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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (96 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been here three times and this place has never disappointed me. They say their chefs are trained by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and they definitely are. Last time I had the dinner special which was a strip steak in a demi-glace sauce...More

Thank Tak C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caffe Rustica is the restaurant Lake Placid and Saranac Lake locals head to for a great meal. The restaurant is locally owned and operator and the food is fresh, innovative, delicious and local! They have a nice selection of wines and cocktails and the atmosphere...More

Thank SDNelson2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with a friend/business associate here today and the food, service and price was phenomenal! I will be returning for another lunch and also dinner!

Thank Shana M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was our second time dining at Caffe Rustica. We visit Lake Placid 2-3 times a year, and our meal last year brought back to the Caffe this year. The food is excellent! My wife has talked about the lasagna since our last visit, and...More

Thank HardwickTraveler
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Friends recommended Caffe Rustica! We love Italian and decided to go here instead of Jimmys. Overall service was good, atmosphere was good and our meals were good but not great especially for the high price they charge for Italian! Give it a try!

Thank Holsteve
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Caffe Rustica is a small, cozy place tucked away in the corner of a strip shopping center about 1 mile from downtown Lake Placid (quick easy Uber ride). Service at the small bar and table-side was friendly and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious. I...More

Thank Betty U
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We called and said in the reservation we had a one-year-old. On arrival you could tell the hostess was appalled we had a child. They did not have a child high chair so we used our stroller. The hostess lectured us on how the stroller...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Not customer oriented. Absolutely offensive, refused to allow us to place a to go order for a 5 & 3 year old when 1/3 of tables (at least) not occupied because the kitchen was too busy. close to our lodging but sorry we wasted our...More

Thank 426,804,481
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Recently spent almost 2 weeks in New England. Caffe Rustica was hands down the best food of the trip. And the special drink of the day was some concoction of cider, cinnamon, whiskey, and something else. Our dinners, and everything else we saw pass by...More

Thank brian p
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Caffe Rustica is in the corner of a shopping center on Saranac Ave. and not near the Main Street shops and restaurants where tourists are likely to go. However, everyone is finding this excellent restaurant thanks to reviews on Trip Advisor and others. Do make...More

Thank DOJVirginiaBeach_VA
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Jenny S
3 December 2016|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
I ate there. I do not know the ingredients .
Dave W
6 August 2016|
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Response from Chantal G | Property representative |
Most day's we do depending on the volume of orders going to the kitchen, the earlier the better for take out orders thank you
30 May 2015|
Response from Chantal G | Property representative |
Resort Casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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