What a great meal! My Scampi
What a great meal! My Scampi Vesuvio was terrific-prepared perfectly. My dining companion said that the Fettucine alla Bolognese which was the best ever. The service was friendly and attentive.
My favorite dessert of all time is tiramisu. This had to be the best I have ever had. Don't miss this place.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was exceptionally
Food and service was exceptionally good. Antonio was our waiter and tableside chef; multi-talented!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Owner truly cares about his
Owner truly cares about his business and hi always there
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Elegant dining spot in the
Elegant dining spot in the heart of the Gaslamp District of San Diego. The stuffed filet of sole is out of this world.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dine at de Medici everytime
We dine at de Medici everytime we visit San Diego. It continues to be the best restaurant in San Diego with impecable service. Very few restaurants offers table side cooking, and de Medici does it with flair-and available with every course.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Chef was a Master. I had
The Chef was a Master. I had a pasta dish and the sauce was the best I've ever had.
My lady had a steak and she claims it was the best she ever had.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a winner, this Gas
Always a winner, this Gas Lamp Quarter gem is one of the top the best Italian restaurants in town, and a dining destination. I've been going to de'Medici a couple of times a month ever since it opened more than 15 years ago, and it's an absolute winner...extensive menu, extensive wine list, and owner Sal Vitale and manager Mario Valerio make everyone from first-timers to old-timers feel welcome.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jose our waiter made this
Jose our waiter made this a true dining experience, we had the table side Caesar and banana desert, top rater, best ever!!!! Everything was perfect.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, charming service!
This was a fun experience! Our food was outstanding. Our servers were competent and entertaining in a charming way. On several occassions they prepared our course tableside. On the evening we were there, the restaurant was full of large tables of business associates. On a quieter evening, this restaurant would be ideal for a romantic meal or a special occasion. We ordered the Caesar salad, salmon al limone, and gnocchi - all were DELICIOUS. For dessert, we ordered the tiramisu, the cannoli, and the sorbet with berries - again, delicious. The desserts looked beautiful and freshly prepared. Would definitely recommend!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic East Coast Italian
Absolutely delicious, a real East Coast Italian experience. The Oso Buco and the Veal Milanese were mouth watering delicious. I also recommend the calamari. And don't forget to top your evening off with a cappuccino martini.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant for a special occasion or just a very nice night out. The food is excellent and the service is terrific, especially Juan, whom we have had a few times and are never disappointed.
If you like romantic, great Italian food and good service this is the place.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School Gem
This is a wonderful restaurant with Old World Charm and brings back fun with the lost art of Table-side Service.
Juan, our favorite waiter, creates a great experience from his Ceasar Salad, Steak Diane and Bananas Foster all done with true showmanship and the food is out of this world.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place. The food
Loved this place. The food was delicious and the service was great. Really nice old school Italian in the heart of Gas Lamp.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was excellent, service
food was excellent, service was very good and the ambience was lovely.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service- very attentive- you feel as if you are the only group there
Easy to find and get to
Great atmosphere- staff are happy to be there and add to the festivities
Really make a special occasion special
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not your typical red
This is not your typical red sauce Pizza place. While the food was very good, what stood out the most was the quality of the service. I honestly don't know how long it has been since a Caesar Salad was prepared for me at tableside and done well and with some theatrics. The service was absolutely memorable.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a must when in San Diego!
