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De Medici Ristorante Italiano

815 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6107
+1 619-702-7228
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“caesar salad” (35 reviews)
“veal” (21 reviews)
“stuffed sole” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
815 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were with group of 50 and my wife and I chose the Sole Portofino, and then the Proprietor came out to explain some recommendations. His first was the Sole dish, stuffed with lobster, crab, and shrimp on a bed of cubed sweet potatoes and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hrosencpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted an evening dinner whilst staying overnight in San Diego & picked this as we wanted Italian, a little disappointed as although the ambience & service was good the presentation of some of the dishes were not very appealing, would go again although I think...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BullitU_k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to San Diego once a month for business and always try to eat at one new restaurant each time. This round was De Medici. It did not disappoint. The service is amazing and attentive even when busy. But the service didn't even compare...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cowensperry
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is not your local neighborhood Italian restaurant. It is a first class restaurant with an excellent wine list and truly great food prepared by a chef who is inventive, but careful and served by a professional calm staff. Not inexpensive, but worth it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CBOsprey
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Made a reservation for my birthday dinner. I have eaten here many times and it is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. I would normally have given them 5 stars but I think I need to be a little more critical this time....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rodney A
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited this fine restaurant based upon several Trip Advisor recommendations and we were not disappointed by our choice. It is conveniently located in the Gaslight District of San Diego and has been in business 43 years (based on a conversation we had with its...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BobofNewtn
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Even an Italian will enjoy this dining experience. The veal chop was second to none, and the service was top notch. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bababret
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was packed Friday night, and the staff was busy. We did not feel rushed, and the food was delicious. They have a full bar and a good wine list. The menu was extensive, and well worth a try. Take your time enjoying multiple...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank iowaer
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose De’Medici because the bellman at our hotel recommended it... and we were so glad he did! From the Bruschetta and the Steamer Clam appetizers and table-side Caesar Salad to the Chicken Parmesan, Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Marsala, dinner was perfect....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeanne6972
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We chose this restaurant in the Gaslamp district just from walking by the night before. We checked the menu and it looked very good. I also saw high ratings on Yelp for it. The atmosphere is very elegant and beautiful. Our waiter was the real...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Terry J
26 October 2016|
Response from WEOOZE | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing about 10 blocks. I would recommend checking on Google Maps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6107
    (F Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-7228
  • E-mail
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