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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-7511
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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86 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a family run place with friendly service and good food. The place is small so if you want a table it's probably good to make a reservation - I didn't make a reservation so I sat at the bar which was fine with me. I ordered an appetizer of bruschetta with mozzarella and an arugula, tomato and... More 

Thank wdziurzynski
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in LP over the Thanksgiving holiday. Friday night I was originally looking for pizza and found Caffe Rustica. Called to ask about if we needed a reservation. One was recommended. Choose to sit at the bar. Arrived on time, found our place set at the bar set up for us. Things just go better from there. Great service,... More 

Thank LenLevin
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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187 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with another couple and everyone enjoyed their meals very much. This was our first time here, and it is the best place we have eaten in Lake Placid. I had the Insalata Salad with arugula, pear, cranberry, walnut and gorgonzola. The flavors were well balanced and enjoyable. For my entree I had the crab cake appetizer - it... More 

Thank Penelope C
N Caldwell, NJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there with friends twice. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. The shrimp scampi with risotto was yummy!

Thank Lynnefal
New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We shared the bruschetta and savored every single bite of the tangy balsamic drizzled atop the fresh buffalo mozzarella

Thank goodtogo67
Vincentown, New Jersey
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I admit it's a pet peeve when I get treated badly because I didn't have a reservation. And it was a Monday night. Instead of hello, we were greeted with, "Do you have a reservation?" Then we waited at the front door for about five minutes till we were seated. Luckily, we had a different server than the one who... More 

Thank Bonnie H
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday. Did not have a reservation, but was seated right away. Took them 15 minutes to take our order. They would not allow a change of pasta type, even though both were on the menu. Server was rather curt about it and didn't even ask the chef. So, we just went with what was on the menu,... More 

Thank bmorris1929
Manlius, New York
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the first of no doubt more meals here. Our reservations must have allowed us the romantic back room, which we loved. The server was well trained, well timed and the right amount of pleasant. The bread starter was just right, not too light, not too heavy, crispy edges, yet soft interior-perfect. The Sicilian meatballs were very good but... More 

Thank Nancy8550
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with a group of 7 people. Staff was attentive and drinks were kept fresh. It took a while for the meals but it was worth the wait. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. Worth a visit if you are in town and enjoy freshly prepared Italian.

Thank FrequentTraveler501
Orchard Park, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had the chance to dine at the Caffe Rustica and confirm the positive reviews. probably one of the best places (at a reasonable price) to dine in town. We had the Ravioli Carbonara and the Tropicale salad and that was good enough for a couple. Good list of wine and desserts with a very good Tiramisu and the flourless chocolate... More 

Thank TheSteyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-7511

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?