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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“bread” (22 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pizza had what I’d guess was a hand-tossed, brick oven crust. Crispy on the edge and soft, dense and flavorful. The Rigatoni Bolognese was also good. The seasonings were mild but still full-flavored. The “side salad” was large and full of fresh greens, tomatoes,...More

Thank khsampon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to this place for lunch. The atmosphere is pleasant. We ordered a white wine, which came in the proper temperature and a bucket with ice. They offered us home made breads that were fresh and delicious. All of our dishes came well prepared...More

Thank Flavio R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spending a passing through night in the area we chose Monica's based on Trip Advisor Reviews and rating. 95% or better of the times our experiences are consistent with others. As we were walking to our table an exiting customer told my wife, “you have...More

Thank Charles043
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Food was fresh, flavorful, tasty and everyone at our table enjoyed their choice. Their bread is great, comes with the option to use cinnamon butter and olive oil with ground pepper and Parmesan...More

Thank Eric V
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you liked it. Thanks for telling everyone.

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a quiet meal on a busy night with an attentive owner and wait staff. All of our meals were good to excellent. Superb martinis. Very wide selection of meals. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank HawkeyeGrad67
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My wife and I come to Monica's from time to time and our latest visit was just one of many satisfying visits. The service was great, as always, and the food was awesome as usual. Great atmosphere and an, overall, great dining experience.

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The owner is there every time we go, he is very pleasant giving the place a welcoming atmosphere. There are good food choices and it is always well. Mostly american classic choices, 2 of my favorites is their great meatloaf and chicken balsamico.

Thank AndreaD4724
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Love the music and selection of entries. The manager/owner is very hands on and welcoming. Nice outdoor patio

Thank j0annam0rgan
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We have been to Iowa City many times, but had never stopped here. We did so and were completely satisfied and happy that we did. Great atmosphere and service, very pleasant décor. Our meals were excellent, we stopped for lunch. Pretty extensive menu also, so...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We have three favorites in Iowa City, Monica's, Stella's and The Bluebird Diner." Today Monica's sort of let us down. Good service, clean, and good location with good parking. My tomato soup was very good and my granddaughter had the chicken pot pie and liked...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

I’m so sorry the salads were not up to snuff. Which did you get? Thanks for all your kind words! My email israndymlarson@gmail.com

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September 22, 2017|
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Response from radiosteveIA | Reviewed this property |
While we often go to Monica’s in mid-week, I would recommend a reservation for the weekend. Worth it !
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Doug A | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve brunch as best I know. Noon traffic is not heavy on a Sunday, especially if you arrive before 11.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-7400
  • E-mail
We provide great choices for everyone with our huge menu of over 90 items of American favorites or Italian Specialties, plus more than 4 dozen of them can be made gluten-free. The American menu items are mostly classics from the heartland such as Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Stroganoff, Meatloaf, Jambalaya and sandwiches headlined by a great custom-ground fresh Hamburger made with 3 cuts of Iowa beef for great flavor and juiciness. The Italian Specialties include such tasty creations as Baked Ziti with Chicken and Shrimp, Lobster with Black Fettucine, Chicken and Spinach Ravioli, Chicken Balsamico, Baked Salmon, and Bruschetta, as well as several Panini's. We also have 10 Big Specialty Salads, many appetizer choices, homemade cupcakes and delectable desserts. We offer a full line of beers and wines, as well as a full bar. You can choose to sit in the room with tv's and a dining room without, as well as out on the patio. Thanks for visiting!
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