de Medici Cucina Italiana

4.6
874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Make your next event a memorable experience in one of the Gaslamp’s most elegant and highly recommended Italian restaurants. Surrounded in an ambiance of old world charm, de’ Medici features the authentic cuisine of Italy, including a vast selection of Italian seafood specialties. Fabulous food, personalized service and attention to details are just a few examples of the high standards that set them apart.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 5:00pm–10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm–11:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 702-7228
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
F Street
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Street parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our restaurant is available for events that would require a private room or full venue buyout. The maximum dining room capacity is of 135 guests and our heated patio can accommodate 35 guests. A full venue buyout would include both dining room and patio seating.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 874 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Al llegar nos sentaron en una mesa pegada a la ventana y había una cucaracha en la mesa y la persona que nos atendía trató de matarla y luego nos movieron de mesa....!!!! El lugar estaba oscuro y algo viejo el mobiliario.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The atmosphere and wait staff were terrific. I had the New York steak with mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly. The rest of my family also enjoyed their meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant. You should definitely try the chocolate martini. It won’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our favorite Italian Restaurant. Sole Portofino is magnificent. We love the lobster ravioli and filet spaghetti meatballs. You never go wrong with any choice here.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was excellent and service top notch. Caesar salad made table side and interesting to see all of the ingredients (along with a little history lesson. Went with parents and Mom said the chicken Marsala was the best she ever had. Lobster bisque and lobster ravioli also great along with the calamari fra diavlo (sp?). Desserts great as well. Great wine list but my only complaint would be a few more local IPA selections. Overall, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This was one of the finest dining experiences my bride and I have ever had. Their attention to detail, attentive team service, comprehensiveness of menu was outstanding. And they still do a classic tableside Caesar Salad. I can't say enough about this restaurant and we'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was a very tasty Italian restaurant. From the table side preparation of our Ceasar salad to delicious meat, marinara, and Alfredo sauces this place is a real delight. The service was a little slow but the staff was very kind and accommodating. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Service was great. We both got the lobster bisque which was fantastic. I got the seafood delight ($30). Was not impressed. The ravioli were lackluster and the cannelloni tasted frozen. The noodle part tasted as if it was made a while ago and frozen then heated back up. The seafood filling was hard and fell out in a large chunk. Definitely not worth the price. My husband's pasta was good, but nothing to write home about. I might have ordered the wrong thing, but still...for a pricey/fancy restaurant, I expected better.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We were with two other couples and all 6 of us enjoyed our meal immensely. We had a wonderful server and all in all a lovely evening. We will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We were there for a business meal. It was our company and one of our vendor companies. The food was outstanding as was the service. My only challenge was it was a bit noisy which made it a bit difficult to hear everyone at the table as we discussed different business topics. I should have asked for maybe a quieter area. Other than that the experience was outstanding. There were six in our party.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We dined here this week for the 1st time. we came with another couple before going to a play. The food was very good but the service was not good. Our waiter was hard of hearing but didn't tell us that. It would have been good for him to make us aware of that. We got the wrong salad. When that happened the owner came to our table & told us about our waiter's hearing problem & brought us the salad that we ordered. The waiter was very slow & not very attentive. The food was very good. If we return we will definitely ask for a different waiter. The owner was very nice & attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Our server, Lucas, was fantastic! Very thorough, entertaining and has been known to make a great (table side) Caesar Salad.

In addition, the food was amazing, traditional Italian dishes. Highly Recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Sal and his staff are amazing. You want 1st class. This the place!! Best Italian meal on the strip.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Hi, I don't write many reviews, but living in Downtown San Diego and having family in NYC, and traveling there at least twice a year, trying the best restaurants, I haven't found an Italian restaurant in NYC that is this good! And we have been to all of the so called " best restaurants " trust me, De Medici rivals all of them! Just outstanding food and service!! Jack and family..

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Very nice evening. Lucas, our waiter was attentive and made for a nice relaxing dinner. The food, as always was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Yummy pizzas, and great salads and appetizers, too! The staff is as friendly as can be...

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The staff was amazing and the food was superb!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Prom! :) Super nice restaurant, it was so beautiful inside and the bread and dinner was delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A wonderful experience with delicious food and excellent service in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, CA.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Waiters and bussers were a bit too aggressive. We felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Just wonderful food and service. Doesn’t get any better.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Awesome food and drinks. Abel was one of the best servers I have ever had! He really knew what he was talking about.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Solid selection of authentic Italian dishes served in a traditional Italian setting; it had a real New York “feel” to it. The service was well paced and the food was spot on.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Nice, authentic Italian restaurant in Gaslamp area (a breath
of fresh air in an area overwrought with bar-type restaurants, and steak houses)! Waiter was friendly, attentive and personable, but not overly so). Great house specialty sole fish dish and veal piccata - delicious Gavi wine!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

A really fantastic dining experience - wonderful, freshly made food and an amazing Caesar Salad made infront of us. The waiter was completely excellent - highly recommended

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This is a superb well run restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Annual visit to San Diego, (family)

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food and service in this “old school” Italian eatery. The pace of dinner was excellent and the chef’s special was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We ordered three starters, eggplant, cannelloni stuffed with seafood, and fried calamari....eggplant was an old family recipe, but seemed more stewed than grilled....the seafood stuffing in the cannelloni was chewy, and the calamari wasn’t tender.....
Other than some issues with the starters, the service was great, music very soothing, and decor old world.....
Another time we dined here, we had their signature dish which was outstanding....

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

One of the last of the Old School restaurants where highly trained staff serve top notch foods including all the table-side classics that the modern establishments find too labor intensive. I enjoyed a beautiful obviously aged steak that was full of flavor and tender beyond belief. My partner enjoyed wild caught pink abalone- beautifully prepared- a special treat of an extremely rare dish. This is a place that everyone should experience- the wonderful world of Old World Service!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was our second time at the restaurant and it was great. There were 4 of us and we all liked our food but my husbands pounded veal dish was by far the best of all of us. We also had the bruschetta and Caesar salad, which was top notch as well.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service and great food! Caesar salad prepared table side.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Also memorable for a waiter who took me to a lower priced meal because he thought it was better. All to often its the other way just to run up a bill.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was just right! Our server Sarceño was excellent. The dishes were flawless. We would definitely go back. Bravissimo!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Mother’s day

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Every visit is always great. Very pleasant atmosphere. Our server, Juan, is fabulous. Food is fantastic always.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing food and hospitality. This is a not to be missed experience! Every dish we had was phenomenal. The table side ceasar salad, house special sole, pasta, and deserts were fabulous. The service and the people are impeccable. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Sal made us feel right at home with his stories of all the celebrities that had visited over the years. And the food was spectacular! Breadcrumbs made with his mother’s recipe?what could be better!?!? Maybe a 16 oz veal chop Parmesan pounded so thin it resembles a pizza. What a glorious dish!!! A definite keeper and we’ll most definitely be back next trip. Outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is our favorite spot when in the Gaslamp. If you like fish, their house special is incredible.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My favorite restaurant in San Diego! The service is excellent.

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