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About Scusa Italian Ristorante
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 desert 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!
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Live Jazz Music Thursday - Saturday 6-9PM
Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Large private parking lot in front of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room for up to 20 guests.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scusa Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Had dinner here with my husband while visiting South Lake Tahoe. The food was outstanding. We started with the kale salad. I had petrale sole in a rustic grape tomato, olive and garlic ragu. It was served over linguini. The fish was perfectly prepared. Fabulous. My husband had the same ragu but with fresh salmon and polenta. For dessert, we had cannoli. One order comes with two servings. There were so many dishes on the menu that I wanted to order I know I will be back time and time again.
Very disappointed knowing that after making a note about a ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY on OpenTable and also letting the young male host know it was an anniversary celebration during check in that the server did not acknowledge it during or after the meal. I will not recommend this place to anyone going fwd.
A great find after a day of skiing. The restaurant is a good 5-10 minutes away from the hotels of Stateline but the drive was worth it. The restaurant is good sized but still cozy. Our waiter was knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and friendly which made the dinner experience even more memorable. I ordered the homemade Caesar salad and it was fresh and delicious. My friends also ordered caprese salad and the mozzarella and tomatoes were fresh and flavorful. However, the dover sole stole the evening. It was on a bed of pasta and it was well prepared, full of flavor and very hearty. We also had the lobster ravioli with garlic bread and it was out of this world. I highly recommend this restaurant for a truly great evening.
This place was phenomenal! The food was delicious and reasonably priced, the service was also exceptional (a big thank you to our waiter, Jake). The ambiance was very nice and they had live jazz music when we were there. I would highly recommend this place.
We had a wonderful meal. Try the eggplant and lobster ravioli. Good size portions. Everything came warm or hot. The bread is excellent but don't dive into until the lobster ravioli comes and you can soak up the sauce. Nice wine menu. Service was good with the exception of clearing finished plates. Kale salad and house salad were good. Skip the baby shrimp on the house salad though. Chairs need some repairs and replacement. There was gum on mine but didn't prevent us from enjoying our meal.
Very convenient spot in South Lake Tahoe. Excellent attentive and helpful service. Sticky Bun bread pudding for dessert was very tasty. Authentic Italian dishes. Lasagna was made with flavorful Italian sausage. Linguini with clams was also very good. Appetizer of layered eggplant delicious, as well.
We went for Valentines Day dinner Our experience was good but not amazing I had the shrimp scampi and it was delicious 😋 my husband had the Scallops Mediterranean the sauce and pasta were great the scallops were not they were gritty tasted like sand so he kinda lost his appetite Zach our waiter did bring out new scallops but we would have preferred a different entree at that point.
We enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday and were pleased with the menu options. They also offered a daily special for both appetizer and entree. Given the high prices generally associated with high-end restaurants in the Tahoe area, it is nice to have all the amenities of a nice restaurant that is a bit more affordable.
The service is attentive and friendly. Nice wine list, excellent choices. Be sure to try the lobster ravioli appetizer. Chicken marsala and linguini with seafood also very good. Kids spaghetti with meatballs is a large portion. Share a Caesar salad, large portion. Bread is fantastic and you will want it to soup up the sauce from the ravioli.
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