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The Brown Bottle

1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
+1 319-266-2616
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (33 reviews)
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been many years since eating at the Brown bottle so given the chance, we took it. Good Italian fare. The salmon was excellent. Drinks a little on the weak and skimpy side. Great pasta dishes. Good service in spite of being fairly busy at...More

Thank GreenDean101
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We eat here often! The food & service is always outstanding! The pasta dishes are all fabulous...my husband's favorite is the lasagna; mine is the beef manicotti. The freshly made salad dressings and desserts are also just delicious! Love their pizza too!

Thank R0adsTraveled
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We forgot to make reservations. Our 5 person business meeting grew into 10 people and the staff was able to accommodate our group on a relatively busy night without a reservation. Thank you! Also the food was great!

Thank JoeTheDiver
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Our 3 generation family of 6 had a delicious meal on Mothers' Day. Children enjoyed personal pizzas and chicken strips. The adults had outstanding Italian choices. The kids enjoyed watching the flying birds, turkey, and rabbit along the river while we waited for our meals....More

Thank Grammie1950
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Excited to eat here and we weren't disappointed. There was 4 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Excited to visit again when in town.

Thank Lisalangel
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Menu variety is pretty good. Focus on Italian food. I had the prime rib. Ask for the horseradish sauce. Sides are good and big. Wine selection is pretty good. Limited draft beer selection, but good local brew...not just Bud Light and Blue Moon. Service was...More

Thank isumike
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We used to go here occasionally, but since it is off our beaten path, we hadn't been for several years until last night. We were meeting another couple and thought it would be a good place. The guys had lasagna and the ladies had prosciutto...More

Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Visiting family in Cedar Falls and thought I take them out to a place I remember as being excellent --- only to find out it was not --- none of the party of 4 loved their meal --- very good service and atmosphere but the...More

Thank David0961C
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great spot for date nights and special occasions but cheap enough to visit anytime. All the food is excellent but the lasagna is absolutely top notch.

Thank CouplesDateNights
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Delicious Italian food and a cozy atmosphere. The menu offers a wide variety of entrees and beverages.

Thank Paula M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello, we will be traveling to the Tulum resort in February. I was curious as to whether or not we are able to use the restaurants and al a carte restaurants in the Coba resort.
16 January 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
US$8 - US$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, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Center St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
  • 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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