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All 115 Waterloo Restaurants

Galleria de Paco

622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-833-7226
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Ranked #1 of 115 Restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lovely restaurant, charming owner and wait staff, complete with delicious entrees, appetizers, and desserts.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We very much enjoyed our four course meals which were excellently prepared. There could be some more interesting beers, but the place is obviously bent towards the wine crowd. The service was well executed. There are few places that will take your coat and push in your chair. It made me wish I had dressed a bit nicer. The art... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

3 couples and we didn't eat dinner. we just used the very comfortable basement area for conversation and some very good wine. The corking fee is fair at 10$ so we bring our own wine and buy many appetizers. The appetizers were delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this if you are just out for a pleasant evening... More 

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WATERLOO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant stands out for three reasons. 1) The decor is amazing! It's been featured in the international media. It's like you're actually in Rome. 2) The food is tremendous. 3) The service is off the charts! These folks really know how to treat customers. This is fine dining at very reasonable prices. You'd swear you were in Chicago or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Thanks to the consistency of food and warmth of the ownership here, this remains the finest restaurant in the Cedar Valley. We honestly feel that they are shorting themselves by offering an excellent tasting menu (they call an Ala Carte Menu), under priced in the $30 per person range, but that's unfortunately Iowa for you. Diners tend to want quantity... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

There are not enough stars for this fine restaurant. Do not be scared, for around 30.00 you can get a 4 course meal! Starter (appetizer), soup OR salad, (or both if you do not get an appetizer) main entrée, and dessert. That is really a good deal considering the quality of food and the environment and superior service. The filet... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I came here to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. It was the perfect choice. Very romantic, elegant, and beyond our expectations. The food, the service, and the paintings are exquisite. The owner personally greeted us and congratulated us on our anniversary. He also stopped by several times during our dinner to make sure our experience was nothing... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you like something exceptional that's a good choice. I actually liked the short menu. Ordered lamb and was not disappointed. Definitely not for every week meal. Definitely if you're visiting the town for vacation or business. Great for a couple, very romantic. Did I mentioned great service? Yes it has it all. The only thing - I would not... More 

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DeWitt, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant is very romantic and the food is absolutely delicious. The decor of the restaurant is stunning. You literally do feel like you're in an art gallery. The food is exceptional. They offer a four course meal that is to die for. I noticed they don't have ant salt, pepper, steak sauce or any other condiments on their tables,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had 3 different meals and all of agreed that they were excellent. The service was outstanding. But the most amazing part was the paintings. We had been to the real Sistine Chapel and were shocked when we walked into the restaurant. It was even more impressive to find out that it was done with spray cans. The painter/chef/owner will... More 

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Additional Information about Galleria de Paco

Address: 622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone Number: 319-833-7226
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: European, Eastern European, International

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