Scusa is the Italian restaurant of the Intercontinental Mid-Plaza Hotel. Though more affordable than Rosso in Shangri-La Hotel or Casa d'Oro in Kempinski, the standards are almost the same when it comes to service, design, and cuisine. A la carte, there are new dishes on the menu every day. You should pay around Rp350,000 for a 3-course meal without drinks (add Rp100,000 to that if you order something from the grill). They also have an interesting 3-course set lunch menu starting at Rp160,000++.

I was craving for pizza when I visited, so unfortunately my experience of Scusa is limited to that + a Mixed Salad + Marinated Strawberries. From this small sample, I was not disappointed, except for the dessert: The food in Scusa is authentic Italian, the same you could experience in Italy. Imported Italian ingredients are used: Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar, Mascarpone, etc… If you are familiar with Toscana in Kemang, I consider Scusa to offer similar food. My only problem was with the dessert: I thought the ice cream tasted average, and that the overall dish was below my expectations. 

Here are a few pictures of the dishes I ordered:
Insalata Mista (Rp48k): Mesclun salad with mixed vegetable and cherry tomatoes in extra virgin oil and balsamic vinegar
Tronchetto Pizza (Rp155k++): Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, gorgonzola, beef ham, parmesan
Marinated Strawberries (Rp65k++): With mascarpone cream and marsala sabayon
Overall: I considerer Scusa to be an excellent address for affordable, fine dining Italian cuisine in Jakarta. It is recommended on all occasions: Date, business lunch, solo...  Note: At the time of my visit (June 2011) they didn't have free wifi even for clients of Intercontinental Hotel.
Operating Hours:
Lunch, from Monday to Friday 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner everyday from 6pm to 1am
Sunday brunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Scusa Italian Restaurant
Hotel InterContinental Mid Plaza
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11
Jakarta Pusat 10220, Indonesia

Phone number: +62-21 251 0888 ext. 6996

If you are looking for Italian food in the city, you can also read on this blog my general review: Italian Restaurants in Jakarta.

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