Casa Rustica Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal ! Our go-to place for Italian when in the area.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a very good time - my only complaint was my pasta with sausage, peppers and onions only had app 5 small slices of sausage

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RichardS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Rustica is our go-to restaurant for Italian food during our annual visits to Boone. The food and service have remained consistently outstanding during our 6 years of visits. This year there were some accommodations for the virus situation, but we go right in (with a reservation) and enjoyed out usual excellent meal.

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DianneK
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best, the veal piccata was tender and full of flavor, the bruchetta was out of this world. Everything just perfect.

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DianneK
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Staff were excellent and knowledgeable. Food was out of this world. Best Italian food around. This is the 2nd time we've come and definitely will be back again. It's worth the 2 hour drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood alla vodka was very good. Thought our waiter was very attentive and hustled on a busy night. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Boone

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JimC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We have eaten there many times and this time the food was no where near as good as previous times.

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Mountaingirl
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the high country! Great steaks as well. Wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The manager, Christy Is wonderful! In the wintertime they have a beautiful big fireplace that makes the ambiance really special. We give this restaurant two thumbs up and five stars! They have really interesting and imaginative specials each evening as well.

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PaigeG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up in Boone and haven't been to Casa Rustica in quite sometime. We made a reservation and CR had availability for 6 people. Hard to find good Italian food in the south. CR is a hidden gem in Boone. Food was excellent and the service was great! We will be back on our next visit!!!

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ScottB
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mixed reviews from all diners... pasta wasn't fresh as advertised and sauce tasted like it came from a can.

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vipSaxmom
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Must have lost our ticket. Wrong soup, wrong salad(entree), wrong dressing, wrong side, bread promised twice and never came. Took over an hour to receive main course. The duck breast was one of the specials and it was perfect. The bruschetta was delicious. Nice wine selection and no problems there. Complimentary dessert was offered but we declined. Bill was reduced to employee discount. We keep trying to have a perfect evening here but something always happens with our order. IDK???

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very clean. Felt safe dining inside during COVID.

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Lindalovelee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Got in, seemed up to par, clean, Covid compliant, the environment is leaning towards upscale, seems like it’s family run. Was looking forward to the wine selection.

I had a waiter who was not paying much attention to us. He took the order in it’s entirety on his little pad making sure to get it right. I noticed he was being told to help other female servers with their orders and carry their foods while his tables were starting to fall behind. I went to ask where our dinner was because we got the wine and the apps which were very good but 2 tables turned over right next to us and we still haven’t gotten our dinner and my bottle of wine almost gone. I went to ask where the rest of our food was? They came out and said it would be right out. I knew they had the tickets cuz our apps were done and I was looking forward to the meal. More time passed and another table got dinner. I was upset now. I noticed he was the only person of color and I felt like he was being set up to fail. If he’s new why is he helping others and not the other way around. Those girls were flipping their tables and our ticket got put back in the kitchen, it was obvious. I talked to manager again. The owner came out and gave us our meal for free but since it was in a rush it was not good. I had the quickest meal Shrimp Scampi and added seared scallops. They were overcooked. I ended up not eating. I am glad the manager came out and kindly did not make us pay for being forgotten. He did say the team was taking a hit for the new guy and he was sorry for his being new. I really don’t think it was that at all. I think the kitchen should work on all the tickets when they come in and not make this kind kid help others if hes learning. I was upset because it was late and I had no where else to go eat after being at my table for 2 hrs and 45 min. Kudos for management doing the right thing for us but i felt the kid was getting the blame when he shouldn’t have. Gave him a tip anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my husband’s 75th! Cannoli was a delicious surprise dessert! Seafood Alfredo was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good time I took my girlfriend out there for both of our first times being there and loved it

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KevinC
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, mushrooms for an appetizer, delicious spaghetti for me and a steak for my wife. We ate every bite, and then we had lemon cheesecake for dessert. Our server did a great job, and the whole staff made us feel comfortable with ta is going on. We will definitely be back.

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RonJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We stayed outside until our table was ready. Highly recommend.

