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Tuscan Moon On Fifth in Kalona, Iowa: "Beautiful Patio and Abundant Wine Cellar" Top 5 Page for this destination Iowa Restaurant Tip by deecat

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  Tuscan Moon Grill on Fifth
by deecat

Tuscan Moon Grill on Fifth in Kolna, Iowa, is located where the historic Kalona Hotel once resided. It has the original wood floors, exposed brick, an extensive wine cellar, antique booths, and a massive outdoor eating area. They also have entertainment that is scheduled and listed on their website. For this small town in Iowa, it seems unusual.

Their motto seems to be: "You'll think that you are in Italy"! They do have Mediterranean-inspired food and decor, but it's difficult to image Italy right here in this mid-American town. Warren and Paula Miller are co-owners and have recently added a room that seats 30, and it called Top of the Moon. [That brings the seating capacity to 90 with the downstairs and the patio.] This new room will no doubt be used for business meetings, rehearsal diners for weddings or for graduation parties and the like.

We visited on a Tuesday, May 22, 2007 with the intend on eating our lunch here. However, we discovered that it was closed on Tuesdays [even though the advertisements indicated otherwise.].

It advertises that Dinners are available Wednesdays, Thursdays [5 p.m.- 9 p.m.] and Fridays and Saturdays [5 p.m.-10 p.m.]

Lunches were to be served on Tuesdays through Saturdays [11 a.m.-2 p.m.]

Favorite Dish: For dinner, Tuscan Moon Grill on Fifth features Salads, Appetizers, Pasta, Steaks [Beef Tenderloin, Porterhouse Steaks, and Ribeye], and Seafood. They are famous for their Desserts, especially their Cheesecakes. They offer Specials daily.

For lunch, they offer Appetizers, Salads, Wraps, Pasta, an 8-oz. Black Angus Burger along with many other specials.

I wish that we could have experience this delightful restaurant; however, we were satisfied with our alternative, The Fireside .

Address: 203 5th Street, Kalona 52247
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: (319) 656-3315
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 0
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2007
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