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La Strada at Lake Lure

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Italian, American, Seafood, Pizza & 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 441
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great find on a weekend journey

We enjoyed a relaxing, wonderful lunch with friends on the patio overlooking the lake. Excellent food, especially the pasta dishes and the ribs. We had such an enjoyable experience that we returned the following weekend with family. Love that this is a family business. Bravo! Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Raindancer2015
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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688 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a relaxing, wonderful lunch with friends on the patio overlooking the lake. Excellent food, especially the pasta dishes and the ribs. We had such an enjoyable experience that we returned the following weekend with family. Love that this is a family business. Bravo! Delicious!

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Bostic, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the people are very nice. Great customer service. The best pizza in NC. Beautiful inside even the bathrooms. Absolutely love their pasta dishes!!!

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in an excellent location overlooking Lake Lure. I've been there four times, always off-season which was nice. It must be amazing during the vacation season. Food is always great, service is excellent.

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Bostic, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The service has always been wonderful. The atmosphere is great along with the view. We have tried pizza in many restaurants and La Strada by far beats all of them.

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Athens, Georgia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Probably one of the few restaurants on Lake Lure that are open during the winter. Great view of the Lake. The baked spaghetti and meat balls were great. The portion was large enough to share. Great service.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I got a take-out order while my wife and we're staying in Lake Lure, and we were pleased with the care in which our food was packaged. By the time I got back to our cabin, the food was still hot, and we couldn't have asked for a better sausage and peppers with onions dish, that also included spaghetti. The... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress, Sheba, was amazing. We never had to ask for anything. Very good atmosphere with an amazing view of The Beach at Lake Lure. The pizza was amazing and the bartender makes a fabulous sangria. We will be back!

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Berryville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Thank you La Strada for making the event special. Food was great, staff was friendly, and accommodating. We felt like we were your only customers, and we were not. We never felt rushed, and all staff took the time to answer all our questions, not only about the menu but about the area as well. Highly recommend visiting this establishment.... More 

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New York City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The staff were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was nice and the view of the lake was beautiful. We found the food to be just okay and a little bland. Everything was fine and we didn't have a bad experience. I think if we return we might just stick to pizza and try a few appetizers avoiding the entrees.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I have a weekend home in Lake Lure and often eat at La Strada, frequently taking guests. In December our son got married at the Lake Lure Inn and we chose to have the rehearsal dinner at La Strada. The food was delicious, the atmosphere warm and welcoming, and the service top-notch. All details were taken care... More 

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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, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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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?