Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County
Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County

Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orangecounty.tusca.com/
  • Phone: 7147406047x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast 6:30AM - 11:30AM / Dinner 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    Closed for lunch
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Sayed Moalemi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Typical banquets become extraordinary events when paired with the renowned catering and attention to detail of our expert Catering Department. Allow our creative culinary team to ensure that your event in our Orange County banquet facilities is successful, from creating the ideal menus to providing world-class service. Consider our gorgeous venues that cover more than 65,000 square feet of elegant indoor and outdoor meeting space. Our 40 distinctive event rooms, including a 17,000 square foot Grand Ballroom that exudes contemporary flair and drama. The Hyatt Regency features a renowned in-house catering team, event planning expertise, vast resources and a variety of elegant event spaces.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan McKenna 7147406042x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chapman Ave
  • Public Transit: Self and valet parking is validated for restaurant guest's for up to 3 hours, with proof of purchase.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self and valet parking is validated for restaurant guest's for up to 3 hours, with proof of purchase.
A word from Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County
Experience the best of Tuscany and California in Hyatt Regency Orange County's signature restaurant, TusCA, located in our spectacular 17-story atrium lobby. Savor dishes inspired by the hearty cuisine of Italy's Tuscan region, with its emphasis on abundance and seasonality, and prepared using locally sourced California products, as well as ingredients from our Chef’s rooftop herb garden.

Join us every morning for our enticing breakfast buffet. Choose from all of your breakfast favorites, including fresh fruit, crisp bacon, fluffy pancakes, omelets made to order, and more. TusCA specializes in a variety of pastas, as well as pizzas and dishes baked in our authentic Italian pizza oven.
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Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.6
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent GF and vegan selections
    HeatherD
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My kids and husband eat gluten free, and there were so many options. The menu was very diverse, and everyone was happy. Braised shortribs are some of the best I've had (the mashed potatoes weren't great, but you can sub them). Everything else was delicious. Free kids meals with purchased of adult meals. Used with restaurant.com voucher, and it was a superb deal! We will definitely be going back! The service was great too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 64 reviews are from the Tusca - Hyatt Regency Orange County reviews archive.
  • Tusca restaurant is located
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tusca restaurant is located in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The lobby is impressive because of its soaring atrium; the restaurant is located in the atrium. The quality of the food and service is what you would expect at an upscale hotel. The price was reasonable. Tusca is not a destination fine dining restaurant but if one seeks a reasonable meal at a reasonable price, then Tusca can be recommended. Complimentary valet parking is available at the entrance to the hotel.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I hoped this would be a lovely
    mizz
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I hoped this would be a lovely restaurant, but they were not prepared for the convention which was in town in the moment, which is totally bonkers because it is when they had a half empty restaurant and it took over an hour and a half to get soup and an order of chicken and a pizza. The waiter was kind...but we sat waiting for him and had to ask the maitre d to find him for us so we could order. It was not relaxing....because it took too long for everything.
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  • TERRIBLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We dined at Tusca on 12/29/2013 and we were VERY DISAPPOINTING. The food tasted terrible. The service was not so good either. I choose this place as we were staying at the hotel and the reviews i read on this place were 4 stars. I don't know who would rate this place 4 stars as it is only a one star or below restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Very disappointing
    DeanneVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We dined at Tusca with two kids because of the kids eat free menu, and we were very disappointed with the service and the quality of the food. Three pasta dishes we ordered were around $20 a dish, and they came out cold and dry. The roast chicken was fatty and tasted re-heated. The kids meals were very bland that even the kids didn't want to eat them. Our server forgot to bring out the beers we had ordered. Overall we will not be going back and would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We had dinner here because we stayed in a hotel close by. The service, quality of the food and ambience was just okay. Nothing special.
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  • Wonderful Food and Staff
    goldtcVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I dine at Tusca quite often for mainly breakfast and/or dinner. This location is inside the Hyatt hotel in Garden Grove. It is open and airy and the food is always cooked to my liking. In addition to the great food, the service is definitely world class. Our server was beyond attentive and **everyone** we came into contact with was incredibly friendly, caring, and willing to accommodate us in anyway possible. It is just an overall wonderful experience when we dine at Tusca, which is why we continue to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great girls night out dinner!
    Marie
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Went for girls night out dinner, party of 4. Awesome experience! Service was outstanding, server was attentive, made great recommendations, brought all the extras we asked for, kept our table clear and our glassed full. Perfectly paced meal! Had calamari and white bean soup for appetizers, both were yummy. For dinner, we had the braised short ribs, the pan seared scallops, the clam linguine and the frutti de mare pasta. All prepared as described in the menu, all delicious. They know how to make the sauces for all these dishes and seasoned them well (you know that's what can really make or break a dish!). For dessert, had the caramel apple tart, tiramisu, and pistachio cake. All quite different, all quite good. Recommended!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extreamly friendly service.
