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De Medici Ristorante Italiano

#232 of 3,768 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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place with my wife and three business associates last night. You absolutely cannot go wrong at this place. The two signature dishes are amazing--the stuffed sole and then the veal. Caesar made at the table, the bananas foster also at the table. The wines were also tremendous. I am literally taking my leftovers with me on... More 

Thank cooljeff2015
Telford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly one of the best restaurants we have visited (and we are well travelled and eaten all over the world) the food was five star, as was our waiter. Met lovely people at the next table (meeting for breakfast tomorrow ). We cannot rate this restaurant too highly.

Thank Glyn E
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the carpaccio to start, was ok, but not very special. Ordered the 12oz filet mignon, medium-rare. When it arrived, amazed that it was 8oz instead. What a rippoff. Was also not very tender and medium to well done. Definetly not recomending this place if going for steak.

Thank Travelloto
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation and it was the day of the home run derby. The staff at De Medici were only too pleased to have us as their guests. The Lobster Ravioli was absolutely magnificent.

Thank Jo B
Anaheim HIlls, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant! Our waiter was a skilled professional and everything about his guidance with the menu and the service of our drinks and meal was perfect. I look forward to going back to this wonderful restaurant. I tried a Raspberry martini just for fun and it was delicous ! The lobster bisque was divine.

Thank Deborah D
Westport, Connecticut
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336 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went into D'Medici cold, just walking down 5th. The choice was a pleasant surprise. Quiet, elegant, with plenty of room between tables. Good wine list with many mid range quality wines. Two of us had beef carpaccio and were well satisfied, particularly with the seasoning. I had linguini vongole which was up to my expectations. I noticed that they... More 

Thank Cybersebor
College Station, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great Italian food, reasonably priced. Service was very good, and the atmosphere was intimate with lots of Sinatra playing in the background. Don't miss this one!

Thank BoogieBahnGrandad
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were just walking 5th street, Gaslamp District and this place looked good. Good does not describe it adequately. Outstanding service, even the owner personally checked on us. The food was real Italian. The Marinara sauce was oustanding. Spaghetti with meatballs made from ground steak! Lasagna was the the real deal. The service iz what you see in New Orleans... More 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?