Always a pleasure
Rick and Liz have a great restaurant. Casa Rustica is reasonably priced and their food and service are always top of the line. Wish I had saved room for dessert.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
my favorite. waitress was
my favorite. waitress was a bit disinterested. served salads and in 3 minutes brought entrees. head waitress took the entrees back to kitchen where they "warmed". Entrees were still good but not excellent as usual.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent. The restaurant is very comfortable and the service is great.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Running Friends Celebration
Our group of friends have been dining at Casa Rustica for the past 21 years after running the Grandfather Mountain Marathon as a celebration feast. I think that speaks for itself. Great food, service and atmosphere!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been dining at Casa Rustica for over 25 years, sometimes as a couple and also with friends. The fare and service both have always been excellent. A great place to enjoy before or after a concert at ASU.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fourth time we have eaten
The fourth time we have eaten at Casa R. Good food and timely service. Since it is about the best in the area, it will get our return business as we are frequent visitors to the area. We would suggest that the interior is in need of an update. Robert Irvine would love the food (probably simplify the menu) but would hate the interior. The entrance alone is too tight, the chairs and booths are beyond having seen their day and the ambience is getting darker. Don't let this take away from the total experience, which is very good. This place is just in need of an update!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live 90 miles from Boone,
We live 90 miles from Boone, and drive up about every 5-6 weeks to spend the night and eat at Casa. It is our favorite restaurant.
I love the Veal dishes, the seafood and pastas. My wife likes the specials, no matter what they are. I have recommended to many friends, and have never gotten a negative feedback.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always get a great meal and the house wine is always great! The servers are very pleasant and know the menu items perfectly. I recommended "kid friendly", but if you can leave kids home with Grandma it would be better for you and other diners.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Classic "red sauce" joint
I often dine here while in Boone. Classic Italian-American food. Nothing spectacular, but, always good, always with great service, and the mix a good drink. Very affordable. Great place for groups.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a special of mountain trout over polento with a creamy alla vodka sauce with crabmeat, asparagus on the side. It was outstanding! My friends has pasta/seafood dishes and were very happy with their meals. I had recommended one of the dishes based on my first visit to the restaurant. I'll be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great High Country Dining
I have dined at Casa Rustica several times. It is always a great experience. The restaurant is well-run and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The food is excellent and the specials are interesting and well-prepared. One of the best restaurants in the Boone-Blowing Rock area. Absolutely great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my wife's birthday with one of the steak "specials". The filets were cooked to perfection and delicious. One of our friends joining us got the caprese appetizer which was not as described in the menu, however. The tiramisu we got for desert was far from what one thinks of for this dessert - there was what appeared to be and tasted like chocolate pudding on the bottom and weak overall. We enjoyed the atmosphere and very good service throughout the meal. We would return, avoiding caprese and tiramisu.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our Favorites
We have enjoyed eating at this restaurant every visit. The guest we have brought over the years always ask to return, so thumbs up! The staff has always been friendly and our food delicious.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
They had an Alfredo seafood dish special to die for. Bread good salad good no complaints with anything
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for comfort food
We love CR because it always is what it is...a good red sauce family-owned Italian eatery. The food reminds you of Mama's spaghetti and the bread is always warm and crusty, served with an olive oil mixture that includes shredded Parmesan cheese. We enjoyed penne with meat sauce and one with sausages. While the red sauce is a bit thin, the flavor is reminiscent of fresh tomatoes with basil. The salads are adequate, and the wine is reasonable. We were there on Saturday, and two jazz musicians entertained us with good music that wasn't too loud. We always enjoy dining at CR and will return again and again because it is always the same - good food at reasonable prices. Our waiter, Gabrielle, was excellent, and oh so friendly.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our New Favorite!
We had guests in town and decided to give Cafe Rustica a try while they were here. It was such a lovely evening, the food was delicious and imaginative and we were delighted with the softly playing live music and the fact that we kept having friends and neighbors come over to our table to chat with us and meet our guests. We thought it turned out to be a 'magic evening' and it will be our new favorite restaurant from now on!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dinner and good value-- the bread with dipping oil and side salad (both served with your entree) were delicious and our entrees (fried shrimp and shrimp/scallops over linguine) were wonderful. Will definitely return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can always feel good about
We can always feel good about taking guests to our favorite place in the High Country!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another successful visit
We both had specials: filet with crab cream sauce plus asparagus & mashed red potatoes. He had penne pasta special with meats in it. My asparagus was a little cold compared to the rest of the meal, but my filet was melt in the mouth delicious. The crab pieces were very small, but the tastiness of the filet helped me to see past it.
The penne pasta was outstanding. Plenty of meat and cheese.
We had desserts: peach cream cheese pie - HUGE HIT, grand marnier crepes. NOT at all. 2 scoops of ice cream, good. Grand marnier sauce very runny and just not that tasty
Server was pretty good. She didn't mutlitask well so she did not check on our table when she worked other tables. She did give us anything we asked for. She just wasn't real attentive.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the trout special and my wife had the filet. Both were wonderful. Service was great, all you could ask for.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was for my husband's 40th birthday. The food and wine was excellent, and our server was very knowledgable about every dish and pairing. Very accomodating to all reqeusts. Best food we have had in a long while.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Boone's Premier Restaurants!
This is a "do not miss" spot for dining at it's best up in the NC mountains. How do I know? I've been there about 4 times. The food is consistently good. The atmosphere is cozy. The waitors and waitresses are friendly and as familiar as you'd like them to be.
Would I return? In a heartbeat!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very good Italliian restaurant in a mountain tourist town. I really like the fresh pasta in the lasagna. We have been several times and it's usually very comfortable and nice. The food on the last visit and the service was just as good, we were seated by a table of 10 people all appeared to be 60 and more. They must all have difficulty hearing becuase almost all of them talked so loud that we were privy to their entire conversation. That was a bit anoying as my husband and I could not hear ech other at our own table over the group beside of us.. I wish they had a private room for large parties.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Evening Out
Nice experience, excellent server named Crystal, menu not super kid friendly though. Mine wanted pizza and to their dismay, they was none. The only thing wrong with one of our meals was that there was entirely too much garlic powder/garlic salt on the Chicken Alfredo. All else good, meals not overly saucy and the butter was room temp!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time visit, will try again...
For starters I wasn't overly impressed. My Chicken Marsala was just warm, the inside of the chicken barely done. Her Chicken Alfredo, and like my Marsala, her food was bland tasting. In fact, her leftovers she wouldn't take home. The bread & service, however, was fantastic! Our server knew the menu and was a very diligent waiter. So perhaps the cook was having an off night; who knows?! The only other complaints I had were that at 3 or 4 tables in our dining area folks were talking on their cell phones while at the table either while eating or while waiting on their food. That's just poor dining etiquette on the part of the patrons, however, and nothing really that could be attributed to the restaurant or staff. We'll give it 1 more shot.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food food, service
Very good food food, service and at reasonable prices. Will dine there again.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's Specials draw us back
The Chef's Specials, in my opinion, are consistently delicious and appealing. Portions are very decent and there's a pretty good wine list. I recommend skipping the salad (not well presented), for a side order of veggies (not disappointed ,yet). The service is both friendly and attentive. Food delivery is surprising fast, so if you enjoy conversation and the dining experience, place your appetizer order first and separately from your main course.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I always enjoy Casa, and we eat in or get takeout there at least three times a month. The food is always fresh and delicious. I especially like their filet mignon dishes. Their service is also excellent, and I love being able to use Open Table to see available eating times because our eating schedules are so varied. I also appreciate how kind and professional the hostesses always are. They even make our 4 teenagers feel welcome and appreciated. Always a great experience!!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have been going to Casa Rustica when we're in the High Country for over 8 years now, and it is always a highlight of every trip. We recommend ordering something from the daily list of specials, as we've never been disappointed in one of those selections.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Visit Once Again!
Gabriel was our server and was super as always! I had the spinach salad special. Fantastic. I also had the chicken with capers and artichoke special. Outstanding! Drink special was the strawberry/basil margarita.. Not too sweet, just very fresh tasting.
Dessert was a tiramisu martini with the freshly made pumpkin pie. The pie was the only disappointing part of the meal. The crust was excellent, especially along the top edge, although it was covered with whip cream so it was hard to see but it was crunchy with nuts. The pie itself was nothing all that special.
Casa is always a favorite for my husband and myself. He had the same meal and was totally thrilled with everything but the pie.
