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“Highly recommend this one. Excellent tasting food, romantic and charming”

Scusa Italian Ristorante
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$31
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, 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 17 February 2016

Excellent tasting entrees (prime rib and scallops with pasta), large portions, nice presentations. Nice wine list. Waiter (Jason) was very professional and friendly, which made our evening comfortable. We would definitely return to this restaurant!

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I usually go to Primo's for Italian food when visiting lake Tahoe but decided to expand our restaurant choices. Scusa's was definately good. I had linguine with clams and my husband the seafood pasta. Both were very tasty but just a bit too rich. The next day our left overs were even better. The restaurant was a bit noisy too, even on a Monday night. Next time we want Italian in Tahoe we will be going back to Primo's.

Thank jmcrazy76
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

This was our first family trip to So. Lake Tahoe. We read Scusa's reviews here and on Opentable, so we made a reservation. It was only an OK experience. We had to wait for 15 minutes despite having a reservation, we had two special requests for salads which the waiter input correctly but the kitchen messed up AND our waiter did not catch, the veal picata was greasy, the waiter forgot my husband's wine order and they refilled our sparkling water twice with flat water. Our waiter did bring us a new bottle of sparkling water to make up for that mistake. Just too many mistakes to make it a great experience.

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Thank wlbb
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Food here is excellent and with big portions! Everything we ordered was delicious, and tasted fresh. Service was very good.
We made a reservation which I really recommend because it was very busy, their dining area is smaller than other restaurants, and the parking is somewhat limited, so be prepared to wait if you don't.

Thank WestCoastWaves
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

It was good it was reasonably priced and we felt we got what we paid for. It was attentive service, clean establishment including bathroom. Would definitely go back.

Thank Lielie3
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