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104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
+1 319-337-2048
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carpaccio” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“lobster” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Excellent food. We had the carpaccio, truffle pasta, pork scalloping, braised cod ( needed a little salt). Also had an Americano cocktail but it was a little watery. This is our favorite restaurant in IC.

Thank BCA34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A standout in Iowa City that would be excellent in the most sophisticated locations. We have been here many times and all is always excellent. Fantastic wine list with Italians that are carefully selected. Baroncini easily ranks as the best restaurant in the area. Having...More

Thank Normfl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fairly small place but food and service were excellent. Presentation of the food was excellent as well. I had the lasagne, it was very good. Their bolognese cause is also very good. I would go back often if I lived there.

Thank mitchdsm
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Came on a work trip. Had an excellent wine selection. The carpaccio was delicious. The tomato soup was OK. Pasta with mushroom sauce was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited here to celebrate our engagement. Staff was very pleasant, the owner was also there, which appeared to be a daily thing. He came to our booth a couple of times to check on us. Very good selection of wine & the food was...More

Thank jamesbG7394CM
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal on our recent stay at this lovely restaurant. The pasta was all homemade, cooked al dente and tasty. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked. Our waitress was attentive and excellent. We will definitely eat here again on our...More

Thank mrfellmd
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I'm Italian and this is the only place around where you could eat real Italian food. Gianluca, the Chef is a very good friend and he does his best to give you a taste of Italy. walking in his restaurant is like jump to Italy...More

Thank robertostragiotti
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I've been here multiple times, and it is consistently excellent. I love the fresh pasta dishes, and the steak or scallopine entrees. We usually order a pasta dish to split as a first course, and then each get a protein entree. Sometimes I find the...More

Thank gherkins
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I eat here several times a month and it the food is consistently superb. It is one of the two restaurants in the Iowa City area I rate as the best (the other being Orchard Green). Every dish is beautiful and delicious, and service is...More

Thank AlanLight
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

If you want food prepared as if you are in Italy then this is the place for you. Great wine list too!

Thank D C
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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.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
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
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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..
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