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Caffe Rustica

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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
+1 518-523-7511
Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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upstate NY
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank adkkev2
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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.

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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 10 December 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 

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Connecticut
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86 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 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 

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

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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204 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 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 

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Thank Penelope C
N Caldwell, NJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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!

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Thank Lynnefal
New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

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Thank goodtogo67
Vincentown, New Jersey
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 minutes till we were seated. Luckily, we had a different server than the one who... More 

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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday. Did not have a reservation, but was seated right away. Took them 15 minutes to take our order. They would not allow a change of pasta type, even though both were on the menu. Server was rather curt about it and didn't even ask the chef. So, we just went with what was on the menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Saturday
17:00 - 22:15
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?