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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (50 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was told about this location by a fellow chef who raved about their veal cheeks so it was a must go. Nestled in the back corner of a shopping mall in Lake Placid, one walks through their doors and you’re immediately enveloped in coziness! There...More

Thank JD_ADK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't be fooled by the mall location or the Caffe title. This is "fine dining" at its best. The Insalata that we shared was both innovative and delicious. The seared scallop risotto just perfectly prepared. My wife had a pizza, not fancy, but again excellently...More

Thank Mellonross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ask what the special prices are: My wife and I ordered the salad special, which was good but cost $15! Neither of us could remember what made it special afterward. It seemed like a regular mixed greens, made to look bigger than it was by...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We have been there many times and Monday evening did not disappoint. We didn't have a reservation so they gave us a spot at 8pm and did a bit of grocery shopping at Price Chopper next door. A very average caesar salad was followed by...More

Thank norman18
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Was recommended by several people and did not disappoint, super friendly service, lovely meal ( all four of us had tasty meals) and just the right timing with appetisers, entrees and dessert) I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant!!!

Thank Lonneke M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Always a favorite go-to of ours every time we are in Lake Placid (every 12 weeks). The owner, Chantel, is so kind and down to earth we just love when she is working so that we can interact with her. The food is amazing and...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, and an amazing atmosphere. Went out of their way to seat 10 people when they were very busy. Would recommend to anyone who needs a good meal.

Thank Luke A
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Food very good and pricey but our server was friendly and nice. Service was exceptionally slow. Environment can be loud, depending on time of evening

Thank dlantonuccimd
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Returned to Caffe Rustica this weekend for a private party. From great service, warm welcome from the Owner, delicious drinks and unbelievable food, I could rave for hours. The apps were great including stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and a sampling of their famous pizzas. Dinner was...More

Thank Blake G
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Caffe Rustica is always a place we visit on a trip to Lake Placid. As usual, our meals were perfectly seasoned and fresh with herbs, and the pasta was al dente. They offered a beautiful dry rose that complimented our dinners, and the staff was...More

Thank mommypooh
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Jenny S
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
I ate there. I do not know the ingredients .
Dave W
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Chantal G | Property representative |
Most day's we do depending on the volume of orders going to the kitchen, the earlier the better for take out orders thank you
May 30, 2015|
Response from Chantal G | Property representative |
Resort Casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-7511
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