Casa Rustica Restaurant

4.5
1523 Reviews
$30 and under
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come here every year since the restaurant opened when traveling though Blowing Rock. Had to miss last year because we couldn't travel, but was so happy to be able to dine last night..

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Robin
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and food was delicious. Didn’t rush us at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ambiance was definitely not as detailed as I had hoped. It was more of a old school Shoney’s than “fine dining.” However, the service was wonderful and the food delightful!!!

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vipJeff
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always at Casa Rustica. Ally did a great job with our service and the food was fantastic. We love making time to eat here every time we visit our daughter at App State.

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AlexD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Waitress was nice enough and attentive. She was also knowledgeable about the menu. Restaurant was hot and stuffy. We we put in the back section to avoid the noise. The small band was playing and it was too loud for the space. We ordered beef filet medium rare. One came medium and the other medium well. Waitress handled it well but by the time we got the new one everyone else was finished. We took the steak as take out. Experience and food were disappointing overall. Will not go back. .

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RobertR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great, Salmon was salty and overpriced. Salad was useless.
I recommend only if sticking to pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service. Made reservations and got placed at table almost immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list. We both had the daily special!

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MikeM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Calamari overcooked and not good. Pasta dishes didn’t have much flavor. Would not recommend

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vipCarlR
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. We were back in the area and wanted to give it another try as in the past, the food was very good yet not terrific...last evening it was terrific!

The dinners included a variety of breads (all excellent except the small long rolls were not fresh); others were extremely good and the dinner included an extremely nice salad with homemade dressings (also excellent).

My wife ordered a special which was Shrimp with Mushrooms and Spinach...and she truly enjoyed every bit. She said the meal was extremely tasty, the shrimp was cooked perfectly and the presentation was extremely nice!

I ordered the Chicken Marsala...and it was perfectly cooked. They use two different wines in the sauce for the Marsala,as per the waiter, and it was the best Marsala I have ever had.

For desert we shared the Spumoni...it was wonderful...and looked wonderful...as a matter of fact...when the table next to use saw the desert...the husband came over and said how wonderful it looked!

The service was excellent as the waiter checked on the table often...and made sure we were happy.

The dinner, the service and everything was wonderful; the location also seemed very clean.

WE will return....they went from average (on our list) to incredable!!!

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PaigeP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorites for date night! The service is always on point, as is the food! Thanks for the yummy meal and pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent, service is fast, the soup and bread is the best part! We were told how good this restaurant is and have gone back now multiple times and every visit it’s always consistent taste, service, and wonderful place to eat.

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BrandonE
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Casa Rustica made for the perfect Anniversary dinner. Thank you to the staff. The food was exceptional.

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BobL
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are fully vaccinated and on our first road trip since the pandemic began. Casa Rustica was our first in- restaurant in a long time. Our server Kaitlin was fantastic,the food and wine was terrific. It was nice to get out on the road again and enjoy the crisp mountain air of NC again.

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HermanD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. The service is always good. They don't rush you, which is somewhat rare these days. The restaurant is reasonably quiet, which is very rare these days. The price is reasonable.

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DougW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We had dinner for two. Wine selection was good however the Calamari was over fried and very salty. The house salad was average and not very dynamic. The tomatoes were micro diced and the Parmesan peppercorn dressing was underwhelming. The Anti Pasti plate was good. I had the veal piccata which was fair as the sauce was a bit goopy and my wife’s eggplant parm was passable. The espresso was served in two different size cups with no saucer, meh. The service was good however I felt as if they were really trying to to turn over tables as fast as possible. I won’t be back.

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HerbH
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit quite often. Guests we bring for dinner almost always ask to return. Wait staff , (Read: Jenny), very attentive and helped make the evening with visiting Family a fine time. Music with Todd Wright and Co. is also an added bonus to cap off a fine evening.

Thank you.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food... Wanted Veal, but was out.... Needs a bit more Italian atmosphere.

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vipFoodophile
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Big portions for a reasonable price. The quality of the food was just fair. Almost impossible to park! Be sure to make a reservation. They get very crowded

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vipAlphaDon
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food well served! Jenny was a very attentive and professional. Very good wine list. Chicken parmagian was my favorite of the evening.

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JenniferB
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food quite tasty. Service quite slow, but with everyone being short-staffed, we forgave that. My father loved his platta de mer! Mom really liked her chicken cacciatore l, she ordered mild, but was still spicy. She said flavor very good, heat just too much. I loved their limoncello!!!

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vipMadArch
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We didn’t see on the menu that soup/salad was included with the meal. Ordered an appetizer which we normally don’t do due to the amount of food. Tasty Bread. Entrees were recommended by server and we enjoyed them. We ate in the side room so noise level was tolerable. Overall a good experience.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Rather pleased with the service and attention to still lingering Covid restrictions. Slightly disappointing to have a Bay Leaf left in my eggplant parmesan yet the food was otherwise good. Overall a good place.

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vipKris
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Worst meal ever. The "chef" has no clue how to season food. The only thing we enjoyed was the bread and the pimento asiago cheese appetizer. Onion soup...no flavor. Caesar salad...no flavor. Seafood with pocket pasta and piatto di mare....no flavor. Veal marsala....meat was dry and tough and NO FLAVOR. Had the veal taken off the bill. NEVER RETURNING. Frozen food is better!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pouches served cold with hot meat sauce on top. 20 minutes to order dessert too long. Calimari and bruschetta were great!

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Bubba
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Isn't it time to go back to fabric for the tables rather than paper, hand grated pepper instead of shakers, hand grated cheese instead of plastic containers, wait staff who offer olive oil for bread dipping, etc, etc. Casa used to be know for service...not just great food. Food is still great but the service is lacking seriously. I've enjoyed this little gem for 17 years now; I look forward to them bringing nit back....I hope!

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NathanM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. The noise is louder than I was expecting.

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kfinknkmac
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Staff was great. Food was fabulous from our appetizers to dessert. Definitely try if you’re in Boone!

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Beachy
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and very attentive server. We will be back!

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MarianM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a new place for us after visiting Boone for several years. Great service and excellent meal!

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CarolD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in high country. Appetizers were warm and fried to perfection. Salad and soup great. Main course of chicken picatta delicious, fresh, tender with just the right amount of lemon. Lasagna at $15 is always a great selection. Seafood was fresh and tender. And the teramasu was to die for. The waitress gave us ample time between courses and was not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food. Good service. Would go back

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has been around for so long with good reason. The food is consistently good and the service excellent.

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vipCycledoc
Greensboro
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy coming back here when in the area. Good Italian food with nice wine selection. Service is always friendly and well done. Recommend it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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RickyD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall experience was great. Tables were not as appealing as the past with bland paper covers and no candles etc to set the mood. It was much better before with cloth table covers and candles. Food and service were still great.

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maureenl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as was the food. Aubrey was a tremendous server.

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MackS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed this restaurant for many, many years. I have always had a great experience and highly recommend Casa Rustica for excellent food and an enjoyable atmosphere.

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ChadB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I felt like it was a little too dim although quite quaint. Also, we did not get adequate napkins. They were more like drink napkins. Should have used cloth or at least a quality napkin. I thought that I heard there was a 10% fee for using a card as payment. If this is the case, that is ridiculous. We paid in cash but overheard the people next to us discussing it. That should have been discussed and revealed to the customer prior to the meal. The food was really good and the atmosphere was nice for a couple's night out. Price was moderate but acceptable.

FAQs

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

Casa Rustica Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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