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De Medici Ristorante Italiano

#232 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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815 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (F Street)
+1 619-702-7228
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so disappointing. We didnt want-to postpone eating any longer so we dove in here. Yeah it's a touristy area but the restaurant was maybe half full on a Sunday we thought how bad can it be? It was bad. Service was decent even if the waiters spiel sounded like a script. The old fashioned was so watered down... More 

Thank Kelly L
Encinitas, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found out they offered Lobster Thermadore online. Had to try it out because my wife loves Lobster Thermadore. We met a long time friend who was in town from Chicago to visit his son. The hostess was very gracious and seated us right away. Their wait staff was elegantly dressed and was excellent in seeing to the enjoyment of our... More 

Thank goupnin33
Bluffton, South Carolina
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was very traditional decor in shades of ivory. I had the lobster ravioli and it was very good. About six larger ravioli with a pink vodka sauce. The garlic bread was soft bread and I was hoping for a good Italian crusty bread. Service was excellent.

Thank Newlife16
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were referred this restaurant by our hotel and would greatly recommend it. The service was great and the food excellent. The make at your table ceasar salad was wonderful as was the lasagna! Fun atmosphere. We will go back next time we are in the area.

Thank Cynthia M
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I always enjoy eating at de Medici because the food is wonderful, the service is excellent and they love to please. If you want wonderful food or want to impress someone, this is the place to come to. The wait staff are very attentive to your needs and make sure your are enjoying your meal. Depending what you order, some... More 

Thank TJ F
Florence, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant as we drove through San Diego looking for something to eat in Little Italy. Little Italy was difficult to navigate and we decided to travel to the Gaslamp District and came across this wonderful restaurant. I ordered sole and it was amazingly tasteful filled with lobster and crab. The food and service were well worth the... More 

Thank Ronald E
Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a place where the food is like you traveled to Italy. Everything is First class and the service is excellent. Go with the dish they are famous for the Fish, WOW with a capital WOW!

Thank Chefcolli
Grand Island, Nebraska
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The service at De Medici was excellent. The waiter suggested the signature dish the Sole Portofino. There is a picture included. Two of us ate the sole and it was excellent. The other dish we tried was the combination lobster ravioli and seafood pasta in vodka sauce. It was also incredible. We shared a bottle of the house chardonnay and... More 

Thank chadn1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was a great spot, in a great part of San Diego. Quality homemade noodles, delicious apps and sauces, extremely good service. And the Chianti was fantastic. A great stop.

Thank cgrockco
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wonderful atmosphere, waiters very attentive to every detail. The chicken alfredo was the best I've ever had. My friend had Lasagna and said it was wonderful.... and the Cesar Salad was really good as well. Five stars for service, atmosphere and food.

Thank Ronda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-7228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?