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19 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
+1 319-338-5500
10:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted something quick & casual after hiking. Pasta sounded good so we picked Zmarik. I had the Z'asisn salad with bow tie pasta, chicken & spinach paired with a Leinenkugals cranberry ginger beer...and a super moist chocolate chip cookie. Excellent!!!!

Thank Ellen H
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118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is incredibly delicious. It is glorified mac and cheese, with a twist, but it does have classic mac and cheese too. The lines gets long during the lunch hours, but moves really fast.

Thank Sibelcay
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food. they are willing to make adjustments such as no mushrooms when they can.

Thank KitIowaCity_Iowa
Naperville, Illinois
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My son and I had lunch here looking for some inexpensive local good eats We found it He had the mac n cheese and really enjoyed it I enjoyed a plate of marinara penne noodles and meatballs The service was friendly and the price ($6 per plate) can't be beat We will visit again

Thank PaddleWarrior
Iowa City, IA
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462 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

An inexpensive filling meal in downtown Iowa City. The ingredients are fresh and the staff patient and helpful. Sat in front window (the quietest place) to people watch. On mate liked the Krith-a-raki which was orzo, broccoli, green onion, butter and romano. I found it too rich with the butter. I like the lighter penne noodle with broccoli, chicken and... More 

Thank GailCheryl
Bloomington, Illinois
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is my personal favorite. First, great prices (many below $8 per meal, without the drink). I always go for plain water. Second, the variety of choices and portion sizes. Third, super fast service, even during lunch (11- 12). Lastly - neat and clean place...See you there!

Thank Irina I
Galesburg, Illinois
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393 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Granddaughter chose this for her birthday lunch after being ill for several weeks. Grandson wanted rice and both are picky vegetarians but this was a good choice. She had the penne pasta with butter and cheese. He had brown rice with just soy sauce. The lady at the register was very nice to both kids. She saw the birthday pin... More 

Thank MeryMeCo
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great place to have a hot, tasty, filling lunch, or take it to go. If you like garlic, don't miss out on the z’krith-a-raki (literally meaning orzo in Greek). For lemon-lovers, I highly recommend the z’lemon sauté. Also, FYI, the z’village salad is the closest to the actual Greek salad (as Greeks eat) that I've had in the US ("village... More 

Thank SamosExpat
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you're like me and love to support all things local, you will definitely love having a local chain (Z'Marik's is based in Des Moines) alternative to the corporate Noodles & Co. Z'Marik's has a well-rounded menu of noodle and rice dishes, offered in small or large sizes. The mac & cheese is to die for and you can put... More 

Thank Haley R
Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Cheap, convenient, kids love it. Good also for college students on a budget. Nothing fancy but clean and good service

Thank MDB678

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-5500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?