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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.

120 W North St
Normal, IL 61761
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
120 W. North St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(309) 452-6334

Website:
http://www.medicinormal.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Steven Singer

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great Beer (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I asked for fresh-cracked eggs and received Eggbeaters. The switch ruined the entire omelet. Not one of the four at the table could eat the peppermint cheesecake! (Didn’t taste “right.”)

Really liked the ease of making s reservation online. Very nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

I had the Italian butternut squash gnocchi and it was delicious! Beware there are lots and lots of onions! I wish there were more tomatoes though. Great ambiance. Have come here for Valentine's Day and anniversaries for the past 2.5 years!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great. The service was slow and the server not very attentive. The restaurant was not extremely busy as we had a late lunch. In the past, we have had excellent servers, so we are not sure why this time was different.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Celebrated a birthday at this spot. Decor was natural woods and a big tree worth the visit. Food was creative and delish, especially risotto and roasted asparagus. Wait staff was attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Need more unique menu items. Bread tasted very plain, even on the burger.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tasty food and great service. Extensive beers on tap

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very nice restaurant with great food. This particular time the service was really slow but the food was good so I will definitely be back next time I’m in Illinois

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good. After we got our food and ordered more to drink ... we never saw our server, even for water, until our food was gone. We were very disappointed in the service. This has NEVER happened before.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great first time experience! Island Snapper was excellent!! Will be going back for sure!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good atmosphere. Food was ok, overrated compared to some reviews. Mac n cheese was bland, the lemon tart crust was so hard, it bent the spoon.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Good food and service, we love the outside patio in the summer.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We live in Decatur and wanted to go out of town for dinner, to try a new restaurant we'd never been to. Found Medici with a quick Google search. Drove an hour each way. The food was incredible, our server was excellent... We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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 .

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food, fun place, (a little loud for a date though) great martinis

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food. Great selections. Went with a group for a special occasion and all enjoyed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice evening at Medici...

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. They had a wide variety of food, from Italian to things like fish tacos. Staff was friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Medici Normal is a great restaurant. When in town, I always eat there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Servers were very accommodating when out party was slightly larger than anticipated. Food was good and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was amazing, everyone enjoyed their food and drink selections. Little crowded tableware but the Mulberry tree was very special

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great to sit outdoors in October!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was awesome.. sweet potato tater tots !! My favorite is the carmelized salmon

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent service and fun ambiance. Wait staff was wonderful.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

It was great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I love the food and the great selection of wine and brews. I am looking forward to my next meal!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Menu description of smoked gouda mac and cheese boasted toasted bread crumbs and balsamic reduction. It was not creamy at all nor did it have the bread crumbs or balsamic reduction. It was supposed to be served in a crock and instead came in a bowl. The crab cake was yummy as were the fish tacos. The creme brulee was slightly overbaked and the meringue on the lemon tart was more of a marshmallow topping. Not airy at all, but rather dense.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was there with family and other than it being incredibly noisy, we had a good experience at Medici's. I had the Medici burger, which was very good, but messy to eat. The waiter was swamped with other tables, but still checked on us frequently. As stated previously it was extremely noisy and it was hard to have a conversation. Good restaurant though.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good food and service. Definitely recommend patio seating if available. Only drawback is it's very loud in the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had visited Medici's for the first time several months ago. The food and service was good. We were on the second floor.
This visit we were on the first floor. The noise level was so loud I could not hear the person next to me and nor could my guests. It wasn't obnoxious people, it was just a full restaurant with an obvious acoustic problem.
Also, our waiter was excellent, but was apparent he had Way too many diners in his area. I watched him take care of special occasions and dinner clients in excess.
I'm not sure I would consider Medici's for another special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Early Tuesday dinner; prompt service, soup was very good, entrees were 50/50. The Jambalaya was great- server offered to tone down the spice and a great move, the Stroganoff had an off night. But we'll certainly be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Went here for lunch and had the spaghetti squash bolognese.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I had the special, quiche with spinach & caramelized onions. It was excellent. Others at my table eggs, sandwiches, & omletes. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We always enjoy the quality foid & service at Medici.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We sat outdoors for a late dinner on a warm summer evening. The outdoor seating is wonderful. The tables are well spaced and lighting is appropriate. Our meals were excellent. I enjoyed the ragout appetizer and the jambalaya has spiced just right. My son's hamburger was not too special, but he likes it totally plain, so not much can be done with it. Service was fine, but our server brought me the wrong beer, twice. The first time she said the bartender poured it into a glass by mistake, but when my refill came in a can, we figured that I was served the wrong beer. A little surprising since she asked if I wanted a lime when she took my order. Oh well, I'm also to blame since I did not recognize the switch by taste. Good meal in the uptown area of Normal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was very good. When we were there, the grill was shut off. So we could not order burgers. But the food we ordered was very good.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good!! We have eaten here twice while visiting our son at ISU.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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