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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (32 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my parents favorite in South lake tahoe, they have been coming for years. They requested a table in their favorite waitor, Rory's section. The service was excellent. We had the lobster ravioli appy and it was unbelievable! We had entrees from spaghetti and...More

Thank Kraig E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family reunion and EVERYONE had the best meal. Great bread, osobucco and fish and pasta. A+ in my book! Highly recommend it. Beautiful outside patio.

Thank solfamily5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Lake Tahoe for our anniversary and decided to try this Italian restaurant. It was a pleasant experience food was delicious, service was attentive as they should be. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Only reason for the 4 stars is the ambience could be improved.

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm fresh bread to start. Had the special fish over angel hair with asparagus that was recommended by the waiter and did not disappoint. New York strip with pasta and asparagus was cooked to perfection. Cheesecake to go with creme brûlée top and raspberry. Waiter...More

Thank Megan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based upon their excellent reviews, we ate here in November and had an exceptional experience, so this was the first place we dined when we returned to Tahoe in late May. I had made a reservation more than a week prior to our arrival and...More

Thank TexasJane09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends recommended this place and we went on Mother's Day. The service was excellent and each of our entrees tasted delicious. Highly recommend the sole/lemon dish.

Thank DevPip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit here...ordered the shrimp cocktail...large size with very good cocktail sauce, but the shrimp was not crunchy and fresh enough for me. I ordered the fish stew with linguini...very tasty and would order this again. The garlic bread served with it was Excellent....a...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be deterred by the "old homestead" appearance from the street, Scusa opens up to a lovely formal dining area that offers impeccable service and wonderful dining. We really enjoyed the food. My spouse had the garlic soup and Italian Salad, both of which were...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to SLT several times but have never tried Scusa before. The service was excellent, the wait staff attentive but not intrusive. Two of us ordered the scallop dinner, one with minor substitutions. The other two of us also ordered fish. Each meal...More

Thank sciguy J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is First Class. The food is outstanding. We had the sea scallops and lasagna. The flavors made were outstanding. The Waite staff was excellent also. From waiter to bus-boy, their attention and timing could not have been better. We were early eaters so...More

Thank Tim C
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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, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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