Ristorante Villa Medici
My rating: 3.5 stars
A group of us went to celebrate an event at Ristorante Villa Medici. There were about 15 of us and we ate lunch at the restaurant on a weekday.
We were the only group there initially; a few other small groups come in during the time we were there. There was only one waiter but he was attentive and did a good job serving the whole group by himself.
The restaurant itself is very well-maintained; everything was very clean. The entire interior is painted peach, which is somewhat intense for the entire room, but then again, I don't care for colors in the pink spectrum. However, everything did look crisp and clean. Additionally, there is an alcove with a couch and a table with coloring books for children. A garden terrace was available and looked very pleasant, but since it is a bit too cold out still we didn't sit outside.
The food was not bad, but not great, either. Fellow diners ordered the bruschetta and found that it was pretty much just tomatoes on Italian bread. There was no vinegar or other garnishments added to it. I ordered the gnocchi Gorgonzola, which wasn't bad.
Another diner ordered a pizza and said that it was so-so. However, it's not uncommon for Americans not to be enamored with pizza in Germany; we often find that the sauce seems to be quite bland and is very scarce.
Overall, the experience wasn't bad, but not stellar, either. Our group was accommodated very well. The food was okay, not great. The restaurant was clean and suitable for groups. I would give the restaurant a rating of 3.5 stars.