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Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


US$10 - US$33

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Insalata Mista
Organic spring mix salad w/ cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, green onions, cranberries & classic Italian dressing
Insalata Cesare
Crisp romaine salad w/ homemade caesar dressing
Insalata Di Spinaci
Organic fresh spinach w/ bacon, candied walnuts, hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes feta cheese & classic Italian dressing
Insalata Di Arugola
Fresh arugola salad w/ capers, smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese & lemon vinaigrette
Bruschetta Classica
Toasted bread topped w/ chopped tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil & E.V.O.O
Bruschetta Julia
Toasted bread w/ marinated fire roasted bell pepper & melted mozzarella
Carpaccio Carne
Thin sliced beef w/ capers, red onions, shaved parmesan & lemon vinaigrette
Calamari Fritti
Deep fried calamari w/ our homemade dipping sauce
Involtini Paradiso
Grilled eggplants filled w/ goat cheese baked & finished w/ caramelized red onions capers & balsamic vinegar reduction
Asparagi Forno
Asparagus wrapped‏ in prosciutto & provolone cheese baked on top of toasted bread
Bufala Caprese
Bufala mozzarella, organic tomatoes, fresh basil, E.V.O.O. And parma prosciutto
Mozzarella Al Forno
Bufala mozzarella wrapped w/ prosciutto, filled w/ pesto, baked on top of toasted bread in a bed of spring mix salad
All the pastas, dressings, sauces, breads & tiramisu are proudly made daily from scratch by chef/owner Davide Caruso
Lasagna Di Carne
Meat lasagna w/ bolognese, besciamelle & parmesan
Ravioli Di Ricotta
Square raviolis filled w/ ricotta, parmesan & spinach in a marinara sauce
Dischetti Al Tartufo
Round ravioli filled w/ ricotta, porcini & wild mushrooms in a black truffle cream sauce finished w/ parmesan cheese & white truffle oil
Gnocchi Italia
Potato dumplings‏ in 3 different sauces 1/3 marinara 1/3 pesto 1/3 gorgonzola
Gnocchi Bolognese
Potato dumplings w/ bolognese meat sauce
Gnocchi Al Forno
Baked potato dumplings in a garlicky marinara sauce topped w/ smoked scamorza, basil, buffalo mozzarella & parmesan
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti w/ pancetta, olive oil, eggs & parmesan
Spaghetti Pollo
Spaghetti w/ garlic, roasted chicken, white wine, pine nuts raisins, spinach & parmesan
Spaghetti 4 Mori
Spaghetti w/ mussels, clams, scallops, prawns, bay shrimp, calamari & arugola in a chardonnay & lemon sauce
11’ handmade thin crust wood fired pizza
Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese & basil
Tomato sauce, pepperoni & mozzarella
Prosciutto E Funghi
Tomato sauce, cooked ham, white mushrooms & mozzarella
Tomato sauce, grilled zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms, artichokes & mozzarella
White sauce, smoked salmon, capers, red onions, tomatoes, goat & mozzarella cheese
Tomato sauce, sausages, mushrooms, bell peppers, artichokes olives & mozzarella
Tomato sauce, chorizo, pico de gallo, jalapeno & mozzarella
Spek E Mascarpone
Tomato sauce, smoked prosciutto, mascarpone & mozzarella
White sauce, mushrooms, roasted chicken, sautéed spinach, pesto, ricotta & mozzarella
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All reviews tiramisu pizza salad burrata italian food nice small restaurant cava wine delicious dinner parking
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We ordered salad and pizza. The servings were generous, but we paid $35 for our meal, which seemed high to me. Parking was hard to find. The restaurant is small and doesn't accommodate more than a few tables inside. But the meal was delicious, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BetsyJ
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Saw reviews on Trip Advisor for this place so we thought we would give it a shot as we have visited the standard restaurants in downtown Capitola on prior visits. Nice small place and friendly service. We got there early for dinner and were able...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

For my wife’s birthday dinner with our adult kids, she selected Caruso’s. None of us had ever eaten there so we were not sure if we had made a good choice. We arrived with reservations but due to the very small seating area we had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Rodney A
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This place was recommended by family. This is a small family run restaurant with limited seating so get there early or make reservations. We were seated for 6. The service was friendly and great. Food was good quality but nothing special. Enjoyed our dinner more...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant (max 20 guests at a time) centrally located in the middle of Capitola by the sea. Quick service and good pizza with a bit expensive wine for the quality. Closes early (9 pm) on Sundays as most other restaurants in Capitola.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank magnen2018
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Food and service is world class. Get there early or have a reservation because this is a busy place!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lukebabs
Reviewed January 4, 2018

All six of us just loved our dinner, from THE best appetizer we've ever had....to the Tiramisu, not a weak dish. We have to leave Sunday, but will probably go back again before our vacation is over. Wish we lived closer!!!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank nana992016
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We had a hankering for Italian food while in town and saw the reviews about their great gnocchi, so decided to try them out. We both ordered a different gnocchi dish, and it was probably the best gnocchi I've ever had. It's also reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank docbisio
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Delicious dinner. I would make reservation if possible. Waiting next door at Cava Wine bar and had a glass of wine.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Olivia F
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious. We enjoyed sitting at the counter and watching the pasta chef. The waitress/owner was very nice. We would go back.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Elisabeth S
December 30, 2018|
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Response from MeliSerriteno | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we have a $15 corkage fee.
Ralph S
July 23, 2016|
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Response from MeliSerriteno | Property representative |
Hi Ralph- I do apologize. We don't have an outdoor patio area. Thank you Caruso's
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