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104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-2048
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Ranked #8 of 206 Restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were here on the Friday before a Iowa game and arrived without a reservation. No tables were available since there were reservations but we were offered seats at the bar for dinner. So glad we accepted because we had a fabulous meal. Service from the bartender was even impeccable. Highly recommend!

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Midwest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was surprised by some of the poor reviews, so I wanted to add my positive experience. I have visited Baroncini no less than six times, a couple of lunches but mostly dinners - and each time I have walked away fully satisfied. The food is always 5 stars, the service has ranged from 3-5 stars, but I personally weight... More 

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IC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Iowa City. Authentic Italian cuisine. Not your standard red-sauce menu. Gianluca Baroncini is a pilot-turned-chef and serves elegant dishes with seasonal specialties. The service is a close to European style as you will get in the US. The restaurant also offers occasional specialty dinners--the last with a Sardinian theme. Never disapointed!

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Having grown up in the Midwest, I appreciate a good American-Italian restaurant as much as anyone. Baroncini is three steps ahead of all of them, reinforced by a trip to Verona, Italy. Gianluca Baroncini is a native of Verona, was classically trained in Italy, and his background shows. This is pasta made fresh and with love each day. This is... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Celebrated anniversary dinner here and both my wife and I were disappointed. Poor service, average at best pasta, expensive! Will not be back

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I still remember eagerly awaiting the opening of this restaurant several years ago. It was well worth the wait and is a great intimate authentic Italian restaurant in Iowa City. Service is great and very frequently the Italian owner/chef wanders the room to interact with diners. The menu is seasonal and everything is fresh with well balanced tasty flavors. Sometimes... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had just celebarated our 50th wedding anniversary as did our friends who live 500+ miles to the east of us. We choose to meet in Iowa City and went to Tripadvisor to find a hotel and restaurant. We choose Baroncini based on the tripavisor rating and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is small with white table cloths and... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Compliments to the chef! We stopped here for dinner and it was wonderful. The menu has a great selection, there are many great Italian wines to choose from and the food is out of this world. Homemade pasta was delicious but our hands-down favorite dish was the pig cheeks with polenta, asparagus, and caramelized onions - and don't forget desert... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant in downtown Iowa City near the campus. You definitely need a reservation due to the size and popularity of this place. We were visiting and booked based on previous Tripadvisor recommendations. Hannah waited on us and she was delightful and very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. We started with a nice Prosecco... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Baroncini is the place we go to celebrate our birthdays, anniversary and other special occasions. Outstanding service, great wines, excellent food. Great for lunch with girlfriends too! Since we prefer Italian and Mediterranean food, we attended Gianluca's cooking classes and learned so much. Impatiently waiting for next wine and food pairing dinner!

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Additional Information about Baroncini

Address: 104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: 319-337-2048
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta

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