The Popoli Experience

Our experience comes with a deep history.

Come and enjoy a meal with the Popoli Family which involves casual fine dining in an historic setting.


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Popoli Ristorante and Sullivan’s Bar offers an upscale casual dining experience.  You will brag to your friends about the gem you found at our award winning bar. Featuring artisanal, handmade food that will entrance everyone from foodies to a couple just looking to have a fun date night, Popoli is your choice if you lament for great eating options like those found in major metro areas like Chicago or Austin.

Our Cuisine







Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms $12

House-Made Crab-Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Alfredo Sauce

Spinach & Artichoke Dip $12

With Toasted Flatbreads

Fried Calamari $11

Lemon Aioli, SpicMarinara

Margarita Flatbread $10

Fresh Mozzarella, Olive Oil, Crushed Tomatoes, Fresh Basil

Fennel Sausage Flatbread $13

House-Made Fennel Sausage, Crushed Tomatoes, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mozzarella, Pepperoncini

Chicken Pesto Flatbread $13

House-Made Pesto, Mozzarella and Parmesan, Grilled Chicken and Tomato

Crab Fritta $15

Fried Wontons with Creamy Fontina, Spicy Sausage, Lump Crab, Tomato, Pepperoncini

Winter Bruschetta (4 or 12) $8/$18

Traditional Bruschetta

Mussels Marinara $14

Saffron Broth, Swiss Chard, Italian Sausage

Southwestern Crabcakes (2) $12

Served with House-Made Lemon Aioli


Traditional Caesar $10

Romaine Hearts, House-Made Caesar Dressing, Garlic Crouton, Shaved Parmesan Reggiano

Red & Golden Beet Salad $11

Spring Mix, Goat Cheese, Pistachio, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Popoli Wedge Salad $11

Bibb Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Cucumber, Roasted Grape Tomato, Shallots

Mozzarella Caprese $11

Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Basil Pesto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad $11

Served Warm with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Fresno Chile Paste, Pancetta, Pecorino


(Add Shrimp or Crab Meat for $8, add Chicken for $5, or make it Primavera for $5)

Fettuccine Alfredo $17

Rich, House-Made sauce. Topped with Pecorino Romano Cheese.

Shrimp Picatta $25

Angel Hair, Artichokes, Rosemary-Marinated Shrimp, Toasted Capers, Lemon Cream Sauce

Lasagna Bolognese $22

Beef and Pork Bolognese, Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella

Traditional Carbonara $19

Crispy Pancetta, Pecorino Gran Cru, Egg Yolk, Cracked Black Pepper, Bucatini Pasta, Sweet Peas

Rigatoni ala Vodka $19

Spicy Sausage & Chicken, Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Fettuccine Bolognese and Meat Balls $19

House made Meat Sauce with two Hand-Rolled Meatballs

_______Seafood _______

Seafood Risotto $33

Saffron Risotto, Bay Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Cream, Sweet Yellow & Red Peppers, Artichokes

Fresh Salmon $26

Braised Kale, Red Wine Reduction, Fresh Thyme, Red Grapes

Seared Sea Scallops $32

Four Jumbo Sea Scallops Seared in Duck Fat, Wilted Greens and Blueberry Balsamic Buerre Blanc

Seafood Ravioli $25

Ricotta Cheese-filled Ravioli Topped with House-Made Alfredo Sauce, Fresh Seafood, and Fresh Basil

_______Meat _______

All Beef is Locally Sourced Certified Angus.

Petit Filet and Crab Cake $35

Six Ounce Filet Mignon, Crab Cake, Lemon Buerre Blanc, Asparagus Spears

Beef Tenderloin Risotto $29

Sliced Filet-Pan-Seared and Simmered in a Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Broccolini, Mushroom Risotto

Eighteen Ounce Ribeye $37

Bacon Relish-Infused Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Rosemary Demi Glace

Six Ounce Filet Mignon $34

Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Wedges, Asparagus,  Rosemary Demi Glace

Ten Ounce Filet Mignon $47

Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Wedges, Asparagus,  Rosemary Demi Glace

Thirty-Six Ounce Bone-In Ribeye USDA Prime $64

Pan Seared w/Butter, Garlic, & Rosemary. Bacon Relish-Infused Loaded Mashed Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts

Add Some Surf: Salmon (6 oz.), Oscar-Style (2 oz Crab, Asparagus & Bernaise), Sea Scallops (2), Shrimp (4 Large), Crab Cakes (2) $13

Add a Sauce: Béarnaise, Bacon Relish $4

Bacon-Wrapped Iowa Pork Tenderloin $28

Sweet Potato Hash, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts, Balsamic Reduction

