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Review of La Medusa

La Medusa
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Ranked #1,638 of 4,231 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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 friendly and didn't hover too much. Again, food was super yummy but the heat made it quite unbearable!

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Reviewed July 8, 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 in the area. We had greens in anchovy sauce, asparagus and goat cheese, pasta and sardines and penne and sausage. Every dish hit a high note. Additionally the staff is friendly and the whole experience was delightful. The place itself is small and intimate and popular with locals.

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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 it looked tasty but not $27 tasty. I had spaghetti and meatballs, definitely better than average but at $20 it better be. My friend had rigatoni with duck, also pretty good. We shared the cauliflower gratin, which was just ok. The wine list is pretty good and the service was excellent. You probably won't be disappointed with the food but it is spendy for what you get.

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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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Thank Megerl
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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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