de Medici Cucina Italiana

3.8
1225 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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What 1225 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNelson
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed and the windows are papered. We were majorly disappointed that OT took the reservation and gave us no notification. The reservation was even confirmed.

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Pablo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and you guys allowed me to book! Not professional.

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CathyA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After trying for an hour to find a place to eat for Valentines, I am from out of state, I finally got a table here. Only to get there and the place is closed. Awful because now there was no place that wasn’t already over booked. Take closed restaurants off your site.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and you let us make a reservation, we drove all the way there, I am not impressed with your service at all. You should not allow us to make reservations on restaurants that are closed

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and has been since November 2020! I showed up with my wife on Valentine’s Day to discover a boarded up restaurant. Ridiculous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

RESTAURANT IS CLOSED!! It took our reservation but it’s shut down due to COVID. Should update info!

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Bryce
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT BOOK! Had a reservation on valentines day, and show up and the restaurant was closed. I even got a confirmation text. Completely ruined the day for us! OpenTable and de Medici needs to figure this out ASAP before ruining more peoples dates and nights.

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vipHotovens
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you’re not open don’t have reservations available on Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed. Shouldn’t be letting reservations happen on open table.

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justinc
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

they were closed. how are we able to make reservations here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed and says it’s opened on this app

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made Valentine’s Day reservations and drove all the way from LA just to find out they were closed.

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AlyssaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have now learned to call the restaurant to make a reservation. I had made a reservation through the open table app and when the day came for my boyfriend and I to have our Valentine’s Day dinner, we were surprised to roll up to this restaurant and see that it is entirely closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place is closed. It was never updated on the website so we made reservations showed up and it was closed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed upon arrival.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s closed and it was my twin siblings birthday and we had no place to eat

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AdamB22
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

CLOSED. Looks like it has been for months too. Tighten up opentable

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Thea
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn’t OPENED!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

this place is horrible and ruined my whole day. they were closed when said open and literaly got all ready

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, I placed a reservation and was confirmed via email the day before and a couple hours before until we got to the restaurant and it was closed.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Making the reservation was easy. The hostess was very welcoming. We had a service dog & were not questioned about it & was sat at a very nice table by the window. The porter was polite & personable as was our server. One of my guests ordered the lamb chop medium rare & it came out well done. The other guest ordered the lobster risotto & the lobster was way over cooked. My tortellini was delicious, even though I had it boxed to-go & ate it later. I didn’t want be rude to my guests who chose not to order a different entree or have their orders remade. The manager was genuinely apologetic & even brought a piece of tiramisu for us to share because she felt so badly about the poor food. It could have used more Kahlúa. We paid for & enjoyed our cocktails, wine, & bruschetta. Those ended up costing almost $200, for which I tipped our server $40 & assured him we understood he didn’t cook the food & it wasn’t his fault even though he apologized several times. Having been a captain in a fine dining Italian restaurant for several years & a business owner myself, I am accustomed to paying top dollar for quality food in a fine dining atmosphere. Had we enjoyed our food, I would say it was worth the cost. However, given the poor quality of the food, I don’t feel good about paying nearly $200 for drinks & appetizers & one pasta dish. We chose this restaurant based on the reviews as it being the best Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter. I want to believe this was an anomaly due to the current COVID-19 crisis & that they can hire a professional chef once businesses are allowed to return to normal operation. In the meantime, they may want to consider lowering their prices or limiting their menu options. Observation: No other tables complained about their food while we were there. Maybe it was a fluke or maybe our standards are different. This was our experience, nonetheless.

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vipboojem
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been here several time. Great food always very consistent. Fantastic and professional service. It was nice having dinner and a quiet restaurant. Again, terrific meal.

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bramsey
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic Italian restaurant .... good service ... good food

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ElenaM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at de'Medici completely met expectations. We chose to sit inside because it was so romantic and beautiful. The service was top notch all around and the food authentic and delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better evening! They made us feel safe, comfortable and welcomed. Great evening!

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jjean
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at DeMedici very much and they were adhearing to all
Covid regulations. They have a happy hour now and we also took advantage
of it. The food was very good and they also have outside dining now.

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at de Medici was excellent. They had the best Tiramisu I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place great food

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ChrisK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service wasn’t great, but we like the food and location. We have come here several times over the last 10-15 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorite SD restaurants. We host an annual event there and Sal always treats us as old friends.

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CarolM
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at de Medici. It is one of our favorite Italian restaurants, with it's old-school vibe and great ambience.

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vipLisa
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service! I love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a really good experience overall! The service was great and the workers were all very kind and attentive. My only advice would be not to order pasta. I paid $26 for tortellini and the portion was extremely small. I would strongly recommend a pizza or another dish! Definitely check this place out if you’re in the gas lamp.

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LindaD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Returned for our wedding anniversary, ordered same meal as always: signature sole dish, crispy calamari, and lobster bisque - all very good. Missed the cloth tablecloths and elegant service of the past, but was still good.

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JimW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The service was fairly good, the ambience very good, how ever the food was not that good. Overall I give the experience only One star. After all you go to a restruant for the food!

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vipSpunky
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fabulous and our waiter was outstanding. We definitely look forward to going back there in the future

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vipBarb
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family get together food was excellent & we eat outside it was pleasant. Service was very good but took awhile to get main meal but once they came it was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I have coming here for many years. Love the food and the people.

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ZacharyN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food so delicious! Our server was so nice And had great energy! Can’t wait to come back next time I’m in town!

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Guidosarducci
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The veal Parm was fantastic! Broiled Steak and lobster tail, perfectly cooked. Ou Martini's were spot on. The Veggies we had were also very good and seasoned individually ( spinach, carrots, mushrooms and asparagus ). Also had the Carpaccio...very nice. Had the Cannoli and berries with gelato for dessert. Delicious filling with a perfectly crisp shell. I don't think we had the best waiter, not super attentive, but some of the more seasoned staff jumped in when they saw we may be lacking. For two it was about $240.00 with 2 martini's each, but we had the most expensive items , appetizers, sides and desserts.
Will I go back ? Cant wait.....Oso Buco . And, if it matters, my name ends in a vowel. :)

FAQs

de Medici Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 702-7228.

de Medici Cucina Italiana is rated 3.8 stars by 1225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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