Sides for Sharing – $7 each

Sautéed Asparagus

Sautéed Mushrooms

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts


All Items are served a la carte

20% Gratuity Added to All Parties of Six or More


Salted Caramel Crème Brule’ $8

Traditional Tiramisu $8

Grandma’s Apple Cake $8

Berry-Rhubarb Crisp $8

Chocolate Cake $8












Franciscan, Oakville – CA, $58

Napa Cellars, Napa – CA, $63

Pine Ridge, Napa – CA, $74

Stags Leap, Napa – CA, $98

Silver Oak, Alexander – CA, $124

Caymus, Napa – CA, $134

Cakebread, Napa – CA, $144

Shafer, Napa – CA, $161

Forman, Napa – CA, $278

Spottswoode, Napa – CA, $298


Airfield, Yakima Valley – WA, $45

Robert Mondavi, Napa – CA, $55

Duckhorn, Napa – CA, $70

Rombauer, Carneros – CA, $81

Shafer, Napa – CA, $119


Conundrum, Blend, Napa, CA $47

Lagone, Toscana, Tuscany – Italy, $57

Poliziano Vino Nobile, Sangiovese, Tuscany – Italy, $81

Sor Ugo, Toscana, Tuscany – Italy, $90

Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Amarone, Valpolicella, Veneto – Italy, $103

Vietti, Barolo, Piedmont – Italy, $118


Trapiche Broquel, Mendoza – ARG, $42

Atamisque, Mendoza – ARG, $72

Red Schooner #3, Mendoza – ARG, $98


Rombauer, Sonoma – CA, $76

Balletto, RRV, Sonoma, CA $81


Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez Valley – CA, $58

Favia, Amador – CA, $258

_______PINOT NOIR_______

Fel, Anderson – CA, $68

Manzoni, Marina – CA, $75

Ermisch, Willamette – OR, $86

_______PETITE SYRAH_______

Stags Leap, Napa – CA, $87


Mer Soliel, Santa Barbera – CA, $47

Dante, Napa – CA, $48

Butter, Santa Barbera – CA, $48

McNabb, Mendocino – CA, $51

Balleto, RRV, Sonoma, CA, $63

Seabiscuit Ranch, Mendocino – CA, $63

Cakebread, Napa – CA, $78

_______PINOT GRIGIO_______

Alois Lageder – Dolomiti, Alto Adige, Italy $47

_______SAUVIGNON BLANC_______

Tohu, Marlborough – NZ, $45


Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez – CA, $48

D’Arenberg Hermit Crab (Blend), McLaren Vale – AU, $54


Pazo de Sonorans, Albarino, Rias Baixas – Spain, $38

Maray, Late Harvest Mucat, Limari Valley – Chile, $39

Negro ONorato, Langhe, Piedmont – Italy, $40

Demarie Roero, Arneis, Vezza d’ Alba – Italy, $54

Vueve Cliquot, Champagne – France, $121

Moët Rosé, Champagne, France $138

Dom Perignon, Champagne – France, $290


_______DRAFT BEER_______

Flights Available, Ask for Details

Angry Orchard- Cider $6.50

Backpocket- Slingshot Dark Lager $6.50

Bell’s Oarsman- Berliner Weiss $6.50

Blue Moon Wheat Ale, $6.50

Dale’s- Pale Ale $6.75

Exile Ruthie- American Blonde Lager $6.50

Founders – Dirty Bastard- Scotch Ale $7.00

Founders – Red’s Rye Pale Ale $7.50

Guinness Irish Stout, $7.00

Left Hand – Nitro Milk Stout $6.50

Lion Bridge – Workman’s Comp $7.50

O’Dell – Drumroll Pale Ale $6.25

Summit Saga IPA, $6.00

Tallgrass Vanilla Bean- Oatmeal Stout $7.00

Tallgrass Zombie Monkey- Porter $7.00

Turner Alley- Czech Pilsner $7.00

_______DOMESTIC BOTTLES_______

Bud Light, $4.25

Budweiser, $4.25

Coors Light, $4.25

Michelob Ultra, $4.25

Miller Lite, $4.25


Not Your Fathers Root Beer (Small Town Brewery) Lacrosse, Wisconsin, $6.50

Fat Tire Amber Ale (New Belgium) Fort Collins, Colorado, $5.75

312 Wheat Ale (Goose Island) Chicago, Illinois, $5.00

Three Philosophers (Ommegang Brewery) Cooperstown, NY, $10.00

Red Rambler Ale (Peace Tree Brewery) Knoxville, Iowa, $5.50

Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout (Tallgrass Brewery) Manhattan, Kansas, $6.00

Shiner Bock (Spoetzl) Shiner, Texas, $5.25

Samuel Adams Boston Lager (Boston Brewing Co.) Boston, Mass., $5.75

Hop Stoopid IPA (Lagunitas) Petaluma, California, $11.00

Tangerine Wheat (Lost Coast) Eureka, California $6.50


Corona Extra, $4.50

St. Pauli NA, $4.00

Stella Artois, $5.00

Heineken, $4.50

G.Menabrea a Figli Amber, $5.50

_______COCKTAIL MENU_______

Caribbean Kiss, $10.00
Malibu Rum, Quadruple Berry Syrup, Lime and Pineapple Juice