    Gracie916VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    My husband, sister and I dined at TusCA on November 2, 2013, since we were staying at the Hyatt. Made reservations for 6pm (right when they open for dinner), in order to catch a 8PM concert at the Honda Center. Our server Taylor was made aware that we were catching a 8pm concert, and we wanted to finish our meal before 7PM. She went out of her way to make sure that our food was delivered in a timely fashion, and when the soup I ordered didn't come out in time due to a kitchen ingredient glitch, and both our server and the TusCA manager both went out of their way to make sure that we were satisfied with everything even though we completed the meal before 7pm. All the food that we ordered were delicious - We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Great Breakfast Buffet Option
    goldtcVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Tusca should advertise their breakfast buffet on their website. I went to Tusca with my boyfriend for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised to find out they offered a buffet breakfast that included coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. Everything was great. They even offered a made to order omelet bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    I don't expect a lot from a hotel restaurant. This one is located right next to the lobby, so that is why a low score on ambience, although it does look nice enough. The food was very good. I had risotto with scallops and prawns and the portion was large! Great bread with a sampling of olive oil, roasted garlic, and white bean puree for spreads. Excellent service! Overall I was surprised how good the food was and how much I enjoyed my experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant!
    Ryan
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The atmosphere is very open and beautiful. I did not feel like I was trapped inside a small building. The food was aptly priced and was very delicious (Tiramisu was to die for). Service was excellent, did not have to wait long for a waiter to come help us. Would definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We ate here on a Travel-zoo deal. We started off with the Antipasti Misti. So glad we did. We enjoyed the smoked Italian meats and sampled some unique cheeses (including one with truffle dust... yummy!) The Misti came with an assortment of "condiments" including fig paste, walnut halves, honey on the comb, sweet baby gherkins, house-made mustard, and more. What a treat to the palette! We both ordered the grilled salmon (artichoke capanota, potato gnocchi, micro basil). Very well presented and tasty. Salmon was nicely seared on the outside, yet still moist and tender on the inside. Dessert was homemade and wonderful, too! Our waiter, Kamar, was provided excellent service! Atrium atmosphere is upscale and modern.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Service
    tuine
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Outstanding waiters and waitresses. Excellent service, very attentive to customer needs. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience with friends
    Agosa
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Had some awesome drinks. portion size is small. we are vegetarian so the options are limited. food is good.....little on expensive side but worth the ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time brunch
    Mmanghisi
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I took my mother for mothers day 2013, we had never been to TusCa before and she really enjoyed it. The dining area is inside but you fell like your outside. Its an open layout inside the Hotel, but all the windows floor to ceiling make you feel like you are outside. The staff was amazing, the food was very good, more meats at the carving station is my only complaint, they only had pork.... I would go again especially for mothers day. It was reasonably priced and for 10$ more you get unlimited champagne for mothers day brunch. I would recommend this place, and I eat out quite often, i would say BELiSIMO!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started our night on a good notes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    This place was definitely a good find. The whole experience was a positive one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Amazing
    LoveVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    I absolutely loved this restaurant and the menu options. Their tiramisu without a doubt has been the best BEST I ever had in my life. I appreciated the staff addressing me by my name. It made me feel appreciated and wanted - not as if I was just another guest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great find
    sittingbytheriver
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Tusca is located in a fabulous and sparkling 17-story atrium. ambience is casual/elegant. cozy booths. The menu is small but well chosen. I ordered the roasted beets salad, and the short rib torn pasta. They were equally delicious. Drinks (i had a cosmopolitan) are well made. Desserts----we ordered several-----are to die for. We were a party of four, and everyone loved what they ordered. Surprisingly, our meal was not extremely expensive! We are definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal. Best Ordervers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great meal. Best Ordervers in Orange County. Don't miss the TUSCA.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • dissapointed
    KurtVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Read the reviews from past guests and expected the food to be better than it was. Spagetti sauce tasted like it was out of a jar and bland. Meatballs and sea food were unimpressive. Pork chop dinner was good. Overall - a hotel restaurant.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It really didn't deliver based
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It really didn't deliver based on all the reviews I read. It's located in the lobby of the Hyatt which really isn't a great location. Supposed to be an Italian restaurant, but besides a few pictures on the wall it's tough to determine how it's Italian? Food was just ok, nothing special, prices were reasonable for the location, but I prob wouldn't return. I tend to support non-chains that offer great food selection and signature dishes
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  • Breakfast buffet $19.99 was
    Texas2Steppers
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Breakfast buffet $19.99 was high with a little more than a continental breakfast offering. Is cheaper and fresher to order from the menu
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  • The staff went out of their
    kvHarris
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    The staff went out of their way to make everything wonderful. We were staying in another hotel and saw that others had rated this place very favorably so we tried it and were very pleased.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We came down to celebrate
    John
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    We came down to celebrate a 50th birthday...the food was excellent quality and the service was notably polite and attentive. Even with a party of 8 adults, 2 children and 1 toddler, there were no issues and we were able to enjoy ourselves as a result of the waiters oversight. We were even given our desert as a compliment to celebrate the big occasion.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yes, I know, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    yes, I know a hotel restaurant is not suppose to be good...but guess what, there's an exception to every rule. Each time I stay here, the meals are great and Hyatt proves that it pays to invest in the kitchen. The service has been great each time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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  • Hosted business dinner. Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Hosted business dinner. Seating areas allowed for small private groups, good central location for travelers. Ordered appetizers, drinks, dinner. Food was very good. Service could have been more attentive.
