Enjoy a Family Night Out at The Brown Bottle

I am always on the look out for a great new restaurant to take my family out to eat. After a long and busy day, the last thing I want to do is go home and cook!

Don’t get me wrong, obviously I love to cook but sometimes I just want to get a break from the kitchen and let someone else do all of the work!

While we were visiting the Cedar Falls area we tried out a restaurant called The Brown Bottle and although I received a complimentary meal in exchange for my honest coverage, all opinions are my own.


I looked at their menu online before we arrived to get an idea of what type of food I wanted and I was impressed with their selection. They have something for everyone including gluten free pizza with lots of options for toppings.

We decided to order an appetizer to hold us over until our food was ready. It was hard to decide because all of the options sounded great! We decided on the Mozzarella Wraps which is mozzarella wrapped in a wonton skin, served with pizza sauce. I have never had mozzarella like this before, it was so crispy and flavorful!

Now I can let you in on a little secret, The Mozzarella Wraps are a must try when dining at The Brown Bottle!


Our meals came with salad and there were plenty of dressing options to satisfy everyone. I chose the Italian dressing and it was the perfect way to begin the meal.

The Brown Bottle Cedar Falls

I knew that I wanted to order Italian food as it seemed to be their specialty, the only problem was going to be deciding what dish sounded best. All of the options sounded so great but I finally decided on the Cheese Manicotti.

Brown Bottle Cedar Falls

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of sauce in this dish because when I found out that they had cheese bread, I couldn’t wait to dunk it!

The Brown Bottle Restaurant

The cheese was both the right amount of gooey and crispy. The edges were crisped perfectly and the middles were chewy, just the way cheese bread should be!

My mom ordered the spaghetti, a dish she has ordered many times, it’s one of her favorites so I think that makes her a qualified spaghetti critic.

The Brown Bottle Spaghetti


She is also a fan of the cheese bread and decided to dip it into her herb-seasoned meat sauce. She raved about the sauce and you know a woman is enjoying her food when she doesn’t object to someone taking pictures of her eating it!

My daughter tried a pizza from the children’s menu and added a couple of her favorite toppings. We all agreed that we have to order pizza the next time we visit because it looked and smelled fantastic!

I was happy to see that the pizza from the children’s menu was made fresh and not fresh out of a box like a lot of places. I love that The Brown Bottle is a family friendly restaurant and serves delicious foods that the whole family can enjoy!

The Brown Bottle Pizza

My husband was thrilled to see the Roast beef sandwich on the menu, he has always loved anything served with au jus. It was topped with melted mozzarella cheese, baked on french bread and he added some jalapenos,too!



We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will be visiting The Brown Bottle again soon. Even if we aren’t in Cedar Falls, this place is worth the trip!

Give yourself the night off and treat your family to delicious Italian cuisine at The Brown Bottle.  Click here to see the full menu and plan your visit, you’ll be glad you did!



  1. Jack Liston says:

    That food looks amazing! I just spoke with the wifey and we have made plans to go there this weekend. Thanks for the tip Supermom!

  2. I think I have never tried pizza that’s glutten free. I wonder what’s the difference. This was a hearty meal you had here. Now I’m craving for pasta and pizza. The food options all looked delicious but what about the prices?

  3. I have never tried gluten free pizza to date! My friends say it is great and by the look of your photo, it looks like it is too! What a fun way to enjoy a meal together! The food looks delicious

  4. NYC SingleMom says:

    This sounds like an amazing place. Admittedly I am not fond of gluten free foods but everything you had looked absolutely yummy. I am going to have to keep an open mind next time I see Italian and gluten free together.

  5. The food looks great! I would love to get out that way and give it a try. It looks like a fun place and a great menu. Glad that you all had a wonderful time together.

  6. YUM! All the pictures and descriptions make me hungry. It looks like The Brown Bottle really knows how to cook the classic Italian dishes that they offer. I am not sure when I will be visiting Cedar Falls, but I will sure to pay The Brown Bottle a visit when I get the chance to travel to Cedar Falls.

  7. I love to find new family restaurants. Even though I love to cook there is nights it’s just to hot or I am exhausted so it’s nice to go out. The cheese bread looks amazing and would be my favorite to eat.

  8. The Brown Bottle, I love the name of the restaurant! What a nice place to dine in with the whole family. All the food you ordered looks so delicious. I love Italian food and the Cheese Manicotti made me drool.

  9. We are always looking for new places to go and check out. Family and date nights are so fun. Your food pictures look amazing and I want to reach through the screen for a taste! YUM!

  10. Oh wow! The pictures of the food look delicious. And it sounds like a great place for a bite to eat! I’ve never been to Cedar Falls, but if I ever visit – this is a must-visit place for me.

  11. I had never heard of this place before! It looks like a fun place to have a unique dish. I like how the restaurant isn’t so dark! I hate when restaurants are not bright enough. It makes it hard to take good food photos !! 😉

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