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Casa Rustica Restaurant
Casa Rustica Restaurant

Casa Rustica Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://casarustica1981.com
  • Phone: (828) 262-5128
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Hunter Bowling
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Casa Rustica has become a staple location in the High Country for rehearsal dinners and private parties. With four different rooms to choose from and each menu custom designed to suit your specifications you can"t go wrong at Casa Rustica.
  • Private Party Contact: Rick Pedroni (888) 338-7615
  • Entertainment: Casa Rustica offers live music twice a week in season. Thursday night we feature live jazz with Todd Wright and Andy Page. Sunday nights bring the classical guitar sounds of Justin Butler. Come dine with us and enjoy the wonderful sounds these talented musicians have to offer.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: AppalCart stops in front of restaurant use POP 105 route.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Casa Rustica Restaurant
Casa Rustica is Boone"s authentic Italian restaurant since 1981. We offer a wide selection of entrees including fresh pastas, chicken, veal, seafood and steaks. Our nightly specials complement our menu and our homemade desserts are not to be missed. Visit the La Bouca Lounge where the menu offers original sandwiches and flat-bread pizzas. Casa Rustica provides a cozy atmosphere in a log cabin setting. Come for romantic fireside dining or bring the whole family and enjoy our friendly and prompt service. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good, everyone at our table of 5 was happy. The menu is varied, appeals to many tastes. Excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "You can depend on quality here, as the food is consistently good as well as the service. The chef creates some great off the menu specials, too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of our favorite spots in the High Country! Food is always top notch Italian. The atmosphere is energetic with diners of all ages. The attitude of the staff is efficient and very friendly, but another focus appears to be the desire to turn tables as quickly as possible. With this feeling and the family atmosphere, the fault is ours, and we will continue to dine at Café Rustica, but need to change our attitude that it is a quiet, romantic Italian spot."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our favorite! Consistently delicious menu with excellent selection of starters , entrees and deserts."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is always reliable. High quality Italian food, one of the top 3-4 in the high country. It helps that they take reservations. While Bella's in Banner Elk is always good, you can't find a table during peak season. Service and food is always very good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was my second time here. Service was extremely slow both times and both times had to ask for plates, bread, etc. Food is nothing special and very overpriced. Kids meals were also very high considering what they received. Would not waste my time here again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I and another couple visited on our vacation to enjoy a birthday dinner for the other gentleman. Not knowing the area very well, we selected the restaurant at random and couldn't have been happier. Food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. I highly recommend this venue."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Amazing! Great ambiance. Italian that is not normal and boring. Great gem in Boone! Fresh ingredients! All this in a log cabin!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dined there about 28 years ago on a date, since then we have married. We just celebrated our anniversary and went back to dine there again. We were pleased the first time with the food, service and atmosphere. Our recent visit was just as wonderful as our first, great food and great service. A local gem that everyone should visit. Thanks to the owner and staff that made us feel special......."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "too much fennel in the meatballs, a little over powering to MY taste. and I'm Italian and a restaurant owner retired Rose gravy was not in our family, but was delicious!, salad was not an Italian type. too small, serve in a nice wooden bowl, (larger) with more Italian greens. i.e. Romaine... desserts were to die for. would I come back? SURE I'll try other items."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Good overall expereince re service level and product quality. 33 years and consistency is still apparent"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious! Food was perfect, service was friendly and prompt. So glad we came back a second time and will make Casa Rustica a regular visit each time we are in Boone."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Normally have great gluten free pasta, not so hot the other night but I'll chalk that up to a bad night. Normally I love their Chicken Parm and pasta, gluten free. This is my favorite restaurant in Boone."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had another lovely evening there and especially loved Todd Wright's music!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "There were 4 of us for dinner on Sunday night and we were the first customers to arrive. By the time we left the place was full. Our meals were delicious, however we ordered dessert that was a big disapointment. Tieramissu,( don't know if that's the right spelling), was made with chocolate pudding. There is NOT supposed to be chocolate pudding in this normally delicate dessert."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Rick and staff are always pleasant and attentive. Food is great and always nicely presented. Be sure to make a reservation, they are always busy! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The special was salmon and it was the best I have ever eaten. The dessert was delicious. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I've been enjoying the good food, ambience and friendly service since I've had a seasonal home here these last seventeen years! The owners give personal service and add a touch of hospitality, even in busy times! If you go during the week you can sit at the bar or a table in that cozy area for a very quiet and romantic evening!