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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Yummy, yummy, YUM!! Locals say it's the best kept secret in town- boy are they correct!! Cute, intimate atmosphere with exceptional service and delicious food. You can not go wrong here.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Continuously pleased with the quality of service, food and experience we have when we dine at Caffe Rustica! If you are looking for "THE" spot to dine while in Lake Placid, this is your place!

Thank ADKPhotography R
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough great things about this restaurant! We decided to go here based on reviews and the fact that my boyfriend wanted Italian food for his birthday. It was a busy Saturday night and even though we didn't have reservations, we were able...More

Thank BonVoyageByBrittany
Reviewed February 17, 2017 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...More

3  Thank Bill H
Reviewed February 12, 2017

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...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed February 10, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Peter F
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
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
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...More

Thank mtschmitt
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...More

Thank wdziurzynski
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Jenny S
What are the ingredients in your appetizer meatballs? They are amazing!!
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
Do you have takeout service?
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
Is theres a dress code
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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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 - 2:30 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
  • E-mail