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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)
“salad” (49 reviews)
“carbonara” (11 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 5 days ago

Wife and I have been going to Lake Placid for years. Never knew of this place, at end of strip mall next to supermarket, was tipped off by our doctor. We went here on a busy Friday nite and had a most remarkable meal. My...More

Thank blazechiefsfd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in the corner of a Price Shopper-anchored strip mall about a mile from downtown LP, Caffe Rustica delivered a great dining experience during an early March snowstorm. Stepping inside we were greeted by phenomenal smells and the warm glow of the wood-fired pizza...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here twice and both times it's been a success. My youngest enjoyed the delicious pizza and my husband and I enjoyed a delicious fish and fresh pasta.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations are a must. We booked three days in advance for holiday week and it was worth the wait. Meatball appetizer featured 3 meatballs over polenta and tasty tomato sauce. The beet salad with goat cheese was excellent as well. Main course of eggplant and...More

Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I come to Lake Placid every February. When looking at reviews, I saw that Caffe Rustica was rated wonderfully. We asked a few people that live locally and they ALL stated that it was one of the best in Lake Placid. They...More

Thank SuRN
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming up to Lake Placid as our Christmas gift to each other for the past six years. We tried to Café rustica for the first time last night and it was perfect on all counts. The atmosphere is warm...More

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This little gem is tucked away in the corner of a sleepy shopping plaza ( Ive only been there at night when most of the shops are closed) and it's coziness is quiet relaxing to warm up to after a day outdoors. Chefs are CIA...More

Thank JBtraveler865
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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 21 December 2017

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 20 December 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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