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TusCA Ristorante
TusCA Ristorante

TusCA Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tuscaristorante.com
  • Phone: (831) 657-6675
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Russell Young
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A contemporary and social meeting place, the Wine Room at TusCA Ristorante is the newest place to meet friends or enjoy a glass of wine and flight of cheese before dining. TusCA also features a private dining room with beautiful views of the spectacular Del Monte golf course and seating for up to twelve guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan Stanley (831) 657-6674
  • Entertainment: The Fireplace Lounge features Live Jazz on the weekends in a comfortable and casual modern setting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mark Thomas Drive
  • Public Transit: Public transit stops are located within 1 city block of the hotel.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complementary parking is available in front of and adjacent to the hotel main entrance.
A word from TusCA Ristorante
TusCA is a casual Tuscan style restaurant with a California influence. TusCA specializes in cheeses, salads, pasta, pizza and oven-baked home style dishes prepared fresh daily in our spectacular show kitchen. Our chef uses only the freshest local ingredients available served in a modern and comfortable setting. TusCA's wine room and cellar features Italian and California wines with a beautiful glass wine display and a hearty selection of world class cheeses. The dining room at TusCA offers delightful views of the spectacular Del Monte golf course, as well as the immaculate show kitchen. The adjoining Fireplace Lounge features Live Jazz on the weekends and comfortable fireside seating. A glass of wine and selection of cheeses in the afternoon or a hot drink and biscotti in the evening, the Fireplace lounge is the perfect place to relax anytime. TusCA also offers a private dining room to accommodate up to twelve guests. Located in the heart of Monterey at the beautiful Hyatt RegencyContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This certainly is not more than an Olive Garden but a decent option if you want to stay on property."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was awesome ... So delicious ... Price is not bad ... Very elegant and yet kid friendly 👍"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was good, the music was more techno beat and a bit loud. Service was excellent and the ambiance was nice. The window seating had a great view of the golf course."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had Sunday brunch here and enjoyed their buffet. Food was very good - especially the make-to-order omelets and the bread pudding."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great Mother's Day brunch - food was fantastic and the presentation was very classy. Nice jazz music as well. TusCA and the Hyatt lobby provided a wonderful space for this - only complaint was a $40 brunch should come with more than ONE included Mimosa. Really ... cheap champagne and OJ should be free flowing at this price point. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "TusCa Ristorante is a very nice restaurant located in the Hyatt Regency Monterey. The food was very good, well presented, and we were attended to by a very friendly wait staff. Our reservation (not needed this night) were for 6 pm on a Thursday. The restaurant was not busy at all at this time - which might have accounted for the promptness of service."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The breakfast at TusCa is so good that sometimes we stay at the Hyatt just to have breakfast there. The buffet is good as is what's on the menu. We tried the wild mushroom omelet in addition to the buffet. The buffet has lots of different kinds of food -- fresh pastries, eggs, fruit, meats, etc."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Food was amazing, the service however was terrible. We were seated in the back dining roo. We have a 3 year old so I understand but we were often forgotten. At one point a bus boy had to refill our drink orders. We are a young couple so I am not sure if our waitress didn't see a need or benefit in offering us the same service that we watched her demonstrate to her other tables. Which is disappointing cause for good service we were willing and able to tip 25%"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We visited TusCA since we were staying at the hotel and there were some good reviews. The menu was limited and no specials. The food was good, the wine list was good, the service was very good. It was overall a good evening. We would suggest it to friends if staying at the hotel."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The personal service was terrific and sincere. Salad dishes were enjoyed by all. We will return hoping for the same server."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had the four course meal for Valentine's Day. The food was very good and the wine was good but the restaurant needs to serve the wine in real wine glasses not everyday glasses. If you are trying to be a upscale restaurant especially for a special day like Valentine's day; here are a few suggestions: 1-the tables should have linen table clothes, candles would be a nice touch, real wine glasses are a must and with better silverware. We travel a lot and eat at upscale restaurants, the problem TusCA Ristorante has is that the restaurant in set up for large numbers not for a high end upscale restaurant. It's a very hard thing to balance well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. The food was terrific, with amazing service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to this Chart House several times and I am always very impressd by the food, service and the views!