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The Brown Bottle

1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
+1 319-266-2616
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (40 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Brown Bottle
1. Award-winning Italian
"the Lasagna is to die for"
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2. Top notch service
"The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful"
Kelly N
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3. Surrounded by nature
"enjoyed watching the flying birds, turkey, and rabbit along the river"
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Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I came here and we were blown away. She makes the best Fettuccine Alfredo, and I’ve never had it better than hers until I came to this restaurant. I’m glad I can find food as good as moms even though I’m an...More

Thank Lexi J
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Always good food and dining experience. Menu is mostly Italian. I highly recommend the Lasagnas. I had the Seafood Lasagna. The waiter was outstanding and anticipated every need. A great place to go for a fine dining experience. Good wine list also.

Thank somehotelssuck
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Our family loves this restaurant but the last 2 times ordering take out our order has been wrong. Order seafood lasagna and get regular lasagna. Disappointed!

Thank shelly f
melissammb, Public Relations Manager at The Brown Bottle, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Hi Shelly - We're very sorry to hear that! Let us make it up to you. Please give us a call or contact us via private message on Facebook and we'll take care of it. Our sincere apologies for the mistakes and inconvenience!!

Reviewed June 21, 2018

The service was very good. We had a reservation, which was honored with no trouble. Our wait staff was prompt and attentive. I had heard some glowing reviews of this restaurant and was looking forward to an awesome meal. I ordered the renowned and much...More

Thank fullmoonplayers
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Hadn't been back in 35 years. All 4 of us commented on the quality of our selections. Piping hot and very flavorful. Best Brandy Alexander I have had in decades. Red velvet cheesecake and molten chocolate cake disappeared with snacks of satisfaction. Definitely worth the...More

Thank rduet1970
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Brown Bottle is a great choice for dining regardless of the purpose...casual, business, date night to night out with friends. From appetizers through dinner and dessert, you can't go wrong. Great wine selection as well.

Thank karifernholz
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Went to brown bottle, ate outside and it was fantastic. Everything,service , food ,atmosphere ...you name it. Was outstanding! Haven’t ate here in yrs but won’t let that happen again !

Thank Timmcca
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a consistent family run restaurant. The food is excellent. I always order the lasagna because it is outstanding. You can even buy a whole pan for take out or freezing. Lovely place to share an Italian night.

Thank CynK65
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We have not had a bad meal here. The wait is a little long, but they are busy because the food is good. The Red Velvet Cream cheese is really good.

Thank sherryljd
melissammb, Public Relations Manager at The Brown Bottle, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thanks for the review! We do offer online reservations through our website, if you'd prefer to cut down any wait time. And we love the Red Velvet cheesecake too! ;)

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We appreciated this ambiance that offers just enough privacy. The appetizer selection was excellent as well as the salads. Everyone ordered a different entree which showed up piping hot and on time. Maybe we just had the best waiter?...he gave us an appropriate amount of...More

Thank Scott B
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Abbey W
October 12, 2017|
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Response from linda1930 | Reviewed this property |
January 16, 2015|
Response from melissammb | Property representative |
Hi there - Looks like you may have accidentally posted your question on the wrong site. The Brown Bottle is located in Cedar Falls, IA and is not associated with any resorts. But your trip sounds lovely - good luck and have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1410
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-2616
  • E-mail
A Cedar Falls tradition for more than 40 years, this family-owned restaurant offers a wonderful blend of classic Italian dishes like lasagna, chicken parmesan and manicotti, along with crowd favorites like chili pepper penne and garlic chicken pasta to tempt your taste buds. Come, relax and enjoy the delicious Italian scents and tastes of juicy tomatoes, melting mozzarella, sweet basil, crushed garlic and sauces made from scratch.
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