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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GM
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
14 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.

H
Atlanta
90 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.

JD
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!

AS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Best Italian food ever. Will return soon. Pleasant staff

EW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice, quiet ambience for Valentines dinner.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant that we have been going to almost since they opened. Love the atmosphere and the food! The chicken saltimbocca and the piatto di mare were fabulous! Got the triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert and it was awesome. Both the owner and the hostess checked on us even though it was packed for Valentine's Day.

DC
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem in Boone, NC! We had been here before and were amazed how well they handled the group of about 20 - all served nearly simultaneously and each dish was raved about. This time it was just the two of us. We asked for a table near the fireplace in advance, and enjoyed a delicious meal in a cosy setting. My salmon oscar had a generous helping of lump crabmeat, with a nice crispy exterior and moist interior on the salmon. My husband's pasta special had plentiful seafood and fresh, tasty pasta. We will be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We got engaged here 25 yrs ago

S
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although they had another full room people were crammed into one room. There was a large group behind our table every time someone passed between the two tables the bumped my daughter or husband. We marked that we were coming for a birthday celebration. No acknowledgement at all by anyone. Most expensive food of our entire trip yet it was everyone’s least favorite.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with my family. We love Casa!

d
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.Love the log cabin building. Excellent food.

DH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we eat here. Fresh delicious food. Friendly casual atmosphere with great service.

LI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out; outstanding food with something for everyone on the menu

d
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meal was better than snuff but not as dusty.

MM
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food excellent service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not good - the penne vodka and chicken parm was sub-par. The server was lovely.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good option when visiting the area. Very affordable and plenty of food.

S
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Boone!!! Always so accommodating. Warm and comfortable atmosphere. Servers are always super nice. Reliably good food. The pasta purses with seafood and the steaks are my favorites!! We almost always go to Casa Rustica when in the mountains.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cada Rustica is one of the reasons we return to Boone, NC. Delicious food, outstanding service!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, very good. I had pasta with primavera and they were quite scimpy in the veggies. I think there were about 2-3 slices of mushroom (probably not even a whole mushroom). They charged us for soup which was said to be included in the meal. We enjoyed ourselves but there were just a few details that could be improved upon

s
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in the area checking out potential retirement home purchases. When on these types of travels always looking for the local restaurants to check out the food and people. This does not disappoint. I couldn't resist ordering the duck and it was delicious. Even with the crowded restaurant the staff was attentive and pleasant.

F
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First of all, we were seated in a very tight area (upstairs) next to a large table with adults at one end and the children closest to us. The adults were focused on their drinks and ignoring the children who were being children. No relaxed dining for us! Our waitress was responsible for that table and ours. She was not able to tell anything about the wine, except which was most popular. My husband ordered the Saltimbocca Piemontese with veal and angel hair pasta, which he really enjoyed. I had the Francese with veal and fettuccine. In my opinion, the sauce overwhelmed the pasta and I do not think the mushrooms were fresh. The salad was mostly spring mix lettuce with a few croutons , carrot, and chopped tomato. Overall, just a fair dining experience when compared to other Italian restaurants I eaten.

BE
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation for 7:30 pm on December 26, 2019. We arrived 10 minutes early however we were not seated until 7:40 pm. We were sat at the first table from the door which means we were in direct view of the cash register, hostess and manager, keep that in mind. Our waitress, Sabrina, appeared to have four tables in the area of where we were seated, which was overwhelming her and should have been recognized by the manager. After several minutes at the table, our waitress came over and ask for our drink order. As soon as we gave our drinks, she walked off. We were going to order an appetizer but we didn’t give us a chance. She sat our drinks down and was gone again without giving us a chance to order an appetizer. When the waitress brought our bread to the table, I ask for napkins due to there was non on the table. She didn’t return with the napkins. Several minutes later she delivered our salads, napkins were mentioned again without any reaction. While eating the salad I left the table and went directly to the manager and said, “I am tired of asking, can you please give me a napkin.” I would think that someone making a statement would give me a hint that I need check into something with that table... No change in customer service. We repeatedly ran out of drink. When our entrees arrived my lasagna was cold however I am guessing the kitchen staff thought it was proper to put really hot sauce on it so I wouldn’t notice. My wife had ordered cheese ravioli which had a glaze on top from where it had sat in the kitchen for so long and was cold. After we finished our meal, the waitress delivered our bill. The bill showed $51.24. We have been eating at Casa Rustica for many years. This was absolutely the worse experience we have ever had. I will not pay $25 a person for cold food and poor customer service. Last but not least pay attention to sanitation grade which is posted in the lobby (91.5).

G
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent* The atmosphere was very nice with a large fireplace and a log cabin style. We dined there for our 40th anniversary. We will be back again and highly recommend this restaurant!!!!
Greg & Mary

TM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was top notch. Best fried calamari i have had in a long time. Shrimp/crab/scallop pasta dish lacked any discernible flavor though shrimp and scallops were good. Cannoli was excellent.

RT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Rustica is my #1 stop in Boone for dinner! Love the chicken Alfredo.

D
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Certainly one of the premier restaurants in the High Country.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Great experience.

K
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Rustica is a great local find. We love dining here when visiting Boone. Reservations definitely recommended.

C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time at this restaurant. Nice cozy interior. We were surrounded by tables with really loud people so difficult to have a conversation. Food was OK. One in our party had the salmon special and it was very over-cooked. The others had traditional pasta dishes which were fine. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall a nice evening.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 4 years and have enjoyed our meal every time.

PD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience- our waiter was excellent- he made the entire evening better. We sat by the fire - the atmosphere was good. Four of us eating, all thought the food was average, nothing exceptional. But we had a fun evening and will go back.

d
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quaint Italian restaurant with a wonderful selection of

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Solid, reliably good food! Comfortable place for very good food.

QH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been coming to Valle Crucis for family vacation for 20+ years. Our one restaurant that we HAVE to go to is Casa Rustica. I haven’t been in 10 years, due to a work schedule. But my fiancée and I came up here for our anniversary and I was so excited to take her there for the first time. This was also the day we got engaged (around lunch time), and the good was still soooooo good from what I remembered 10 years ago. This is by far, our favorite restaurant. We will be back for years to come.

WL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had excellent service. Waitress was knowledgeable of the menu, made great suggestions. She was friendly and prompt with her service, checked on us for anything extra. The food was very good, I highly r ed commend this restaurant.

GB
Western KY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food! Casa Rustica has been a staple in Boone for years and now I know why. I had the veal in a white wine sauce over angel hair pasta. Delicious! It was capped off by pumpkin pie cheesecake. We'll definitely be back!

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