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Medici on 57th

#298 of 7,709 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hyde Park
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1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1724
+1 773-667-7394
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Hyde Park restaurant is a "must" if you go to that neighborhood for almost any reason. It is interesting to see the range of Hyde Parkers there--grad student parents with little kids, professors, Lab School teens, and the general mix of students. Garbage Pizza is a classic Medici dish, and will be a memorable experience--as most pizzas are not!

Thank kminder
Oakville, Canada
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my daughter. Great bohemian atmosphere and the food is well prepared and tasty. Also got to squeeze my own orange juice.

Thank jeffreyhunt
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271 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We came alittle bit before lunch started so we decided to start with a fresh apple croissant and a few coffes. Lets just say I thought the croissant was fresh and excellent and recommend the Mexican hit chocolate. We orders lunch and had great suggestions from our server. The pizza and sandwiches were terrific. All fresh and full of flavor.... More 

Thank Batholemew
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Medici does everything well, and it has since it converted from an art gallery to the "go to" comfort/organic food restaurant near the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.

Thank Craig W
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting Robie House and MSI. Loved the Mexicana hot Chocolate! Croissants, breads and bagels all looked fantastic. Great service and funky music.

Thank Highwheeler
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is a neighborhood favorite just down from UC campus. Once you have been, you will want to return. It provides a great selection of fresh, home-made soups, salads & sandwiches. For lunch, get there before 12:15 or you will have to wait; it really jams up now that the weather is breaking . Highly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were walking from the Museum of Science and Industry to U of C on a very cold day when we just wanted a seat and something warm to drink. We happened to fall into this great little bakery with organic coffee and some of the best baked goods around. I would definitely stop here again!

Thank travlingirl61
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Medici is a Hyde Park standard. Good food done very well. This is local hang out for college students but still has a welcome home family and friends feel. Mostly everything is made fresh. I find the severs know there menu and point you in a good direction.

Thank Ariel N
Harpswell, Maine
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My daughter, who is a grad student at U. Chicago, said this was the place to go for lunch. And she was right. Everything that went by looked excellent. The sandwiches we ordered were fresh and excellent. And the side salad could have fed a small army. The chocolate shake was terrific. By the time we left, there was a... More 

Thank Peter B
Bronx, New York
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

we came here for brunch. My wife misplaced her laptop..It showed up elsewhere however the staff was incredible in their help. TThe staff: form the front end ,managing a sunday brunch crowd to the wait staff which was super busy, they shined. The food was just as good with the only disappointment being the "garbage ice cream sundae"...I would be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1724
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-667-7394

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

Staying in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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