I decided to surprise my fiancee on our 3rd anniversary together. I knew that she would love Italian food and a ride in a luxurious limo. I never rode in a limo before so this was something that I always wanted to experience. The chauffeur showed up right on time with champagne and roses waiting for us in the stretch Hummer. I was very impressed with the whole experience. We rolled up in style to the best Italian restaurant in Seattle.
If you love Italian food then look no further! The most delicious Italian restaurant in Seattle is in the heart of Columbia City. Yep! That would be La Medusa. The picture to the right shows the most delicious campanelle with taleggio, brussel sprouts and pine nuts. It had a simple but complex flavor which leaves you feeling like a kid in a candy store. I could not stop eating it! The cheese is mild but has a fruity tang. I will go back for more of that next week.
For an appetizer we had marinated olives, marcona almonds and ,of course, Columbia City Bakery olive bread. The olives melted in my mouth while the almonds had a mild spice coated on them. This worked well together. The bread came with a dipping olive oil which seemed to be very rich and flavorful. The bread had a perfect crunch on the outside and the right amount of softness in the middle with a touch of green olives.
The restaurant is very intimate and quaint. I would say it has a romantic feel to the place with a touch of that Provincial Italian energy. The staff is very friendly and you don’t have to wait too long to eat after you order your food. This restaurant is very popular and small so you must make a reservation to get seated in a timely manner.
La Medusa uses local organic produce and quality imports to make their food exceptional. There is an extensive wine list while boasting a dessert menu to die for. I highly recommend eating the chocolate torte if you are a chocolate lover. It has such a velvety sweet lingering perfection.
They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 5-9pm. On Friday and Saturday they are open until 10pm. Bring your special date to this beautiful restaurant decorated with local art and a whimsical decor. La Medusa will definitely impress your guest.