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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-7511
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Ranked #13 of 97 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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83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A small noisy restaurant. Our server, Elaine, was very good. The pizza was excellent and the service was speedy. What more can you ask for?

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Rijnsaterwoude, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great find, would definitely go back. Pasta dishes were well cooked, nicely flavoured and not too heavy. Salad was fresh, crisp and well presented with a subtle dressing. Meals were slightly delayed but no more than was reasonable due to how busy the restaurant was, however, the owner reduced our bill without us even asking.

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Saratoga
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Emphasis on little, I don't think they can seat more than about 50 people at a time. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in the service and quality of the food. Great setting for an intimate dinner, but was also great for our party of 6 that just wanted pizza and salad. Pizza was thin... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoy Caffe Rustica an make regular special trips to Lake Placid from our camp 25 miles away. Prices are moderate , however reasonable for the high quality of the food including the creativity of the menu and the excellence of the prep and cooking. The steaks are delicious and cooked to a true med rare as requested. While... More

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Saranac Lake, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate at Caffe Rustica last night. We've eaten there before but never when it's been so busy. Our reserved table was waiting for us when we arrived. Fresh flowers on the table. Sturdy, comfortable chairs and cozy decor. We ordered drinks first, which took more time than I would normally expect, but our waitress said the bartender was busy... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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