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104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
+1 319-337-2048
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carpaccio” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (40 reviews)
“tagliolini” (3 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful presentation, excellent wait staff, very flavorful and authentic, downtown best restaurant by far, small, need reservations usually

Thank michaelRehwaldt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good lunch menu that is well prepared and served in a convivial environment. I have been here a few times and found it consistently enjoyable.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I've had better Italian at Fazoli's.... Ordered the lobster special, came to the table drowned in red sauce, a horrible attempt at a seafood dish and a waste of a perfectly good lobster. My husband ordered the lasagna. It had a mushy meat substance center,...More

Thank J6372ECrobertab
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Food and service are A+. We (2) opted for the basic sequence of courses (antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolce) and experienced a fantastic dinner with great attention to details and the Chef was on top of every request. An amazing value that may prove to...More

1  Thank DJC_JLC
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I took the Superintendent of the the Iowa State Fair Photo Salon and a friend to Baroncini for dinner on Monday evening. We had a wonderful meal and the chance to catch up. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the atmosphere was warm and modern....More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here tonight. This is the best Italian, since Brown Bottle left IC. Everything is homemade, and very delicious. Not badly priced, and pure quality. Thanks

Thank James L
Reviewed 23 March 2018

It’s not often I eat at a place and order an entree that I can’t pronounce but last nights visit to Baroncini Ristorante Italiano just changed that. I can’t believe its been there for 6 years and I’ve just now heard of it. If you...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My wife, daughter, and I, visited around 5:30pm on February 24th. We had reservations for that time and we were welcomed and seated right away. It was not too busy at that moment, but it got very busy throughout our visit. This was our first...More

1  Thank iowacityia
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Iowa City has a lot of restaurants. Most of them are targeted at the University of Iowa students. Baroncini is a genuine fine dining venue (but of course open to the students). Baroncini himself is from Italy, trained there and it really shows. We have...More

1  Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I have had dinner at Baroncini twice - once with my daughter; then with my granddaughter. The food was exceptional; the atmosphere and service were elegant. A wonderful place for a special occasion, a quiet conversation or both.

Thank ThePenguinGuy
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25 October 2017|
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Response from mitchdsm | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, the answer appears above, but the easiest way to find this out is to call the restaurant directly.
Jerre C
14 September 2017|
Response from mrfellmd | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You should check the menu or call the restaurant to find the answer.
31 May 2017|
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Response from justbeachy6 | Reviewed this property |
The owner seems really kind and helpful so I would guess that they could, but (like the others said) call way ahead! I call ahead during the week even for just one table on a weekend because they usually fill up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-2048
  • E-mail
Chef Baroncini's philosophy of using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients is represented in his contemporary Italian cuisine. Gianluca Baroncini graduated from the Italian national culinary institute in Verona, Italy, in 1991. He is the former Executive Chef of Terrazza Di Giulietta in Verona, Italy, executive chef of the Mauro's catering. He worked as Assistant chef at the Ristorante Il Desco, which received a two star Michelin guide prestigious award in Verona, Italy. Gianluca worked at the Tiberio's, Il Giardino, and as assistant chef du rang at the prestigious Galileo, fine dining Italian restaurant in Washington D.C..
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