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4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
206-723-2192
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Ranked #509 of 3,470 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
St Croix Virgin Islands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

this is a small bustling room with a blackboard menu, a decent wine list and adventurous menu items. we were there with friends who were frequent visitors there and so had a head start on what to try. We had olives (3 kinds) and Macrona Almonds with powdered chili,Grama's greens which was kale with all sorts of additions you might... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Three of us visited for the first time. I had read the reviews, so made a reservation and was glad I did. We shared three appetizers: the fried risotto cheese ball (was very big, and hard to share), the goat sausage pasta (oh wow, that was just great! Very robust favors) and the lobster mushrooms (mixed review on that one,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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217 reviews 217 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was fairly good but on the pricy side. After a couple days of 90+ degree days, it was nice to be in the low 80's but this place trapped the heat! We sucked down water and still kept on sweating - it made dinner uncomfortable and made us cut our conversation short. The waitress we had was very... More

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

La Medusa is located in a section of South Seattle, Columbia City. I have dined there on a couple of occasions and have found the food to be excellent. It is an Italian restaurant but the creativity of the chef makes this unlike most Italian establishments. I dined there about 3 weeks ago with my wife and son, who lives... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The food is good but my overall comment would be overpriced. I was in the mood for seafood but the only option was a seafood soup for $27, sorry that's just too much. If I'm spending $27 for a bowl of soup it better have a shark fin in it :-). The diners at the next table had it and... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful Italian restaurant in Columbia City. Be sure to make a reservation several days in advance, you'll never get a table otherwise. Changing seasonal menus and home made pastas bring regulars back over and over. It's a small space, beautifully decorated and the service is excellent. Worth the trip to the neighborhood if you haven't been.

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Love this restaurant; excellent food choices meu hand written on the board mkes for a unqiue dining experience. Earlier we brought our relatives from Portland here and they raved about this place; the staff always makes you feel welcome!

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Dartmouth, MA
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217 reviews 217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We must have gone on a good night, because we had a wonderful first experience at La Medusa. We went with friends who had been several times before, but it had been a while since their last visit, and they were eager to try it again. Reservations recommended on a busy Friday night, but they decided they could seat a... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This apparently is Medusa before Athena did a number on her. No snakes, no ugliness, only beautifully crafted, beguilingly fresh, sumptuously seasoned fare that is a treat to all senses. I can't wait to go back and give myself to another of La Medusa's temptations. The experience recalled one in Palermo -- casual place, food for the gods, animated patrons.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you love Italian food, seek out this little gem in Columbia City. The pasta is made fresh in-house, and was cooked to perfection. It was topped with a beef and pork ragu that took me back to Italy, and just made me smile. I've read other reviews that were critical of the service, but that was not our experience.... More

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Additional Information about La Medusa

Address: 4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
Phone Number: 206-723-2192
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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