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Scusa Italian Ristorante

2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
+1 530-542-0100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster ravioli” (15 reviews)
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2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family walked in thinking this was your run of the mill Southern Italian traditional restaurant and wow were we in for a pleasant surprise. Everything was so tempting it was hard to choose. Everything we ordered from apps to wine, entree and even dessert...More

Thank bvttravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived as it just opened, so choice seating. It is slightly dark inside,but when you sit at the window there is your natural lighting. From the time we walked into the restaurant the customer service was professional, friendly, and relaxed. Dinner simply delicious dishes:...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a simple Italian meal to end my day - and this is not the place for that. The wait staff was very professional and helpful. There were no simple appetizers or dinner salad to order. I ordered a full dinner and...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a charming, romantic place with incredible food. Their wine list is extensive and reasonable. Save room for desert!

Reviewed 25 April 2018

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise on a recent girl's trip. Authentic Italian food made from scratch. My pasta dish was a hefty portion of deliciousness. This restaurant is popular so go early or make a reservation.

Thank Adnil-94102
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic classic Ztalian cusine. Staff was friendly. The spiniach pasta Mediterranian has the perfect mix of spices and ingredients. Great good! Highly recommend!!

Thank krice122895
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Every time we come to Tahoe, we have made it a must-go-to restaurant experience. They had live jazz music (sax, guitar), a romantic ambience and phenomenal meals and extensive wine list. Try the Scuza garlic bread. (Try not to order a second huge loaf!). Had...More

Thank Compucrruiser
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Nice and clean restaurant. Private parking lot, just off the main street in South Lake Tahoe. Wonderful menu of numerous delicious items. They accommodated our group of 10 without problem! Warm and friendly service. Nice wine list. Good appetizers and desserts. Everyone had a great...More

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Best italian food in South Lake Tahoe. The restaurant is elegant and the food is amazing. Try the garlic bread!

Thank Daniel Jorge C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Food was delicious, atmosphere was lovely, and the music was a very nice touch. We had the cappelini pasta, spaghetti & meatballs, scusa garlic bread, house & caesar salads, and they brought us a delicious chocolate cake/brownie to celebrate our wedding. We plan to go...More

Thank Abby C
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Debbie C
10 March 2018|
Response from Diana A | Property representative |
We are 3 Miles from Stateline and the Casinos.
25 February 2018|
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Response from Diana A | Property representative |
We serve beer and Wine only.
6 October 2017|
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Response from Diana A | Property representative |
Hello, Most entrees come with a side of penne pasta and vegetable. Pasta dishes are ala carte.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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