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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not to be missed in Lake Placid

While vacationing, where to eat is always the big question. As always we ask the locals where to go and got this gem. The food is very fresh and expertly prepared. The menu is very interesting with wonderful combinations to give a gourmet flair. The Caesar salad was THE BEST I've ever had with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Tom B
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Estero, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Estero, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

While vacationing, where to eat is always the big question. As always we ask the locals where to go and got this gem. The food is very fresh and expertly prepared. The menu is very interesting with wonderful combinations to give a gourmet flair. The Caesar salad was THE BEST I've ever had with what appeared to be an excellent... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A wonderful menu with great specials. A go to place to eat for us every time we are in the area. Pizza to boneless spare ribs. Great Seafood. The menu is versatile and so enjoyable. Wait staff is experienced and terrific.

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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A wonderful little restaurant with an excellent staff, good food, great service and a nice selection.

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The atmosphere was nice but the tables a little close for those prices. I had the Cioppino sauce was really thick like ketchup & had zucchini & yellow squash in it. Too weird. I'm from NJ best Italian food in the US. The Pizzas would be a better bet they looked really good. You have to buy your wine here... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My son and I enjoyed Caffe Rustica for lunch on three separate occasions all within 5 days while visiting Lake Placid. The food is very fresh and tasty and filling. The cream of carrot and beet soup topped with honeyed chèvre was outstanding. The salads are excellent, large as well as the flatbreads. If possible, TRY the homemade butterscotch brule.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant at 8pm , we were two adults and a child of 8 years . Restaurant Closes at 9pm As soon as we walked in we noticed that the kitchen and Pizza oven were up and running From where I was standing I could see there were 3 tables available. One waiters approach us and told... More 

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Warwick, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went for lunch. the soup and sandwiches were great.the dinner menu looked very good. they have a wood fired oven. everything we had was very tasty and fresh the staff was very friendly and attentive. We're definitely going back for dinner

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had a lovely dinner here during our trip to Lake Placid after reading some reviews online. The food was well done, you can tell the chef knows what he is doing, classic Italian fare and a nice ambiance to the place. We walked in mid-week and it was a little busy (pretty small room) and I could quickly tell many... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to this place based on other positive reviews. We were seated 18" from the next table and had to listen to two gentlemen who were well into too many brews....Very crowded. The fire oven made pizza was like cardboard with some tomato cheese and basil smeared on it. We were glad to leave...not a good experience..won't go back... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had dinner here in February. It had been recommended by the owner of the house that we rented over President's weekend. My son was a little unsure as he had read a mediocre review on-line. Well, I am so glad that we did not pay attention to the reviewer. The food was excellent, service was fantastic. The people there... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Rustica

Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-523-7511
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-523-7511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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