Boone, NC 28607
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Maureen R.Price Point$$$Helped?0Dec. 22nd 2014
Casa Rustica is an excellent local Italian Restaurant in Boone, by far one of the best options in town for a nice dinner. At Casa, you will be treated to exemplary service, fantastic food, and a charming rustic appeal. While vacationing in Boone, be sure to stop by this local favorite. Even those with gluten-free allergies will be able to enjoy many fine pasta dishes.
On Casa Rustica's menu, you will find a selection of traitional appetizers (Bruschetta, Fried Mozzarella, and Fried Calamari to name a few), soups and salads, a create your own pasta from a selection of sauces and toppings, Chicken, Seafood and Veal based dishes, and a full bar menu. Each pasta entree comes with a soup or salad and bread. Gluten-free pasta is available with no up charge, a refreshing change from the enormous extra fee typically added by restaurants trying to take advantage of gluten-free customers. Several menu items are able to be modified to be gluten-free and are marked as so on the menu. Your waiter will be happy to go over any ingredients or possible substitutions. The gluten-free pasta with the basic marinara sauce was very good as was the Chicken Cacciatore, which the chef was kindly able to make both gluten and dairy free at our request. My only complaint is that the servings were a bit small and no gluten-free bread was available. Adding gluten-free bread to the menu would add a few more side options for gluten-free guests.
Service is absolutely wonderful: very prompt and professional. Our waiter was more than willing to go over gluten-free items and check with the chef on possible substitutions to make one of the chicken dishes gluten-free.
Casa Rustica was decorated beautifully for the holidays. The fireplace was roaring in the background, which is just perfect for a cold winter's night. You can sit here socializing long after your meal due to the cozy, rustic setting.
Casa Rustica is a great dining choice to incorporate into your Boone vacation itinerary. Food is wonderful, prices are affordable, service is top notch, and the cabin atmosphere is really appealing.