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Scusa Italian Ristorante, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Scusa Italian Ristorante, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Scusa Italian Ristorante, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Scusa Italian Ristorante, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Scusa Italian Ristorante, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Scusa Italian Ristorante

4.6
4.6
3002 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
100 of the Best Seats in Town."
~ Creative Traditional Italian & Fresh Seafood Daily ~ Upscale, Lively Atmosphere ~ Extensive Menu & Wine List ~For over 20 years, Scusa has remained the perennial favorite of locals and tourists alike. Featuring traditional and creative pasta dishes, from simple Cappellini with fresh Basil and Tomato to Seafood Fettuccine Scusa in a light tomato-red wine sauce. Scusa is rumored to serve the best Linguine & Clams you'll ever have. Let's not forget the variety of Veal and Chicken dishes, and the Scusa Bread is a must! With appetizers from crispy Calamari to the House Specialty Lobster Raviolis in light Basil-Tomato Cream any choice is a good one. If you only have room to split a desert try the Amaretto Bread Pudding or the delicious Cannolis.Scusa has one of the most romantic outdoor patios in Lake Tahoe, complete with fountain & garden. If you're looking for great food, with warm atmosphere and service, you are sure to enjoy!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 542-0100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Semi-private room for up to 20 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    South Shore
  • Cross street
    Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot in front of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,002 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

3,002 Reviews
  1. RichardH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been going to this restaurant for about 25 years. It never disappoints. We had the eggplant stock appetizer.. wonderful. Kale salad. Good. Not great. But we split one salad. They split it for us. The portion was like a regular salad even though we split it. They also gave us great home baked bread and olive oil and vinegar… yum We next split their seafood linguine… muscles, lots of clams, shrimp and salmon… we asked for a spicy red sauce with extra garlic. It was wonderful…. And the portion was more than enough and they split it for us. Great meal. Then we had their bread pudding and vanilla ice cream. Just ok. But solid. We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing! Truly a Tahoe gem!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always. Scusa is a Tahoe locals fan favorite!

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  4. Angie

    Tahoe

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari Scusa was fabulous. Excellent service. I will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always a favorite of ours to come to every time we are in town!!! 🥰😍❤️ And we live in Louisiana & love to eat!!!!

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  6. KathleenW

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is usually delicious. This specific night was a little less than up to par. No one in our party of six finished their dinner. They need to cut back a bit on the butter!

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  7. SGBW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For was delicious. Lots of traditional Italian menu items to choose from. Staff is very nice and accommodating

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  8. MichaelG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. The lobster ravioli is a daily special and an absolute must.

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  9. WineLover

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scusa is a reliable good meal at a reasonable price. The wine list is basic, with only a few varietals

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  10. Brewermhk

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Italian seafood, and I was not disappointed when I had the mussels, shrimp, and clams over a bed of linguini. Yum! A good selection of wines, too. Service was prompt, and food came out quickly.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food for good value! A good surprise for the Lake Tahoe area

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  12. JeniferM

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second trip to SCUSA was just as good as our first experience. Great place for us since we love garlic.

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  13. JAMESM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff especially the hostess as she cheerfully made a correction after we showed up a day early for our resy! Salads were fresh with a nice touch of small shrimp on them. Garlic Bread is a must! Lasagne was great but heavy on the ricotta. My traveling companion had pasta and sausage and raved about the sauce. We will be back!

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  14. Autsy

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere we’ll definitely eat here every time we come to Tahoe👍

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  15. Angie

    Tahoe

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabriel our waiter was excellent. Calamari Scusa was to die for. Very Consistently excellent.

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  16. gman

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid Italian restaurant. The lobster ravioli appetizer was outstanding. Service was quick.

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  17. Deppy

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Scusa and had a wonderful time. We have probably eaten there a half dozen times. It's a go to while staying in South Lake. The calamari and clam linguini was fantastic as always. They have good wine selection too.

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  18. Jenny

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have dinner here on our annual ski week. Start with the lobster ravioli. Get the foccia bread to stop up the sauce. All entrées and salads are good. You won't leave hungry. We've never had room for dessert 🍨. Staff is welcoming and knows their stuff.

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  19. JanetC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time eating here, a very nice place to eat. Restaurant is cozy, service was great and the food was wonderful. I will definitely go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food and service. Highly recommend!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, nice atmosphere inside of the dining room. Very reasonably priced.

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  22. 2delriotexans

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a “must go” if you’re in So.Tahoe and worth the drive if not. All dishes and appetizers for our group of six were excellent! Sea Scallop Mediterranean pasta, Shrimp scampi, Lobster ravioli starter is ‘to die for!’ Roasted garlic and focaccia bread also great. ‘Special’ Pork Shank Osso Bucco was 5 stars. You will not be disappointed. Our server Zach was very attentive and timely—great job!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very nice but the food was bland, luke warm and just not tasty.

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  24. SandyR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy italian restaurant! great roasted garlic with crostini appetizer; eggplant parmigiana came with pasta and 3 sauces - pesto, alfredo, and tomato - fabulous! great value, fabulous food!

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  25. MiketheVike

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very good and priced accordingly. Calamari steak is excellent. Very professional waiters, great service. Good ambience and decor.

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  26. Kat711

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scusa Italian Ristorante never disappoints. It’s one of our go-to restaurants close to home. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Gabriel, our server, was excellent, as were all who were helping with our service. And the food was delicious. We’ll be back again and again.

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  27. LeilaniF

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Scusa was excellent. I really enjoyed my eggplant Parmesan and the lobster ravioli. Whenever we’re in Tahoe, we make sure that we stop here for dinner. It has been very consistent with all the different entrées that we ordered very scrumptious. 

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  28. StevenS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was top notch! I would strongly recommend this restaurant

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  29. ElJeffe

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Scusa’s is a South Lake Tahoe tradition. Ambiance is cozy old school Italian. Service excellent and the food…perfectly done no matter what we’ve ordered-Schrimp, veal, salmon—but the lasagna is to die for. The consistent excellence is why we’ve been back 25+ times over the past decade.

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  30. JRII

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Highly recommended while in South Lake Tahoe.

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  31. DanetteC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent selection of items that are not available at other Italian restaurants.

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  32. Lisa

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabriel was amazing waiter. He remember us from our last visit. Were locals and we love this restaurant one of the best home recipes no franchise The people are amazing. People are amazing there.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Valentines evening. Everything was very efficient and organized for the high volume evening. The food tasted great. All 4 of us enjoyed our dishes.

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  34. MargieT

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful experience here, I tried a new dish and wasn't disappointed. We'll be back for sure as often as we can.

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  35. MichaelM

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentines Dinner ! Scallops Mediterranean and Shrimp Scampi! Excellent

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  36. KaseyM

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite go to places. We had a party of 12, on Valentine’s Day. Zach was our server, and he was amazing. We all had different dishes and everyone loved them. My favorite dish here is the chicken marsala, hubby had the New York, several people had different kinds of seafood. The menu offers a wide variety, so there is something for everyone. I wish I snapped pictures but I didn’t because we were busy visiting. Great job to the staff and cooks.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service . Great atmosphere cleanliness

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  38. RussellG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant experience as this was my first time at Scusa. Food was very good service was also very good and we will go more often

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  39. SocialGirl

    Tahoe

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner. Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and it was nice for them to bring her a birthday dessert. Great food and service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Nice restaurant for a nice meal after a long day on the mountain.

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FAQs

Scusa Italian Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 542-0100.

Scusa Italian Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 3002 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Scusa Italian Ristorante

2543 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    South Shore
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Large private parking lot in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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