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About TusCA Restaurant

Inspired by the hearty cuisine of Italy's western coastal region, the cuisine blends the essence of Tuscany - natural flavors brought out by a simple preparation of fresh seasonal ingredients and locally sourced Californian produce, fish and meat.

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Tasman

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 510-6480

Website:
http://www.tusca.com/content/hpr/tusca/en/santa_clara.html

Parking Details:
Free Parking Garage

Public Transit:
Public Transit Stops: VTA

Old Ironsides

Great America

Executive Chef:
Martin Alcala

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Inspired by the Tuscan region’s emphasis on abundance, Executive Chef Martin Alcala, presents authentic and sophisticated regional Italian cuisine. Our menu offerings and dish preparations reflect the basic ingredients available from local purveyors through the seasons.

TusCA Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.9

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3.6

value

3.1

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (141)
Great for Lunch (125)
Fit for Foodies (89)
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Late-night Find (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Hot Spot (11)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

We were at the Convention Center for an event and had a large party of 13 people for dinner. The food and the staff were wonderful. There is a big round table near the front but tucked into a private corner. Its is great for a group because the table is round and you are out of the way of other diners. Its nice to be at a group dinner where you can interact with other guests -- its not too loud and the setting is lovely. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and for a hotel restaurant the food is actually very good. They have a unique selection of inventive entrees including unusual pizza combinations and salads. When they called to confirm my reservation, I mentioned that it was a birthday dinner and I might need to change the time by 15 minutes to accommodate schedule changes. They were great about adjusting the time and asking if we wanted anything special for the birthday. I was able to bring a cake and they served it with a candle, which I didn't remember to bring or even ask for. I arrived early and was able to place favors on the table and the cake in the center. They moved the original table centerpiece to accommodate my request. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu including the wine and able to answer many questions. They accommodated a special request regarding one of the salads. I appreciated that our waiter was able to easily manage our large party although the restaurant was fairly busy. I would definitely go back if I am staying in the hotel or at an event at the Convention Center which is connected to the hotel.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2015

Everything tasted great, but a was little salty.
The lunch crowd comes in late there

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2015

Great meal, great location, great service. I recommend this highly.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Saturday's breakfast buffet featured pacific crab cake benedict, which were nicely done. We also had excellent omelets by Chef Martin. Service by Martin was excellent as usual. A new feature was bread pudding, in place of potatoes. It too was very delicious.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2014

I have not had Tusca's Sunday Breakfast Buffet in a while and I was disappointed on my recent visit. Eggs benedict are apparently no longer offered as part of the buffet; instead, pumpkin spiced pancakes were offered in their place. I passed. Other things were "off" as well. My omelet was overcooked and overpeppered. And the great, creative danishes they used to have-- GONE. Aside from the croissants and muffins which were still good, the other danishes could have been bought in a supermarket. Who wants to pay $22.50 for that?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2014

We do an annual team event with 8 to 12 people and we come here before we head to the airport. I always ask for Mo and he does an outstanding job that makes the is a excellent experience. The food and wine are always top notch, but Mo takes it to another level. He knows how to take care of you and offers suggestions on the food and wine that wont steer you wrong.

Any evenings that Im in the bay - I will try to have a meal here and request Mo as my server.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2014

Reservations and confirmation appreciated.Upon arrival at restaurant we were seated immediately..great table.Fast service..very nicel presented dishes. Everyone in group happy with selections....

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2014

The menu on the website is not the menu they offer on niner game days. This past Sunday all they had was basically pizza and burgers. We went for pizza which was essentially flavorless. Had to add tons of red pepper to give it any taste at all. Service okay but uneven...eg, being asked if we wanted ground pepper on our salads when we were mostly done with them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2014

I have already recommended it to several people to use post 49er games

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2014

It felt like a typical hotel business lunch...overpriced, heavily seasoned and sauced. Services was a little slow. I wouldn't choose to eat there if it wasn't for the business meeting at the conference.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 20, 2014

The regular chef, martin, was off duty that day and so an assistant or replacement (salvador?) was on staff. Unfortunately, his skills were up not to the task. The egg and prosciutto panini was so salty, it was inedible. (Perhaps it is the fault of the proscuitto?) In any case, the item was not very enjoyable and was not even as good as the sausage and egg muffins served by Hyatt Places. We also ordered an omelette which came out missing a key ingredient. We did not bother to comment or send it back, feeling it would be futile. Service was, as usual, excellent. Overall, the food was a bit disappointing because, usually, breakfast at Tusca is very, very good to excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Took family from out of town here after I couldn't convince them to come up to Berkeley for my hard-won Gather reservation -sigh..

