Casa Rustica Restaurant

4.5
926 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(828) 262-5128
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gerry Peralta
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
AppalCart stops in front of restaurant use POP 105 route.
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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.
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
What 926 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The chairs in the “lounge” area were so painfully uncomfortable that I can’t even remember much else. It was our 21st wedding anniversary, we thought we’d try a new place, a poor choice on our part to go here. We especially went to enjoy the live jazz but couldn’t see or hear it from our table. Despite the unpleasant seating arrangement... the food was very, very good and our server was very, very nice.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food . Great service . We travel to Boone 4 or 5 times a year and always eat here at least once !Dont miss it!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great, will be back

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Casa Rustica is our favorite restaurant in Boone, NC! Always great food and outstanding customer service!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. The best Italian food in the area.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very enjoyable. We drove from out of town (~1 hour) to shop in town and eat at restaurant. Glad we chose the 6:00 p.m. sitting because the restaurant got busier as we were dining.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and music! We enjoyed listening to Andy and Todd's smooth jazz playing! Wonderful musicians!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

My husband and I were in town for my sons orientation at Appalachian State University. We had a lovely dinner and will definitely be back! There was live music the night we were there, and the food was delicious. We highly recommend it!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was fine but this restaurant is quite small and the two rather loud musicians drowned out any hope for conversation. I would likely not return.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Service was great. Veal Scallopini was a little too salty but customer service is their focus so we were happy. Chicken dijon was delicious. Generous portions. Nice place, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We always enjoy a fabulous meal at Casa Rustica. There are so many choices and have yet to be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Casa Rustica!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We were put in the corner table which was very dark. There was not light over or near the table. I felt I was eating in the dark. I said something to the waiter and he agreed but didn’t offer to do anything about it.
I loved the food, but hard to enjoy when you
Can’t see the food well.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Whenever we come to the Boone area we always have at least one meal at Casa Rustica. Always good, steaks are especially good! Never disappoints.

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Wait staff sucked

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The more we eat at Casa Rustica, the more we enjoy it! The food is delicious, service is friendly and attentive and the bar does a great job with cocktails. All of this for reasonable prices! We always choose the Italian dishes - yum!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food was very good, service was good and was an overall very good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellent as usual. Quality Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices. Everyone in our party of 6 ejoyed themselves.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We love this restaurant however our waitress said that it was her first time working Saturday night. It was busy and she was overwhelmed. She was slow to get our bread to us. She talked about the money was good. I’m not sure of her experience level as a waitress but needs to work on her demeanor. The food and wine was excellent!

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was good. Staff were unapologetic and disorganized. We won’t eat there again.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We were celebrating our 34th Anniversary on this visit and, as always, had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal. We have celebrated many anniversaries and birthdays at Casa Rustica and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Boone North Carolina. Best Italian food i have had in a long time. Better than some in North Beach in San Francisco

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Saw this as it was near my son's college for his graduation. Called back in January for a reservation for 9 people. They were very accommodating. Walked in about 15 minutes early and our table was ready. We had 2 servers - friendly and helpful! Food was excellent. Can't complain about a thing! Would definitely come back again!

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent service but quality of entrees not up to the level of prior years, and while music can add to an evening's experience, the volume (both of canned music and later of live music) was so high that conversation was difficult.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always a delight to dine here. Two of the four of us are "regulars". The other two have been previously and were desirous of returning. The food was excellent, and service matched it.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Casa Rustica was really good. We had the Arincini with salads and soup to start. The arincini was good and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

The lasagna and eggplant parmigiana were both really good, authentic, and big portions.

Our server and hostess were very pleasant and quick.

Overall very nice experience.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We ill have eaten here several times. It is always excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have eaten at Casa Rustica many times. This time our server was very good but it is our opinion that she had too many tables (all came about the same time) to give us the proper attention with checking on our order, giving us water, etc. We love the French Onion Soup and both ordered and it took about 30 minutes for that to be served. I also ordered a salad and had asked that the salad be served with my entree but it came about 10 minutes later.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We always love Casa Rustica . It’s The best around . The girls at the front desk are fabulous , friendly & flexible .
They are eager to please and always find a way to make things work for the customer .
The food is OUTSTANDING ! & the new wine selections are great .we tried the quilt Chardonnay and I loved it . Tommy had the grey goose vodka tonic with extra lime /made perfectly.
Casa Rustica is #1 on our foodie list .

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We always have pretty good food at Rustica. I asked to be by the fireplace and was disappointed that it was not lit. It was a cool evening and a fire would've made the atmosphere more pleasant. Our server was ok, however when pouring wine he spilled some and made no effort to wipe it up. We had to ask a busboy for a napkin to take care of it ourselves. Overall, the food was good and a good temperature. We will go again.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We celebrated an 80th birthday party at the restaurant and I asked for a "special" birthday dessert which was tiramisu - the entire meal was wonderful and our waitress could not have
been any more cordial and pleasing. Thank you for creating a special event for my special
person. We can't wait to come back!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was excellent as was the ambiance. Our waiter was sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. A great restaurant at a great price. Excellent wine selection.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have a tradition to start visit in the mountains with dinner at Casa Rustica our first night in town. Typically it’s Friday night. Love the food and atmosphere. Always delicious, and the staff is always friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We took our App State student out for a special family meal. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would recommend this place to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The service was amazing, our waitress Dakota was wonderful. She took excellent care of us, kept or glasses full and perfect timing between plates. The desserts were over the top delicious. The food was equal to the service. New York strip cooked perfectly, seasonal veggies cooked tender and seasoned perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Consistently good food. Friendly atmosphere, good service, great bread😊

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed the buffet brunch on Easter Sunday. The salads and entrees were delicious. Looking forward to returning and ordering off the menu soon!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I'm not a huge Italian food fan, but this place changed my mind. We went on a whim - unsure of where we should go for dinner. The Seafood & Purses dinner was FANTASTIC. The spinach salad was a wonderful starter. Service was so good - server and hostess both were so helpful and friendly. Not a pretentious place at all - feels very comfortable and welcoming. We truly had a wonderful night. Now a favorite of ours when we travel to our vacation home!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Delicious food and a cozy, intimate setting made for an exceptional date! Try the Delmonico steak special or the eggplant stack with meat sauce - both were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was great from the greeting to the dessert. Drinks were refilled frequently. It was a great experience.

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