With the downtown skyline in clear view, Pioneer Park residents have an abundance of dining options located less than 10 minutes from their homes.
However, don't deal with traffic and pay for parking when one of the area's iconic restaurants graces your neighborhood. Scornovacca's Ristorante has served critically praised authentic Italian cuisine for decades. The south side dining gem takes pasta to a new level, with chicken cacciatore and penne pesto leaving an indelible flavor profile on your taste buds. Sitting just a bridge ride over the Des Moines River, the East Village has a diverse selection of independently run restaurants that satisfy the most demanding palate. Warm your soul with a bowl of the hearty parsnip and sage soup at Alba before digging in to the beef cheek stroganoff. Mullet's, which operates at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers, delivers the best Cajun-Creole cuisine found in the city.
From enjoying live music at Wooly's to dancing the night away at Joker's, Pioneer Park residents have the most popular Des Moines nightlife options at their fingertips. Both the Court Avenue District and the East Village attract residents from all over the area to spend a night on the town. Pioneer Park residents barely break a sweat walking to any of the venues located in the two busiest nightlife districts in the Des Moines Metropolitan area. If unwinding after a busy day appeals to you, Pioneer Park acts as the quintessential chill hub for bars such as Brew Haus and Fireside Lounge. The neighborhood's zoning ordinances prohibit the operation of nightclubs and live music venues.