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) #12 of 199 Restaurants in Iowa City $$$$, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
+1 319-337-2048
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent Italian food. Good selection of pasta dishes as well as food fish entrees. We were a group of 6 adults and everybody's food was outstanding. Service was good considering they were very busy on a Wednesday night. This place gets very busy in the...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Obvious care is taken in preparation and presentation of dishes from rich pasta to delicate seafood.

Thank Marian Louise R
Gianluca B, Owner at Baroncini, responded to this review

Thank you very much

Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was disappointed; my husband really liked his chocolate cake dessert. I ordered the salmon appetizer and asked our server whether it would be a meal with the cheesecake dessert. She emphasized that that appetizer was very small and suggested a salad. She did not...More

2  Thank Gail Z
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Food was phenomenal. Excellent selection of Italian wines. We were in Italy a few months ago and really enjoyed Baroncini's Soave wine.

Thank Chgo_Craic
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The lunch special is pretty good at ten bucks. One of the better places in Iowa City at lunchtime, but then the bar is pretty low on this town. Bread and olive oil. Then a pasta dish or a second plate ("secondo" in Italian). Watch...More

Thank Pe R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There is Italian and Italian. Pizza Pasta ... or real food. Baroncini is real food. Excellent steak, perfectly cooked (not so easy in the US when you like your sirloin to be still bleeding in the plate). Friendly service, cozy place with little boxes for...More

Thank Philippe D
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I had dinner here and it was amazing. The Pasta bolognese was delicious. The pasta was homemade and al dente. My husband had the pork dish and he loved it. The minestrone soup was very good. It had more of a creamy...More

Thank sandm4
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have eaten here twice and the food was wonderful both times. I also really enjoyed that there was more than one or two entrees without mushrooms to choose from. It seems like that is becoming rare, and I know I can ask them to...More

Thank justbeachy6
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My daughter and I had a great lunch here. It has a polished yet relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellent. We both had the Capellini AI Frutti DI Mare which is the seafood pasta and a great bottle of red wine. Their wine list is very...More

1  Thank mygalsal28
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I love Italians. Especially a nice authentic place. The smaller the better I like it. They make fresh pasta daily and they know how to cook it perfectly. Most places don't cook it al dente!! Nice place!!

1  Thank Parham P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a corkage fee, and if so, what is it?
13 May 2016|
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Response from Gianluca B | Property representative |
Yes, our corkage fee is $15.00. But let me take this opportunity to inform you that we have an extensive wine list with almost 100 different Italian wines, with a generous amount starting in the middle $20.00 range and... More
Tracy R
Do you offer a children's menu?
23 January 2016|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small establishment, but very responsive to patron's special needs. I would be surprised it they would not prepare a special child's portion, if asked in advance to do so. But, to be safe, it would be a good... More
Is outdoor dining available? We have two small dogs accompanying us. They are well behaved.
22 July 2015|
Response from Gianluca B | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we do not currently have any outdoor dining space. (Our location makes it impossible.) We would absolutely love to have you; but as a dog-lover, I cannot recommend bringing them unless you luck upon a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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..