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  • Tusca was bad! From the Internet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Tusca was bad! From the Internet it looked appealing. Friday nights option were depressing so I ate at the oc bar. I even made reservations at opentable!
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    late-night find
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  • This is very much a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    This is very much a classic low end hotel style buffet breakfast and not memorable in any way. The restaurant ambiance is very outdated and open to the hotel lobby so all the hussel and bussel of hotel guest is heard through every bite. This would be a great place for families with big appetites on a budget. Otherwise, don't waste your time!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You must go here!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Everything was amazing! How would have thought that hotel food could be so flavorful! I would absoultely recommend this place to all my friends and family! Cant wait to dine there again..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is good and we drank
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    The food is good and we drank nice wine. It is noisy due to the acoustics of the open atrium but we could still hear our party so worked out well. The service, however, was slow. Slow to take our order, slow to bring the drinks and slow to bring the food. It was a busy night with lots of full tables but there was a trade show in town so that should have been expected and more staff brought in accordingly.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so Hotel Breakfast Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    We ate at TusCA for breakfast. Our reservations were basically useless; this resturant does not distinguish between guests with reservations and walk-ins. We all had to wait in the same long line that snaked well past the hotel's front desk. Worse yet was the rude hostess who marked us as a "No Show" on Open Table--despite my direct inquiry regarding our reservation. We had to write back to receive the OT dining credit. Melody, our server, was much more pleasant. We won't eat here again unless they provide guests holding reservations a way of by-passing the line for walk-ins.
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  • Service was friendly but slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Service was friendly but slow. Appears as though only one server worked to whole floor. Appetizer was given as complimentary so that was a plus. Air conditioning was too cold for comfort.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food. Our only complaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Very good food. Our only complaint is that the atmosphere was cold. Everytime the door opened, a blast of cold air blew threw. There was no escaping it.
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  • Overpriced
    Chadams
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    TusCA is a great restaurant with beautiful presentation on their dishes, however while they definitely shine in the presentation department sadly they fail in the quality department. They were out of the Pork Loin and served me Pork Chop instead. The chop proved to be quite tough. The pizzas are a bit overpriced as well.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • An enjoyable evening
    Dewey
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    I found this restaurant to be appealing due to the setting, good food and excellent service. It is a good value for the money. I will come back.
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  • Basically a little bistro/dinner
    getitinwriting
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Basically a little bistro/dinner spot jammed into the lobby of a hotel. We grabbed a last-minute reservation here for lack of anywhere else nearby. The ambience wasn't great (though certainly good enough for a biz meeting), but the food was surprisingly decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at Tusca on a night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We were at Tusca on a night when they only offered the buffet. It was $23 per person for adults and half price for kids. The problem is that we aren't big eaters, so it ended up being a really expensive meal for not much food. They didn't offer an option to eat off the menu. In retrospect, we should have walked across to street to a different restaurant. I think their food would be better for us on a night that allowed ordering from the menu.
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  • Not the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The selection of the Thanksgiving buffet dishes were very limited.....Closer to Cafeteria style. The food tempeture was warm a best, but not hot. Butter for the rolls were not refilled timely. The pies were limited as well and they appeared to be store bought. Right out of a box. The bread pudding was good. Overall very Disappointing. Not what you would expect from a hotel Buffet, this was like Caeteria sytle buffet.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I love this place! The menu
    goldtcVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    I love this place! The menu choices are limited, but the food is very good. I really love that for the most part this restaurant is very quiet and relaxing (something hard to find in Orange County, especially in the Disneyland area).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet