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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with a group of 7 people. Staff was attentive and drinks were kept fresh. It took a while for the meals but it was worth the wait. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. Worth a visit if you are in town and enjoy freshly prepared Italian.

Thank FrequentTraveler501
Orchard Park, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the chance to dine at the Caffe Rustica and confirm the positive reviews. probably one of the best places (at a reasonable price) to dine in town. We had the Ravioli Carbonara and the Tropicale salad and that was good enough for a couple. Good list of wine and desserts with a very good Tiramisu and the flourless chocolate... More 

1 Thank TheSteyers
lockport, ny
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little Caffe is just bursting with delicious food and wine. Patrons are friendly. Atmosphere is lovely. Food is outstanding. We always make sure to stop in at least once when we're in town. Their food is well prepared and presented beautifully. You can get anything from a wood fired pizza to Chianti Braised Short Ribs (scrumptious, by the way)... More 

1 Thank gretchenLockport_Ny
Niskayuna, New York
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The meals at Caffe Rustica are delicious, inventive, filling and seem to be farm to table. The pizzas are delicious with perfect crust. The salads were terrific- try the beat salad with fried goat cheese. The other mains were delicious as well. This was an excellent meal and we will definitely return to this cozy restaurant. The servers were lovely.... More 

1 Thank Heidi D
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by local for good reason! Little outside town, but worth every meters to get there ! Italien food at is best on a simply cozy atmosphere. My wife had linguine Vongole, it was delicious and overflowing with fresh clams. i had ravioli carbonara that will make me drive another time 200 kilometres to get there! Can others Lake Placid... More 

2 Thank JL B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined at this restaurant several times in the past. The consensus has been mixed due to poor food quality and lack of good service. Thought I'd try the take out service for pizza as this meal has been enjoyable. Took the time to walk in and attempted to place a take out order as this is a means... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and great food. The meal we liked best was a butternut squash and apple soup and a wonderful sicilian pizza. We spent a week at Lake Placid and this easily was the best place in town.

1 Thank karlesss
Astoria, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a fantastic dinner on Saturday night for our wedding anniversary. The staff were so accommodating, lovely, generous and made our night out just perfect. The specialty Pom Martini was so good, I had two. Both pasta dishes ordered were perfectly cooked and generous portions. To top the night off, the tiramisu was delicious. Thank you for such... More 

1 Thank mollyfiona17
Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Lake Placid for 4 nights and on our last night went to Caffe Rustica for an Italian meal. It was just fantastic. We made a reservation, and although it was really busy when we got there due to a special private function, we were seated almost immediately and promptly served. The service was excellent and prompt. The... More 

1 Thank wsscott
Palenville, New York
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joined some friends at Caffe Rustica while in town for a wedding. They were familiar with the place and raved about it. The menu had plenty to choose from and there was also an extensive pizza menu. I went for the halibut special and it didn't disappoint. Plenty of food, delicious, delicious bread and great drinks. The staff were attentive... More 

1 Thank Blake G

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 - 2:00 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?