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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Nice staff excellent food a big parking lot not too expensive a lot on a menu to choose always crowdy☺

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

First time stopping in and we enjoyed it. Busy but the flow was good so no issue with wait times. Server was pleasant and did a fantastic job. Food was fantastic and prepared well.... we'll be back

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants to go to if you have food allergies or sensitivities. Big issue for me and this is one of the only restaurants I can go to and not worry.

Thank person777
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much! Our whole team enjoys helping people find honest, sincerely-made, SAFE food!

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here. It was fabulous as always! The soups ( tomato basil bisque and French onion) were hot and delicious. We had the lunch combos, half sandwich and cup of soup. Perfect! His Reuben was great and my meatball sub...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with high expectations. I honestly didn't think it was very good. My daughter ordered the chicken parmigiana which looked and tasted poorly. We also got the lobster pasta which was rubbery and not worth the price. Order pizza which good...More

Thank klukan
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

I'm so sorry you did not love every item. Obviously we try to make all items in a consistent way, but we must not have on your trip. Thanks for trying us out and hopefully it was an isolated experience.

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

When we visit our family in Iowa City, we like to have dinner at Monica's in Coralville. Everything about it is great, from the menu selections and prices, to the service, to the attractive and clean dining room. If you enjoy Italian food, you will...More

Thank Dare2BGroovy
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you from our whole team. We love families and adding good food to the togetherness.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor which were spot on. I had the veggie quiche which was terrific and a new item that they were introducing; a stuffed mashed potato Ball that was deep fried. It was really good. My...More

Thank Jean B
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

The Cuban potato balls have been a fun new item that people seem to love. A savory saucy beef filling is surrounded by our sour cream and cream cheese mashed potatoes and double-dipped in panko bread crumbs and gently fried. Served individually as an appetizer...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Would go out my way to go again! We ordered pizza and a couple pasta dishes. All we're delicious. The maranara is some of the best I've ever tasted!

Thank MomDaze
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks so much from our whole team!!

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I went there with a friend...we ordered zitti with white sauce which my friend told me it was not tasty...and I ordered diavalo (shrimp with pasta and red sauce) and I didn't like it because the tomato sauce was not thick and tasty it needs...More

Thank Issa M
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

I'm so sorry--those are two of our most popular items. We strive to make everything exactly the same each time but perhaps we did not. I hope you will come try something else.... out of 90 items it is unavoidable that not everyone likes everything....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

So great to eat at Monica's. Good variety of menu items and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and welcoming and the food has always been good.More

Thank John M
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much from our whole team! I hate that our prices are not lower than they are but they are what they are bc all of our costs are so high. Rent, taxes, utilities, buying the best quality food, paying our team fair...More

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22 September 2017|
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Response from radiosteveIA | Reviewed this property |
While we often go to Monica’s in mid-week, I would recommend a reservation for the weekend. Worth it !
11 September 2016|
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Response from Doug A | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve brunch as best I know. Noon traffic is not heavy on a Sunday, especially if you arrive before 11.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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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