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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (96 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
“salad” (49 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
5:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem is tucked away in the corner of a sleepy shopping plaza ( Ive only been there at night when most of the shops are closed) and it's coziness is quiet relaxing to warm up to after a day outdoors. Chefs are CIA...More

Thank JBtraveler865
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here three times and this place has never disappointed me. They say their chefs are trained by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and they definitely are. Last time I had the dinner special which was a strip steak in a demi-glace sauce...More

Thank Tak C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Caffe Rustica is the restaurant Lake Placid and Saranac Lake locals head to for a great meal. The restaurant is locally owned and operator and the food is fresh, innovative, delicious and local! They have a nice selection of wines and cocktails and the atmosphere...More

Thank SDNelson2015
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had lunch with a friend/business associate here today and the food, service and price was phenomenal! I will be returning for another lunch and also dinner!

Thank Shana M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

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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
USD 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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