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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (96 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
“salad” (49 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time dining at Caffe Rustica. We visit Lake Placid 2-3 times a year, and our meal last year brought back to the Caffe this year. The food is excellent! My wife has talked about the lasagna since our last visit, and...More

Thank HardwickTraveler
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Friends recommended Caffe Rustica! We love Italian and decided to go here instead of Jimmys. Overall service was good, atmosphere was good and our meals were good but not great especially for the high price they charge for Italian! Give it a try!

Thank Holsteve
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Caffe Rustica is a small, cozy place tucked away in the corner of a strip shopping center about 1 mile from downtown Lake Placid (quick easy Uber ride). Service at the small bar and table-side was friendly and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious. I...More

Thank Betty U
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We called and said in the reservation we had a one-year-old. On arrival you could tell the hostess was appalled we had a child. They did not have a child high chair so we used our stroller. The hostess lectured us on how the stroller...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Not customer oriented. Absolutely offensive, refused to allow us to place a to go order for a 5 & 3 year old when 1/3 of tables (at least) not occupied because the kitchen was too busy. close to our lodging but sorry we wasted our...More

Thank 42,68,04,481
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Recently spent almost 2 weeks in New England. Caffe Rustica was hands down the best food of the trip. And the special drink of the day was some concoction of cider, cinnamon, whiskey, and something else. Our dinners, and everything else we saw pass by...More

Thank brian p
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Caffe Rustica is in the corner of a shopping center on Saranac Ave. and not near the Main Street shops and restaurants where tourists are likely to go. However, everyone is finding this excellent restaurant thanks to reviews on Trip Advisor and others. Do make...More

Thank DOJVirginiaBeach_VA
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went here on Sunday night via recommendation and were very glad we did. Everything was delicious: bread, salad, prosciutto app, pasta dishes, and gelato. And, yes, a really good cup of decaf coffee to finish the meal. The service was very good. I highly...More

Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We stopped into the Caffe Rustica as part of our 30th anniversary trip in the ADKs and I have to say --- they did an amazing job! Im not sure why we waited so long to try this place out but we will now be...More

Thank Temboblue
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal here tonight. Our first time here. This was recommended to us by a family member who eats here whenever they visit Lake Placid. Cozy bar and lovely owners. Food was delicious and Large portions. Paired wine to our meals nicely. It may be...More

Thank Paul F C
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Jenny S
4 December 2016|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
I ate there. I do not know the ingredients .
Dave W
7 August 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
31 May 2015|
Response from Chantal G | Property representative |
Resort Casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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