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We met with old friends for 1sr rime in years and enjoyed the quietness provided on request. Would you please confirm what the cost of the specials for Sun. 5/31 Our table of 4, had 3 baked penne' and one baked salmon with rice. I did not receive a breakdown of the costs and since we ordered the specials did not see the price. Our bill was $97 and included one 7 layer chocolate dessert and 4 waters. I added an addition $22 tip to total $120 and later that night asked myself why three pasta dishes would be in excess of $20 each. Was the tip already included? Curious in South Carolina. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Casa Rustica is our favorite go to restaurant ! The food is consistently excellent and the staff is great. It's the first call we make when we arrive in the High Country! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We recently moved to the mountains (West Jefferson) and have been looking for occasional dining experiences that are comparable to what we have in Charlotte. Friends recommended Casa Rustica and now we've been twice. Very happy both times. Good meals, good bread and very reasonable prices. I've had veal francese both times and it's been outstanding, for $18.95. My husband had the veal marsala this time and it was unusually sweet - still tasty, but not your usual marsala. The service is very friendly, too, although it was rather slow this time (that was not the case on our first visit). The interior of the building is attractive - like a big log cabin. Strong recommendation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I love Italian food, so while in Boone, we Googled Italian restaurants. The reviews for Casa Rustica were all wonderful, so reservations made, off we go. We were seated (6pm) as soon as we arrived and were greeted immediately by our server. The service and food here are outstanding. We had pasta purses in Cajun sauce. We loved for $5 you can share an entrée, which comes with a little extra and an additional salad. Be sure to give this place a try....you won't be disappointed! Be sure to make a reservation though...the place is packed!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner at Casa Rustica, as usual. The food always comes out hot and looks appealing"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " We came to Casa Rustica for our 40th anniversary dinner. The reservation flawless and the food and the service Were great. My wife and I had a great dinner experience for our 40th. Thanks for being part of our night."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good steak, fairly good seafood pasta, the worst stuffed mushrooms I've ever tasted. Good wine list. Live music was enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We always enjoy our visits to Casa Rustica. Our out of town friends share these feelings and look forward to eating here when they are visiting. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We are repeat customers of Casa Rustica, but because we live 30 miles away we usually make our evenings there special ones. This time it was "Just because it's Friday" and as usual it was exceptional and thoroughly enjoyed. From the greeting as we stepped through the door to putting on our coats to leave, the evening was perfect: excellent food, top notch service, friendly and attentive staff! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mothers day / graduation celebration. Everyone enjoyed their meal, good flavors, portions and service was very good. Rustic atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was a first time visit for us. Enjoyed every minute with family, great food, and great fellowship. Best Mother's Day Yet! Would not change a thing. Food was really Great!! Service was out standing!!!! A young man by the name of Bradley was our waiter, ask for him!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I had a true Italian experience. Every part of the evening was authentic."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Awesome food, but my fiancé and I had a bad experience for our first time. We got seated literally infront of an air conditioner that was on high and very cold and annoying to be in. The table itself isn't sturdy so be careful leaning on the table a bit. We ordered wine but they didn't have what we ordered but the server insisted on what's left of it so we order that. When the server brought our wine and tried to pour it, he spilled it all over our table (I'm assuming the bottle was topped off carelessly knowing that would make the wine run down the bottle while being poured). The wine was great but then the server forgot our food! I received my entree before my fiancé. For a pricey dinner for two, the service should've been better. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Worst Italian food I was ever served. I would rather go hungry than eat there again. I cannot imagine how this place has survived."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in the High Country. Delicious, authentic Italian food that keeps us coming back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our family is always made to feel welcome, and the food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Delicious food, wonderful ambiance. Always a favorite for date night."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been coming to Casa Rustica for over 25 years now, and it remains my favorite restaurant in Boone. Prices are reasonable, food is excellent, and ambience is best in the city. The only change they've made recently was to remove eggplant parmagiana from the menu, which I don't like - it was my favorite dish there. However, if you ask, they will still prepare it for you but it needs to be back on the main menu. Otherwise, always a good choice for dinner."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "It was nice but thought it was overpriced. Got french onion soup and Caesar salad and it was nothing out of the ordinary. My husband got a side of mixed vegetables and they didn't have much flavor."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "My son chose Casa Rustica for his birthday celebration dinner. We had a wonderful time with great food, excellent service, and a warm friendly atmosphere. He is an App State student and we live out of town. When visiting, Casa Rustica will be one of our new favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "An average restaurant, but pleasant and good for casual or family dining."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always go here to eat when we are in Boone. Pasta, sauces, chicken and steaks are all very good. Nice choice of house wines also. Very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014