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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #17 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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82% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Saranac Lake, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Thanks to the staff at Caffe Rustica for making our night with our of town guests nice. I forgot to make the reservations and they texted me to say they did not see our reservation but instead put us at the King's table... We had great drinks - Great Gin Drink!, great food - we all ate something difference and... More

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I should have written a review after our first visit to Caffe Rustica because it was so fabulous!!! From the minute we arrived there, it was a great experience!!! Nice bar~~relaxed atmostphere! We were seated in the larger dining room which is very nicely decorated and clean!!! We had ceasar salads to start~~~they were excellent and very fresh! Ceasar dressing... More

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Lake Placid, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food is great and the interior of the restaurant is lovely, but I hate the tables that look out on the parking lot of the shopping center. I try to avoid these. Good prices too.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Would return! Cioppino was fabulous, service top notch. A comfortable and casual place, fun menu. Only suggestion would be to use less goat cheese in the recipes. Other than that, Caffe Rustica gets an A.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Who knew that a small, tucked away restaurant next to Price Choppers would be so good! We had a reservation and initially they looked to seat us in the front dining room (without much atmosphere) but acquiesced when we asked to move into the nicer dining area. The specials were interesting and the wine list was decent. Will definitely return.

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Oswego, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely meal last night. Wonderfulservice. We had a hearty potato, onion and gorgonzola soup which was filling , cheesy, and delicious. Their signature pizza is a wonderful white one with eggplant, arucola, and goat cheese. We finished the dinner with a caesar salad and a delicious flourless chocolate cake.

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Kirkland, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Food was pretty good, but not exactly traditional Italian (e.g.: lots of goat cheese). Nice environment (don't be fooled by the location!) and great service.

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Lake Placid, New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Even though we didn't have reservations we were pleasantly greeted and within a few minutes were given a wonderful table. Our waitress was pleasant and really knew the menu. We chose three different exotic pizzas and all of them were excellent.

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Cazenovia, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent dining experience! We had 8 in our party and food, wine and service were excellent! Not only is the culinary experience tastefully done, so is the decor. A must for your visit to the Adirondacks!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I travel extensively and have been fortunate to experience some of the best restaurants in the US as well as internationally. If you visit Lake Placid you must visit Caffe Rustica. This restaurant has a great menu, excellently prepared food, a terrific wine list and pleasant, friendly, extremely welcoming staff. To say the service was the best would be an... More

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