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La Strada at Lake Lure

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Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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2693 Memorial Highway, (Across from the Beach), Lake Lure, NC 28746
+1 828-625-1118
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11:30 am - 8:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: La Strada is a romantic Italian restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake...
La Strada is a romantic Italian restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake Lure. Come visit us and surround yourself with plush mountains and a picturesque lake while you dine on our elevated covered terrace. Lake Lure received its name because it was said that the scenery and peacefulness lured you back time after time. We hope our rich family traditions and vintage recipes will have the same affect. In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte, North Carolina. Starting as a small family business specializing in New York style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine; word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 35 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members came to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone!
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Visitor rating
  • 456
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Miller/Fosnaugh rehearsal dinner

The food was EXCELLENT, the staff was very pleasant and attentive, and everyone attending had a great time. The views from the patio are breathtaking. Joe Mazur, General Manager-Owner Partner, was very helpful to us when planning the event. He made sure we had everything we wanted, and reminded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Fosnaughs
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Lancaster, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The manager was rude and interjected into my conversation with his staff. The server was very pleasant, but the food was average at best.

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Lancaster, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food was EXCELLENT, the staff was very pleasant and attentive, and everyone attending had a great time. The views from the patio are breathtaking. Joe Mazur, General Manager-Owner Partner, was very helpful to us when planning the event. He made sure we had everything we wanted, and reminded us of things we didn't even know we wanted. My husband... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed great soup and salad, but would have rather had one of their lunch items. I was craving a good old fashioned hot dog complete w BBQ babe and and Slaw. It was on the LUNCH menu, but they refuse to serve it on weekends, only M-F. :(. I really think they should open up the menu to include those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good view, casual dining, good service. Awesome Alfredo! Ordered the garlic rolls as an appetizer and got more delivered with meal!

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North Tonawanda, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Extremely busy holiday weekend visit. The food was excellent and the staff prompt, courteous and did not make you feel like you were bothering them ever. Will definitely go back

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Raleigh, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't go past 8pm .. They want you out! Food ok. The check delivered while I'm still eating.. Not ok.

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Thirteen of us really lucked up when we choose LA STRADA to dine this past Thursday. We were enjoying our golf outing at Lake Lure and decided to try the different local restaurants each night and I was the one chosen to pick the restaurant for the night. LA STRADA is up on a hill so it catches your eye... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wasn't expecting much from an Italian restaurant in the mountains of North Carolina after growing up in NY but I was pleasantly surprised in not only how great the food was but ample portions and a view that was incredible!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had lunch there Saturday May 9, and place was packed. Still the service was great and food was very good. For dinner we ordered a pizza which we picked up and took back to our cabin, and it too was very good.

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great views...great service...great food...we drive 45 minutes to enjoy the experience for special occasions!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2693 Memorial Highway, (Across from the Beach), Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-1118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

Description

La Strada is a romantic Italian restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake Lure. Come visit us and surround yourself with plush mountains and a picturesque lake while you dine on our elevated covered terrace. Lake Lure received its name because it was said that the scenery and peacefulness lured you back time after time. We hope our rich family traditions and vintage recipes will have the same affect. In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte, North Carolina. Starting as a small family business specializing in New York style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine; word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 35 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members came to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?