The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine, in Capitola.
Caruso's serves up a flavorful kick straight from the boot of Italy with its accolade-winning take on authentic Tuscan fare. Pasta pros make everything from scratch, with 80% of the ingredients coming from organic sources. Thin-crust wood-fired pizzas propagate the delicious aromas throughout the bistro and come in flavorful varieties such as biancaneve, an 11-inch dough disk loaded with white sauce, prosciutto, arugula, fresh tomatoes, shaved parmesan, mozzarella, and white truffle oil ($18).
The lasagne di carne boasts classic Roman appetite architecture, with bolognese, besciamella sauce, and accents of parmesan cheese ($19.50). Eclectic eaters find solace in dishes such as the gnocchi al salmone, potato dumplings served with onions, smoked salmon, and a drizzling of vodka cream sauce ($22.50). Wistful diners lounge in Caruso's cozy dining room, sending food and wine requests via messages in a bottle, or simply by consulting their friendly wait staff.
Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine was an Editors’ Pick on 10 Best. TripAdvisors rate it #2 out of 60 restaurants in Capitola and give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes. More than 45 Yelpers give it a four-star average.