We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (96 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (399)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Discovered this spot quite by accident and had a really delightful meal this past weekend. We'll be back! Probably, one of the best meals I've had in Lake Placid. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Thank Clarence S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a bit of a stuffy atmosphere a small and a bit pricey but food was outstanding waitress was amazing I recommend making reservation just to be safe we were questioned at the entrance if we had reservations I would go with small children...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My husband made reservation weeks in advance of our extended vacation weekend because of one item on the menu he knows I love. As we sat down, ordered a bottle of wine, the waitress kept on pushing for the order. As I ordered the osso...More

1  Thank Lu P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The menu posted on this site is out of date in terms of prices. I would estimate that as of August 2017 the prices are about 5 to 7 dollars more per item higher. It would be helpful to followers on Trip Advisor if you...More

1  Thank 78JimC
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped by here for diner as we were walking around the village of Lake Placid. What makes the village so special is that there are so many good places to eat, and this is one of them. We both had chicken parm and it...More

1  Thank bwco
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The pizza was above average for Lake Placid (go to Keeseville to the North Country Club, in every way as good as the East Village) but they were tiny 9" personal pies which they failed to mention. Especially since they cost $67.00 for four pies,...More

4  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were told this would be the best Italian food in town and the meal exceeded our expectations! We had the veal and the eggplant arrabiata. Both were absolutely delicious. The portions were large, we had to take our leftovers home (because the meal was...More

3  Thank LikesGoodMeals
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Five of us arrived at 6pm, hoping to get a table although we hadn’t thought to make reservations. The hostess told us unfortunately they were all booked and waiting for a table of 14. She said we can wait and if they don’t show up...More

1  Thank speechtx612
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I went to Caffe Rustica for a birthday dinner to treat my wife and our family. It was very, very good. Not cheap by any means, but quite good. I had a chicken with ham/cheese and pasta. My wife and many others had a fish...More

1  Thank metodog711
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Our hotel suggested we try Cafe Rustica but on our first try couldn't get a reservation but got a reservation for the next night. This resturant doesn't disappoint. We were a party of 3 and all light eaters. We shared the salad and pizza of...More

2  Thank cbedard1350
Nearby Restaurants
Back Alley Bistro
82 reviews
1.05 km away
The 'Dack Shack
148 reviews
.98 km away
Green Goddess' Food
116 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
ADK Aquatics
79 reviews
1.58 km away
Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf
43 reviews
.35 km away
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
36 reviews
.24 km away
Captain Marney's Boat Rental
18 reviews
1.58 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jenny S
3 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
I ate there. I do not know the ingredients .
Dave W
6 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing