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Baroncini

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104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-337-2048
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here twice and the food was wonderful both times. I also really enjoyed that there was more than one or two entrees without mushrooms to choose from. It seems like that is becoming rare, and I know I can ask them to be removed, but it's nice to have options that don't require holes or substitutions.. The... More 

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Fairfax, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a great lunch here. It has a polished yet relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellent. We both had the Capellini AI Frutti DI Mare which is the seafood pasta and a great bottle of red wine. Their wine list is very extensive. They gladly substituted the the capellini for tagliolina pasta for my daughter's dish. We... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Italians. Especially a nice authentic place. The smaller the better I like it. They make fresh pasta daily and they know how to cook it perfectly. Most places don't cook it al dente!! Nice place!!

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Skokie, Illinois
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Baroncini is an unexpected Italian treasure in college town, Iowa City. Pastas are perfectly prepared to order. The setting is quaint and conversation friendly. Service was right on target with knowledgeable waitstaff. While there was a wait to receive entrees , it was largely because everything is made to order so no overcooked pasta.

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Cambridge, MA, USA
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

For my main course I had scallopine bianco, thinking a pork dish in Iowa would have to be good, but the meat was tasteless and rubbery and the sauce indifferent. The tiramisu dessert was good, however, with a combination of several different chocolate flavors and textures

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful Italian meal last evening. The service was spot on! We had the carpaccio, two amazing pastas and the swordfish and pork scaloppini. All were excellent. It was a hopping place and we look forward to our next visit! Wine list was very good and not over priced.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This restaurant is one of the true gems of Iowa City's cuisine scene. The Chef/Owner is one of the good guys in the restaurant world. He's devoted to authentic Italian food, prepared and served in a special way. He's a nice guy that checks on his customers and cares about the product he puts out. This attitude is also seen... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant around-authentic north Italian food-great food coupled with good service-very welcoming owner/chef John always comes around to enquire about the food! Only negative is the small cramped space!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have been to Baroncini's twice, both times our table was visited by the owner to assure our satisfaction - the owner was making contact with all the tables each time - impressive attention to service! And indeed the service was very good. The food also very good- last visit had a pleasant seafood dish, dining partner had a rabbit dish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place is SMALL, we had 6 adults jammed into a booth and we had reservations. Our server took 20 minutes to bring wine, another 25 minutes to take our order, and in total a simple evening meal took almost 3 hours and that included begging for the bill. As in common in most Iowa City places, the clientele were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-2048
Description
Chef Baroncini's philosophy of using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients is represented in his contemporary Italian cuisine. Gianluca Baroncini graduated from the Italian national culinary institute in Verona, Italy, in 1991. He is the former Executive Chef of Terrazza Di Giulietta in Verona, Italy, executive chef of the Mauro's catering. He worked as Assistant chef at the Ristorante Il Desco, which received a two star Michelin guide prestigious award in Verona, Italy. Gianluca worked at the Tiberio's, Il Giardino, and as assistant chef du rang at the prestigious Galileo, fine dining Italian restaurant in Washington D.C..

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