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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #12 of 97 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lambertville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The food was fresh, the service was great, and the ambiance was wonderful. Generous pours on the single malts, terrific menu and informative wait staff. For a fine meal, this is the place to go :-)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dinner is better atmosphere but lunch was not worth the trip..frumpy blond .waitress was ill-mannered, speaking thru- out the dining room in loud voice, like it was some kind of warehouse....actually answered the the telephone in the middle of the dining room with an extremely loud voice....ruined a quiet meal...the food was so-so....service left everything to be desired...save your lunch... More

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Essex, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been here several times and every time It does not disappoint. The food is excellent and th service is fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a charming place. We tried it based on Trip Advisor recommendations and were very pleased. The menu was more than adequate to please our group with tempting daily specials. We tried the pizza, which was first-rate, and the pastas, which were creative and beautifully prepared. Atmosphere was appropriate to the quality of the cooking but relaxed and comfortable.... More

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Syracuse
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fourteen of us dined Monday night at Caffe Rustica, guided by owners of a vacation home in town. The table was set when we arrived, the waitress took our drink orders and we settled in to a delightful dining experience. The menu is surprisingly large and varied, with options for almost every type of diner. The food came out timely... More

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Mastic, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Decided to try this restaurant during our weekend trip to Lake Placid based on good TripAdvisor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. It's part of a shopping center and it's 5 minutes outside of town, so it can be hard to find. It's also very small inside- but there was a small patio area with a... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've to Caffe Rustica a few other times in the past ten years, and always had a great meal. This time was no different. Got in a little late and most where finishing their meals. I ordered the veal. What I got a few minutes later was one of the best meals I've had. Great service, great wine, and great... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A small noisy restaurant. Our server, Elaine, was very good. The pizza was excellent and the service was speedy. What more can you ask for?

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Rijnsaterwoude, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great find, would definitely go back. Pasta dishes were well cooked, nicely flavoured and not too heavy. Salad was fresh, crisp and well presented with a subtle dressing. Meals were slightly delayed but no more than was reasonable due to how busy the restaurant was, however, the owner reduced our bill without us even asking.

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Saratoga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Emphasis on little, I don't think they can seat more than about 50 people at a time. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in the service and quality of the food. Great setting for an intimate dinner, but was also great for our party of 6 that just wanted pizza and salad. Pizza was thin... More

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