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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Meal While in Lake Placid

We love Caffe Rustica. Everything is always consistent and the daily specials are never to be missed. The owner/chef, Kevin definitely has a fine tuned establishment as this place is constantly busy. The service is always spectacular and faces never seem to change. The menu is pricey, but well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
SourD21
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We love Caffe Rustica. Everything is always consistent and the daily specials are never to be missed. The owner/chef, Kevin definitely has a fine tuned establishment as this place is constantly busy. The service is always spectacular and faces never seem to change. The menu is pricey, but well worth the high quality of fresh ingredients. We do wish that... More 

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Guilderland, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a cute little place. The food was very good. We had the sea bass and it was delicious. However, the tables are so close together you feel like you are part of your neighbors conversations. They stuck us in the bar room where everyone is crammed when they had a much bigger room in the back where the... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Hidden at the back of the Price Chopper complex, the restaurant is casual but elegant. The owner is a CIA trained chef who has done well to train his staff. The menu includes everything from rustic gormet pizza to full entrees. Husband ordered thr roasted red pepper and carrot puree soup and I ordered the arugula, heart of palm and... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We first stopped in here to check it out because we read a recent review on TripAdvisor by one of our local doctors who raved about Caffe Rustica. We sat at the bar and had drinks and their Onion Soup that came highly recommended. It was very good, but the atmosphere and the staff were more compelling. Try Elaine's Blue... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Ate there on a Monday night so the restaurant was not overly busy and we were able to get a quiet table. The staff was super friendly when we walked in and our waitress was great! The charcuterie board and pizza were delicious! Prices were reasonable for a nicer place. Definitely reccomend for a nice dinner in Lake Placid!

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-523-7511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?