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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
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Edina, Minnesota
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large group of us dropped in with no reservation on a Friday night and they were wonderful in accommodating us. It's not easy to fit a party of 16 with no notice and with multiple checks. They handled it perfectly. The food was very good as well with a nice amount of variety. Everything from schnitzel to fish and... More 

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Thank MinnGirl2010
Williamsburg, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went there for a date. The food was excellent and so was the service. it is on the more expensive side but get for couples. I felt a little crowded where we were sitting. we were in a booth and there was a table for two next to us with an aisle between but not a... More 

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Thank 534krystalg
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Numerous selections on the menu, a little bit of everything. My choice must have been the wrong one as the Beef Stroganoff was very disappointing. The waitress was a joy; university student with personality plus. Prices seemed pricey to me but the restaurant was packed. Not sure I would go back with so many others in town to try.

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Thank J D
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of great selections. love the black lobster dish, it is a higher priced item but excellent and filling. I have not had a bad dish there. great for any type of diner, family friendly.

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Thank Deb H
Germantown Hills, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Waitresses were very nice. Food prices on the high side. Nice drink menu. Has a little bite of everything on the menu.

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Thank jennifercS8591EI
Management response:

I'm so glad your liked our wait staff--they're the best. I regret we have to have raised prices over the last 2 years but we had to comply with the local minimum wage which raised minimum wages from $7.50 to $10.10. I'm glad they make better wages now but that 30% increase did raise prices. We always use the best... More 

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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a pizza lover and Monica's did not disappoint me. I had a pizza with sausage and pepperoni as well as the garlic rolls. It was delicious. I ate here based on reviews from other diners. I would highly recommend this.

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Thank Melanie M
Management response:

Thanks so much. It's wonderful to get a great review from a veteran reviewer. Our people take great pride in their work. Grande cheese on our pizza is one of the things, along with aging and hand-tossing, that we do differently than any one else in town. Thanks again! More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the menu has so many choices, leaving you feel a bit bewildered on what to order, their food is really good. I really like the baked ziti, which had lots of flavor, and was just delicious. Although it's American-Italian, I would say there is definitely an Italian feel with the bread and dipping oils, and stone oven baked pizza.... More 

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Thank Malerie P
Management response:

Thanks so much. I love the feedback I get from all the customers by going to every table because that is so much more accurate than just those that feel strongly enough to put a negative comment or compliment on a board. And you are astute to notice how much the operations are helped by having a person not assigned... More 

Iowa City
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197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always know what to expect at Monica's: good food, good service and lots of gluten free options. Great salads and excellent pizza (I get the gluten free version).

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Thank IowaCityProf
Management response:

Thanks so much! We have great people and they love how appreciative our customers are. Randy More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and were shopping at Coralville mall recently and asked a store employee for a lunch recommendation - we were told Monica's was the place to go for a great lunch. Overall I have to agree! I loved the expansive menu with a range of options including some great vegetarian choices and amazing salads, plus sandwiches and soups. My... More 

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Thank Trips_with_SC
Management response:

Thanks so much! I especially was glad you found vegetarian options you liked as that isn't one of our biggest strengths but we try to have good options. Just wanted to say thanks and let you know we just installed new booth cushions and re-painted the booths and table trim. You were right, it was needed. Hope you get a... More 

Ainsworth, Nebraska
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Super friendly staff, efficient service, and excellent food! A must for a quality meal! Definitely would eat here again!

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Thank nlicaman
Management response:

It was great to serve you. Thanks for your appreciation. I agree that our people are great. -Randy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-7400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?