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Medici House

634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
716-652-0341
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Ranked #13 of 40 restaurants in East Aurora
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Buffalo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I don't go out very often simply because the food that many places offer just isn't very fresh or good...but not the Medici House. The food here was tremendous, everything tasted real, not packaged and processed. You can tell that a lot of effort from the staff was put into the food being excellent. We got a... More

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Buffalo NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is usually quite good here and I usually find the waitstaff friendly and accommodating. But the acoustics in then place are terrible. It's like eating in a large echo chamber or perhaps in the engine room of a ship or an aged helicopter. The noise becomes unbearable. My wife will no longer join me there for this reason.... More

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East Aurora, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went out with the boyfriend here before a movie, and was thoroughly impressed. I loved the lively atmosphere, the food was outstanding (we both got fish and split spinach and goat cheese dip for an appetizer), and great selection of alcohol, all of which was priced very well. It was just a fun place to go for a Saturday dinner... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Was completely embarassed by my treatment from server, manager and owner who argued with me. Wanted to crawl under the table..have been going there for years, never again

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Montepulciano
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The duck breast dinner was the best meal I have had in a year, at least! The dinner was creative, beautiful and delicious. The service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. We are returning after only one week!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I tried this restaurant with a Groupon, despite a negative review from a friend. We were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and fast service. Our server (Ryan) was extremely attentive. The food was amazing! We tried the pizza and a calzone which were excellent. The menu is extensive and creative. Can't wait to go back!

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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Upon arrival a very busy bar area with bright lighting. I suggest they tone this down a tad. We were immediately seated (did not have reservations) in the dining room with dimmed lights. Within seconds a waitress appeared with iced filled water glasses, evoo and balsalmic and freshly made in house bread yum! Upon request she happily obliged and brought... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Have visited a handful of times & have always enjoyed the food here. Quality food with a bit of a gourmet slant. Also enjoy the extensive beer & wine offerings. Love their thin slightly chewy, crusty delicious pizzas! I have only frequented on weekends but I can tell you it is not the place you want to go if you... More

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East Aurora, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stopped going there because the owner changed the name of his restaurant, which is no problem but he change the menu! Why fix something that's no broken! Finally he brought back all the old favorites from the previous menu! I love it! Now, again, it's my favorite restaurant!

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Strykersville, New York, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have been to the restaurant twice now. The food is amazing. Two items caught my eye and I had one entree that night and went back to try the second. It was out of this world good! And their cosmos and martinis are wonderful. Our waiter the second evening had good knowledge of the beer selections as well.

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