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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-7511
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Keene Valley, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was ok. Service was severely lacking. Wife ordered a slice of cake for my birthday, but they forgot it and brought the check instead. When reminded, the hostess said, "this isn't my regular night to work". My wife emailed the owner who said she'd compensate with a gift certificate which never came. Wife emailed again a month later and... More 

Thank Bill H
Saint Paul, MN
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fantastic service and delicious food tonight at Caffe Rustica. I had a salad that was somewhat customized due to my food allergies. Greens, roasted pear, walnuts, goat cheese, cranberries and sliced grilled chicken. My son had one of their pizzas that he said was quite yummy. The waitress was very kind and attentive. The ambiance is warm and cozy... More 

Thank Karen B
London, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, had a great meal here last night. And the staff was super friendly. My 12 year old went over and sat by the open kitchen to watch the chefs work. They were SO nice to him, inviting him around to watch then while they were finishing his pizza. And the food was really good. The spicy meatball appetizer was... More 

Thank Peter F
upstate NY
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Tasty dinners delivered by friendly wait staff. Prices reasonable but it's certainly not "cheap eats". Nice wine list. Pizza available. Bar also on premises.

Thank adkkev2
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We have a vacation home in Lake Placid and Cafe Rústica is one of our favorite LP restaurants. Meals are consistently good and the wine list always includes some interesting new choices.

Thank S C
New Hartford, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

After making advance reservations, our family group of 9 adults and teen agers were seated at an excellent table and given outstanding service. Each of us ordered different entrees followed by dessert and coffee and all were delicious. Although we kept our waitress very busy with order changes and additional requests, she was very efficient and pleasant. We could not... More 

Thank mtschmitt
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91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a family run place with friendly service and good food. The place is small so if you want a table it's probably good to make a reservation - I didn't make a reservation so I sat at the bar which was fine with me. I ordered an appetizer of bruschetta with mozzarella and an arugula, tomato and... More 

Thank wdziurzynski
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were in LP over the Thanksgiving holiday. Friday night I was originally looking for pizza and found Caffe Rustica. Called to ask about if we needed a reservation. One was recommended. Choose to sit at the bar. Arrived on time, found our place set at the bar set up for us. Things just go better from there. Great service,... More 

Thank LenLevin
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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206 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We went with another couple and everyone enjoyed their meals very much. This was our first time here, and it is the best place we have eaten in Lake Placid. I had the Insalata Salad with arugula, pear, cranberry, walnut and gorgonzola. The flavors were well balanced and enjoyable. For my entree I had the crab cake appetizer - it... More 

Thank Penelope C
N Caldwell, NJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Ate there with friends twice. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. The shrimp scampi with risotto was yummy!

Thank Lynnefal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-7511

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