After dining here twice on consecutive visits to San Diego I can say that this as "must do" when on vacation as SeaWorld or the zoo! This is one of the finest places for Italian style seafood and prime steaks that I have ever been.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Meal
My family and I went there for a graduation celebration. It was perfect. Pricey but that's what you expect for delicious Northern Italian cuisine and great wine. I've been here once before and loved the veal. Tried the sol portofino per the waiter's suggestion and it was amazing. Make sure you come hungry because the portions are huge. Definitely will be back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was really good,
The food was really good, we were treated very well by all the staff. Greeted by the manager and presence of the owner was a gerat touch.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
All about Customer Service
Our dining experience was amazing. The food and ambiance was amazing but the customer service was outstanding. Juan is a great waiter ready to serve and make recommendations from the menu. He was attentive and friendly. The manager was as well as the Juan and the hostess bent over backwards to work with us on the issues we have with our Restaurant.com coupon. Let's see if Restaurant.com is as accomodating.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife Angie and I celebrated her birthday. We went due to the high reviews on open table and we were not disappointed at all!! Our server was Juan who was fantastic and sal made our evening with a special drink. Thanks !!!! We will be back for sure !!!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came for dinner. The food was good. The staff was great. It was a little pricey and a lot of the prices are not listed on the menu. Therefore, your bill can be very surprising. Especially when they add on sparkling water and a salad to start and you don't know you are being charged for those things too. Great place but not if your on a budget. We were there for vacation and is was a little too costly for our budget.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went here while visiting San Diego for our first anniversary. We had a wonderful time, and our waiter James was outstanding. I would recommend this again. We will be going back.
p.s. try the cheescake. wow.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best San Diego Dining
We have been to de Medici twice and have enjoyed a wonderful dinner on each occasion. The staff and the food are 5 star all the way!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fabulous Birthday Celebration
This was the second time for me dining here and the first fort girlfriends. The staff is always attentive to what's needed and also the food is superb. We also liked the drink selections they had....very good drinks. We can't wait to go back again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here twice the last
We ate here twice the last time we were in San Diego and loved it, but that was a few years ago and we wondered if it would still be as good. It was even better! The room is alittle old-fashioned but the food and service are really spectacular. We are Italians from New York and very fussy about our Italian food. This is not a traditional red sauce place though it has those dishes if you want them. But it offers more sophisticated continental dishes as well. There are very few places where the menu has enough appealing offerings to make us want to go back more than once in one week, but this is one of them.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice and Tasty
We arrived early after the play "Sister Act" at the Civic Theater and they let us in even though the restaurant wasn't quite open. This was wonderful since we had our 84 year old mother with us. It was very elegant and for a girls day out, it was perfect. The service was good and the food delicious.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE!
I have been to de Medici several times, and every time leaves me wanting to go back for more! I first visitied de Medici about 10yrs ago on a trip and make a point to go back each time I get to San Diego. This place NEVER disappoints! The broiled lobster is beyond incredible. Lobster Ravioli is amazing! The table prepared caeser salad is wonderful! Its not your run of the mill salad! Reservations are very recommended as the place has a seating cap of 101. If possible, book them several days or even a week in advance and request one of the booths on the right wall for a more intimate experience. Or if you have a group of about 8, request the large table near the kitchen! Its not uncommon for the owner himself to come out and greet you!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Great food great service. Very friendly staff and management. Great location. Highly recommend.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian at it's Best
We go to this restaurant often and have never been disappointed. The Caesar Salad is the best you will get anyplace and although all the food is terrific the Veal Chop is superb. The booths in the back are somewhat private and cozy. We usually have Juan as a waiter and he can not be beat.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great and wonderful
This restaurant is great and I was in Italy one month ago.
The food especially pasta was the same great food as in Italy which I was looking for.
I recommend if you really want to eat real Italian food.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose De Medici based on Open Table reviews. The service was excellent, and our waiter Berfilio made our night enjoyable. The food was good as well, but would best be described as the traditional American perception of Italian food: safe and inoffensive. The restaurant was clean, but definitely looking a little dated. Photos of celebrities adorned the well-used booths. Ours was to a picture of the owner with Betty White, and another with who we thought was Danny Glover.
Overall, a great evening, if simply for the service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dad loved it!!!
Was looking for a classic Italian place for me and my parents, and I booked this after reading the reviews on open table. Dad (who is very picky) really liked the restaurant. Mom and I were also happy with our pasta dishes. This is the perfect place if you are looking for classic Italian food.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The evening was fabulous.
The evening was fabulous. I would definitely recomment this restaurant to friends and family.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The flavoring was awesome. The temperature was a little cool. We sat outside and the ambiance was great. The wait staff was great. Would I go back? Absolutely.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. Service staff was a bit over the top.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always look forward to dining at De Medici when I am in town. Fantastic food and service. The Sole Portfino is amazing!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM