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Baroncini Ristorante - Iowa City

Baroncini RistoranteChef Gianluca Baroncini

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..


104 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240


D.P. Dough - Iowa City

DP DoughIn the mid 1980’s, a dude and his mom came up with an idea that would change college life forever: calzones! Dan (the dude) and Penny (his mom) named their new restaurant D.P. Dough after their initials. The first D.P. Dough opened in 1987. Today, D.P. Dough delivers ooey, gooey, cheesy happiness on and around college campuses throughout the United States.

Don’t get us wrong. We love a good slice of pie too. We just don’t sell it. Why? Because calzones are way better. That’s why! D.P. Dough has been making calzone converts out of adventurous ‘Za lovers – both college students and anyone else who is young at heart – since before slap bracelets were cool.

D.P. Dough calzones are tasty anytime. But, we are best known for being THE PLACE to go or call when it is crazy late. Who else is gonna deliver you a custom made calzone after the bars close?

Go ahead, show your hunger some love!


519 East Washington St., Iowa City

PH: 319-354-3344


Monica's - Coralville

MonicasOur Head Chef is Rod Bowman who was much-loved as the Executive Chef at the University Athletic Club for 11 years.  You'll be amazed at his food and we sure like working with him.  We've doubled our menu of comfort food to make it half American and half Italian plus Gourmet Pizza. 

The American Favorites on the menu like scalloped potatoes and ham, chicken pot pie or meat loaf, are mostly dishes that have stood the test of time for decades and are made faithfully to their original recipes. 

The Italian Specialties are elegant and rich in flavor, with a blend of traditional dishes and newer creations.  We use five different sauces so you'll have lots to choose from. 

Our pizza is made with handmade dough, carefully handled, aged and tossed, and baked with a classic pizza sauce, the most expensive pizza cheese available anywhere (from Grande), and the finest fresh ingredients in an open-flame domed brick oven so it produces a pizza similar to those made for thousands of years in Italy. 

We offer complimentary fresh-baked Sourdough and 7-Grain Wheat bread with every meal, served American style with cinnamon-honey butter AND Italian-style with our extra-virgin olive oil, cooked with herbs for great taste.


303 2nd Ave., Coralville


Olive Garden - Coralville, Cedar Rapids

Olive gardenOlive Garden - 930  25th Ave., Coralville.  Olive Garden is a family of more than 800 local restaurants committed to providing every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. It’s what we like to call Hospitaliano!: our passion for 100% guest delight.  As part of that commitment, we’re proud to serve fresh, delicious Italian food served in a comfortable, home-like setting where everyone is welcomed as a member of our family.  Around $15 per entree.  Wine, beer, specialty cocktails.  PH: 319-339-9100.  Additional location:  367 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Zio Johno’s Spaghetti House - Cedar Rapids > Marion > Iowa City > North Liberty

Zio JohnosExperience "The Hometown Taste of Italy" at one of our seven Zio Johno’s Spaghetti House restaurants in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa City, or North Liberty.

Choose our signature spaghetti and meat sauce, or try our pizza, ravioli, tortellini, mostaccioli, manicotti, lasagna and more… all will satisfy your appetite.

Catering is available for up to 10,001 people for all events. Zio pasta for meetings, weddings, luncheons, fundraising, parties, etc… Call our Marion location, 373-2400

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Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe - Iowa City


Z’Mariks Noodle Café was established in 2002 in Iowa City, Iowa. Owners Dave and Ellie Allen began with a vision of creating a dining destination that united fresh food with fast service at an affordable price. Z’Mariks has grown its business to several locations in central Iowa and South Dakota, with continued expansion always on the horizon. If you are interested in bringing Z’Mariks to your community, click here for franchising opportunities.


Z’Mariks is a casual restaurant that offers fresh food fast. Your hearty, healthy made-to-order noodle, rice, soup and salad bowls are served to your table within minutes. Prompt, personal table service is our hallmark and requires no gratuity. All we ask is that you pass on our name to your friends!

We offer a unique selection of family recipes including American traditions like Mac and Cheese, Italian favorites like Pesto and Marinara and customer favorites like Buffalo Chicken Mac and Asian Spicy Peanut. Ellie’s Greek Heritage spills over into our popular Greek salad, Krith-a-raki and Lemon Saute bowls too. With the ability to add or substitute veggies, shrimp, chicken, meatballs or tofu, you are able to create your own unique creation that is as individual as you. Our bowls are family friendly priced, most under $6, this coupled with our quick service and welcoming atmosphere makes Z’Mariks a great dining destination.

Iowa City, IA


19 S. Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240  Get Directions

10:30am – 9:00 pm Sun - Sat