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I booked reservations for my wife and I at Tusca, hoping that she could get nice vegetarian pasta on Christmas. We were informed that they had no ravioli and no scallops as soon as we sat down, and this was the earliest reservation time available. Since there were no other veggie pasta dishes available, she ended up with a marginal salad and a root vegetable soup that was not to her liking. The pumpkin cheesecake was good, however. I did enjoy my beef with gnocchi very much. Warning: unless you are only looking for a margarita pizza, don't bring your vegetarian loved ones to Tusca."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was amazing & service great. My family and I really enjoyed the prime rib. Best Thanksgiving dinner we have had! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "While the food itself was decent, portions were extremely different at the same price points. I had a pasta dish that would be suitable to split among 3 people while my girlfriend had a decent (a bit small in my opinion) duck dish. I found that the prices were a bit high for what you get, but I had a restaurant.com gift certificate, so I can't really complain about that too much. We noticed the food was EXTREMELY salty --not something a restaurant of that caliber should be doing. But overall it was a decent experience with a very good atmosphere that wasn't too loud."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Enjoyed our stay at the Hyatt. The restaurant, Tusca, was perfect for dinner. The service was excellent and the food...wonderful. Jefferson, our waiter was just great..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Although we were seated and almost immediately asked what we wanted to order, it felt very rushed and pushy. My son was trying to decide what he wanted and the waiter was very impatient and kept trying to push him into ordering something he didn't like. We three adults all commented on this after the waiter left the table. Food looked colorless and not appetizing. A piece of parsley or lemon/orange slice even would have helped the presentation! Some ordered the Crab Panni. Sandwich itself was NOT pressed and crispy but rather like a greasy grilled sandwich. My face, hands and mouth was so full of grease I only could eat a half. It was also very spicy and my mother could barely eat hers either. Very disappointed! Will not return."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I panned this place a couple of years ago, and they deserved it, but now with all new staff and chef, they get my raves. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. The noise level has been reduced from about 10 to maybe 1 on the dining-comfort scale, and there was nothing wrong with the perfect salads, appetizers, or main courses. Good job!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Great Father's day brunch.. I feasted on the continental; it was perfect. Other diners in my party dined on the brunch buffet. Very good service. A good place for brunch!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Good food, but fish could have been cooked a little less & the ravioli's creamy sauce was very rich."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Did not know this was a hotel restaurant when booked reservation. Felt foolish. Not a good way to experience Monteray."
    Dined on 5/22/2013
  • "I booked a reservation for a birthday luncheon. We were given a semi-private room which allowed the group to enjoy ourselves without worrying about the noise volume. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The staff assisted to serve everyone at the same time. The menu was small, but well rounded. The food was well prepared and presented nicely. The wait staff brought the birthday girl a chocalate cake with candle and song. Everyone enjoyed both the lunch and the desserts. Nice venue for a luncheon."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "$25 for kids 6-12 extremely pricey for kids! Should be more like $10-$15!! I guess the hyatt didn't want to have a lot of family's in for Mother's Day! Because when people seen how much it was for kids I'm sure they opted for someplace more reasonable. My son, niece & nephew literally ate about $2.00 worth of food each! But cost me $75. And 6 adults @ $52 a pop! I understand I chose to go to Tusca for mothers day brunch, Knowing beforehand how much it were for kids. There's no one to blame but myself I made a huge mistake. I wont be making that mistake again! Would only consider going back if the price point for kids were to be made more reasonable! we should have just went to knuckles instead! $500 would have gone a lot further there!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Great service in a pleasing atmosphere, came here for our wedding anniversary and we would definitely return. Strong recommendation to go."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Ravioli with cheese and cognac was pretty good, but clam and sausages with gluten free pasta was bad. sausage didn't have any flavor and pasta had no texture."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "Wonderful service, Wonderful food, Carl our waiter was excellent, JJ the Manager? was also very friendly and accommodating. We will return."
    Dined on 1/24/2013
  • "after having an unpleasant experience the night before at another local italian restaraunt TUSCA was a very pleasant experience!The sevice was prompt and friendley .The food and wine were excellent! We're definiteley going back."
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "My prosciuto pannini was salty and greasy. The buffett had very little options. But the service was the worst ever...we had to get up about 5 times to look for our waiter and it took foreever to get a hold of him. I ended up standing and waiting at my table for the waiter to bring me a to-go cup for my coffee while my family left as they were tired of waiting...a couple of the other waiters were trying to be helpful, but one in particular seemed hangover and unwilling to help and even told us we needed to wait for our waiter to get service :("
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "We dined her with friends for a special occasion, the food was great, the service too!"
