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About de Medici Cucina Italiana

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.

815 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 5:00pm–10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm–11:00pm

Cross Street:
F Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 702-7228

Website:
http://www.demedicisandiego.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking

Executive Chef:
Ricardo Macias

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

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

de'Medici will be serving our regular dinner menu this evening. Seating times available at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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

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.

de Medici Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (13)
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Authentic (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service started out great but once we were served It appears Sarceno forgot about us and so did the other servers because husband to get up to look for someone to refill our water. In addition, my husband rated his steak at 2 1/2 stars and his lobster was over cooked.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The 10 oz filet mignon was melt in your mouth amazing! Service was impeccable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a really great Italian restaurant with wonderful service and delicious food. Been there 10+ times and ordered many different things . . . all superb. Their veal dishes are the best. Especially the veal parmagiana.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious food and great service, really bice waiter and manager.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love it. The food was absolutely great. And the service outstanding. The owner was there supervising the service. A distinguished and very nice Italian gentleman.
After such great experience, inmediately we book a table for New Year Eve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Owner was really nice and tentative, but the waiter was the opposite, im sure he noticed i hardly ate my meal because i didn't like it yet he didn't bother to ask if there was an issue with it, he just took my plate. the drinks were really good though and my girlfriend did at least like her food.

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food4
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had the linguine with clams (extra garlic) and it was delicious! My fiancé had spaghetti and he loved it! The cheesecake was fantastic! Highly recommend!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 23, 2017

46th snniversary

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic experience, will most definitely be back again!!

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service4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant and it is our favorite date night spot!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

A noted above all was good. The only real nick on the evening was the cork fee. We were told upon arrival by Katy, after showing her our wine bottle that it was a $25.00 cork fee. Quite high, but as we were doing a double anniversary we let it pass. When we received our bill we were charged $50.00 and told because the bottle was a bit larger than normal it was double. When I complained, the server said he was sorry. It left a nick on an otherwise great night. Also, we had to ask for tea, coffee, water, and plate take away constantly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was a slow night and they treated us like we were really important people. Salad was unusual ingredients and a very light dressing....fabulous. Our entree was served beautifully
Really liked this place

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best Italian food I’ve ever had. Both our pastas were super delicious and the champagne was great. The owner was super friendly and always made sure to check on guests. PLUS It was nice to see that all the pasta recipes came straight from his mother. Super authentic and lovely.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant that makes you feel taken care of with its very ample, comfortable seating, soft light, and elegant atmosphere. The food is solid and good but can use more imagination. It is a little too predictable, and one wishes for more panache in a restaurant in this price range. The service was also less solicitous than one would expect. They forgot to bring one desert and pointed out instead of apologizing they pointed out that they brought the second desert we ordered, which was not the point. All in all, it seems that they are getting a little complacent about their food and service and need more polish in both.

Tags: Romantic
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Incredible Italian cuisine with professional, courteous staff and fantastic warm ambience. Highly recommend for the complete dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was excellent. We were well taken care of by Juan our waiter, and received special attention from Sal the proprietor. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food tastes great. Service depends on which waiter you get. Our waiter did not tell us about hidden charges with adding a sauce to a meal. Owner is great but some of his waiters should be coached on telling patrons upfront if there are additional charges for certain sauces or side additions.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this place. They make a point at making you feel special, and they do it well!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful food and service. We will be back next time we are in San Diego.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Could not have been a more perfect evening. Service and dinner was just superb.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful food and very attentive waiters. I enjoyed my evening thoroughly. Amazing experience. Thank you!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I just want to say that sir Sirceno was an absolutely amazing and super energetic and highly knowledgeable server! He made our experience in San Diego at the first dinner so exciting and the both of us cannot stop talking about what a sweetheart and how animated and jovial he is! He made our experience just that much more exciting and that we will definitely recommend the restaurant too many many of our friends and family and plan to return back when we visit San Diego again in the near future thank you again so very much for the wonderful time that we had during our five year wedding anniversary!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I had the signature sole dish. It was absolutely fantastic! The potatoes were to die for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husband and I were in San Diego for a conference and looked up restaurants in the area. DeMedici sounded great and we were not disappointed. The service, ambiance and food were all top quality. We were able to have a conversation without shouting above the crowd. Now back to the food-WOW! We both had one of our favorites, veal ossobucco, which was the best ever! The texture was perfect and the sauce was fabulous. The risotto was excellent. Nothing was left on our plate. And the accompanying wine suggested by the waiter was absolutely wonderful. We topped it off with an ice cream sundae- the end of a perfect meal. I would recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great meal! The salmon was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were tasty. The tortellini with pancetta and peas in Alfredo sauce was light and tasty. The service was great, friendly and professional. We loved our meal.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