American Mule, $11.00
Pearl Peach Vodka, Limes, Basil, & Ginger Beer

Lychee, $9.00
Soho Lychee Liquor, Cucumber Vodka, Lemon Juice, Rich Syrup

Dirty Ketel, $11.00
Ketel One, Dry Vermouth, Olive Juice, Blue Cheese Olives

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, $21.00
Glenfiddich 15 Scotch Whisky, Raw Egg Whites, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Malbec

Louis Sullivan, $13.00
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Benedictine, Peychaud’s Bitters

Manhattan Cocktail, $12.00
Templeton Rye, Byrrh Aperitif, Angostura & Cherry Bitters

Basil Bliss, $11.00
Absolut Citron, Lemon juice, Rich Syrup, Fresh Basil

Fire McGuire, $13.75
Maestro Dobel Resposado, House Sour, Habanero Syrup, Fresh Pineapple and Egg Whites

Red Oktober, $11.00
Korbel Brandy, Heering Liqueur, Angostura, Blood Orange, Sugar

Ball Drop, $11.00
Pamma Pomegranate Liquor, Pearl Peach Vodka, Lemon Juice, Sugar

Clooney Cocktail, $15.00
Casamigos Blanco Tequilla, Lime Juice, Habanero Srup, Smoked Rosemary

Fall Fashioned, $12.50
1792 Small Batch Bourbon, Pumpkin Spice Bitters, Sugar, Orange Zest

Red Sangria, $8.00
House Red Blend, Brandy, tripel Sec, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Fruit

Yule Mule, $10.50
Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Limes, Cranberry-Ginger Preserve, Ginger Beer

Blood Orange Spritz, $9.50
Dry California Champagne, Rhubarb Bitters, Blood Orange Shrub


Castle Rock, Chardonnay, California

Butternut, Chardonnay, California

Kono, Sauvignon Blanc, Australia

Stefano Farina, Moscato d’ Asti, Italy

Adami Garbèl, Prosecco, Italy

Riff Pinot Grigio, Italy

Sables D’ Azur Rose, Italy

Urban Reisling, Germany


Compass, Merlot, California

Manzanita Creek, Zinfandel, California

Pedroncelli, Petite Syrah, California

Poliziano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Italy

Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Cycles Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Mil Piedras Malbec, Argentina

O.P.P. Pinot Noir, Oregon

Cetamura Chianti Classico, Italy

Gran Passione Rosso, Italy

_______PORT BY THE GLASS_______

Lustau East India Solera, Sherry, $10.00

Ferreira Tawny, $10.00

Ferreira Ruby, $10.00

BroadBent Madiera, $10.00


Crown Royal Reserve

Crown Royal XR

Templeton Rye

Templeton Rye 6 Year

Sazerac Rye

Jameson Irish

Jameson Reserve 12 Year

Redbreast 12 Year


Cachaça 51 – Brazil

Mt. Gay – Eclipse – Barbados

Goslings Black Rum – Bermuda

Ron Zacapa (Solera Aged) – Guatemala

_______BLENDED SCOTCH_______


Chivas Regal 12 Year

Johnnie Blue

Johnnie Red & Black

_______VODKA / GIN_______

Effen Black Cherry

Grey Goose L ‘Orange

Absolut Citron





Tall Blonde

Ketel One


Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Dry



North Shore

Tanqueray 10

Uncle Val’s

Bols Genever

Bols Genever Barrel


Cedar Ridge – Swisher, Ia

Jefferson’s Reserve

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Double Oak

Makers Mark

Four Roses




Knob Creek

Makers 46

Basil Hayden


Patron Silver

Maestro Dobel Reposado

Milagro Anejo

Casamigos Blanco

Don Julio Anejo

Scorpion Mezcal Anejo

_______SINGLE MALT SCOTCH_______

Laphroaig 18 Year – Islay

Bowmore 12 Year – Islay

Talisker 10 Year – Islay

Talisker 18 Year – Islay

Clynelish 14 Year – Highland

Oban 14 Year – Highland

Dalwhinnie 15 Year – Highland

The Dalmore 12 Year – Highland

The Balvenie 12 Year Doublewood – Speyside

Glenfiddich 15 Year – Speyside

The Macallan 12 Year – Speyside

The Macallan 15 Year Fine Oak – Speyside

The Macallan 18 Year – Speyside

The Glenlivet 12 Year – Speyside

Lagavulin 16 Year – Islay



_______Happy Hour_______

 Monday Through Saturday 4pm-6pm
At the bar and high-tops only, $2 off all drinks and appetizers.