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CCOgirl
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious specials and service .

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Ashlenhn
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always the food was a great value and very tasty. Waiter seemed new or maybe a bit 'stretched' (probably due to covid-19 staffing guidelines). Had to remind him a couple of times about drinks, silverware, etc, but very friendly and apologetic. We typically try to come here every time we are in town. So, yes, we recommend it.

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Ollie
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Rustica is one of our favorite places to dine. We go there regularly and are always completely satisfied. We highly recommend Casa Rustica, especially on Thursday nights when there is music in the dining room.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Sienna, our waitress, and Brie, her “shadow” who was being trained. Very personable, loved her suggestions for wine and my main course. We weren’t rushed at all, but they were always close by, if we needed anything.
Fabulous dinner and great night out!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Espresso was tepid. Food was otherwise yum as usual. I had the sauteed veal with prosciutto and white wine sauce - yum; get side pasta naked to sop it up! My wife had the seafood and stuffed purses - her favorite.

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MelanieL
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Every single person in our party LOVED their dinner!! Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!

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MountaineerAlum
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite restaurant for the last 40 years. I love The lasagna

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Eilhat
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good variety and food. Really liked the risotto. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We have been eating here for years, but tonight was the biggest disappointment. The waitress who seated us just sat our menus on the table and walked away without a word. Our waitress that took our order was very pleasant. However, we were seated by the wall filled with wine corks and we witnessed another waitress come sift through them and take 3 out and take them to a table and bottle a customer’s wine with one of the corks. My daughter and I had just been digging through those corks looking at the different ones. No telling how many hands are in there daily. We asked our waitress if this was customary? She said she didn’t do that, but we told the people who’s bottle of wine it went into. With Corona virus and App State has 3 cases mumps going around, I can’t imagine this being sanitary. My

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KenJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a quiet, enjoyable meal. Menu not as extensive as it could be, but did not have a problem finding something that appealed to me.
The bruchetta appetizer was probably the best I've had anywhere.
I recommend Casa Rustica without reservation.

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CathyE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience! Haven't been there in years until we went the other night, I'm ready to go back again!

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EASYM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS THE BEST FOOD EVER WE DRIVE AN HOUR AND A HALF JUST TO ENJOY THE FOOD AND THE QUITE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS FINE ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!!

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BrennaD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

This was my third trip to Casa Rustica and each time the food has been wonderful. However, this time, the service was awful. We were seated in the bar area, which was not ideal for a nice dinner, but fine. Our service was okay, until the waitress brought us our food. One she dropped our food off, we did not see her for another 45 minutes. We asked her for boxes and the checks, which were to be split evenly. She came back about 15 minutes later to clear the table without boxes or checks. We waited until 15 minutes to go look for her, at which time we were told she was "in the back figuring something out". She finally came back with our checks, which we had waited on for another 30 minutes or so. This was not the best experience.

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CathyA
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rustica! Food is always amazing as well as the wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We loved it! The pasta was amazing and the service was fast. Very romantic and intimate dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was attentive and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.

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vipGrandMotherMadeIt
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle rustica as always great… Food, service, and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We were seated near the fire place which was very romantic and beautiful. The food was excellent, served promptly, and was reasonable in price. So it was unfortunate that our server didn’t check on us very often, leading to long periods before our water glasses were filled. And the glass cover over the table cloth was not sparkling clean. So there were many high points but a couple minor issues which detracted from the overall experience.

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vipHighstandards1
Atlanta
96 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Just ok In every way. Food is fine, not great. The service was not good. It appears that the young waiter had way too many people. He was very slow and forgetful and not attentive to group.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Casa Rustica. There were four of us(2 couples). The food was awesome with generous portions. Service was great too. We sat across from the fireplace which made the experience even better! There is a full bar and a nice complement of local beers including some on tap. This is a great place! Try it you will not be disappointed! We will be back!

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AngelS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the real deal Italian, homemade pasta, delicious!!!!

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FrankW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food ever. Will return soon. Pleasant staff

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Casa Rustica Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 262-5128.

Casa Rustica Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

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