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104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-2048
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great restaurant

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Iowa City. The owner chef from Verona, has really done a great job of creating a clientele for this restaurant. It has excellent food, service, good ambiance, of course, in the middle of downtown there is no view! It is really small, very cramped.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Iowa City
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Iowa City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Iowa City. The owner chef from Verona, has really done a great job of creating a clientele for this restaurant. It has excellent food, service, good ambiance, of course, in the middle of downtown there is no view! It is really small, very cramped.

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Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The owner often appears to do everything here. After making you an incredible meal, dont be surprised to see him come ask you how it was. Very elegant and wonderful dishes.

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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
Senior Reviewer
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-337-2048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta
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

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