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TusCA Ristorante

236 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
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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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; (831) 521-0836
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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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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!
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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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dinner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipTheProfessor (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined 6 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.

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.

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.

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.

UKcastaay13 (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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.

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!

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

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

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.