Check it out! Ask for Gabriel!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food & service
This was our second time at Casa Rustica and the food and service have been consistently good. We had the pasta primavera in pesto cream sauce plus the eggplant parmesan. Both these dishes were great - hot and delicious. I asked for the pasta primavera to be made spicy and was it ever. I was starting to sweat from the first several bites (which is what I was after). Bradley was an attentive waiter, very interested in seeing our needs met. We had two glasses of the house red wines. I was surprised and pleased with the smoothness of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Would definitely order that one again.
We would definitely recommend Casa Rustica to anyone looking for good Italian food in Boone.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Italian in Boone
Great restaurant. My daughter goes to App State, and had been telling us there weren't any good Italian restaurants in the area. She hadn't been to Casa Rustica! We had a fantastic dinner, and have found our new favorite in Boone!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casa Rustica had log-cabin warmth and good Italian staples that made our family feel very much at home during our recent visit. We were seated within minutes of our reservation time - even though the restaurant was very busy. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Food wasn't fancy but was very good - most of the group got traditional pasta dishes (whole wheat pasta available which was a plus). A very satisfying meal!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seafood & Pasta
We had a group of 6. All the entries were excellent. The shrimp-pasta special was a shrimp-filled delight.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem we found in Boone! The food selection was notable and the quality of each dish we bought was outstanding. We will definitely go back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy our dinners here! Such a wonderful place to dine with friends that we always return.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
I have dined at Casa Rustica on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent ( I enjoyed the pasta primavera with marinara sauce for the 2nd time) and my husband had the veal parmigiana. Their desserts are absolutely delicious, especially the tiramisu, which is just heavenly!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great meal and the ambience is wonderful.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local Italian place
Great local Italian place that we go to often. Food and service are always above average.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. Perfect for a date. Fresh pasta was superb. French onion soup was great too.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
our 'go-to' restaurant
The restaurant had a very busy post-football game crowd when we arrived but we waited less than 10 minutes for our table. The service was very prompt and the waitress friendly and knowledgeable. We were very pleased with the evening.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went on a crowded Saturday
Went on a crowded Saturday night after a football game so it was not a quick meal. Great food and service. The wait staff was very great. We would go back for sure..
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, our server was great. We had a wonderful time. Definitely will go back with I'm in Boone again. My daughter goes to App State and this is her favorite place to eat.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, etc.
This was a long awaited repeat visit to this restaurant. Matt was a caring, understanding waiter!!! I was raised in my father's restaurant in Atlanta....I well know the challenges of asking for certain things to be changed on a preparation. For medical reasons following surgery, I was very limited as to intake of certain foods. Matt was wonderful.....and the food was fantastic!!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casa Rustica Consistently good
We dine at Casa Rustica about a dozen nights a year, often with friends or family, and we have for many years.
Their food is excellent as is their service and attention to detail. All of the staff is friendly and competent, and it starts with the owners. It is just a great restaurant!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Favorite, Year After Year
Everytime we come to the Boone area, we have to stop by Casa Rustica for dinner. The service and food NEVER disappoints us! This year we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary which I noted when I made the reservation, I asked to sit by the fireplace too. When we arrived, they were waiting for us, they seated us by the fireplace and several people wished us Happy Anniversary!
When my favorite desert arrived, which I must have each year, no matter how full I am, I was told it was on the house.
Love, love, love this place!!!!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Riis is our 2rd visit to Casa Ruatica in 3 months and time is a really fine experience. Great specials. And never a failure in the food or servers arenas. Highly recommend
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Service
Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Staff was very welcoming and accomodating.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very good experience
This was my first time at Casa Rustica, and I came alone. I was able to sit in the bar area at a table with two chairs. At first I was the only one in that section. I am happy that I sat near the bar area, as it was a little dimmer, and I was able to have a great short conversation with the bar tender. Also let me mention that the seats at the tables in the bar area were very comfortable.
The server was fantastic, the food was fantastic, and the candy cane martini was wonderful! I definitely want to come back again, but next time I will come with my boyfriend. For me it was a little bit on the pricey side, but it was well worth it. I could not eat all of my food I had half of it left, it was a lot of food.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took a friend here for his birthday. Everything was perfect; food, service, ambience.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM