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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
8:30 PM

TusCA Ristorante

4.1
236 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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TusCA Ristorante, with golf course views and a modern comfortable setting, combines the best of Tuscany with the best of California. Inspired by the hearty cuisine of Italy's Tuscan region and its emphasis on abundance and seasonality, our Monterey Bay restaurant presents authentic and sophisticated regional Italian dishes created from the wealth of locally and seasonally sourced California produce, meats and fish.

Our Monterey restaurant menus specialize in pasta, pizza and dishes baked in our wood-burning oven prepared fresh daily in our spectacular demonstration kitchen.

Experience Italian restaurant cuisine with California flair at Hyatt Regency Monterey’s signature restaurant, TusCA. The best of Tuscany and California meet in the lobby of our spectacular resort-style hotel.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30 am to 11:30 am Daily
Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday

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Phone number
(831) 657-6675
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
For special gatherings, TusCA offers a secluded dining area which comfortably seats up to 10 people, perfect when you wish for a more private space.
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Private party contact
Nick Zaballos; nick.zaballos@hyatt.com: (831) 521-0836
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complementary parking is available in front of and adjacent to the hotel main entrance.
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Public transit
Public transit stops are located within 1 city block of the hotel.
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Entertainment
The Fireplace Lounge features Live Jazz on the weekends in a comfortable and casual modern setting.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit the Hyatt Regency Monterey’s website for current menus, events and specials!

http://monterey.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/TusCARistorante.html
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 236 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.7
service
4.4
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3.8
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Dinner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was exceptional! The wood fired pizzas were incredible and service didn’t miss a beat!

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vipTheProfessor (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

An excellent Italian restaurant in the Hyatt. We've gone there many times, but this visit was not outstanding. Our starters: Special beet salad and calamari were excellent and prepared perfectly. (The calamari were strips and not rings if that matters.)
Now, in the past we had ordered their NY Strip steak and it was wonderful. But not this time. We ordered med-rare+ and it came rare. The steak itself was stringy, and somewhat chewy. We were told that the restaurant went with a new supplier -- why?.
On the bright side our waitress was ideal. And if you get a table towards the bar/lounge area you will be graced with Fri and Sat live jazz during your meal.

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vipcarmelcoasttraveler (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had expected to eat at TusCa, which was not serving lunch. Instead, we were seated in the lounge of the hotel and offered the TusCa and Lounge menus with mostly the same offerings. Food was fine. Burger was very heavily spiced and the spinach salad was definitely heavy on the cheese, dates and nuts and less on the spinach. Dressing was good. Our server was quite attentive. Before we return, however, we will be certain that the actual restaurant is open.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We have wonderful anniversary memories and we always enjoy the view of the golf course plus cocktails in the lobby by the fireplace prior to dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We didn't find disabled parking near the front of the restaurant or walkway for a person using a cane. The steps up to the front made it slightly difficult.

Is there parking and another entrance?

Other than that issue, we were pleased with our food and window table.

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UKcastaay13 (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything was very good including the service. Menu was a little limited though.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was great and the service was wonderful. However, the band was too loud to have conversation. If they hadn’t quit soon after we arrived, it would have ruined the entire meal. I loved the type of music they played - it was just way to loud.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was impeccable! Choices of food, temperatures and tastes were lovely. We completely enjoyed it and will return!

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CarlyM (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious meal, great service. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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Archiver69 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Tusca's understated elegance and typically corporate Hyatt ambiance might lead one to expect a certain level of cuisine, but that was not the case when my family dined there recently. I ordered the roast potato and New York steak entree (cooked medium), but suspected a problem before the first bite when the included broccoli florets arrived charred. I did sample one, to ensure it wasn't some Cajun treatment, but my original assessment was confirmed by the mushy texture and acrid flavor. Moving on, the potatoes were mostly cooked and completely devoid of seasoning, even salt. My sister helpfully suggested perhaps they wanted the guest to season them to taste. I didn't buy it.

I carved a bite off the generous sized NY steak,but Its depressing gray color, relieved only by the slightest hint of pink the size of a penny, in the center, indicated it was just shy of well-done. And the flavor? I would rank it between HomeTown Buffet and Sizzler.

But all was not lost. Our server, Sarah, was abaolutely delightful. She was helpful in making menu selections, warm and personable without being too chatty, did not hover and yet materialized at my elbow within moments of my wanting something. It was her suggestion I try the house red wine which turned out unexpectedly delicious. I believe it was a proprietary label of the Hyatt's that could hold its own against any of Napa's $40 cabs or Livermore's $30 zins. I'm uncertain if it was a cab, or a cab/zin blend, but I was certain I could have drunk it all nigbt with its lush up front fruitiness, and velvety smooth whole mouth feel. It was my salvation as it rehydrated my mouth after each dry bite of steak.

This was my 2nd visit, the 1st being a Thanksgiving buffet which I enjoyed immensely. So perhaps their chef was having an off-night - it happens to us all. I'll give Tusca a third try before I close my book on them. Hopefully, I will discover that my once in a blue moon birthday out was a once in a blue moon Tusca anomoly.

