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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 #12 of 41 restaurants in East Aurora
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to carry on a conversation and have superior food, avoid this place. The noise level is horrible, why they don't do something about the ceilings and the floor is beyond me. Servers are too over aggressive and the food is just not that good.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we did have a good experience here today. The service was horrible and clearly something was either very wrong in the kitchen or with the management. I ordered the steak salad which was basically a small bowl of romaine with a few tomatoes, a little blue cheese, and a horribly over-cooked, small, tough piece of flavorless flank steak. I... More

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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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