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Scusa Italian Ristorante

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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
+1 530-542-0100
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit Italian restaurant when in Lake Tahoe. Pasta, bread and sauces are wonderful and made in house. Service was second to none. I highly recommend!

Thank Bgm65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, better than average atmosphere. The chicken saltimbocca and scallops over pasta were excellent. The pasta sauce on the spaghetti and meatballs was just average, which was disappointing for a somewhat 'upscale' Italian restaurant. The roasted garlic was OK, but could have been more...More

Thank Tonto7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the weekend at South Lake Tahoe to celebrate Sally’s Birthday. We are locals so on birthday night, we chose our favorite Tahoe restaurant, Scusa Italian Ristorante. Although listed on TA as “mid-range,” that label must only refer to “price’” as Scuza’s has excellent...More

Thank sosoeddie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food- home baked bread, lovely wine selection and entrees are great. We have been twice this month. Eggplant Parmigiana is great and the Calamari too,

Thank Suzanne E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last August 20, 2017. We were one family plus a good friend. We ordered Specialties (Linguini Clams, Shrimp Scampi and Seafood Mediterranean) and a new one that was not in the menu (Petrolo fish). Every single dish was amazingly delicious. I also...More

Thank jenn-uae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here on our last night in Tahoe. The service, food and dessert was excellent!

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Dined at Scusa last Friday night, 8/11/17 after a day of sightseeing in Lake Tahoe. From the moment we sat down and Zach our waiter greeted us, everything was great. Portions are easily big enough to share if you don't have a bit appetite. We...More

Thank PattiPearl
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Very good food. All the positive reviews were right on. Got to eat there if.you can. Inside outside seating. Great service.

Thank David M
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Ordered linguini with clams and a salad. Wonderful and so many clams. The outside patio is under big trees and is lovely. I dined inside due to the heat and the a/c was very cool. Go as early as possible to be seated. I went...More

Thank SpicemomSanDiego
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Service was efficient and friendly. The food was delicious and flavorful. There are some great options on the menu and all the meals were prepared well. The outside dining was a pleasant option on a summer evening.

Thank Gl0bal_guru
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $31
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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