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TusCA

11999 Harbor Blvd. (Chapman Ave.) Send to Phone
714-750-1234 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Authentic Italian cuisine served in the 17-story atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency Orange County.
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TusCA Restaurant Review

: Although Hyatt Regency Orange County is located a couple of miles from Disneyland, don’t overlook this property for its many amenities and, more importantly, TusCA. The restaurant has an unlikely home: smack in the middle of the lobby and open to the 17-story atrium. But disregard the lack of ambience, as Italian-born chef Laura De Martin has created an innovative and yet still authentic Italian menu. Start with the antipasti cheese plate with toast points, dried fruits and nuts, fig jam and organic honey. Or begin with the spicy Manila clams or fresh calamari. Thin-crust pizzas are good, but do not miss the daily gnocchi selection. Chef De Martin shines in making her gnocchi light and flavorful, like the spinach and ricotta version with brown butter and a sage and cheese vellutata. We also enjoy the steak and the seared halibut with a rustic fennel, orange and thyme salad. At meal’s end, try the dense and slightly salty chocolate caramel tarte. The wine list features mostly California and Italian wines. TusCA features a buffet breakfast, too, and business types should note that there’s a cost-effective happy hour with several food and drink options.

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