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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Troy, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Yummy, yummy, YUM!! Locals say it's the best kept secret in town- boy are they correct!! Cute, intimate atmosphere with exceptional service and delicious food. You can not go wrong here.

Thank Elizabeth K
Lake Placid, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Continuously pleased with the quality of service, food and experience we have when we dine at Caffe Rustica! If you are looking for "THE" spot to dine while in Lake Placid, this is your place!

Thank ADKPhotography R
New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough great things about this restaurant! We decided to go here based on reviews and the fact that my boyfriend wanted Italian food for his birthday. It was a busy Saturday night and even though we didn't have reservations, we were able to get 2 seats at the bar right away. We were so happy we had... More 

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Keene Valley, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Food was ok. Service was severely lacking. Wife ordered a slice of cake for my birthday, but they forgot it and brought the check instead. When reminded, the hostess said, "this isn't my regular night to work". My wife emailed the owner who said she'd compensate with a gift certificate which never came. Wife emailed again a month later and... More 

3 Thank Bill H
Saint Paul, MN
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had fantastic service and delicious food tonight at Caffe Rustica. I had a salad that was somewhat customized due to my food allergies. Greens, roasted pear, walnuts, goat cheese, cranberries and sliced grilled chicken. My son had one of their pizzas that he said was quite yummy. The waitress was very kind and attentive. The ambiance is warm and cozy... More 

Thank Karen B
London, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wow, had a great meal here last night. And the staff was super friendly. My 12 year old went over and sat by the open kitchen to watch the chefs work. They were SO nice to him, inviting him around to watch then while they were finishing his pizza. And the food was really good. The spicy meatball appetizer was... More 

1 Thank Peter F
upstate NY
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Tasty dinners delivered by friendly wait staff. Prices reasonable but it's certainly not "cheap eats". Nice wine list. Pizza available. Bar also on premises.

Thank adkkev2
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have a vacation home in Lake Placid and Cafe Rústica is one of our favorite LP restaurants. Meals are consistently good and the wine list always includes some interesting new choices.

Thank S C
New Hartford, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

After making advance reservations, our family group of 9 adults and teen agers were seated at an excellent table and given outstanding service. Each of us ordered different entrees followed by dessert and coffee and all were delicious. Although we kept our waitress very busy with order changes and additional requests, she was very efficient and pleasant. We could not... More 

Thank mtschmitt
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-7511

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Babylon NY
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?