About Scusa Italian Ristorante
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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!
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
Great food, great staff and waiters. One ...
Great food, great staff and waiters. One of our most favorite places to eat in South Lake Tahoe.
Weekends the have incredible osso bucco, the option for veal is outstanding as well. We've eaten here many times and have loved every visit.
I can't say enough about Scusa. The foo ...
I can't say enough about Scusa. The food was amazing and Jason and staff provided great service. The atmosphere is nice. Prices are reasonable for such great quality. This has become our go to restaurant each time we visit SLT. Highly recommend!
This was our second time and it was once ...
This was our second time and it was once again a wonderful evening. Being from the Bay Area and members of a couple of wine clubs, we might be a bit picky. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Jason was our perfect waiter-attentive, great suggestions, subtle, sweet. The live sax was excellent. And, of course, the food: non-veal (used pork) osso bucco with polenta was delicious as was the grilled chicken and ravioli; the calamari to start was better than most Bay Area places, and our wine was a very nice pairing. There was nothing to complain about and everything to be happy about. We will, of course, be back.
We made a last minute reservation and wh ...
We made a last minute reservation and what a great decision! After reading the reviews and seeing the clam linguini--I knew I wanted to eat at Scusa. We were seated right away and greeted in a timely manner by our server. Zack was great and made excellent suggestions. The house-made bread was delicious and generous. Makes me wonder who orders the garlic bread!! Although, I'm sure it's great, too.
Appetizer: special lobster ravioli (Wow!)
Main course: The 14 oz. steak was tender and flavorful. Linguini with clams was generous with the clams.
Very nice meal. Thank you!
My husband decided to surprise me for ou ...
My husband decided to surprise me for our 1 year anniversary ! What a wonderful experience, the food and service was phenomenal. The amount of food was perfect and we even had left overs to enjoy the next day. Five stars!!!
First time here, big portions, cute and ...
First time here, big portions, cute and quiet booth. Overall liked all the food but expect rich flavors along with large portions so plan accordingly. Very nice staff which I focus on since I brought my 6 year old along.
We came here for our wedding anniversary ...
We came here for our wedding anniversary. Normally we go to another italian resturaunt in town, but this time tried Scusa. The service was great and super fast. Food was delicious! Desert was ok. If I had to do it again for a anniversary dinner or romantic dinner, I would not come on a Saturday night. We were sat next to a bachelorette party that was obnoxiously loud. The wife and I could not hear eachother. I would like to try it again probably during a weeknight, but never on a Saturday night for a quiet romantic dinner.
At the recommendation of some friends, w ...
At the recommendation of some friends, we decided to spend our last evening here. Each one of our party of seven exclaimed how good their dish was, which is unusual.
My petrale sole with buerre blanc sauce nestled on a bed of angel hair pasta accompanied with asparagus was cooked to perfection!
My husband's spaghetti and meatballs was hearty and full of flavor.
We are from San Francisco and are used to We will be back the next time we are in Lake Tahoe.
What a great Italian Restaurant!! The l ...
What a great Italian Restaurant!! The lobster ravioli are not to be missed but get as an appetizer size because it is very rich. My husband selected the spaghetti and meatballs after a recommendation from the valet at Harvey's and it was delicious, as was the linguine and clam sauce. The service was also exceptional. There are many choices for great dining in the South Lake Tahoe area but this is not to be missed. We will definitely return on our next visit.
We celebrated a 60s birthday and that wa ...
We celebrated a 60s birthday and that was very well "supported" with a Hapoybirthday from their live saxophonist and a candle on the desert later on.
Wonderful, good food, really italian style, we will definitely come back.
Really delicious Italian food in South L ...
Really delicious Italian food in South Lake Tahoe. I admit, I came in a little skeptical, as most of the food in the area is limited to burgers and BBQ. This was a wonderful surprise. The Italian food tasted authentic, not Americanized, and our server couldn't have been more helpful as we tried to decide what to order. A really nice place; we will definitely be back!
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