By far the best restaurant downtown San Diego. We always love to go here.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Birthday dinner for son

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A nice alternative to the other loud and new restaurants in the neighborhood. Old world service, excellent food; however would recommend they add Mount Gay rum to their liquor choices. It was nice to enjoy a conversation without yelling. Lasagna was delicious and quite traditional with the bolognese sauce, and quite filling.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are always happy with our dining experience at De Medici. We make a special trip from Temecula to come down for one of their specialities which is the Steak Diane, made tableside and it is quite a show! On this evening, they were not featuring that on their menu but I requested it and our wonderful waiter, James, who also became our personal chef, made it special for us! It was just as we had remembered, delicious! He also made us a lovely Caesar salad tableside. Best Caeser salad we have ever had! We also ordered the special which was the Chilean Sea Bass...one word, WOW! Such good flavor and cooked perfectly! For dessert, their homemade Tiramisu and again, BEST we have ever had! My mouth is watering now thinking of all these delectable dishes!
There is not too many restaurants left in this town where you can get good quality food AND impeccable service! Every person working in this restaurant is friendly and gives outstanding customer service! They get 10 stars in our book!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is THE restaurant if you want a superior dining experience. Perfectly attentive staff, warm, inviting ambiance, wonderful wine selection, impeccably prepared dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients. Our special evening out could not have been better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was ok. The restaurant is outdated, seems like they haven't changed a thing since 1990.
Service was good until we weren't the only ones in the restaurant. Seems the staff can't handle more than one table at a time even though there were 4 people walking around. I still had to wait 5 min at least before I could wave someone over to order another beer.
Very disappointing, I took my wife here for her 35th birthday and thanks to this restaurant I look like I made no effort.
I would have gotten a better reaction if I took her to TGIF.

Seriously over priced food from a menu that hasn't changed for over 20 years and an uncomfortable dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

I rated the noise level as moderate because we were on the patio with the street noise. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. I will come back here again the next time I am in San Diego.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Bland linguini with clams. The salad was a more flavorful and satisfying dish.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My wife and I went there for our 24th wedding anniversary this weekend. We were impressed with the decor and classy style of the restaurant. My reservations were right on time and were seated immediately by a friendly host. The food was fantastic and the Ceaser salad prepared at our table was an awesome presentation. Best of all was our waiter, "Juan". He was a fantastic attentive waiter with a great sense of humor and friendly demeanor. Great experience and we will return with our friends for the Banana desert.
Thanks for the great night.
Bruce

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This Place was AMAZING!!!!!!
The food was FANTASTIC and the service was the best I have ever had!!!
I will go back eveytime I am in San Diego!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great restaurant for everyday average Italian food. The food was very good but the menu was dated. The wine list was inadequate.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great waiter, good food, friendly people will definitely go back

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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Wonderful place to dine. Food was incredible. Service was outstanding! Highly recommend. One of the best restaurants we dined at in past 35 years!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A go-to spot when we visit Coronado. Food and ambience was as great as always. Juan was amazing and took great care of us. His assistant was fabulous as well. Juan's Di-Juan mustard for the caesar salad was especially memorable!!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is a classic Italian restaurant with an extensive menu. Great food!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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