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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #20 of 94 restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Paul Smiths, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our go-to special occasion place in LP. Good food and wine, and Elaine is the best. Hidden gem in a supermarket plaza.

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Carmel, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Located in the Price Chopper Plaza Mall, this cozy restaurant has a unique menu that does not only include the same old dinner choices. Sausage with brocolli rabe tomatoes and olive oil over orchieitte was delicious. Wild boar over gnocci was seasoned perfectly and tender. Salads included items such as hearts of palm were very good and large. They have... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Today I went with my mother and my son to lunch at Caffe Rustica. I try to take Mom there at least one time per trip. As usual we had a great time and the food was delicious as always. This was the first time my son was with us. Mom had a pizza with cheese, chicken and mushrooms and... More

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NY, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We've been going to caffe rustica for several years and have always thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. We were recently there with our daughter and grandson. (They look forward to coming to lake placid just to eat there) my daughter had the eggplant dish which is absolutely delicious and one of my favorites.... my husband and I had... More

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New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

From eating a light meal of salad and pizza (this is not you ordinary version, though) or the special braised dish, Seafood (yummy Cioppino) or pasta, the sauces are inspired, the execution is perfect. Love the staff and service. Real LP flare. Always on the must eat list

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12020
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had an incredible dinner here last year on our annual winter trip to Lake Placid and recommended the cafe to many people. However, this year our dinner was quite lacking. We ordered the eggplant dish and were very disappointed... Eggplant texture( no breading), unexpectedly creamy overly spicy sauce, the antipasto lacking in vegetable variety....and a fairly hefty price tag.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great wine selection, wonderful ambience, friendly service. The food was outstanding! Wonderful fresh flavors. Well balanced dishes. Don't miss it!

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Mamaroneck, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We dined here with friends and family over New Years week. You might not think to try this restaurant as the location in a shopping center is uninspiring! But don't be fooled, Caffe Rustica is putting out some excellent Italian food. Their version of Caesar Salad is fantastic. The pasta with sausage and goat cheese was delicious as was the... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have been here a few times, as a couple, and as a party of eight, without reservations, and five of my party were kids. I was treated and served well both times. The wait staff was personable, and the food was delicious. I have a hard time convincing myself to try other restaurants in the area because I know... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

While located on the far side of Lake Placid in the Price Chopper shopper center, it has never disappointed us. It is a small restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. It offers quite a variety of bistro type entrees with an Italian twist. You can order everything from gourmet pizzas to steak, seafood, pasta and more unusual dinner entrees. The... More

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