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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (9 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to this restaurant with high expectations. I honestly didn't think it was very good. My daughter ordered the chicken parmigiana which looked and tasted poorly. We also got the lobster pasta which was rubbery and not worth the price. Order pizza which good...More

Thank klukan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we visit our family in Iowa City, we like to have dinner at Monica's in Coralville. Everything about it is great, from the menu selections and prices, to the service, to the attractive and clean dining room. If you enjoy Italian food, you will...More

Thank Dare2BGroovy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor which were spot on. I had the veggie quiche which was terrific and a new item that they were introducing; a stuffed mashed potato Ball that was deep fried. It was really good. My...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Would go out my way to go again! We ordered pizza and a couple pasta dishes. All we're delicious. The maranara is some of the best I've ever tasted!

Thank MomDaze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a friend...we ordered zitti with white sauce which my friend told me it was not tasty...and I ordered diavalo (shrimp with pasta and red sauce) and I didn't like it because the tomato sauce was not thick and tasty it needs...More

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

So great to eat at Monica's. Good variety of menu items and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and welcoming and the food has always been good.

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Easy to see how they earned the accolades. Very friendly upon arrival. Kaylyn took care of my table and did very nice job. Nice wine list. Had the house favorite of shrimp and chicken ziti. Be sure and get plenty of house bread to soak...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have only been here for lunches. The lunch menu is extensive, and there are daily specials. The food is consistently good, and service is excellent. The manager generally comes to the table to say hello and confirm that the meal and service are good.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I love Monica's! It is definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum ($25 a plate), so I would recommend for a date night, business meeting, or celebration. There are about 100 things I like about this restaurant, but I will try to keep it...More

Thank Aja J
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Our favorite stop in Iowa City but not their usual level of excellence. Soup a little above room temperature. Our two dinner salads excellent. Service good and if you have not been here, you will love the atmosphere. It is located on the north side...More

Thank ClintTraveler
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11 September 2016|
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Response from Doug A | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve brunch as best I know. Noon traffic is not heavy on a Sunday, especially if you arrive before 11.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-7400
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We provide great choices for everyone with our huge menu of over 90 items of American favorites or Italian Specialties, plus more than 4 dozen of them can be made gluten-free. The American menu items are mostly classics from the heartland such as Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Stroganoff, Meatloaf, Jambalaya and sandwiches headlined by a great custom-ground fresh Hamburger made with 3 cuts of Iowa beef for great flavor and juiciness.

The Italian Specialties include such tasty creations as Baked Ziti with Chicken and Shrimp, Lobster with Black Fettucine, Chicken and Spinach Ravioli, Chicken Balsamico, Baked Salmon, and Bruschetta, as well as several Panini's. We also have 10 Big Specialty Salads, many appetizer choices, homemade cupcakes and delectable desserts. We offer a full line of beers and wines, as well as a full bar. You can choose to sit in the room with tv's and a dining room without, as well as out on the patio. Thanks for visiting!
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