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Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine

115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
+1 831-465-9040
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“prosciutto” (5 reviews)
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115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

the service on our first (and Last) visit here was a disaster. Friends who go their often invited us to join them. They knew our server well, and chatted with him for awhile after we were seated. The salad, appetizer and wine came out within...More

Thank roamingnoni
Reviewed 7 November 2016

After walking around Capitola, we chose to eat at Caruso's. The staff is very friendly and attentive - really nice service! The ambiance is really nice despite being such a small restaurant. Foodwise --- very solid. The Calamari appetizer was amongst the freshest and most...More

Thank pawpower
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had read about Caruso's both on TripAdvisor and elsewhere. We have been there twice in the last month. Normally I only go out for dinner once or twice a year. The first time we tried they were closed, even though it was a Tuesday....More

Thank Sondra_sc
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visit our daughter in Soquel often and have tried so many different Italian restaurants, none of which seem to compare to Italian places we're used to enjoying in the Boston area. But several years ago we found Caruso's and it's now the only place...More

1  Thank Clg923
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for a party of eight to celebrate our anniversary. We had to wait a few minutes for them to set our table. This place is very small. The restaurant seats maybe 15 people tops. They move tables into the hallway of the...More

Thank happytravelerFresno
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Caruso's has a very talented chef and good service, which saved them from getting only a 2 rating. The dishes are better than other Italian restaurant's and are served in healthy proportions. Caruso's has a large menu selection and wine/drink list, as well. That being...More

1  Thank adidasfvr85
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great little Italian place -- perfect for escaping the madding crowd in summer, or getting cozy in winter. Food is really quite good and nicely presented -- along with decent wine list, you can't go wrong.

Thank brocdog
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We went here 2 years ago it was fantastic!! We made a 7 o'clock reservation months ago, when we arrived we were told they don't take reservations. But to our surprise they had several openings at 7 PM on a Friday night, that should have...More

1  Thank goldengal11
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is my second review as Caruso's is now under new management. I can say that the quality of the food and the atmosphere has not changed. It is a great place to eat but very very small, so expect a cosy feel. Try not...More

Thank AlantheRover
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Yes, very small restaurant. They only take reservations for a party of 6 or more. They just have 5 table area and a sit down at the bar area for 2. Open 5pm last meal served at 9pm for dinner. I had the special for...More

Thank Master Steven B
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Questions & Answers
Ralph S
23 July 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
1 November 2015|
Response from LovelyLMP | Reviewed this property |
This traveler is asking about a place in Italy. The restaurant I visited is in Capitola, CA, USA. Please direct the question to the right place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3261
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-465-9040
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