4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings

303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 338-7400
$$ $10-15 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu, Pizza, Pasta, Bread/Buns, Beer

50% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingMarch 16, 2014

    Monica's has a very wide variety of GF menu items. I had a Caesar salad, dinner roll and the baked ziti with shrimp. The entire restaurant staff from top to bottom seemed very knowledgeable in gluten-free food preparation. The flavor of the food was excellent and the dinner rolls are to die for! I have celiac disease and I had absolutely no problems with the food. After the meal I was stuffed so I ordered the GF cheesecake to go. This was my first visit to Monica's but I will surely be back! I just wish they were in my hometown.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2014

    Delicious options and dedicated GF kitchen. Best GF bread I've had. Only restaurant I trust at the moment, dine there weekly, and never have gotten sick from any cross contamination. Same owners as Bob's Your Uncle, but much more upscale menu.

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    1 ratingOctober 29, 2013

    I am so frustrated. I travel for work and can't eat gluten which makes dining out boring. I was excited to find that Monica's posts that they are GF friendly so I ordered dinner to be delivered. I ordered a GF pasta dish and paid for 2 gluten free rolls because I crave dinner rolls and garlic bread. My food just arrived. I never would have though that when I ordered the rolls I would have to specify WITH BUTTER. Apparently you do. I am not happy at all and at this point it doesn't matter what the rest of the meal tastes like because I am thoroughly disappointed. I almost ran after the delivery guy but I'm sure he doesn't carry butter with him :)

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    3 ratingOctober 05, 2013

    Dedicated gluten free menu. Ordered the Pear Walnut salad off the gluten free menu which is supposed to come without the fried brie but they put it on anyway. Waitress was great about taking it back and remaking it. Kitchen staff obviously not trained to understand gluten issues. Would not consider safe for celiac or gluten-intolerance. Still, food was quite good, but be careful.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2013

    Excellent! I'm from out of town but my parents live in Iowa City and this has always been a favorite restaurant of ours. My fav is the Black Fettucine with Lobster. Very happy with the GF substitution! Loved the GF roll they offered. Staff really should be trained to a minimum on gluten issues as a courtesy to the customer, but understandable why they aren't. Very impressed with the sizeable GF menu. Thanks! Wish I lived closer!

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    1 ratingJune 29, 2013

    I've given Monica's a couple tries but will not be going again. Latest attempt was Father's day (family members were trying to appease me with oh they have gluten free). Well I ordered for myself and my daughter. They tout how good they are are being a great place to eat gluten free. Well the waitress was clueless. She brought out my daughter's burger. I asked if it was the gf bun. She said I don't know. Then there was fried cheese on my salad (that I had orderd becasue said waitress didn't assure me that any of the meat option were indeed safe). Anywhoo she took both plates back and returned right away with little "gf" flags stuck in them and my fried cheese remove. Well needless to say I was skeptical but ate my salad anyway cos I was starving. Lesson learned was sick for days :( Will never ever eat there again.

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    3 ratingMarch 19, 2013

    The gluten free foods are pretty good here. The pizza is ok, not great, but their gluten free penne is good. It can be substituted into most pasta dishes. The gluten free rolls are really good, but cost $1 with a meal ($2 by themselves) while non-gf rolls are complimentary. The cinnamon butter is awesome though. The other gf breads are not as good, but still ok. I called once on a Saturday night wanting a gf pizza as a carryout, but they said they weren't doing any carryout orders of any kind that night. I'm sure they were busy, or short-handed, etc. but it's pretty upsetting when you have so few gf options in the area that one of those few places is basically refusing to serve you unless you come in and sit down so that you can tip their waitress.

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    3 ratingFebruary 10, 2013

    Decent food, but they make you feel like a second-class citizen when the offer you a roll (for $1) and give your family unlimited plates of bread for free. Not my favorite place. Also, they expect you to know if their ingredients are GF, since they apparently don't. Never gotten sick from here, though.

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    1 ratingDecember 14, 2012

    Very expensive for what you get. Kitchen help do indeed use GF ingredients, but i believe they do not know how to protect your food from their flour-laden environs.

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    3 ratingDecember 11, 2012

    nice clean place. menu was very confusing. gf rolls were good when eaten right away. i got the angel hair (gf) with chicken. It was very greasy, taste was just ok. I'm not sure i'll eat here again.

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    5 ratingJune 02, 2012

    The best place for gluten free dining in the Iowa City area. Staff is very helpful, the menu has a great selection of delectable food!

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    4 ratingApril 29, 2012

    GF pasta is great! They are very willing to accommodate many food allergies, even making off-menu items from scratch!

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2011

    absolute best flute free restraint I have been to. the service is incredible and the food is to for for. I would recommend of to everyone, item free and not :)

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2011

    Some of the best gluten free food around.

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