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All 85 Lake Placid Restaurants

Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #13 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Went on a Sunday night while playoff game was on and didn't have a reservation or think we would need one as the town is usually not busy on a Sunday night. There were lots of open tables but evidently they had were booked for the evening. They squeezed us in if we agreed to be out in an hour... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We have never been to Lake Placid. We didn't know where to eat but a friend texted me Caffee Rustico is the best in town. I see why she said that because the food was stellar. The ambience is pleasant. Signage is bad because we couldn't find it until we used GPS. Service is nice. The salad with caramelized onions... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I loved the feel of the restaurant. The people were welcoming and it was cozy without being cramped. Reservation times were met even during a busy holiday week. Food was very good meeting the desires of a "foodie" and the fussy tastebuds of a seven year old and a teen. This restaurant deserves its high Trip Advisor ranking. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

A great pick. Food is great, cozy atmosphere, but above all - excellent service. My husband and I went out for a kids free night out. At 9:00 pm a family of 14 joined us with kids under 5. They were loud and a bit out of control without much parental supervision. The staff aced the difficult balance of getting... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

As you enter, the wood-fired oven winks a yellow and red-flame welcome from the corner to your right. The acorn lamps over the bar seem to brighten just a bit, adding their warmth, banishing the chill of a cold winter's day. A slightly harried server throws a calm, "Be with you in a sec" over her shoulder as she takes... More 

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Dover, NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was our first trip here and it didn't disappoint! We had two terrific salads and two outstanding entrees - the chianti braised short ribs and the lasagna. Both were expertly prepared, so tasty that my eyes rolled into the back of my head. By far the best lasagna I've ever had. The portions are HUGE - my lasagna was... More 

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Upstate New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We loved our meal at Caffe Rustica, which is tucked away in an unprepossessing shopping center. But you forget that once you step through the curtain at the front door. Everything we ate was delicious, from the margherita pizza to the shrimp scampi to the veal scallopine to the red snapper. I'd eat there again any time.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I paid over 100 bucks for 2 people, the food was very average for the price. It was semi difficult to even find the place as is tucked in a price chopper mini-mall were very poor signage. I went there to wow my wife, but this restaurant didn't hit that level. It felt more like a college hangout with the... More 

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Loudonville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Had dinner at Caffe Rustica last Saturday night. Enjoyed the seafoof dish. Well seasoned and plenty of seafood. Other had the Mahi Mahi Tuna and the Salmon. Good portions and cooked perfectly. Great wine selection. Reasonably priced with a great atmosphere.

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Lake Placid, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

While Placid has several wonderful eateries, there is no doubt that Caffe Rustica is our family's favorite. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service impeccable. Rustica is clean, comfortable, and the food is simply outstanding. There are more expensive restaurants in town, but I am not sure there is a better meal. If I were to be critical of anything, I... 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 0 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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