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Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine

) #6 of 82 Restaurants in Capitola €€ - €€€ Italian
115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
+1 831-465-9040
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pollo” (5 reviews)
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
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115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

OUTSTANDING! The food rates at the top of any we have had, and we have traveled the world, so this is saying a lot. I had the spaghetti polo and almost licked the plate. It was exquisite. My husband had the gnocchi and it was...More

Thank Rebecca998
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My husband is Italian and it takes a pretty fantastic meal to impress this Italian---and Caruso's delivered. He ordered the lasagna based on the recommendation of our server (outstanding service BTW). The serving is really generous and the cook makes his own noodles and sauce--and...More

1  Thank jeannebpaul
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Second time here. The food was excellent! Only complaint was they were out of the only chardonnay on the wine list (we had seafood pasta) and the server told us they had another bottle for "a little bit more". We orderred it and it was...More

Thank janygrl
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Great Italian. We've been before and keep going back. Excellent service. It's small, so get there early!

Thank Rayl Z
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I went for dinner on a week-day night in mid-June. I was on a brief visit to Capitola Village and didn’t have a lot of time because the shops were closing. I was really hungry, so I checked on Yelp and Tripadvisor for some suggestions....More

2  Thank Newhiker1
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Caruso's! We arrived fairly early, around 5:30, knowing the restaurant is very small and they don't take reservations for 2. We had a lovely table at the window. The waiter was great, and very knowledgeable about the wine selection....More

Thank sunkitten60
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The tiny restaurant had a table for two when we went in. Amazing. As I am vegan, the waitresses and cook discussed what would be appropriate. I ended up with a smallish amount of delicious vegetables and a huge amount of overcooked salty risotto. I...More

Thank LovelyLMP
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The place is small but the staff is friendly- very jovial environment. The food was very good Italian and they have some great daily specials which we have always tried when we go. It is very near the beach so you can stroll there after...More

1  Thank K T
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We enjoyed a really nice meal at Carusos. The food was excellent; the gnocchi was among the best I've ever tasted, and the wood fired pizza was as close to true Italian as you're likely to find here in California. It's a stone's throw from...More

2  Thank DaddyinDublin
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We were on our way to a Thai place someone had recommended when we walked by this place. On their chalkboard outside they listed a special of lamb shank for the evening. My husband loves lamb and the only time he gets it is when...More

1  Thank Michele D
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Ralph S
Do you allow dogs on your outdoor patio?
23 July 2016|
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Response from MeliSerriteno | Property representative |
Hi Ralph- I do apologize. We don't have an outdoor patio area. Thank you Caruso's
Jim and i are holding a reservation to stay with you from October 4-7. We are an older couple and will be arriving by train from Rome. How do we get up to Villa Pane? Because we have never been to southern Italy we are looking forward to this experience. When I made reservations some time ago I requested a room with 2 beds and we want a room that is light and has a view of the sea. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you Judy Nielsen Our confirmation # is121497321189
2 November 2015|
Response from LovelyLMP | Reviewed this property |
This traveler is asking about a place in Italy. The restaurant I visited is in Capitola, CA, USA. Please direct the question to the right place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-465-9040
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