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104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
+1 319-337-2048
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carpaccio” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“lobster” (11 reviews)
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104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Iowa City has a lot of restaurants. Most of them are targeted at the University of Iowa students. Baroncini is a genuine fine dining venue (but of course open to the students). Baroncini himself is from Italy, trained there and it really shows. We have...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had dinner at Baroncini twice - once with my daughter; then with my granddaughter. The food was exceptional; the atmosphere and service were elegant. A wonderful place for a special occasion, a quiet conversation or both.

Thank ThePenguinGuy
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This very small bistro serves us Italian dishes that take you right back to Italy. They do an excellent job replicating the tastes and nuances of the Chef's native country. Not a huge menu, but always something for everyone and specials and features as ingredients...More

Thank 399benjaminm
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I've always loved the surprise of discovering a gem that has been sitting right under my nose. Coming and going down Linn Street, I've been passing by Baroncini for a while, always intending to try it out. I finally did, and what a delightful discovery...More

Thank Anna-Maria C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Great service. Great food. Great dining experience. They have a $10 lunch that absolutely cannot be beat for a quality meal. The chef is a delight and frequently steps out of the kitchen to check in with his guests. Every server I've had has been...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Exelent Italian food, exelent selection of pasta dishes Service was very good they were too busy in the dinner time Wish to come back again soon

Thank Varun A
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Excellent food. We had the carpaccio, truffle pasta, pork scalloping, braised cod ( needed a little salt). Also had an Americano cocktail but it was a little watery. This is our favorite restaurant in IC.

Thank BCA34
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A standout in Iowa City that would be excellent in the most sophisticated locations. We have been here many times and all is always excellent. Fantastic wine list with Italians that are carefully selected. Baroncini easily ranks as the best restaurant in the area. Having...More

1  Thank Normfl
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Fairly small place but food and service were excellent. Presentation of the food was excellent as well. I had the lasagne, it was very good. Their bolognese cause is also very good. I would go back often if I lived there.

Thank mitchdsm
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Came on a work trip. Had an excellent wine selection. The carpaccio was delicious. The tomato soup was OK. Pasta with mushroom sauce was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

Thank Christopher N
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25 October 2017|
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Response from mitchdsm | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, the answer appears above, but the easiest way to find this out is to call the restaurant directly.
Jerre C
13 September 2017|
Response from mrfellmd | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You should check the menu or call the restaurant to find the answer.
30 May 2017|
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Response from justbeachy6 | Reviewed this property |
The owner seems really kind and helpful so I would guess that they could, but (like the others said) call way ahead! I call ahead during the week even for just one table on a weekend because they usually fill up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-2048
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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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