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ivsanchez (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Breakfast buffet cost $25 per person. The eggs were mushy, the bacon was stiff, the potatoes undercooked.
Dinner was $75 per person (incl appetizer, 2 cocktails, 1 glass of wine, bottle water). Calamri and main course were very salty.

I'm giving them 2 stars only because the staff were very friendly, maybe a little pesty, but w/good intentions.

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vipwaltersb (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

The mashed potatoes just don't get enough recognition. We had the strawberry and greens salad, chicken piccata (with the "should be famous" mashed potatoes) and the salmon on rice. All were very tasty and served up by a pleasant smile by Cami. Great job to the folks in the kitchen.

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Eddie (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was atrocious. My Risotto was bland and my husband's steak was over cooked with no flavor. The salsa verde that came atop the steak had to flavor balance what so ever. The service provided by Sarah and Mark was excellent. We expressed our disappointment to Sarah and she immediately took both entrees off the bill. We did however really enjoy our calamari appetizer. We made sure she knew the service was amazing but the food was way below par.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

woefully understaffed, only 2 waiters on we were visited by our waiter only 4 times from beginning to end. busser palming clean glasses with dirty hands and placing them on table. Chicken picatta was over cooked and under flavored. Yes, I let the manager know :) because it is a HD violation and just gross. Squid ink linguine was good but squid was overcooked and rubbery. Ciabatta bread was good.

Could have been much better with proper training and staffing

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PBeeVee (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

If you are staying at the Hyatt DelMonte the restaurant is convenient.
Meals are average.
No standout items for dinner.
Breakfast buffet is good.
Service is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

They made me a special order pasta dish which was excellent. The pizza (white pizza with mushrooms, minus sausage since I'm veggie) was very good Friendly, prompt, efficient service.

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Tiks (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was not very good. Pasta drowned with n cream with canned or frozen veggies.

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TandDac (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

We really enjoyed the evening. The food was delicious and the service was warm and professional. We tried 2 of the dessert - they were both fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

Amazing restaunt and service. Ny steak was the bomb, so was scallops and apple dessert amazing! Out waiter was the best there was!

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vipArthur (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Greet service, very good food at a reasonable price, I am impressed!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

We stayed at the Hyatt and decided to try the restaurant for dinner. TusCa is a nice choice for a good meal, both of us enjoyed our both the starter and the main course. The food was fresh, very tasty and presented well. The staff was very accommodating, we wanted a nice leisurely meal and they did a great job of pacing the meal. The big treat was that they recognized that we were celebrating an anniversary and brought a nice card, balloon and dessert was on the house!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve

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Steve (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was good however the value for the dollar amount is not there

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving dinner was way over-priced for what was only a very mediocre meal.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

For the price, not at all worth it. Food was like culinary school grads making basic recipes they learned for a final exam. Steak was $38 and Dry AF! Terrible. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2016

We booked the reservation to attend a special event, which included a musical performance of a local band. The menu was prefixed as was the price ($49.00 per person). There was only a single sitting offered at 5:30 PM.

The prix fixe menu included a glass of bubbly upon arrival, an antipasto platter with bread (shared), two choices for salad course (antipasti or Cesar), three choices for main entree (chicken parm, shrimp Alfredo, and papperdelle bologense, and two choices for dessert (tiramisu or gelato).

The antipasto platter was the hit of the evening (quite delicious and a lot of choices). My husband and I tried each of the salads; neither was special or tasty. The main entrees were virtually inedible. The chicken Parmesan was dry and leathery. The pappardelle bologese was sticky and gloppy. Even the dessert was lackluster. The tiramisu was thin and dry. It appeared that food had been pre-cooked and placed in a warming oven, which would be acceptable and necessary if it was a 300 person banquet. However, there were only about 40 people in attendance, all at individual tables that seated no more than 10. It seemed the kitchen should have been able to prepare food by the table, not en mass.

Overall, we enjoyed the evening because of the music, friends and ambiance. However, the value was just not there in the food and beverage.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

Very disappointed with my order, Pappardelle. The beef was more like a mush, than shredded beef. It turned out to be like a fancy spaghetti. When served the dish was semi warm on outside and steaming in the middle. Perhaps warmed in the microwave prior being served to me :( The Service was 10/10. Sara is an asset to Tusca. Communicates well, Always checked on us.Made us feel like we were the only guests there. Please recognize Sara for her great service. Mr. Espinola (bartender)made the best cocktails. Please recognize him for his long dedication to The Hyatt.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

The service was really exceptional. The ambiance is quiet and peaceful with a view of the golf course.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

Great dining experience at the hotel. Extraordinary service and wonderful presentation of the food. This is a great spot to dine when staying at the hotel or just for a visit. Nice scene of golf course from the table. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Booked last min. Food wasn't great but sitting by window or at bar is what I'd recommend & on the evening I was there, a jazz band was playing in the lobby and that was an added plus. The service was good.

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