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Scusa Italian Ristorante

2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
+1 530-542-0100
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (35 reviews)
“lobster ravioli” (14 reviews)
“fish” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I had workmanlike kale and Caesar salads and their sole special, one prepared with lemon caper sauce over angle hair pasta, the other over linguine with tomato and kalmata olives. Both fine, although pasta doesn’t really add to fish or vice versa. Wine...More

Thank MTMusings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my fiancé to celebrate our anniversary and it was such a perfect experience for the evening. Food was great and portions were generous! To top it off, they have some nice cool live jazz going on to serenade us and the entire...More

Thank ijunaedy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scusa moved into this location a couple of years ago after a string of other operators failed in this location. Scusa offers one of the few really excellent fine dining restaurants in the area. Traditional Italian offerings which were judged by our entire party to...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I loved this restaurant. They have such great dishes. We had a great dinner time here. The wine we tried with dinner was excellent. I highly recommend this place to everyone who loves Italian food, cozy and warm atmosphere like home.

Thank nugunii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place a week or two in advance via open table and when we arrived in freezing weather and drove up to the restaurant it was in darkness with a sign on the door saying closed due to health and safety violation. Open...More

1  Thank Cjs882014
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Scusa along with neighboring businesses were closed for 1 day on September 20th for city maintenance on water lines. (We had no water) therefore we could not open. There was no health violation! Call Karen head of El Dorado county environmental health department to confirm...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 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 11 September 2017 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 5 September 2017

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 31 August 2017 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 24 August 2017 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
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6 October 2017|
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Response from Diana A | Property representative |
Hello, Most entrees come with a side of penne pasta and vegetable. Pasta dishes are ala carte.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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