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La Medusa

#543 of 3,095 Restaurants in Seattle
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4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
+1 206-723-2192
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Newport Beach, CA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 like you're having dinner with the adjoining table. On our last visit we had their... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 / mains to each person's preference. The pasta tastes as fresh as it is... One small... More 

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Thank PoinTeR2014
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 dishes I can make at home. It was home cooking style Sicilian with lots of... More 

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Thank Pat G
Seattle, Washington, United States
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 that I can walk here for a special dinner out!

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Thank Jess R
Tacoma, Washington
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540 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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 our neighborhood with its refined take on Sicilian cuisine. Flash forward and Columbia City is... More 

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Thank jay s
seattle, wa
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 just made a meal of starters. We did the beet salad and roasted brussel sprouts... More 

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Thank seattlesuzanna
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Macabebe
Seattle WA
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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, three dishes were more than enough. We always have a great wine, too, due to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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, frequently prepared according to “grandma’s” recipes. There are no other amenities, and the prices are... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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284 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

A quaint and cozy restaurant outskirts of Seattle offering super fresh and delicious dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Pretty much everything we ordered was excellent and the service was attentive and friendly. What a delight of a restaurant!! Definitely will go back next time in Seattle!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?