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.View Private Dining Details
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Although the reviews considered this an outstanding restaurant for San Diego, we found it only average. The menu was not particularly exciting, and the preparation was just so-so. Additionally, the Caesar salad made table side lacked anchovies and eggs.
Had early reservations before a theater event. Five of us ate there, and each loved her meal! Great wine suggestion, too. I will gladly return!
Can’t say enough. Drive from No. County at least every few months to enjoy a special dinner out!!!
The foid is very nice, I love it!!
The place is good, agradável!!
It was Valentines Day and I decided to take my family there for a special dinner. It was our first time there and we all really enjoyed it. I had the Lobster Ravioli and it was great! It’s definitely a must go to restaurant and I will be visiting again.
Quintessential family owned restaurant. Mother’s recipes...great food...exceptional service!
We enjoy going here for special occasions. Service and food is superb.
This place may have been very good 20 years ago. I did enjoy their food which, besides the old twice-baked potatoes was tasty and compently prepared. However, at the top level prices I paid for their best dishes , and the available alternatives in the sandiego scene, you'd be foolish to go here. The service was earnest but very young. The ambience was so very tired and in need of paint. Having a tour bus loitering outside with engines running made it feel like a Greyhound bus station. A bottle of champagne allowed us to enjoy our experience of dates American Italian cuisine, but honestly I'd leave it to the tourists. If the owners want to compete for locals, they need to put some money into the front of house.
Most delicious meals! Every dish is cooked to perfection!
What a jewel! A bit higher up in the gaslamp district of San Diego, de Medici welcomes you with the ambiance of an old Italian home. Old photos cover the walls and line the shelves, graceful chandeliers spread a warm glow over the room, and semi-circular booth tables a harken back to a golden age. Bring an open mind and an empty stomach
You won’t be disappointed.
Awesome authentic Italian food. Attentive service. Will be back!
The food and service was outstanding
Tired old Italian restaurant needs fresher ingredients and menu.
Best sole portofino.
Our waiter was a delight & his service was excellent. Went for restaurant week menu and we were very happy with the choices and our selections based on our waiter’s recommendation.
This was out 2nd visit. We absolutely love de Medici. The lasagna is amazing. The lobster bisque was by far the best we've ever ordered. If you come do not miss the stuffed sole. It is the signature dish.
Restaurant Week brought us in as well as a strong recommendation from my son. Disappointing, will not go again. Nice interior but the staff was not very attentive in that during the meal, I started to pour the specially ordered Pellagrino water, then a person came over. I ordered 2 items during the initial drink order; a prosecco and a Chardonnay. Both again during our meal I started to pour, then a waiter came over to finish pouring for us and guests. We were in a booth closest to the kitchen, no excuse. Two of the four of us ordered “The House Special” top meal of fish stuffed with shrimp, etc was not impressed, portion was large, but lacked flavor and was served cold. The other two guests were vegans and had a very limited selection that we could have made ourselves. Did still leave a 20+ percent tip but it was not deserved. At one point I jested to Sarceno, our waiter, that I was going to get part of his tip since I was performing part of his servicing in a joking way, however, it didn’t change his attentiveness. Too bad . Desserts were great as was the cappuccino so we finished on a good note shaking Sarceno’s hand on the way out. Nice mints upon leaving helped to round out the exit.
The signature dish of Sole was delicious! So was the lobster bisque and dessert. Was a lovely atmosphere and great service. I would go back for sure!
We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. This was a short walk from the theatre and so very convenient.
The Calamari Fritti was delicious, cooked perfectly so that the calamari was very tender. It was served with marinara sauce for a perfect pairing and was generous enough for 2 to share. We ordered the Sole Portofino for our main dish. It was beautifully presented with the sole covering a seafood medley of shrimp, crab and lobster with exquisite flavor.
Food was below par for Italian, awful bread served at table and the quality of the main dishes was average at best
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.
The 10 oz filet mignon was melt in your mouth amazing! Service was impeccable!
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.
Delicious food and great service, really bice waiter and manager.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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.
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.
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!