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

Chicken Wings / $10

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

Brussels Sprouts / $8

roasted garlic sauce, fresh parmesan

Sweet Potato or Salt & Pepper Fries / $5

served with aioli

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

Cheeseburger / $16

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

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich / $16

marinara, fresh mozzarella, on housemade focaccia

Caprese Sandwich / $14

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

Meatball Sandwich / $16

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

Roasted Mushroom Grilled Cheese / $14

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

Salmon Club / $16

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

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

White Pizza
Four Cheese / $16

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

Smoked Artichoke / $16

cream, chilies, fontina, parmesan, chive

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

+ Gluten-Free crust $2

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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, or salmon $5

Weekend Brunch

Saturday and Sunday 10 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, sunnyside 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)

pizza and beer

Torched Negroni

Cranberry Spritz

Spiced Honey Margarita

Red Hook

Maple Old Fashioned

Cicada Killer

Seasonal Sangria

Corn & Oil


House Bloody Mary


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