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About Medici in Normal
A one-of-a-kind dining experience, in Normal IL, featuring a 40-foot Mulberry tree standing as a pillar, and handmade wooden tables that compliments the rustic brick walls. The friendly staff and comfort foods make everyone feel at home, relaxing in the dining room, the patio or in the bar.
The menu offers taste of American and European Bistros with fresh homemade breads, seafood, burgers, steaks, stone oven pizzas, and more. Medici also offers a full range of wines, liquors and cocktails, but is really set apart by the devotion to unique beers, with 32 on tap. Featured beers are some of the best American micro-brews.
Medici is the perfect place to host any private event, from corporate meetings to special occasions. The options are endless for any type of event.
Normal, IL 61761
Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
120 W. North St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Uptown Normal offers street parking, and ample parking lots and parking decks. The street parking is limited to 1-2 hours, but the parking decks allow all day parking, if you with to spend more time exploring the Uptown area.
Medici is located just steps away from the New transportation center in Uptown Normal. A perfect place to meet when guest are arriving from out of town, or when waiting for the next departure.
Private Party Facilities:
Medici offers an array of private dining options, with two rooms and a unique outdoor space. Whether hosting a corporate event or celebrating one of life's momentous occasions, the food, service and ambiance are unparalleled. Providing several options for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions, the possibilities are endless.
Private Party Contact:
Kari Knowlton: (309) 452-6334
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Medici in Normal Ratings and Reviews
Food is always great! However, the ambiance upstairs is not as good as it is downstairs. When you sit upstairs, it’s almost like you are at a wedding reception- it’s cold, boring decor, and the service upstairs has always been terrible. Please know that I am not referring to the outdoor patio area. Downstairs is always a better experience.
While dinner was ok, we had set a reservation for 6:15 pm. When we arrived, we were told that we wouldn't be seated for about 20-30 mins. While that might be acceptable for walk ins, I find it rude and un-accomodting for a date night. Also there was no where at the bar to sit, and the attendants were unprofessional in their approach with us. We were then seated a a table that was dark and it was difficult to read the menu. The waiter forgot my wife drink, not a good night for Medici.....
Food was great as usual but I was not impressed with the service when it came to the reservation.
I made a reservation for 6:30 and was told it would be a wait ...... I understand that they have to accommodate walk ins if they come earlier than my reservation but ...... I MADE a reservation. My friend and I got so tired of waiting that we just ended up eating at the bar....
One salad and two sandwiches. Everything was good overall. The sweet potato tater tots were absolutely fabulous, I would go back to get them again. The bun that came with the tuna sandwich made for difficult eating. It was too dense that you couldn't cut it without destroying the tuna; the knife could hardly get through it. Trying to bite through it caused the tuna to get smashed and jump out the side of the sandwich. A really good server would have noted that the sandwich was taken apart, left laying on the plate and would have asked if everything was OK.
Not horrible enough to not go back, but I would definitely be ordering something different
We have dined here 4-5 times and unfortunately each experience has declined. We had a very long wait for our entrees and the food was not worth it. The red pepper fettuccine was very bland and much in need of seasoning. My butternut squash ghocchi was probably the best out of our three entrees. The barbecue brisket very dry and chewy. The lemon curd tart flavor good, however the meringue topping very gritty, the sugar wasn’t dissolved. I keep giving this restaurant a chance due to the convenience of being near campus, but I think I am done!
We were a small party on a Sunday evening. Reception at the door was slow, but the table service by Kalen was very good. Menu selections were varied; something for everyone. Prices are reasonable. I had the Chef's Special - a ribeye steak which was excellent, perfectly cooked, along with two tasty vegetable sides. My wife had a red snapper which was unfortunately overcooked. The other guests had satisfactory pasta dishes. I will give this place another visit just based on my meal alone.
I took my son and his girlfriend to dinner during parents weekend at ISU. I knew the restaurant would be busy, so I booked a reservation. We were seated on time and proceeded to wait for some time for our waiter. Our server arrived and took our drink order. Our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. I ordered the salmon which was quite good. My son ordered a cheese pizza which looked as though it was of the frozen variety. Bland, and a bit limp. My son's girlfriend had the spaghetti squash entree and was very pleased.
This brings me to our fiasco in paying for our meal. The check arrived and I placed my debit card in the folder with the bill. Our server took the bill and returned some time later informing me that he was sorry, but he couldn't find my debit card. Somehow it had been "misplaced". The manager came over shortly afterward. She explained that my card could have been given back to the adjoining table by mistake. They would try to track the people through their reservation. When that failed to work, the manager came back and told me not to worry, she loses her debit card all the time and all I needed to do was cancel the card and the bank would issue a new card. What??? I didn't lose my card, I handed it to the server. She then said our meal had been taken care of so we didn't need to wait around. Now I'm being asked to leave??
I chose to file a police report to protect me from any losses and cancelled my card. Now I have to put together a list of all the accounts associated with auto-pay and change them. I never heard another word from the restaurant, nor did they offer any type of compensation other than voiding our meal ticket. Needless to say, I will not be back.
This menu had so many entrees , that it was truly hard to choose just one ! As a couple we found at least 5 or 6 entrees that we wanted to order ! While we were deciding on the entrees we were served delicious sliced specialty breads ! This food takes a modern twist , pairing unique flavor profiles to favorite American and Italian classics !!
A great place for date night or when you want to experience 5 Star food at moderate prices .
We love this place for food, decor & service. It’s conveniently located in Uptown Normal so is a perfect place to refresh after a day of shopping, a movie at the Normal Theater or an event at ISU. Or, just for a great meal!!! I’m not one for much spice and they have plenty of tasty, not so spicy food. I love the quesadillas (BBQ pork) & almost any of the pizzas. The Medici wedge salad is luscious. Many of the people I done with DO like spicy food particularly the mahi mahi tacos. Servers are always friendly, efficient & very willing to take a photo to commemorate a nice memory.
I’ve eaten at Medici several times for lunch and loved it. Decided to try dinner and I was pleased again. Dined with my family and we had pizza, beef stroganoff and garlic shrimp with pasta. All were excellent! My husband and I split a wedge salad too. The dressing was really good!
Definitely would go to Medici again!
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