Casa Rustica Restaurant

4.3
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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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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

OT
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

KJ
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.

CE
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!

EA
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!!!

BD
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.

CA
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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

H
Atlanta
91 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.

OT
Chicago
15 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.

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
12 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
Western NC
2 reviews
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
41 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.

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