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Scusa Italian Ristorante

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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702 (Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.)
+1 530-542-0100
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh delicious food and incredible service. The pasta was perfectly cooked and perfectly mixed with fresh ingredients. The salads were fresh and he portions were great. The service was attentive and professional. Atmosphere was perfect and the restaurant was clean. This is a MUST GO TO place when in south Tahoe. Delicioso!!!

Thank Bigjoe777
Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day skiing @ Boreal, we planned to hit an Italian restaurant and this is where we could find the table. The ambiance was good with perfectly dim lighting and light music. We were offered a few of the today's special dishes, which were amazing. Would recommend to go for these specialties. The house wine served was amazing.... More 

Thank MadMaTriX_blr
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had to try SLT's 'upscale' Italian. We split the lasagna and were not disappointed. Service was also very good and prompt.

Thank 863steveno
Laurel, Delaware
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal and service, true Italian dishes. Service was excellent. We arrived early and had a reservation, I would advise reservations because it was very busy went we were finished.

Thank Cyndee1980
Fairfield, California, United States
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this place had good reviews, took a chance on a Saturday night without reservations. Place was busy, but didn't have to wait too long for dinner. there was a live jazz saxophonist who added nicely to the ambience. There were several tempting specials (the pork osso buco looked very good), but we were in the mood for pasta. I... More 

Thank Margaret W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked at different reviews and chose this restaurant to celebrate a birthday! We were not disappointed! The eggplant with goatcheese appetizer was great! I had the seafood pasta with clams, shrimp, and muscle!! It was the best I ever had. The others order the scallops pasta, chicken fettuchine and the carbonara! There were all delishious!!

Thank Alex B
Carmel, California
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each and every member of our group of 7 thought it was the best Italian food they had in a long time. Portions were large, price reasonable and the food delicious. Everyone had something different and everyone raved. I loved the baked pesto mozzarella. My veal piccata was great. A friend had the veal parmigiana and he loved it. A... More 

Thank Sultan2
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at Scusa. I highly recommend the Veal Scalloppini and the Garlic Bread was perfect. The staff was very attentive and the ambiance was very good. Plus very reasonable for the quality and large portions.

Thank shakachick
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was wonderful, one of the best italian food I've ever had and the service was great too! We ordered the seafood dish but with scampi sauce (garlic butter) and the filet of sole with ragu sauce (one of the specials) and they were really good!

Thank d0xey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome, exceeded expectations. Wonderful way to spend Valentine's day. Recommend to all. I had the seafood fettuccine.

Thank JohnD D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
    (Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-0100
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 dessert 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!

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