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La Medusa

4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
+1 206-723-2192
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean
4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This area is charming & we enjoyed eating lunch at a different restaurant earlier in the week. We specifically came back to eat dinner at La Mesusa. We weren't starving so we split the order of bread & pasta marinara & added meatballs for the...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My latest visit to La Medusa was as good as my first. This little restaurant in the Columbia City area is always crowded with fabulous Italian food. Diners should be aware that it is noisy and tables are close together - but you never feel...More

Thank rugglesruggiero
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've come here a number of times and have had amazing meals each time. The food, from the starters, to fresh pastas, to mains have all been great. We've tended to split a few small plates, and then either share or order individually pastas /...More

Thank PoinTeR2014
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I selected La Medusa, which we had had difficulty getting in for dinner, for our anniversary. Though we were really looking forward to the dinner, we were underwhelmed. Yes, the food was ok but overpriced. We were hoping for more than pasta...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Make a reservation in advance as this is a delightfully small place. The greens are probably my favorite starter-seemingly so simple, but so packed with intricate flavor. Any of the pastas I've had I would order many times over. Friendly and appropriately attentive service. Love...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 26 January 2016

It had been several years since my last visit to La Medusa. When it first opened 20+ years ago, I lived in Columbia City - which was a sleepy inner city neighborhood trying to find its footing. I was very grateful La Medusa came to...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Went here with a group of friends, it's a little neighborhood spot, a little romantic in feel. Very small, I recommend reservations. The menu changes and is on a chalk board. We shared several starters and all of them were phenomenal. Honestly I wish I...More

Thank seattlesuzanna
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Both the food and atmosphere in this little neighbourhood restaurant is great. The menu is on the wall and it seems anything from "grandma" is golden.

Thank Macabebe
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We are becoming frequent patrons of this wonderful restaurant. The service by Donna and the other staff is most excellent. Last evening they offered their delightful Suppa de Pesce, which was generous enough to share, as are all of their dishes. Between two hungry adults,...More

1  Thank BizTravelerSeattleWA
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A modest location on a busy street, without own parking. The menu chalked on a blackboard, unavailable on the web, apparently owing to frequent changes. The dishes mostly differ from the standard “Italian” menu, which makes a visit here more interesting. The dishes are complex,...More

Thank alex b
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where is the actual menu???
7 January 2017|
Response from Jess R | Reviewed this property |
On the blackboard in the restaurant. It changes frequently based on what's available. And it's all delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-723-2192
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