Italian Cuisine at Mad Meatball (50% Off). Two Options Available.

East Village

86% of 550 Groupon Customers Recommend

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Italian foods are often named for the region they come from, such as Parma, Bologna, and Personal Pan. Taste the real deal with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $11 for $22 worth of Italian cuisine
  • $20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine for four or more

Click to see their menus of appetizers & salads, pizzas, and sandwiches & pastas.

Mad Meatball

A cartoon meatball scowls beneath a Roman soldier's helmet, clutching a spear and looking defensive. Maybe he voted against the Pax Romana. Or maybe he knows he's about to be made into a spicy meatball pizza—one of Mad Meatball's many dishes centered around their homemade spheres of beef.

The meatball caricature is just the newly opened under new management restaurant's logo, but its fiery spirit is indicative of the menu's newly expanded, daring spin on Italian food. The traditional meatball sub becomes three bite-sized sliders, while pepper rings are coated in bread crumbs, fried a golden brown, and served with a side of house marinara sauce. Diners enjoy these dishes, as well as a wide assortment of pizza pies—from veggie to buffalo bacon ranch—in the spacious dining room or outside on the brick patio.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Awesome pizza. Skip the salad and get more pizza ;)”

  • “It was kind of hard to find… But the atmosphere was good the service was great and the food was outstanding… We will definitely go there again”

  • “Good pizza crust and good meatballs and service ”


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    East Village

    401 Southeast 5th Street

    Des Moines, Iowa 50309

    515-288-2404

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In a Nutshell

Chefs make gourmet meatballs onsite and can place them atop savory pizzas

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.