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104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Ranked #6 of 205 Restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Leawood, Kansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Iowa city
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

For the price I feel like the food and atmosphere is not there. The food is just ok, too oily and rich. Omg the NOISE! Everyone's voice carries so much it is really distracting. Veal was too fatty along with a dry potato. Desert was the only thing that was worth it...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful seafood with nice flavors and diverse wine selection to match your plate. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice but spacing with other tables was a little too cozy to allow it to be as romantic as would have liked.

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Iowa City, IA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. Service was very helpful and accommodating. We asked to split the pasta course and the entree. Not only did she agree, but said that was an excellent way to do it. Everything was delicious, but the best was the shells with tomato sauce (very light, not marinara) and veggies. The tuna was very fresh... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went for an early dinner at the restaurant before an early show nearby. We noted that we were under a little time pressure when the wait staff first approached. They were very accommodating. Two of us ordered lasagna, one ordered a dish of homemade macaroni with prosciutto and vegetables in a light cream sauce, and I ordered fresh line-caught... More

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Solon, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Made reservations two weeks in advance. Our table was not ready when we arrived. Ordered and waited ONE HOUR for our food. Food was excellent but we had out of town guests and had raved about Baroncini's. A terrible disappointment. It will be a very long time before we return. There are other great restaurants in Iowa City

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Iowa City, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent Italian dining with an ever changing menu. Outstanding service in a cozy atmosphere. I have visited several times and have never left hungry. The bruschetta is a wonderful start and the entrees always delight the palate.

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