Great food and staff! The restaurant was very loud making dinner conversation a bit difficult but it was very busy. We will go back!
Food is always great. They have their own bakery so if you have a yeast allergy (like my wife), make sure to ask the staff what's in a dish. The veggie burger uses bread as a binder to hold the patties together.
We had a very hostile and rude server. It took 50 minutes from when we ordered food to receive it. After 45 minutes I asked our server if he could check on our food. His reply was that he didn’t forget to put the order in, and it was a full house and the food would be out when it was ready. Most servers just say let me check on it for you. 5 minutes later our food arrived. My friend asked if they could cook her burger a bit longer and the server berated my friend saying she ordered her burger wrong when it came out red and pink instead of some pink. She ordered her burger medium the server told her the burger was fine and that she needs to ordered her burgers well done in the future. When she responded that she wanted it medium he then looked at the burger and said fine this is more medium rare. He then came back with a well done blackened burger, that is pictured below. This was not what my friend ordered. The server was hostile yelling at myself and friends at times. It was such an unplesant experience that myself and friends still felt appalled by our experience the following day. I’ve dined at Medici regularly over the years and have never had such an unpleasant experience. I called to share this experience with a manger the following day.
My meal was pretty bland but my wife and kids really enjoyed theirs. Overall, I wasn't thrilled with it and usually am not. Just not my cup of tea I guess. I can think of many restaurants in area that I would place above this one.
I was an out of town visitor and found the restaurant online and made my reservation. Glad I did, it was wonderful.
I used to go to school at ISU, and there was never any restaurant at this level. It was very nice and the food was great!!
food very good but service was slow and they were not that busy,
Excellent service and food. Lovely evening.
Felt very rushed to eat, server couldn’t wait to take our plates away!!
Medici was nice. Most got salmon and were happy with it.
I had the chicken sandwich but the bun was dry and the chicken itself was
a bit tough and not hot.
Just a few small things with the service. Ordered the wings(which were GREAT) with ranch and the ranch didn’t come and waiter didn’t come back til we were done with the wings, which whatever. But then we got charged for it. About halfway through dinner the waiter went to get me a soda refill and just never came back with it, I assume he forgot.
Yet another very nice evening at Medici. The food is very good, and the service is even better.
Love Medici, it can occasionally be a bit loud. I've always experienced great service and delicious food...
Great food, personable and engaging servers with a wonderful atmosphere. Enjoy!
Always a very nice evening at Medici. Good food and good drinks!
Good food. Too loud to hear people talking at your table.
My husband was sick so took my daughter out for Valentines Day.
This is a pleasant restaurant with many lunch options. We had a group of four on a snowy Saturday, with a nice table by the front window. Our server was Amanda, who was quite helpful and efficient. I will dine here again when I am in the Normal area!
Great staff and great food.
We really enjoyed our dinner, except the beer can chicken was a little overcooked and dry. My wife's gnocchi was very good and our server, Amanda was excellent. We enjoyed the energy and look forward to warmer weather when we can sit outside.
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....
Food was exceptional as always. Service was pretty lackluster. If you are looking for a quiet intimate place for a romantic meal this isn't it. However if you are wanting somewhere energetic with an eclectic menu and the best patio in town come here.
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
This is a great place. Service, food, beer selection, atmosphere all top notch. We go every time we are in Normal for business.
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!
Great service and good food. Noise level prohibits conversation.
You will definitely need reservations, but worth the wait.
Delightful experience. Excellent cuisine, great service, and the noise level (although often too loud for us) was more on the modest side at the time we had dinner--6pm.
We celebrated two birthdays; we enjoy great food and great service.
Decor was great, nice and cozy, food was ok.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Need more unique menu items. Bread tasted very plain, even on the burger.
Tasty food and great service. Extensive beers on tap
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