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La Medusa

4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
206-723-2192
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Ranked #434 of 3,452 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
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bozeman, Montana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Seattle Area
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We enjoy Columbia city (just South of Downtown Seattle on Rainier) for its outstanding Columbia Bakery, very good meat shop (Bob's), pizza (Tutta Bella), and Geraldine's for breakfast and lunch. We saw good reviews of LaMedusa and wanted to try it before inviting friends there for dinner. We were the first to be seated (5pm) and were immediately told that... More

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