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Authentic Italian cuisine served in the 17-story atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Breakfast & Dinner daily

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TusCA Restaurant Review

: Although Hyatt Regency Orange County is located a couple 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; the gnocchi is 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 Californian and Italian wines. TusCA has a buffet breakfast, along with standalone plated items: steel-cut oatmeal and eggs Benedict with sliced avocado, seasonal arugula and tomato jam. Business types should note the cost-effective happy hour with several food and drink options.


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