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Scusa Italian Ristorante

2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
+1 530-542-0100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (31 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150-7702
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is First Class. The food is outstanding. We had the sea scallops and lasagna. The flavors made were outstanding. The Waite staff was excellent also. From waiter to bus-boy, their attention and timing could not have been better. We were early eaters so...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited Scusa when it was located on Ski Run Boulevard and had enjoyed it very much. Although the newer location is on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, it seems a world away. Set in a older home it has a comfortable and cozy feel. Service...More

Thank BadgerBoyJake
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We made reservations for 6:30 p.m. on a Sunday in April. We were seated promptly. Chris was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the Lobster Ravioli and Garlic soup for appetizer. Very tasty and very filling. The garlic bread was a bit soft and not...More

Thank swimmer's_mom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We came here based on the reviews. The outside looked kind of like an old house but the service and the food were just incredible. She had the garlic bread as a starter which was some of the best garlic bread I've ever had. For...More

Thank Gelliott415
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you remove from the best restaurant list, the obvious very good, but ridiculously expensive ones like Fridays Station ... a $50 steak + $8 each for a potato and broccoli ... the best restaurant in South Lake Tahoe is Scusa ... do yourself a...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

the food was fabulous, the waiter went above and beyond... he heard me tell my friend the wine was her choice because it was her birthday, and he brought a desert with a candle in it after dinner for her!!!

Thank mzjdoeboy
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent fresh delicious food and incredible service. The pasta was perfectly cooked and perfectly mixed with fresh ingredients. The salads were fresh and he portions were great. The service was attentive and professional. Atmosphere was perfect and the restaurant was clean. This is a MUST...More

Thank Bigjoe777
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After a long day skiing @ Boreal, we planned to hit an Italian restaurant and this is where we could find the table. The ambiance was good with perfectly dim lighting and light music. We were offered a few of the today's special dishes, which...More

Thank MadMaTriX_blr
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Just had to try SLT's 'upscale' Italian. We split the lasagna and were not disappointed. Service was also very good and prompt.

Thank 863steveno
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great meal and service, true Italian dishes. Service was excellent. We arrived early and had a reservation, I would advise reservations because it was very busy went we were finished.

Thank Cyndee1980
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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!