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Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine

115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
831-465-9040
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Ranked #1 of 91 restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: Italian
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  • English first
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English first
Danville, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Reasonably short menu with no fancy frills, but the food is excellent, the staff is friendly and personable, and prices are very reasonable. The owners love what they do and have a lot to be proud of. I counted seats ... maybe 18. They don't take reservations. Deal with it. Get there early, put your name on the list, and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tiny restaurant with great food. Perfect for romantic evening or night out with the teenagers. Beautiful location on the village of Capitola. Good prices, great food. Make a reservation or you may have to wait a bit. Not open on Monday or Tuesday but worth visiting

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Always putting my trust in the daily special, I ordered the fresh, literally just caught, halibut. It was the best I've ever tasted. Cooked perfectly & more than generously sized, I thought there was no way I would be able to finish this beautiful meal that was set before me. Wrong! I savored every morsel! Halibut prepared ala Tuscan is... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you like italian food (I mean the real italian food), this is the place to visit! The owners are very friendly, you can talk italian, spanish and of course english, so we had great chats with them. But of course, the italian food is delicious! The restaurant only has about 7 tables and they take reservations only for parties... More

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Capitola, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in Capitola. The only bad part is when they are closed! I lived in Italy and search for real Italian food...this is it!!

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california
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Wow!!!!! Amazing!!!!! From the tiny intimate space to the wonderful owners!!! 6 of us went for a 50 th bday. From the time we sat down everything was perfect!!! The calamari was so tender and fresh. Buratta with tomatoes soooo good. I had the truffle raviolis wow!!! N yum!!! Just like Florence. My friends had the gnocchi and raved about... More

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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

In my opinion the best restaurant in the area. We discovered Caruso's a couple of months ago and have been there several times. This is a very small restaurant and that adds to the charm. The owner and his wife serve you as if you were sitting at their own table and are as much a part of the charm... More

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San Jose, California
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Sadly, we learned on our last visit (May 2014) that plans are made to close this restaurant. The good news, is that the team of Davide and his wife will stay in the area and start a new venture. We wait with our fingers crossed. This is a great location, just a short distance from the beach, and right next... More

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Lodi, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great experience! The evening started with the owner seating us to the table and describing with passion, the meals he suggested. We ordered the lasagna, seafood risotto, and pizza for my daughter. All excellent choices!! The tiramisu is also a must! It was the best we've ever had, and we lived in Italy! We will definitely be... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Caruso's is our family's favorite restaurant. Everything about it is wonderful... the food, the service, and the location. Be sure to get the truffle raviolis, they are out of this world. We usually get them for all of us to share as an appetizer.

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