Pizza or Calzone / $15

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

+ Gluten-Free Crust $2

white pizza
Burrata and Tomato Salad / $14

burrata, heirloom tomato, arugula, basil, balsamic, olive oil

Spinach Salad / $13

fresh berries, feta, candied walnuts, sunflower seeds, lemon poppyseed vinaigrette

Grilled Peach Salad / $13

peaches, goat cheese, red onion, cranberry, almonds, greens, white balsamic 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

Weekend Brunch

Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Housemade Granola & Yogurt / $13

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

Ricotta Pancakes / $13

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)

Avocado Toast / $13

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

Breakfast Sandwich / $14

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

Baked Eggs / $14

ratatouille-style seasonal vegetables, potatoes, fresh herbs, parmesan

House Smoked Salmon / $16

house smoked salmon, honeyed cream cheese, dill, red onion, capers, cured egg yolk, crispy flatbread

Eggs & Bacon Pizza / $17

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

Breakfast Pizza / $16

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

Corn & Bacon Pizza / $17

corn thyme cream, bacon, corn, cherry tomato, red onion, mozzarella, chives (+ gluten free crust $2)

pizza and beer

Velvet Margarita

Seasonal Sangria

Violette Spritz

Cucumber Refresher

East Village Sour

Maple Old Fashioned


House Bloody Mary


Ercole House Rosé

Zeit Gruner Veltliner Orange

Casas del Mar Cava Brut

Bianca Vigna Prosecco Rosé

Ercole House White

Dr. Konstantin Frank 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

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

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