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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great Beer (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always have a great meal there when we drop my daughter off at ISU. Great service and fresh food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything we had was hot and delicious. The sweet potato tots were perfect for dipping. The BBQ wings were tender but not greasy and the sauce was great . The spaghetti squash dish was not overcooked and the sauce was light and flavorful. I was sad that the creme brûlée had run out but the lemon tart was worth trying . I recommend Medici and I will certainly be back !

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We got in right on time for our reservation. The waiter was very good also. He explained the menu and gave us adequate time to decide what to order. The food was very good. We left knowing we will return again in the future.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Medici's has a great, unique atmosphere for Bloomington-Normal eateries. If you are looking for something different, but delicious, we highly recommend it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We were traveling to Chicago by car and decided to stop here based upon recommendation. The pulled pork barbecue sandwich was excellent the chicken caprese sandwich was flavorful though the chicken breast was rather dry. Two of us ordered the house sweet potato tater tot's While flavorful we both agreed that the tater tots seemed extremely sweet. On the whole, it was a satisfying meal timely served. We would stop again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great vibe and ambiance. Service was wonderful as was the food. Good variety, but not overly much. Good choices for vegetarians.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Excellent sweet potato tator tots. Other food was ok. Waitress very pleasant. Nice that it was near the college. Hamburgers looked good. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Go here all the time alone when in town on business and sit at bar. Always has great food and service.
Took my wife Friday and was disaster from time we sat down.
Took 30 minutes for drinks to come. We order the quesso dip. They brought a quesada by and we said not ours. Waiter comes by and says we sent appetizer back. We said what we sent back was not what we ordered. He went and got the queso and you could tell he had been sitting around. I order the ribeye and it was not tender and wife's pizza over cooked. My wife order pizza as flat bread and came as pan pizzza. At this point we should have returned both items, but just wanted the experince to be over. They did take the 2 beers and appetizer off.
I will probably go back for the craft beer selection but only for beer and sit at bar. Not sure how our waiter stays employed. One of worst we have ever had.
At the start of the experience we joked and said we should cut our loses, but stayed. What a poor decision that was.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our server, Maggie, was excellent. She was very friendly and patient with us as we waited for friends to arrive. We had a question about the soup of the day and she provided a sample so we could try it before ordering. It was delicious and two bowls and a cup was ordered. Maggie made sure we had everything we requested in a timely manner.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The host and wait staff were phenomenal. The skillet cookie hit just right spot.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 27, 2017

It was a nice dinner out with my parents. Good food, great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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