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“Fun place, fair food”

Scusa Italian Ristorante
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Description: 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!
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We hadn't eaten here since Scusa's made the move to their new location, so thought it would be nice to see what they'd done with the place. We were seated immediately and saw that the new decor is nice. The atmosphere is enhanced by the live saxiphone player who we really enjoyed.

However, the food was just mediocre. The fresh baked bread they serve had practically no flavor at all. I don't know if someone forgot to add salt when they baked it, or what. I had the chicken picata, and although the sauce was excellent, the chicken was dry as a bone. My husband had the eggplant and said that it was very unremarkable. Our friend had the best of the bunch having ordered the evenings appetizer special; a lobster ravioli. There didn't seem to be any lobster in the ravioli, but rather in the sauce - which was quite delicious. The service was good.

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Thank Uphilldeb
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Had a great meal at Scusa's. The bread dipped in oil and balsalmic vinegar was delicious and also dipped in the left over sauce from the Lobster Ravioli! Soooo good!

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Thank Margot W
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Went to Scusa twice on recent trip to South Lake Tahoe. Both times service was welcoming and helpful. Good food (very large portions) and decent wine selection. Calm atmosphere with spacious tables. Relaxing pace. Enjoyed the chicken piccata, eggplant parmesean, chicken marsala. There is a lovely garden which we didn't dine in but looked very appealing.

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Thank KL185
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We have enjoyed eating at this restaurant (before their relocation) every time we visit South Lake Tahoe. Our coincierge always recommends it and gives us a coupon for their garlic bread. It is delicious and not too garlicy with cheese melted. OMG! We visited their new location and sat outside in the garden. They have heaters when it gets chilly later and they have a fence where they have started grape vines and some nice plantings so it will really be pleasant. Our dinners were terrific again. We both had their speciality for the night a fish dish (Salmon). It was fresh and the sauce was perfect. I think a side dish of pasta or risotto which was a good compliment. We will return. I like their new place even though it's a short drive versus a short walk from our resort at the bottom of Ski Run Blvd.

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Thank cmincalif
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We ate here at the recommendation of our Airbnb host who has lived at Lake Tahoe for 43 years. It is a very good restaurant with a long wine list and excellent dinner specials as well as a great menu. Very good wait staff and we will return when we are again at the Lake.

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Thank MitchSonora_CA
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