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104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
+1 319-337-2048
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cambridge, MA, USA
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For my main course I had scallopine bianco, thinking a pork dish in Iowa would have to be good, but the meat was tasteless and rubbery and the sauce indifferent. The tiramisu dessert was good, however, with a combination of several different chocolate flavors and textures

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful Italian meal last evening. The service was spot on! We had the carpaccio, two amazing pastas and the swordfish and pork scaloppini. All were excellent. It was a hopping place and we look forward to our next visit! Wine list was very good and not over priced.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This restaurant is one of the true gems of Iowa City's cuisine scene. The Chef/Owner is one of the good guys in the restaurant world. He's devoted to authentic Italian food, prepared and served in a special way. He's a nice guy that checks on his customers and cares about the product he puts out. This attitude is also seen... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant around-authentic north Italian food-great food coupled with good service-very welcoming owner/chef John always comes around to enquire about the food! Only negative is the small cramped space!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been to Baroncini's twice, both times our table was visited by the owner to assure our satisfaction - the owner was making contact with all the tables each time - impressive attention to service! And indeed the service was very good. The food also very good- last visit had a pleasant seafood dish, dining partner had a rabbit dish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place is SMALL, we had 6 adults jammed into a booth and we had reservations. Our server took 20 minutes to bring wine, another 25 minutes to take our order, and in total a simple evening meal took almost 3 hours and that included begging for the bill. As in common in most Iowa City places, the clientele were... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best downtown Iowa City dinner establishments. We had the scallops and lobster pasta, it was outstanding. The service and atmosphere is perfect. Just an FYI it is a small space they have booths which are nice but the tables are pretty close together.

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85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a business lunch meeting here and found it a lovely place to find fine dining in the trendy downtown Iowa City. We were visiting with an Iowa City local, who recommended this restaurant as it is his favorite. The place was first class with well appointed features making for a neat atmosphere as it has a renovated vintage... More 

Thank Karen O
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Really top notch home made pasta as good as Italy's finest. My favorite is the truffle linguini. Rich, flavorful and perfectly made, this is a memorable dish. Every thing we have had here is very good. The atmosphere is fine dining in a small quiet restaurant. I eat at fine Italian restaurants in my travels and remarkably this one holds... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Monday night at 7:30 dinner. Placed order. Server brought a salad we did not order. Kitchen out of scallops we ordered. Kitchen out of lobster bisque. At 8:30, we last two guests and music died. Staff went to the kitchen. We sat in quiet till I opened music on my phone. Crab arrived and was under cooked and deep fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?