seafood scusa mussels

Italian food is a cuisine of diversity and we at Scusa Italian Ristorante want to show you how lovely and wonderful the tastes of Italy really can be – right here in South Lake Tahoe, California.

We cook for your pleasure


Benvenuta and welcome to an evening at Scusa Italian Ristorante. We are located at the corner of Hwy 50 and Sierra Boulevard – 2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd in South Lake Tahoe, California. Centrally located in mid-town on the South Shore in one of the oldest freestanding buildings, this local landmark with its upscale, lively atmosphere is a great location for an intimate dinner or large group.

Offering a large selection of appetizers and salads along with serving fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. The bread and desserts are baked in-house daily. The dinner menu includes traditional courses with selections like Chicken Piccatta, Osso Buco, Veal Marsala to a modern twist on classic Tuscan coastal cuisine with Sea Scallops-Mediterranean and Shrimp, Clams and Mussels Scusa! Our Italian menu focuses on the traditional, regional and coastal dishes of Italy. Let our experienced servers recommend a pairing to delight the senses. 

The vegetarian selections are many. Whole wheat or gluten-free pasta dishes available.

The prices are fair and the portions are generous. Scusa has more than earned it’s reputation as “100 of the best seats at the lake.”

Call for specials. Ciao!

Creative and traditional Italian

Fresh seafood dishes

Upscale, lively atmosphere

Extensive menu and wine list



Scusa Italian Ristorante


 (530) 542-0100
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, California


Dinner daily at 5:00 pm
Sunday through Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday + Saturday 5:00 -10:00  pm