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!
Good! But expensive.
Outstanding Italian cuisine,
We make it a point to have dinner at Scusa’s every time we are in Southlake Tahoe.
Best meal we've had there, service also improved.
This was our fourth visit to Scusa. It has been hit or miss but this evening it was hitting on all cylinders with very attentive service and all the selections (two different salads, mains, and dessert, as well as cappuccino) were really nicely prepared and generously portioned. We had a corner table on a night when they had a jazz musician and the whole ambiance was a real step up from our last visit about two years ago. We would definitely return for authentic Italian when in South Lake.
This is always Monday dinner for our ski week in Lake Tahoe. The lobster ravioli and Scusa bread are the perfect start to the meal. Salads are large, and so are entrees. Have never had room for desert so you are on your own there.
Fabulous! From the free Garlic Bread appetizer (Check-in on Yelp!) to the boxing up of the leftovers everything was superb! We were seated immediately in a cozy private booth - curtains blocked out he noise from the dining room. Zach our server was very attentive, refilling water and clearing bread plates. The garlic bread was toasted to perfection with a layer of parmesan. I had the Chicken and Eggplant - it was described as "Layered" I'd call it "Stacked" as layered implies more than one layer of each. Otherwise the eggplant was lightly breaded and fried. The breading maintained the crunchiness under the generous portion of sauce which was incredible. My husband had the Chicken and Ravioli. The stuffing in the ravioli was generous and delicious. The ragu on the plate was divine! We'll definitely return to this restaurant when visiting the area!
Great service - very attentive and friendly. Felt like family.. Loved the lobster ravioli, linguini with clams, lasagne. Many families as well as couples.
Delicious Italian restaurant. Great garlic bread. Mediterranean pasta was outstanding as was
The sausage and pasta dish. Great for families. We enjoyed our dinner very much.
Excellent ambiance with soft lighting and a real Italian feel. The meal was delicious, especially the lobster ravioli appetizer. Most notable was the quality service we received from Zack T, who was attentive without hovering, friendly without being too involved, and intuitively helpful with suggestions for wine and dessert. Understated and respectful, yet friendly and smiling enough to help us connect with him. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Lake Tahoe.
Very nice restaurant. Food was amazing.
A bit pricy - we ended up paying 340$ for 6 people
The appetizers we really good. The entrees were good also. We had coffee expresso it was terrible.
Amazing food. Live jazz music was a nice touch.
Loved This place ! The Salmon was Amazing. Highly recommended & will recommend to others. Can’t wait to return and try the lasagna .
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.
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.
Our waiter was very animated, loud, and appeared to be reciting the menu to us. Nothing soft about him for a fine Italian restaurant.
This place is always amazing every time we go!
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!!
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!!!
We make it a point to eat here whenever we are in town. It is always a great meal here!
We had a lovely time dining here! Food was amazing, service impeccable, ambiance perfect!
The food appeared to be previously made and reheated. The presentation was pretty but the freshness wasn’t there.
Great dinner and experience
Pleasant dining experience. We will be back soon.
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.
Overall, a very good experience. The food was tasty, the service was solid, and we had a good time. I’d definitely come back.
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.
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.
The ambience was cozy and romantic. The food was very good. And the service was excellent. A new favorite at South Lake Tahoe.
Nice find for Italian food and atmosphere in S. Lake Tahoe. On Thursday -Sunday they have live jazz.
New to the area and found a real gem! We'll be regulars:)
Always consistent with food, delicious dishes. The staff is always professional and have great service.
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!
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.
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.
Always great food and service. We are locals and eat here twice sometimes 2 times amonth. If your visiting Tahoe give it a try-
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.
Very slow... Took forever to get anything..
The food was outstanding. The service was prompt and friendly. I highly recommend.