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About Scusa Italian Ristorante

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!

2543 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Live Jazz Music Thursday - Saturday 6-9PM

Cross Street:
Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 542-0100

Website:
http://www.scusalaketahoe.com/

Parking Details:
Large private parking lot in front of the restaurant.

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room for up to 20 guests.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scusa Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

As always ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.......We have never had a bad meal here. We always take out of town guests here for a perfect Italian meal.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Italian fine-dining at a reasonable price. The wine list has very fine wines and Italian specialties like Amarone. Very knowledgeable waiters who are familiar with the different recipes and preparation as well as well versed on the wine list.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter was very animated, loud, and appeared to be reciting the menu to us. Nothing soft about him for a fine Italian restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

This place is always amazing every time we go!

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·Dined 7 days ago

We held our small wedding reception here 6 years ago. I guess I was too excited at the time to relish the delicious food here. I surprised my husband this past weekend and took him to Sousa's to celebrate our anniversary. We couldn't have had a better dinner anywhere else in South Tahoe!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 7 days ago

Great dinner at Scusa, our first time, visiting from Illinois. Only negative thing was there was a huge draft coming through the window seal. Dale the waiter was fantastic!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We make it a point to eat here whenever we are in town. It is always a great meal here!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely time dining here! Food was amazing, service impeccable, ambiance perfect!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food appeared to be previously made and reheated. The presentation was pretty but the freshness wasn’t there.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great dinner and experience

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Pleasant dining experience. We will be back soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our group was BEYOND thrilled with this find. I personally found it a wonderful change to the hum drum gluten free options I have found at other restaurants. Our server was great..My complements to the chef.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Overall, a very good experience. The food was tasty, the service was solid, and we had a good time. I’d definitely come back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was very good, the service timely and attentive, and the setting was quiet enough that we could have a good conversation. Portions are large.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Hands down the most amazing restaurant we’ve been to. Did research on several restaurants in the area and I’m so glad we chose this one. Can’t wait to go back! Must try the escargot and the lobster ravioli. I’m going to dream about this place tonight.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The ambience was cozy and romantic. The food was very good. And the service was excellent. A new favorite at South Lake Tahoe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice find for Italian food and atmosphere in S. Lake Tahoe. On Thursday -Sunday they have live jazz.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

New to the area and found a real gem! We'll be regulars:)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always consistent with food, delicious dishes. The staff is always professional and have great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was incredible! We just got awkwardly sat into a booth next to a wedding party. So we got to hear every toast... which was weird. However food and service was exceptional! Will definitely be coming back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food! Only complaint is it is served WAY too fast. My party of 4 ordered a bottle of wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert and they had the food out so fast, we were finished in under 45 minutes.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service and ambiance was great, I found the food to be overly salty for my taste (both dishes) but overall great experience and will return again when we visit Tahoe again.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always great food and service. We are locals and eat here twice sometimes 2 times amonth. If your visiting Tahoe give it a try-

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love that they have Frank Family Chardonnay. The food is great and the service is very prompt. It's a wonderful restaurant on South Shore.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very slow... Took forever to get anything..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. The service was prompt and friendly. I highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great value, for some awesome food! Very accommodating...and great for the family! Had something for everyone...great spot.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Dinner for our family of 10. Wonderful food & service. The Petrale Sole was delicious - both preparations - as were the steak & pasta dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 25, 2017

To be honest I liked it better in the old location but understand why they expanded. The food was good, there was a very unhappy baby, and perhaps the parents could have left sooner or something to try and calm the baby... but the adult female customers behavior was inexcusable. Stating multiple times at the top of her lungs that she didn’t come to a restaurant like scusas to listen to a baby cry. So to who ever you are thanks for that babies can’t control their actions, but you should have been able to do so...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

4 of us came together, a white wine sauce dish, alfredo dish, bolognese, and lasagna. The white sauce dishes weren’t as well executed or flavorful as the red sauce dishes. Service was good, spot was cute. It was interesting, all of our pastas and far more meat than we consider average and far less noodles than we’d consider average... which we found interesting. Anyhow, the bolognese was the favorite.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good quality go-back-time-and-again restaurant in south shore. What's not to love <3

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good service, nice ambiance with the live jazz but food is subpar

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was delicious loved the lobster ravioli appetizer

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was excellent and the service was top-notch! My wife and I look forward to going to Scusa every time that we are in Lake Tahoe. Love it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Four of us met here for dinner and three had the Calemari Scusa which had been enjoyed by all before. We had a perfect table by the window and shared wine and complimentary garlic bread before our main courses. The service was excellent as was the food. We stayed for over 2 hours so we could chat and never felt rushed. We topped off the evening with two shared desserts, and were pleasantly surprised with the reasonable price of dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent, will visit every time in town. Excellent lobster ravioli, calamari steak and the Scusa bread is a must! And Jason our server was the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time there and we loved it. It was our 9 year anniversary and we brought our two kids , Evan 6 and Olivia 5. Had a wonderful time. Staff was great to us and the kids. Food was delicious and came out on time. Day after Thanksgiving thought we would have a hard time in Tahoe but it was just the opposite. Can't wait to go back next trip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Music, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food. Very crowded. I made a reservation thru open table 4 months prior but just got a table that was so close to an adjacent party that our backs were touching. It was soooo loud I could not talk to my family. Not relaxing.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good food, great service, and the ambiance was authentic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Haven’t been there in awhile
Really enjoyed food and service were great

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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