Change from Il Fornaio in downtown SJ which is where we usually eat when we're down this way

the food:
crabcakes were good with a corn/avocado relish
bruschetta -melted cheese on top??? ok, that was a little different...
pizzas were nice and thin
salads looked good
2 of us had the $20 'salad' bar experience and seemed happy with that
I had a nice steak with roasted asparagus but the whipped potatoes were a little gummy
Firestone DBA on tap! and splits of good wine for my sis

good service

lava cake could have been warmer
peaches melba touted as spectacular presentation, but they were just in a bowl -meh

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Fresh fruits nicely made pastries-the cream pastry covered with a toffee topping was a favorite, smoked salmon, bagels, cereal, cheese, scrambled eggs oatmeal, pork or chicken sausage, bacon, potatoes, a crab and seafood eggs benedict, the choices were immense and very good. The eggs benedicts really stood out. Compliments to the Chef, Martin. Bravo! He also makes great omelets too.

Great service by Jorge who explained our buffet options very nicely and efficiently took care of whatever we needed. Great service also by John Huynh who quickly cleared our dirty plates and refilled our hot tea as needed. Highly recommend the breakfast buffet, altho the pastries and eggs benedict selections changes daily.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2014

Just about everything on the buffet line was cold including the sliced prime rib! Prime rib was very fatty.
For $49, what a rip-off. Order off the main menu if you want your food hot. Vet good service, though, but will not be back for the price!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2014

This is the only real restaurant at the Hyatt. The food is pretty mediocre, service is a bit innatentive (but friendly enough). Fine if you don't want to leave the hotel.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Was looking for a restaurant that was higher end but affordable for a team lunch and I needed efficient service as lunch hours really need to be kept to an hour. TusCA was all that. Seated right away, wait staff was quick but we never felt rushed. One guest had a specific alergy to peppers and really wanted the scallop dish which comes with a corn/pepper sidedish. TusCA made a substitute which was perfect. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2014

weird service, a dry turkey burger, a wet salad with no dressing ... bleak

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2014

It is a small restaurant and where they do a buffett. The food was good as well as the service. All employees are friendly and helpful. The Itallian Sodas were really good, would definitely recommend them, especially the mango.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2014

First time eating here since the new chef came in. The cuisine is improved, Had excellent salads and appetizers. The chicken was tasty, but the minuscule portion should have embarrassed the chef. Had chicken at a fine Italian eatery on Union Street last week and the portion was literally more than twice the size served here.
TusCa doesn't have Italian wines! There is only one (the prosecco). Someone making beverage decisions here should be transferred to washing dishes immediately. No way well-travelled guests should have to go to an Italian named restaurant and be limited to drinking alcohol -heavy California wines. Get six Italian whites and eight Italian reds on the menu immediately, price them reasonably and watch
what happens.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 22, 2014

Excellent omelets by Alfredo and excellent service by Martin and bussers who cleared my dirty plates and refilled my juice and hot tea very quickly. French toast with fruit and scrambled egg whites options on the buffet line were nice alternatives to overcooked eggs benedicts. Very nice way to start the day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2014

I made a reservation here for Father's Day brunch, thinking it would be a special meal, instead of just going to a restaurant for breakfast that day. It was more a hotel restaurant, rather than a restaurant in a hotel. The place was pretty messy. The table where we were going to sit had food and syrup on the floor underneath. At 10:50 (our reservation was 10:15), we were told the buffet would be closing in 10 minutes. Whaaat? Not a leisurely stroll through the buffet, but a throw as much food as I can put on my plate kind of meal. To make matters worse, five minutes later, it was being put away. My husband growled at the employee, who did NOT want to be there that day, & reminded her it was a few minutes to closing. Not special at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2014

The food was delicious and elegantly prepared. Good variety of the kids menu. The waiter was very nice and interactive with our children . My friend also can only eat certain food and was able to find something she liked. Thanks

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 1, 2014

Tusca's Breakfast Buffet and menu has undergone yet another change. The price is up from $20 to $22.50 and they seemed to have permanently discontinued their various eggs benedict offerings on the buffet line in favor of french toast with fruits. Their cheese selections have gone from three down to one in the past year, and their pastries no longer have the same quality as before. A few pluses are that they added smoked salmon, scrambled egg whites, chicken sausages, and sweet potatoes to the buffet selections. They have a new menu, but it did not excite me and seemed very similar to their old menu offerings. It was more of a repackaging than a rebranding. Service was at its usual excellence.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2014

