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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (93 reviews)
“cioppino” (11 reviews)
“insalata” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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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
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...More

Thank LenLevin
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...More

Thank Penelope C
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
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We shared the bruschetta and savored every single bite of the tangy balsamic drizzled atop the fresh buffalo mozzarella

Thank goodtogo67
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I admit it's a pet peeve when I get treated badly because I didn't have a reservation. And it was a Monday night. Instead of hello, we were greeted with, "Do you have a reservation?" Then we waited at the front door for about five...More

2  Thank Bonnie H
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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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