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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Ogdensburg, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a reputation for fabulous food. I couldn't wait to go. We tried to get in once without reservations. No way, was frantically busy. This to me was a bit of a red flag. We went last night with a 7:15 reservation. Again many people immediately within the small entryway. Seemingly super busy. We got seated in the... More 

Thank Lauriesargent
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Slightly more upscale than the other restaurants we frequented during our stay in Lake Placid. It is relatively small and reservations were needed (mid-Aug). We waited an extraordinary amount of time for our food and I was surprised that no one came to check in/apologize or offer us something to hold us over while we waited. The food was very... More 

Thank naams203
Holland, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were many menu items at fair pricing. Food was very good and the service was excellent even as they started to fill the place. Would recommend it and would probably return.

Thank BucksCountyRPH
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, friend and I ate here last night and had an amazing meal! We started with the pizza on special which had homemade fennel sausage (amazing), roasted red peppers, mushrooms and cheese. Delicious! Then, my husband and I split a Caesar salad and the Shrimp Scampi. Both were so flavorful and yummy. Our friend had the Osso Bucco -... More 

Thank Wendy G
Cornwall, Canada
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168 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the fungi pizza which was so tasty - thin crust, enough mushrooms, great garlic flavour and great cheese - one of the best ever - it is large and I did not think I could eat it all but it was sooo tasty it was devoured. My wife had the ham sandwich special which had so many excellent flavours... More 

Thank Peter M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant, tucked back into the corner of a shopping center, offers superb food. I am a "foodie", and I like to cook, so I know good food when I taste it. It is rare to find a restaurant whose chef truly knows how to mix and enliven flavors. I had the special of the evening- herb-crusted bass with mashed... More 

Thank Jenny P
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant in the Price Chopper plaza is worth a visit. Food is very good and so is the service It's a small place so reservations are a good idea. On a recent visit we both had the cioppino and it was delicious!

Thank Mike K
Acton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent from the bread and oil to the entrees. I ordered a Caesar salad so I could feel like I ate something a bit healthy and wound up eating almost all of the generous portion because it was so tasty. The entrees were authentic Italian prepared by a chef who knows what s/he is doing. The service... More 

Thank Bill S
Miami beach
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Caffe Rustica on July 23 - the night before the Iron Man Race. It was packed! The food was terrific, the service was excellent, the selections great. The French Onion soup and pizza are great. Anything you order is good! If you are in Lake Placid or Saranac Lake it's definitely worth a visit. Kevin and Chantal... More 

Thank Karin S
Amsterdam, New York
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place hits on all cylinders. It's relaxed, it's not pretentious, the menu is interesting and fresh. Staff is well educated, friendly and attentive. If I lived here it would be on my "regular" list. Look no further...this is the place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: 518-523-7511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?