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Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine

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115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
831-465-9040
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 13
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!

OUTSTANDING! The food rates at the top of any we have had, and we have traveled the world, so this is saying a lot. I had the spaghetti polo and almost licked the plate. It was exquisite. My husband had the gnocchi and it was the best he had tasted. It literally melted in his mouth. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Rebecca998
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

OUTSTANDING! The food rates at the top of any we have had, and we have traveled the world, so this is saying a lot. I had the spaghetti polo and almost licked the plate. It was exquisite. My husband had the gnocchi and it was the best he had tasted. It literally melted in his mouth. We had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband is Italian and it takes a pretty fantastic meal to impress this Italian---and Caruso's delivered. He ordered the lasagna based on the recommendation of our server (outstanding service BTW). The serving is really generous and the cook makes his own noodles and sauce--and it's so tender you don't need a knife---your fork glides right thru. It' the best... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Second time here. The food was excellent! Only complaint was they were out of the only chardonnay on the wine list (we had seafood pasta) and the server told us they had another bottle for "a little bit more". We orderred it and it was good but the "Little bit" was $15 more. A little shocking when the bill came.

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Eagle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great Italian. We've been before and keep going back. Excellent service. It's small, so get there early!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went for dinner on a week-day night in mid-June. I was on a brief visit to Capitola Village and didn’t have a lot of time because the shops were closing. I was really hungry, so I checked on Yelp and Tripadvisor for some suggestions. Caruso's was highly rated, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Caruso's! We arrived fairly early, around 5:30, knowing the restaurant is very small and they don't take reservations for 2. We had a lovely table at the window. The waiter was great, and very knowledgeable about the wine selection. The food is delicious, and plentiful. My husband loved the salmon special, and said it... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The tiny restaurant had a table for two when we went in. Amazing. As I am vegan, the waitresses and cook discussed what would be appropriate. I ended up with a smallish amount of delicious vegetables and a huge amount of overcooked salty risotto. I was charged full price for each which seemed excessive. My husband had a pizza that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The place is small but the staff is friendly- very jovial environment. The food was very good Italian and they have some great daily specials which we have always tried when we go. It is very near the beach so you can stroll there after dinner. Would recommend.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We enjoyed a really nice meal at Carusos. The food was excellent; the gnocchi was among the best I've ever tasted, and the wood fired pizza was as close to true Italian as you're likely to find here in California. It's a stone's throw from Capitola beach, and it's very small; we arrived early on a weekday, but there were... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were on our way to a Thai place someone had recommended when we walked by this place. On their chalkboard outside they listed a special of lamb shank for the evening. My husband loves lamb and the only time he gets it is when we go out as I don't like or cook it. They had just opened so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-465-9040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?