The selection was of reasonable range - a bit pricy - but not through the roof. We were expecting Hyatt Regency caliber dining for those prices. For appetizers, I had the (fried) shrimp and calamari and my wife had the steamed mussels. Mine were tasty and not too battered or greasy. Her mussels were small but she enjoyed the broth. I ordered the bone-in rib eye (medium rare). It was barely 1/2" thick, came well past medium, and was very chewy. Cautiously, I sent it back and instead ordered a NY strip hoping to get a reasonable thickness. The small steak came back slightly rare - but I was fine with that. My wife had the rack of lamb which was generous and nicely cooked. The desserts were fine but rated only about a 6 out of 10 for taste.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2014

I hadn’t been to the restaurant here in many years. I used to go at least 4x a month. Their wine list became corporate and expensive so I started going to the new Hilton across the street which had better ambiance, food and wine. Fast forward to the present and the restaurant at the Hyatt has been totally renovated, has a good wine lists again, and the food has a unique style to it with influences of spices from Indian and Mexican cuisine, crossed with Mediterranean dishes. The food is well presented and well made, showing pride from the kitchen. All compliments from around my table of 6. My largest two complaints were the portions which were 2x what I eat, and the noise level at dinner made it difficult to have a conversation at my table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Hostess gave excellent service which made my dining experience worth it especially on a busy occasion, Mother's Day. Overall, it was almost excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

First off, there was no wait when we made our reservation. I have made reservations and had to wait. Second, the spread on the food was tremendous, I could not believe everything they had. They had meals that ranged from Breakfast to Lunch, and for a buffet type it was really well done. Food did not look old, or dry. Third, there was a lot of room. It was not overly crowded. And last, but not least, our server was awesome. Javier, who was our waiter, made sure every time our glasses were emptied, or close to being emptied, he got them refilled quick. He was also quick to remove our used plates and silverware to bring us new ones. Also, my daughter requested a special waffle, one with Chocolate Chips, and he was very accommodating!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2014

TusCA is a conveniently located restaurant inside of the Hyatt Hotel Santa Clara. The selection of food is great and wide and there is something for everyone. For time and convenience sake, I dined at TusCA twice during my hotel stay and enjoyed the food - dinner and breakfast.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 20, 2014

We had a very nice Easter Brunch which featured a huge assortment of options. Prime Rib and ham, omelets made to order, crab cake benedicts cooked just right, pork and chicken sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, scrambled egg whites, sweet and yukon potatoes, brie cheese, priscuitto, croissants, muffins, fresh pineapples and strawberry, smoked salmon, and lots of well made desserts. Service by Martin was exceptional, and Martin the Executive chef did a wonderful job.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2014

our server was great. the food was decent. perfect for business lunches, and family dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 16, 2014

Hyatt's Tusca Restaurant has recovered its Breakfast buffet mojo. After a few months on inconsistency in 2013, Tusca's Breakfast buffet is back on top. The new french toast option is a nice alternative to the Tuscan Eggs Benedict which was often became over done as it sat on the steam table. An even nice new option is the smoked salmon -- always nice to have bagels and lox, and orange juice. And their fresh made omelets were most excellent. The Breakfast Buffet is now $20, but still worth it. Our server, Jorge, was exceptional as was the rest of the staff, clearing our dirty plates off quickly and refilling our hot water or juices as needed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 23, 2014

Wish I had been hungrier as there were lots of choices for Sunday brunch. Service was fabulous!
Nice place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2014

TusCA arranged a table for my party of 7 during the busy Strata conference this week. Great space, outstanding food. Noise level a little high due to Strata attendance. Will definitely come back, particularly for business lunches.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2014

Great omelettes and crab cake eggs benedict by Martin the executive chef, and great service by Martin our server.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2014

We had a reservation for a group of 12. Our table was ready early and they seated us in a semi-private room which was great. However, it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive and then our order was wrong. I will not be booking any corporate reservations going forward.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2013

Wonderful food, eclectic preparations, very friendly staff, will go back when in Santa Clara again for dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2013

I had my birthday dinner. All dishes were great. They gave me special birthday cake & happy birthday song. Very nice service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2013

We ate here X-mas Day and had a great experience! We are vegetarians and the other hotels we investigated-their vegetarian options underwhelmed us. Tusca really came through with a great 4 course veggie meal that was well thought out and delicious! Our server was very kind and attentive without hovering-just perfect. Overall, a lovely experience. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2013

My family had Christmas brunch there. The food and service were both very good. The price was reasonable. It's a great place for large groups, as it's very low key. We enjoyed it very much, and will go back for more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Great spread and lovely staff made it a very enjoyable experience.

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