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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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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and atmosphere. Service was excellent, feels like you’re visiting family. Smells great as soon as you walk in, food made with passion.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Great service. Nice wine list. This restaurant was recommended by a Lake Placid resident. You can usually trust a recommendation from a local, and he did not disappoint. Quaint location in a strip mall but very welcoming inside. Dinner was served at a...More

Thank OntarioMyopinion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mandatory stop every time we visit Lake Placid. The food is excellent and the owners are personable, dedicated and kind. This time our favorite part of the meal was mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto and finished with balsamic glaze over arugula. Absolutely top...More

Thank laurieharbeck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finally checked out this hidden gem tucked away in a strip mall. Don't be fooled by the location, with the beautiful bar, open kitchen and wood oven this place has tons of character. Service was friendly and crisp, and the food was excellent. We...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Wife and I have been going to Lake Placid for years. Never knew of this place, at end of strip mall next to supermarket, was tipped off by our doctor. We went here on a busy Friday nite and had a most remarkable meal. My...More

Thank blazechiefsfd
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the corner of a Price Shopper-anchored strip mall about a mile from downtown LP, Caffe Rustica delivered a great dining experience during an early March snowstorm. Stepping inside we were greeted by phenomenal smells and the warm glow of the wood-fired pizza...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We've eaten here twice and both times it's been a success. My youngest enjoyed the delicious pizza and my husband and I enjoyed a delicious fish and fresh pasta.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Reservations are a must. We booked three days in advance for holiday week and it was worth the wait. Meatball appetizer featured 3 meatballs over polenta and tasty tomato sauce. The beet salad with goat cheese was excellent as well. Main course of eggplant and...More

Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I come to Lake Placid every February. When looking at reviews, I saw that Caffe Rustica was rated wonderfully. We asked a few people that live locally and they ALL stated that it was one of the best in Lake Placid. They...More

Thank SuRN
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming up to Lake Placid as our Christmas gift to each other for the past six years. We tried to Café rustica for the first time last night and it was perfect on all counts. The atmosphere is warm...More

Thank Cindy V
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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