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Monica's

303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
+1 319-338-7400
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“meatloaf” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2609
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent, excellent food. Good service. Were there when there was an evening of "Hawk Talk" Very enjoyable.

Thank jjbleckman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited the restaurant after graduation with a group of 17 people. This wasn't the opinion of one person only, but the majority agreed that Monica's is way overrated! I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend. To expensive and food quality does...More

Thank waltager
Reviewed 3 days ago

For maybe 7-8 years, this spot is a TOP choice for us whenever we are in Johnson County. As residents about a half-hour away, we find Monica's a comfort-food haven. The server staff is remarkably cheerful and attentive, as is their congenial manager, who makes...More

Thank radiosteveIA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me tell you people, if you ever get to this part of Iowa and stop to eat at a local restaurant make sure it is at THIS place! Parking lot is small and its right off state highway six but their menu is HUGE...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were so pleasantly surprised! Incredible atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service...it has it all! Highly recommended for date night or for a special occasion when you want to go somewhere nice.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Monica's was everything I want in a restaurant. The service was just right. The restaurant was clean and had a good ambience with the style,seating,decor and music conducive to enjoying a good meal and time with friends. The menu was large and varied. I had...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food is always great at Monica's. The classics are, well, classic. Pastas and Italian dishes are terrific. Pizza is perfect. Amazing selection on the menu which is often something to be wary about but they seem to do everything well. Service is efficient and...More

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We frequent the Iowa City/Coralville area, but this is the first time we've been to Monica's. We were looking for someplace new and saw that this restaurant had been rated favorably. We LOVED it!! It's our new favorite place. The music and atmosphere immediately put...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This restaurant never disappoints but a Friday in Lent for those who are not eating meat can be a challenge. These folks have it covered. We had a wonderful seafood pasta and a delicious veggie quiche. Sides were a garden salad and grilled asparagus. Everything...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Very pricey. Had the chicken fried steak. It was ok. My mom's pizza was good as was our waitress. Will go back for pizza.More

Thank AmandaAnn17
Randy L, Owner at Monica's, responded to this review

Thanks so much, glad you liked the pizza. We've had 3 recent price increases required by Johnson County's local minimum wage increases as they represented almost $200,000 in increased payroll. I'm happy our staff have benefitted but it does make things more expensive. We'll continue...More

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fordcat
Do you have a Sunday brunch? If so, could you tell me the hours, cost per person, and what kind of food selections you serve? Also, would we need reservations for four on a Sunday following a home Hawkeyes game? Thank you.
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
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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Description
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!