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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-7511
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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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 1 week 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 

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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 2 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!

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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Bonnie H
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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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 25 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 

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Thank Nancy8550
NE USA
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank FrequentTraveler501
Orchard Park, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Thank TheSteyers
lockport, ny
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This little Caffe is just bursting with delicious food and wine. Patrons are friendly. Atmosphere is lovely. Food is outstanding. We always make sure to stop in at least once when we're in town. Their food is well prepared and presented beautifully. You can get anything from a wood fired pizza to Chianti Braised Short Ribs (scrumptious, by the way)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?