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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!
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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
Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Large private parking lot in front of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room for up to 20 guests.
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
The first time I ordered escargot here it was very good. The second time it was awful (no garlic- I should've sent it back), and the third time it was just so-so. Hardly any butter or garlic- musts for escargot! I won't order it again.
Our companions had veal and spaghetti and meatballs, and they were very good. I had the arugula salad also and it was good.
So I guess just don't order the escargot.
We went here with my in laws on a Saturday night and the food was great! My inlaws shared their meal . They had the sole special and some lobster ravioli. My husband had the clams linguini and he was a little disappointed because it was too lemony tasting ! He would try something else next time . We had the garlic bread and burrata to share ! This was an excellent appetizer! I had the chicken saltemboca with gluten free penne pasta ! It was good ! We had a Barbera from Amador County that was excellent . The cheese cake with a cream brûlée top is a must !!!! Jazz music in the background added to the ambiance! We will come again and try some different dishes ! We would recommend this place for sure!
Food was very good and portions are large. Service was however spotty. Youngish waiter was very loud and flippant, slow to refill water and bring bread. Then before we were even done eating two people came to clear our table and offered us to go boxes, like pushing us out the door. And we are not pokey eaters...
Excellent food, service, and live music. Definitely a neighborhood gem. The ambiance was nice too, but rated only a four (4). This is due to the high noise level and the wait staff moving too fast...very distracting. Yes, it was a busy night and they're had workers, but they need to slow it down a bit and breathe.
I have been to Scussa's a few times before, and it never disappoints. I am lacto vegetarian, but I can always find things on the menu, but my favorite is the cappalini with basil, tomatoes and garlic. It is simple but elegant! I will always try to frequent Scussa's when I am town, but a reservation is certainly a must. I think if this is your first time you will be pleasantly surprised. On Saturday night they had live Jazz, and it made the dinner that much more special.
Scusa was one of our favorite restaurants when we would be in S lake Tahoe...Had not been to the new location and now that we have we would never go again. Old location=Cozy, dimly lit, inviting , romantic excellent food, great service. New Location= bright lights, loud large groups, food was awful, sevice was awful, overall horrible experience and will never return.
We have always enjoyed going to Scusa when we are in Lake Tahoe. One of my favorite dishes is the calamari steak and I ordered it again. However, for some reason, it was nowhere as good as usual. Just an ordinary calamari steak. On the other hand, my wife reported that her mushrooms/clam dish was quite good.
The best Italian Ristorante in all of Tahoe area! We have been going here every year when we come up to South Lake Tahoe from Fresno for the Tour de Tahoe cycling event. Usually there is something that a customer can complain about about during their dining experience, but not at Scusa's! We were seated promptly for our reservation of 5 people, we were served quickly and the food is exceptional! And there was plenty of delicious tasting marinara sauce with the pasta. The prices are very reasonable for the value of the food. The ambiance is casual and fun. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I made reservations on-line on their website which made it easy. Because of the restaurant's popularity, one should definitely make reservations because they are fully packed on most nights.
Delicious! Have been coming to Tahoe forever and never tried it. Will be coming back here every time we visit. Any restaurant that can make tomato/basil capellini amazing is worth it. At most places it's a bland dish, but this was amazing, along with everything else. Spinach buttermilk dressing yum!
We ate at 5:00pm before a concert and our meal was delicious! We were seated in the patio and were very comfortable. Fish was tasty and fresh. Fast, friendly and courteous service too! The bread pudding dessert was yummy! This was our second visit to Scusa and we weren't disappointed. We will be back!
I've been her twice now and both times the food and service was excellent! Both times I had one of the fish specials and they are to die for!! This last time I was there to celebrate my sisters 77th birthday. When I made the reservation on line I had added in the comments this is why we would be there. Without any reminders or another mention of her birthday, after our meal our server Zach (who was outstanding!!) brought out a dessert with a candle for her.
I couldn't have asked for a better birthday dinner celebration for my sister.
Thank you Scusa for making a memorable birthday for my sister!!
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