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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 49
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  • 9
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Quaint but Don't Underestimate...so good!

This quaint little place is nothing but quality. From the nice waitresses and owner, to the amazing food we ate. We all were fixated on the special, Chicken Parmesan, which was so tender and most...I couldn't help but eat all of it despite my stomach saying stop! Out waitress who said she was new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
eminjay
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Santa Clara, California
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Clara, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This quaint little place is nothing but quality. From the nice waitresses and owner, to the amazing food we ate. We all were fixated on the special, Chicken Parmesan, which was so tender and most...I couldn't help but eat all of it despite my stomach saying stop! Out waitress who said she was new definitely earned her tip and was... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were lucky to walk in around 6pm last night on a Sunday evening and grab 2 seats at the counter. The only down side to the counter is that the counter is very high, while the seats are a bit low, so it is not the most ergonomically friendly spot to dine, but we did not want to wait... More 

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Wilder, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had to wait an hour for a table next door at Cava Wine Bar. Lovely wine and calamari appetizer kept us satisfied during wait. Was it ever worth the wait! Lamb with balsamic reduction was so tasty and incredible. Risotto with shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari in tomato sauce was delicious. The salmon was prepared perfectly with a tomato... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Besides have an excellent food experience, we thought the wait staff was wonderful. Our waitresses were cheerful, a little sassy (on the good-natured side) and brought a nice atmosphere to the dining experience. The was well prepared and the wine selection was paired well with the food. Located 1/2 block from the sea-shore in old-town Capitola, this was a very... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ranked #1 in capitola, deserves every star hands down. Drove down to Capitola to see the beach and maybe shop, after a storm and before Christmas. Quaint, quiet town on the winter. Decided to stay for dinner, after being intrigued by menu at caruso's. Greeted by new owners Melissa and Carlos, extremely gracious. We decided to try the asparagus and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent food & fantastic service. Place is smaller (8 tables) so get there early. Gnocchi like mama used to make and a Tiramisu that is not to be missed. Jason (my server)...thanks for the tip on the Redwood forest nearby, I really enjoyed the hiking

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Westfield, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was pleasantly suprised to find a varying menu of seafood choices as well as some good daily specials. The salmon pizza was delicious!

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Danville, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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