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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #12 of 95 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
Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

After reading some mixed reviews, we decided to visit Caffé Rustica for dinner. I have to say that our dinners were excellent. The food was well prepared and flavorful. While we were there, a customer asked if his swordfish entrée could be prepared in a very specific way. The chef could not have been more accommodating and prepared the dish... More

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Bebop12345
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I find it hard to believe that Caffé Rustica is only ranked 12th in Lake Placid as I write this review. We have eaten here the last few times we have visited Lake Placid, and it is by far the best restaurant we have tried. Each time we have been, the staff has been attentive, friendly and helpful. The food... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

If your're truly hungry head for Caffe Rustica. But if you're in a hurry you better wait for a night you have more time for a leisurly dinner. The night we went the place was packed and we only saw one server with one hostess/helper for the entire place. Our very generous portions of salmon and chicken were good, as... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Slightly out of the way but worth finding. Nice selection of wines and a very nice authentic Italian menu. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. We started with the bruschetta which was excellent. My wife had the chicken saltimbocca and I had eggplant and penne pasta which we both enjoyed very much. We will definitely be back.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This has become an annual tradition when we come to Lake Placid. It is not on Main St. and can be a little tricky to find in the mall, but the ambiance and food are excellent.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
29 helpful votes 29 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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