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La Medusa

4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
+1 206-723-2192
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“puttanesca” (3 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1741
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

La Medusa offers up delicious Italian food with local flare and local sources. The food was great and the service was very good. Do not be fooled by the low key, non fancy decor, the food was excellent with many locally sourced items and organic...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Some of the worst service ever, Truly awful. And our server had the gall to charge us 20% for service even after admitting our dinner was bad. Food was undercooked and not fixed when we asked for it to be cooked as ordered. We waited...More

Thank UnhappyCamperSeattle
Reviewed 8 August 2017

La Medusa is an excellent Italian restaurant focusing on Sicilian cuisine. The menu changes frequently and is posted on a chalk board. At a recent dinner, I had spaghetti and meatballs and my companion had campanelle with asparagus and pine nuts. The red sauce on...More

Thank TrvlAdvntr
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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 9 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

1  Thank rugglesruggiero
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 /...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
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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
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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