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Caffe Rustica

1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
+1 518-523-7511
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (95 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1936 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1114
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My GF and I were taking a mid-week break in our favorite of all places Lake Placid. On one particular night we decided we wanted Pizza and turned to TripAdvisor to find a top rated place. We liked what we read about Caffe Rustica and...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You’ll have a lot of choices in Lake Placid, but this one will NOT disappoint. Friendly service by knowledgeable staff that happily answer all questions and even offer helpful suggestions. I had the Pan Seared Salmon over Lentils and it was delicious. I’m here for...More

Thank Tom1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not what you’d expect from a restaurant that seems to be tucked away in a quaint strip mall. The menu is unique and (I think) made from scratch - no microwave meals. Nice drink selection. Friendly service. Look forward to going again.

Thank lcshea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Lake Placid in April to celebrate my dear friend's birthday. The food was excellent! We had a set menu but the diversity of the selection and quality of food was great even if some of the options were not what I would...More

Thank noreenm206
Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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 6 April 2018 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 1 April 2018 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 19 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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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