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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, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Piping Hot Entree, Well Seasoned, Excellent Variety of Seafood

This restaurant could be easily missed, nestled as it is in the corner of a shopping plaza, albeit an upmarket one. We were seated promptly with menus presented along with an offer to get us a drink. My friend and I both had the Chilled Summer Gazpacho Soup and the Cioppino. It was great to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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USA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant could be easily missed, nestled as it is in the corner of a shopping plaza, albeit an upmarket one. We were seated promptly with menus presented along with an offer to get us a drink. My friend and I both had the Chilled Summer Gazpacho Soup and the Cioppino. It was great to have a dish prepared whereby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We attempted to walk in for dinner on a recent visit, to be turned away. That only made us want a meal there even more so, with a reservation, we returned. We're all glad. We did, as the meal was not to be missed. My wife had the seafood pasta, while I opted for the salmon. The best accolades Caffe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

6 of us had a wonderful meal. The service was good, we were able to make a reservation and there were great choices for everyone. Two teenage boys had great puzzas. I had a wonderful shrimp scampi and the bread was amazing. We usually come here at least once a year but this was our third visit. A week before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had not been here in a few years because it is always difficult to get a table. We finally made it, but felt that the best part of the meal was our very earnest waitress. She really tried hard, but could not make up for the food--which simply was not up to par. Our memories of various delicious meals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited with our family. The restaurants take reservations and they were able to accommodate us arriving 15 mins early. The service was very good, they were flexible and accommodating. I have an allergy and they were cautious regarding the options on the menu. The portions were large and the food was very good. We ordered three main entrees for... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food and ambiance ,I had the Lasagna a Mediterranean salad,my wife poached salmon with penne on the side and my daughter gazpacho with a salad plus a table serving of .Bruschetta all .excellent !

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great atmosphere, delicious food, good service. An overall wonderful experience. I ordered fish which was perfectly cooked and garnished with a great combination of vegetables. Pizza was also good, and the pasta equally tasty and authentically Italian in every way. Good wine and delicious flourless chocolate cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurants we have eaten at anywhere world wide! This is a must for the visiting Lake Placid

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A truly great dinner. My wife's halibut was done to perfection, the orecchiette with broccolini and sausage a delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A couple of delicious mixed drinks along with a friendly server got us started to a wonderful Italian dinner. There were nine of us, but our server was very patient and helpful as we made selections. Bruschetta was a good choice for appetizer, and a couple to share worked well for our group. There was a variety of different dishes... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?