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "Tardy service, inattentive waitstaff. Despite a 1:30 reservation on a quiet saturday afternoon lunch, we were seated at a table in the middle of the room despite several available booths and window tables. We had 2 different waitstaff introduce themselves as our provider, yet it took nearly 15 minutes to get our glasses of wine. We had to ASK for their special pizza menu, despite their numerous local newspaper ads indicating that this was their special feature this month. The worse part of our experience was the SMELL of the place,despite having the doors open for cross ventilation. It smelled like cumin (in an italian restaurant?) or more likely, from inadequate hygiene from one of the staff!"
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "It was just okay. Good hotel restaurant. I would not seek them out for any occasion. Food just okay. It was surprisingly pricey."
    Dined on 6/11/2012
  • "Although extremely friendly, the waiters were young and lacked experience. Requests were answered promptly, but utensils usual for Italian restaurant were missing, examples: large spoon for pasta, small fork to get clams out of shell, extra dish for clam shells. Used dishes were not removed before next course was served,Especially nice, however, was the roasted garlic served with fresh, warm bread. The arrugala and pear salad with the lemon and olive oil dressing was a favorite. Baked seafood dish was short on seafood, but was very good. The sausage and clam entree was adequate, but the fettucini was not feshly cooked - - seemed tough. The restaurant is warmly lit and spectacularly looks out on the 18th hole of the Del Monte Golf course."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "We went there after reading a review (think it was in the local paper. It was okay---definitely not special...No real complaints. Just not that exciting..I added oil, salt & pepper to my soup to create some taste. I did enjoy the dressing on the salad, however."
    Dined on 5/2/2012
  • "We had a reservation for 10 with a high chair, and they had a side room ready for us when we got there -- no waiting at all. We were in town for the Big Sur Marathon, so we were going through water quickly, and they regularly refilled our pitcher so that there was no shortage of water. My mushroom pizza was very good, and I tasted the butternut squash raviolis, where were great."
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "I was glad we were seated by the window and had a very nice view of the golf course. The pasta we had was very good, large shrimps, mussels, clams and chunks of fish in a creamy red sauce. The waiter was quite attentive and made sure water and wine glasses were constantly filled. Would return if I was staying at the Hyatt again."
    Dined on 4/7/2012
  • "When staying at the Hyatt Del Monte in Monterey, TusCA is a wonderful choice for dining. We were there on a non-stop rainy night, and staying at the hotel, it was most convenient to dine on the premises. But TusCA is much better than hotel fare. We had dinner there and then brunch the next morning; both were very good. Dinner offered a nice array of Italian-inspired California dining very reasonably priced. I'm glad I ordered the arugula salad rather than the Caesar, however, as the Caesar was the "three leaf" style, although it did feature fresh anchovies. Everyone at my table of four was pleased with their dish, from the filet mignon to the special-request pasta with vegetables. Awesome white chocolate bread pudding - a must!"
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "Consistent quality is achieved by selecting TusCA Ristorante. The ease of using OpenTable for reservations, for small and large gatherings, and the selection provided by the menu TusCA offers, are the primary reasons I would recommend TusCA and OpenTable to business associates and friends. Thank you for the overall good experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2012
  • "Long wait to be seated but great hostess who talked to us and gave us drinks while we waited. Food was good and service after being seated was okay. Overall long everything...wait to be seated, wait for ordering food and wait for food to arrive. Not that bad but it didn't look as busy as it sounds from my post so "boo" on them."
    Dined on 2/25/2012
  • "We ordered 3 appetizers, the ceasar salad, stuffed pepper, and eggplant with mushrooms. They all were beautiful to look at, but nothing that I would write home about. Entrees: my husband ordered the sea bass which was superb, and I ordered the butternut ravioli. I expected the sweetness to come from the butternut squash in a tender pastry noodle. It was, however, too sweet for my taste with the fig drizzle and sprinkle of cinnamon, then baked until slightly crispy on top. I can say, however, that the ambiance and service were very nice. The manager of the restaurant was very accomodating. We didn't take her up on her offer to remove the ravioli from the bill, rather, we so appreciated that she took notice to make improvements!"
    Dined on 2/19/2012