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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
11:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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 

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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199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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).

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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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

Thank nlicaman
Management response:

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

North Liberty, Iowa
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Recently dined at Monica's with friends who required gluten-free meals. Monica's offers a nice range of gluten-free meals as well as the traditional fare for in omnivores. It was a most enjoyable evening.

Thank Alan B
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Thank you so much! More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I hate to be a ninny, but I guess we all have different experiences. I had heard nothing but raving reviews of this restaurant before I went, and had friends that swore by it and go repeatedly so my experience may not be common. But I found nothing that made me fall in love and had some disappointments. Not a... More 

2 Thank hydrothunder
Management response:

Thanks so much for telling us of our horrible mistake! Every server and manager knows that we totally re-do any dish we didn't make how you ordered it. I can look back at the ticket to ensure I can reiterate that to the specific people if you would tell me the menu items you ordered, (I assume one was the... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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469 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Large menu of different types of food. Our group had everything from pizza to Tater Tot casseroles and they all said it was very good. I had a Greek salad with grilled chicken. Lot's of fresh tasting ingredients and a generous portion of chicken. We will be here for several weeks and Monica's is on our favorites list for sure.

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Normal, IL
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235 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Ate here during a business lunch. Very impressed with the quality of the meal. Nice atmosphere and everyone raved about what they ordered. The only thing I would suggest to the manager is perhaps some additional training for the wait staff. Service was a little slow, although they were crowded, so I think they should be given a little leeway... More 

Thank RobBN
Riverside, Iowa
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

had jambalaya; Ellie was a good server; wished they had coat rack since only the booths had hangers to hang coats and still the coat would touch the ground; while the food is good, I would not consider it the best restaurant in Johnson County

Thank uncvcutraveller
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

They have great beef stroganoff ama their ceasar salad dressing is delicious. I highly recommend Monica's if you are craving Italian.

Thank Callie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?