Medici in Normal
Great place for a first date! We had an absolute blast, and would absolutely recommend things.
Had lunch with friend from college & her college age daughter. It was fun catching up & hearing how her college experience has been to date. The waitstaff was patient has we talked before ordering & after finishing our lunches.
We had great service and our meals were excellent. We appreciated the attention we received from our server.
I love Medici’s from the food to the ambiance. Unfortunately the noise level made it very difficult for my date and I to connect especially due to the birthday or wedding party and their D.J. On the upper level with a full on complete sound bleed.
Very nice and friendly staff. Chef brought out something special for my daughter. Great food.
1st time here. Service was spot on. Good was delicious. Will definitely be back.
Medici is always a great restaurant to frequent. On this day I had the barbecue pork. Good but not the best I have had. The service was good and they accommodated two extra patrons in our party.
Food was flavorful and delicious. Service was really good. Only thing I was disappointed in was when making reservations I said it was anniversary date and asked for a nice area. We still had to wait and had to sit at a high table by the door and bar. Not very romantic and it didn't seem saying it was our anniversary accomplished anything. We forgave though because we had a nice dinner.
You need to get some noise dampening on the walls. I scheduled a dinner meeting with the client, and it was a challenge.
I know it was family weekend for ISU but it was an hour before we got our food, which interfered with our afternoon plans. Family Weekend is nothing new. You should be better prepared. Two of us had the eggs benedict. It was good, but the eggs were somewhat cold and only one small piece of bacon on each half was rather skimpy for the price. Won't be ordering that again. The toast for another guest was stone cold. We've always loved Medici and we will be back for my daughter's graduation but if the experience is the same we won't be returning after that.
It was amazing I took my girlfriend for homecoming as a surprise and she absolutely was stunned by this amazing place and absolutely loved the pizza! We will definitely be coming back for date nights here!
My daughter insists we eat here every time I visit her at ISU. We are always pleased with the food. Caprese pasta is her go to and I love the artisanal crust pizzas.
Good atmosphere and food however we waited a very long time to get out food and it was cold.
Took our student here after a football game and had a very enjoyable time. Will be back again!
We love this restaurant so much! We always go to it when we visit our daughter at ISU. Highly recommend it!
We always dine here when in Normal, IL. A great food selection and interesting beers.
Awesome as always thank you
The food and drinks where the best! You can’t go wrong with the pork shank or the salmon
Great Sunday brunch
Missi, our server was well-informed regarding the menu items and her suggestions were spot on. she engaged us at appropriate times and was a pleasant addition to our experience. we would ask for her again. everyone finished their plates and we left no room for dessert; maybe next time. we love Medici!
Excelente!! Love the place !! Good pizza
Excellent food! The frites are the best I have ever had. Great ambiance: bright, unique and friendly.
Love the pizza we had cheesecake and brownie a la mode it's all very good, definitely going back to try other items
Excellent, very good service and the food was fantastic! Will definitely return and well worth the drive.
We had a great anniversary dinner at Medici in Normal. Although we had planned a trip out of town, an unexpected mechanical problem at home caused that to be cancelled. We were able to get a reservation at Medici in the upper level outdoor area with no problem. Food was great and the service excellent.
A booth at the front windows provided some people watching of folks strolling through uptown.
The waitress was attentive but not overbearing. My wife's buffalo chicken salad was huge. I enjoyed the salmon brulee. The dessert my wife picked was a lemon tart that was enough to split. We'll definitely be back.
Eggs Benedict had a strong vinegar taste. Eggs were overcooked. Orange juice was served warm. Nice waitress and staff but was not impressed with the food.
Would highly recommend Medici to anyone. The entire visit could not have been any better.
We dined upstairs in open patio area, the view was great, first time experience....can't wait to go back....
The stroganoff was amazing!
Food and atmosphere are great, servers could have been friendlier.
Medici was really good as usual. My wife had a cheese burger and I had a veggie burger. We both enjoyed our meals. Medici has a large selection of beers on tap and I always enjoy trying something new. The only hiccup this time was that it took a long time, over an hour, to get our food. Not sure why as the place was busy but not packed, there were open tables available. Never had this long of a wait on previous visits. Our server was great though, so my rating on service reflects the wait and not her.
Delicious food and outstanding service (from Eric on 8/8/19 and from Alysa on 8/10/19). We were first time customers at Medici and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences both evenings. We will definitely eat there again whenever we return to Normal!
Wonderful place to eat with great atmosphere and nice beverage options.
My dining experience at Medici was fine. The food was good as always, the wait staff and host staff were friendly and attentive. My issue comes with their use of Open Table for reservations. I placed my reservation on Monday for a Friday reservation. In the box marked "special request" I wrote rooftop patio. When we got to Medici on Friday, I was told that rooftop patio seating was first come, first serve and our wait (for a reservation) would now be 30 minutes. So we waited because our only reason for going to Medici that night was to have a patio restaurant where the patio wasn't stuffed next to the parking lot like many other restaurants in Bloomington/Normal. Since we never received any notice of the first come, first serve policy, we had no idea we would need to wait for a table. It might be beneficial if Medici checks the "special request" box for OpenTable reservations and contacts the customer with any clarifications. If this patio information is available on their website, it wasn't as readily visible as the large reservation button for OpenTable. I was glad we didn't need something important that got overlooked, like "quieter table" or "food allergies present". And if "special requests" aren't passed along from the OpenTable site to Medici, this needs to be addressed by OpenTable because it made Medici and OpenTable look bad when we first walked in. Purely an operational problem because as I stated the food and staff and facility are still one of the best for a more upscale "away from Veterans Parkway" dining experience.
Good food and prompt service. Nice location with plenty of parking.
Delicious and fresh foods. Friendly professional staff. Beautiful space.
A very nice restaurant with a good menu. Server recommended a particular item and it very good. Nice ambiance but a little loud.
Waitress came to us and said our food order did not get placed despite the fact she thought she completed it. Delay although we had ample time. Order arrived but steak sandwich had onions on it despite my request. Had to remake while I watched my wife eat some of her meal. Saw other wait staff reciting specials but we didn’t hear them. Food was good. Skillet cookie great. Good wine.
Had a reservation and our group was on time. It was lunch time and very few people in the restaurant when we arrived. Asked for a table and we were put as far back in the restaurant next to kitchen, bathrooms, and rear exit as possible. Our group was clean and dressed appropriately. Not sure why we got the hidden in the back of the restaurant?
Food was good, but nothing that I would make a point to go back for.