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All 93 Lake Placid Restaurants

Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #15 of 93 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
Charlton MA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by some visitors in the area. We were told that we should make reservations but was able to get in without them. There were quite a few open tables. The atmosphere is cozy, warm and staff friendly. The selections were pretty good and we ended up selecting the lasagna and my husband had the... More

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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

restaurant is small. was full on a monday night. Service, atmosphere and especially food could not be beat. reasonably fair prices, fair sized portions. Overall excellent.

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Cornwall, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Food was excellent as was the service. I would recommend making a reservation as we had to wait to get a table.

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As a local, we have enjoyed many meals at Caffe Rustica. Kevin is an excellent chef and offers a varied menu that is deliciously prepared complimented with a fine selection of wine and beer. Cozy atmosphere.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Came recommended highly sadly disappointed excuses for being understaffed not our problem! 40 min wait for pizza and chicken dish! And pizza Fi ally came out uncooked! Couple next to us served steak Dinners seated 15 min after us they were embarrassed for us still not getting our food! Double charged for cocktail and through the Check across bar to... More

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food was very good. We had a party of 12. Enjoyable time, except the service was lacking. No rush to serve us, yet ten minutes after receiving dessert and coffee, the hostess came over to my 80 year old mom, who uses a walker, and said, "Just want to give you a heads up. Another party is waiting for this... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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
139 helpful votes 139 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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