Dom Perignon ~ Brut ~ V.2003 & v.2006
Champagne ~ France 750 ml $298.00

Veuve Clicquot ~ Demi Sec
Champagne ~ France 750 ml $139.00

Rombauer ~ Chardonnay ~ V.2016
Carneros, CA 750 ml $94.50

FAVIA ~ Syrah ~ V.2011
Amador, CA 750 ml $258.00

Clos Du Val Estate ~ Cabernet ~ V.2012
Napa Valley, CA 750 ml $175.00

Forman ~ Cabernet ~ V.2006
Napa Valley, CA 750 ml $278.00

Spottswoode ~ Cabernet V.2011
Napa valley, CA 750 ml $298.00

Stag’S leap “fay” ~ Cabernet ~ V.2014
Napa Valley, CA 750 ml $290.00

JoSeph PhelpS “inSignia” ~ Red Blend ~ V.2014
Napa Valley, CA 750 ml $472.50

Chateau Lassegue ~ Bordeaux ~ V.2009

Zuccardi “altamira” ~ Malbec ~ V.2011
Mendoza-Argentina 750 ml $210.00

*Availability & Variety Subject to Change*





Valentine’s Day 2018


_______First Course_______

Choose of one of the following:

Winter Salad
Friese, Candied Walnuts, Raspberries, Heirloom Tomatoes, Champagne Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese

Southwestern Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Served with Cilantro Béarnaise

Oysters on the Half-Shell

Sundried Tomato and Crab Bisque

Caesar Salad

_______Entrée Course_______

Choice of one of the following:

Chilean Sea Bass
Poached in Olive Oil, Served with Red Rice, Dashi Broth, and Broccoli Rabe

18 Oz. Italian Ribeye
Palermo Style – Roasted Tomatoes, Capers, Onions, Anchovies, Kalamata Olives and Bacon-Infused Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

Seafood over Straw and Hay
Spinach and Egg Linguine tossed in a Lemon Butter Sauce with Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Sweet Peppers and Broccoli

_______Dessert Course_______

Dessert Platter:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Salted Caramel Crème Brulee

Chocolate Cake with Chambord Sauce

Sparkling Wine


...The Place to Go

We celebrated our anniversary at Popoli’s last night. It was amazing from beginning to end. The restaurant itself was beautiful and immaculate. We were greeted by a pleasant hostess and our server, Molly, was fabulous! The manager, Michael, went above and beyond to make the entire night perfect! We had the Crab Fritta Fried Wontons with Creamy Fontina, Spicy Sausage, Lump Crab, Tomato, and Pepperoncini, it was delicious. Our entrees were nothing short of perfect! We had the Linguine Frutti de Mare with Red Clam Sauce, Mussels, Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Calamari, Clams, Capers, Spicy Fresno Chili and the Eight Ounce Cedar Valley Filet Mignon with a Red Wine Demi-Glace, Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus cooked to perfection. Dessert was the perfect ending to the evening. Salted Caramel Crème Brule’ and rhubarb berry crisp with ice cream. After dinner we toured the vault area and being a history lover it was definitely a sight to see. I can’t say enough about this place, definitely the place to go. -Kelli

The Service and Meal was Amazing.

My husband and I came to the restaurant for the first time this evening and we want the entire staff and chef to know the service and meal was amazing . We researched restaurants in town for some time to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and you far exceeded our expectations. We will be telling everyone we know about the great food and service. Keep up the great work! -Best regards, -Nicole and Steve

A Wonderful Experience

I had a wonderful experience at Popolis earlier this evening with two friends. I hadn’t been there in quite some time and was not disappointed. Very nice wine list, and the food was delicious–the blue cheese wedge salad was excellent, as was my shrimp/angel hair entree. The flourless chocolate torte was a perfect end to the meal. Relaxing, comfortable atmosphere conducive to conversation. The manager was very accommodating and went the extra mile to find the Iowa State basketball game on tv and seat us where we could keep an eye on the game. Both friends said their pasta entrees were delicious. I hope to go back soon. Thank you for a fun evening! -Terry

Amazing Steak

Amazing steak, coupled with Guinness on tap, awesome staff, and a lot really cool ambiance. The restaurant is an old bank building and listed in the historical places registrar. During the flood the bank was half underwater. Our group had dinner in the “vault” and got a tour of the safe deposit box vault which has been converted into the wine cellar. Would definitely come back and would recommend this as a first choice for any out of town traveler. -Bryan

Lemon Blueberry Crem Brûlée...

We had a wonderful time tonight. I enjoyed the pork tenderloin and my family ordered pasta. Everyone enjoyed the meals. The service was excellent. The desserts were delicious. I enjoyed the lemon blueberry crem brûlée the most! -Jeannie