de Medici Cucina Italiana

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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PL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 9:30, got seated at 10. Asked for the wine list 3 times before getting it. Ordered an appetizer they said they were out of so ordered another. After waiting for about a half hour they came back and said they were out of that one too. We ended up getting fried calamari which was super chewy. The pasta was dry and cold, the cheesecake was frozen. Way overpriced. Unfortunately did not like anything about this place.

LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was super bummed about the quality of food for the price - it seemed as if our food had sat out under the heat lamps for well over 20 minutes. The candied carrots made no sense and the vegetables were mushy. I was so bummed after 3 years of consecutively coming, this dinner was the dinner to end any further enjoyment at the restaurant. There’s so many other better Italian restaurants that don’t feel like just an upscale Olive Garden

T
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Crammed in tables for Valentine's Day but that's to be expected. 1 hour before I had even an appetizer on the table. They gave us the wrong appetizers because they ran out of what we ordered. They didn't tell us just tried to make it look like it was our fault. Steak was cooked a little too much but still enjoyable. The asparagus and carrots were very basic. They were ok, just not what I expect for a $90 dinner. I think I'll stick to Donovan's in the future- no more experimenting on important occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! I took my wife for Valentine’s Day and we absolutely loved it. We had the Valentine’s Day special and all of the food was amazing. Our server, Lucas was very friendly and professional and made a mean Caesar salad table side as he told us the story of the origin of the salad. Overall an incredible experience!

r
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant, they had a Valentine’s Day menu for $59 a person, so maybe their food is better on regular days. I had The minestrone soup and it was like dish water. The rest of the meal was good, but certainly not up to par for $100 per person (including one drink, tax, and tip). It was located close to the Balboa Theatre where we watched a ballet.
Still I think there are better choices for food at this price point.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would come here again for a special occasion.

j
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful (special occasion” dining. Lovely!

AJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant for years and have never received anything but the most excellent food and amazing service. The owner is often there and walking the floor ensuring that every customer feels like they are being served like family. You can’t go wrong with this amazing restaurant.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommended.

SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience start to finish. Perfect place for a date night with my better half. Antonio was attentive & provided excellent service. The Gnocchi was some of the best that I’ve had & the menu made it difficult to choose an entree because everything looked equally amazing, which is the sign of a great eatery & gives me a reason to go back again & again.

RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We always loved de Medici. It seemed like everything was pre cooked and we were there during a convention - everywhere was hopping - they were dead at 7:15 maybe 5 tables. Sad because they were excellent in the past.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. The only issue with price was the ridiculously priced table side Caesar salad. $18 per person !

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Place feels dated and service was not so good! I remember visiting this place couple times over the last decade and it’s definitely not the same!

EK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was poor. Food was not hot. Disappointing.

FD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was good but service and ambiance were lacking.

s
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delighful staff & yummy dinner.. Cannoli was the bomb... Was a little on the expensive side

VJ
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting in San Diego for the month of January and were pleasantly surprised that Restaurant Week occurred this month. We scrutinized the list of participating restaurants in the Gaslamp/East Village areas where we were staying and selected De'Medici Cucina. Everything about our experience at this fine eatery was first-rate. The dining room is lovely, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. My wife and I made the same selections from the prix fixe menu: wedge salad with tasty blue cheese bacon dressing; thin and tender veal cutlets covered with mushrooms and gravy accompanied by baby carrots and brussels sprouts; and cannoli for dessert. We recommend this restaurant highly.

SS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

service very slow. food quality high, but seasoning eskew.

BB
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner before attending the symphony. A short walk to Copley Hall. Reservations for 6:00pm. Noise level was great but started to increase around 7:15 once some larger groups were seated. We shared a field green salad followed by penne arrabiata and linguine with clams. Excellent. Not a large portion which was fine as we didn’t need leftovers. Waiter recommended tiramisu for desert. Great choice.

D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere, excellent food, and outstanding service. If you're looking for Italian food in an old style ambience, de Medici will not let you down. The calamari fritti was excellent to start. I had the sole portofino, crazy expensive but over-the-top delicious. My wife had the linguine pescatore, overwhelming and again, delicious. They surprised us with a slice of cheesecake to celebrate our anniversary, simply too good. Can't wait for a return visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with excellent service.

FP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Outstandjng Service!!!

S
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and service first class. Our server was a young man from Turkey and was superlative in every way

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

全て美味しかったです。絶対おすすめです。

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit with family.

t
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in town. Get a veal chop! Or anything else.

E
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at this restaurant several times. It is consistently excellent. The veal chop is my favorite. The house specialty of seafood stuffed sole is fabulous. The pastas are regularly delicious

AJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal! Great service! Would definitely recommend!

TD
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service as reviews indicated. Friendly as well. Food quantity and quality won’t disappoint. Didn’t have any wine but wine list was extensive.

TS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere of this restaurant was magnificent. Definitely loved spending my anniversary there and can’t wait to go there again someday.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in SD!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food

L
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was amazing!

N
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente y delicioso!!

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EN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Have the salad they make it table side and it is fantastic

CH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Took about 20 minutes to receive our drinks and no apology even after we reminder our server several times we haven’t received our drinks. 30 minutes after ordering dinner we were informed I needed to change my entree as they are now out of an ingredient. They said since I have to change my entree they would then not charge us for our drink. Very odd service and not what you would expect. Server didn’t seem concerned with all the hiccups and didn’t know how to recover. Food and drinks were incredible so I would return based on that alone.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This place is normally amazing – they had a large group that night of about 150 people – that slowed the service down to a crawl. I have been here other times though and under normal circumstances I give them very high marks. A great experience, old school. Again the staff is normally amazing but we got a new-ish waiter and he wasn’t great. This was the exception though it is usually fantastic.

A
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening !! All aspects were amazing. Our waiter made some excellent suggestions for our meals. I would have to say, some of the BEST Italian food in the city !!! Thank you to all at Di Medici for a wonderful time.

B
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were outstanding! The food was good but the vegetables were not to the standard of the entrees.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service definitely will be back again!

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