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About Casa Rustica Restaurant

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.

1348 Hwy 105 South
Boone, NC 28607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 262-5128

Website:
http://casarustica1981.com/

Entertainment:
Casa Rustica offers live music twice a week in season. Thursday night we feature live jazz with Todd Wright and Andy Page. Sunday nights bring the classical guitar sounds of Justin Butler. Come dine with us and enjoy the wonderful sounds these talented musicians have to offer.

Public Transit:
AppalCart stops in front of restaurant use POP 105 route.

Executive Chef:
Gerry Peralta

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Casa Rustica Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Authentic (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (26)
Casual (24)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Live Music (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Good friendly service. Good food. Very enjoyable dinner. We will be returning.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Went to dinner on a Tuesday, reservations were perfect and was allowed to change location of table to be near fireplace.
Waitress was excellent, very attentive to our needs and was knowledgeable about food and specials on menu.
The four of us had no complaints at all except for being out of one of the bottles of wine we had wanted, waitress made a good recommendation and all was good.
The food was excellent, we ordered from the menu and some of the specials, again, very pleased with everything.

One request, you had a seafood based soup that we would live to see again for either a special or on the menu permanently.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our favorite place to eat in Boone. Always great food!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have eaten Italian all over the country. We are foodies. The sauce for the seafood Fra Diavolo was not tasty. My Chicken Francese was just ok. The chicken was cooked well, but the sauce was not as flavorful as I’d anticipated. My daughter does not eat carbs and asked for spinach As a substitute. There was no spinach!!! I was disappointed and will not spend 200.00 there again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Stephanie was one of the best servers we have had in a LONG time--very attentive without hovering, light-hearted and kind. Made my birthday extra enjoyable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious, tasty, dinner with my girlfriend for my birthday. We were very pleased with everything but especially the mussels and firecracker shrimp.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

They said we never showed
Up. But the food was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is a must if you are in Boone, NC. The food was excellent I had the salmon it was wonderful and the tomato caprese is excellent. Tyler was our server he was friendly and very attentive.
Just be sure to make reservations they do not open until 5PM so glad I got the chance to visit while on vacation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Both the food and the service were excellent. I highly recommend if you are in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine. Ambiance is casual but upscale enough to feel special in a mountain lodge environment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious, our waitress was personable and pleasant. We sat upstairs and it was quite hot. The heat from the fireplace really rose to that upstairs area. They need a bigger fan system to circulate the air.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service was good. Noise level got loud at times. Our table was very tight against another table.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Italian sangria was fabulous. Seafood a la vodka and Seafood Alfredo were both wonderful. The crepes Grand Marnier were so good I'm still dreaming about it.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great location for a date or family meal. There is a private room for larger groups which helps to reduce the noise so you can hold and hear conversation at your own table. Food was great, service was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We live in Florida but own a second home in Deep Gap, NC, since 2002. We travel there at least 6 times a year and always make it a point to eat at Casa Rustica. The staff and service is exceptional as is the menu and ambiance. I usually order their spinach lasagna with creamy pesto sauce, the best I have ever had, and my husband has ordered their fish specials as well as their spaghetti with their meatballs. All their dishes are delicious and especially like their bread.
We definitely recommend Casa Rustica and always look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was awesome. I will go back when I am in town

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy going to Casa Rustica. The food is delicious and the service is top-notch. The only problem I have is deciding what to order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and atmosphere was amazing as always. We kept loosing our waiter every few minutes. We found him though once we left, he was behind the building smoking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were visiting Blowing Rock and wanted a good Italian Restaurant and couldn’t have been happier with our find. We made an easy reservation on Open Table and had great food and great service. It was about a 15min drive from Blowjng Rock to Boone- not too bad!
We were there in a Friday night and it was a bit loud, but that just means there was a lot of great conversation going on around us! We plan to go back the next time we are in town!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An very good meal after a long day of hiking. The waitress was excellent and made superb suggestions. The caprese with heirloom tomatoes was terrific as was the spaghetti with their specially made meatballs. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere is really nice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food, varied menu, good value. Wine was very good.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just average tonight. I've been here many times. French onion soup wasnt up to par. Alfredo sauce was watery.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Or reservation were late 20 minutes. Although I must admit it was one of the busiest times of the year. On should expect such things. Consequently the service, food an ambiance was less that what I accustomed to at Casa. I will not plan another trip there during this busy fall time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Seasonal, Spicy, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food! Have been coming here for years and always visit while in town!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first visit to Casa Rustica (rustic house) and I was not extremely impressed. The ambience just seemed all wrong for an Italian Restaurant. I guess I was thinking rustic as in Italian rustic, not Appalachian rustic. I thought I was eating in Mama's Flapjack House. Some folks may like that ambience but just not what I was expecting. The food was average and I do give them bonus points for having Grappa on the menu, although when I asked for it, the waiter had no idea what it was and thought I was asking for broccoli.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very average. The service was a bit slow which is to be expected on a fall, mountain ,football weekend. The seating was cramped. The shrimp cocktails were good, the salads were very generic and boring. No one in our party was very pleased with their entrees, my eggplant was mushy and poorly flavored. The deserts looked the best although we didn’t have any. This restaurant appears to be just another Boone-Banner Elk,NC average eatery. Unfortunately the bar seems to be set pretty low.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere! Large portions. Husband and I could have shared an entree!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have eaten here several times when we come up to the mountains in October! We have never been disappointed! The food is delicious and the service is great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was luke warm but very good. Not cold enough to send back. Fresh ingredients, great service.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Food and service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My daughter's and I have made reservations here for years when we go to the mountains for a girl's weekend and the food is consistently great tasting. Please don't change anything so others can experience the delicious food!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the best Italian in the Boone area. The selections are very Italian and very creative. The quality and tastiness is superb. It is a great value for the quality of the food. Also, the service is excellent. Be sure to get reservations in advance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent excellent food!! Waitress was wonderful ,friendly and the night was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

So delicious, great service, and nice ambiance! I went there to celebrate my birthday and was pleasantly surprised at how great everything turned out!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We loved our dining at the Casa Rustica. Wish this place was closer to our home in Raleigh NC, compared to past restaurant Café Luna, this one gets all 5 stars. We'll for sure be back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I dined with friends recently and was disappointed with first time my experience. The service was excellent and friendly, the food mediocre at best. I had a pecan encrusted trout that was poorly prepared in my opinion. I am in hotels over 140 nights per year, and dine out constantly. I don't expect perfection from a restuarant, but I do expect the food to be prepared properly. The trout was extremely thin and overcooked, and the pecans were brushed on the service of the fish, and they certainly did not seem to be encrusted. The baked potato I ordered for a side was not enjoyable at all. It seemed to have been cooked early in the day, and constantly reheated. I could not finish it. I will not be returning to this location.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best lemon basil martini ever! Service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service. 2 things. Food was great only wish they put a little less gravy on the veal or chicken pram, kind of drowned out the meat. Also had coffee that was cold. Told server its to take off bill. In a bit manager or owner came over with a fresh cup a d said she was sorry but the server forgot to plug in burner.i said thank you ok no problem,,when check came both coffee was on. Not being cheap but proper thing to do was not to charge...if I'm wrong let me know. Other then that great food and wine.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was truly impressed with the food, a little disappointed that we were not acknowledge that we were celebrating our 15th anniversary. Really don't know why they ask if you are celebrating an occasion if they are not going to acknowledge it.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Saw more of the hostess than our server. Waited for our change but she never brought it back. Put a soupy meal in a jumbo sandwich box. Liquid ended up in the plastic bag not the entree.

Tags: People Watching
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