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Scusa Italian Ristorante

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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702 (Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.)
+1 530-542-0100
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful, one of the best italian food I've ever had and the service was great too! We ordered the seafood dish but with scampi sauce (garlic butter) and the filet of sole with ragu sauce (one of the specials) and they were really good!

Thank d0xey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, exceeded expectations. Wonderful way to spend Valentine's day. Recommend to all. I had the seafood fettuccine.

Thank JohnD D
South Lake Tahoe, California
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ive always told people to go here, but I had never gone myself. I went with my Dad, Pop-in-law, hubby, son, & a family friend. Id left a message for reservations and they called me right back to confirm. When we arrived, we were immediately seated, drink order was taken and bread and oil & vinegar placed on the table.... More 

Thank AlpineSierraTours
Charlotte, North Carolina
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Decent restaurant food was nicely prepared and presented with flavors. I enjoyed it but being used to some Northern state Italian cuisine I had better. Would go back if I am in the area again

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Malibu, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Overall the food was good. The lasagne was excellent. The linguini and clams was perplexing - it was literally a soup, we couldn't even see the noodles but they were in there. We didn't like this interpretation since it left a large volume of what essentially was a butter and wine/garlic soup poured on top of linguini and clams. We... More 

Thank rkrasny
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I ate here at the end of September. I ordered the Sole cooked in lemon/wine sauce with capers and served over angel hair pasta. The fish dish had no taste ! It needed more lemon in the sauce and it was smothered with capers., yuk. The angel hair pasta needed salt, garlic and the use of good... More 

Thank Fred B
West Covina
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

:We arrived at opening time, 17:00, and were seated by a window. The place began to fill rapidly so a reservation would be a good move. Our server was Zack, a very pleasant but business like person who proved to be a talented server, anticipating our needs before we realized they had become needs. I had lobster stuffed ravioli as... More 

Thank John C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent service. Truly wish I could remember our server's name, but he made a very good meal even better. The building is kinda cool and so is the inside.

Thank ronsrice
Dubuque, Iowa
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here our first night in Tahoe and we all loved our food. Mine was a fantastic salmon piccata. Everyone of us loved our meal, especially the bread and wine. A good way to end a long day of travel. The service was great and the atmosphere comfortable. Smells were free!

1 Thank ahtram56
Upland, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had dinner here one night and enjoyed our food. One of us had spaghetti with meatballs and really enjoyed it. It was a large portion and the sauce and meatballs were delicious. One of us had the scampi which again was a generous portion. Their garlic bread was the best we've had and we highly recommend it particularly with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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