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La Strada at Lake Lure

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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 504
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Nice lunch

Went here for lunch. Pizza was great. Atmosphere was nice. We came for the festival and was pleased to be so close to the beach area. Great views

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jbeksel
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Clayton, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Clayton, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch. Pizza was great. Atmosphere was nice. We came for the festival and was pleased to be so close to the beach area. Great views

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Ranger, GA
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Efficient, friendly and very helpful service. Nice decor and great views of the lake. Good food. As we were there close to closing we ended up ordering a burger. Another time, we would have ordered a pizza which takes a little longer.

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Wytheville, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We are outside and the view of the lake was amazing. The service was fast and pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is nice and the garlic rolls are so good!! The staff are always attentive and friendly.

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Kentucky
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a delightful meal out on the deck overlooking Lake Lure. Our waitress was efficient and super friendly. In fact, as soon as we walked in the door we were greeted by several staff. I had the Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad. It was very good and an ample portion. My husband had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. It looked delicious... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The staff is friendly and well trained. There are tables available with a good view of the lake (not lake side, but lake view) both inside and outside. My wife's trout was the very good---I tried the nacho's and the cheese was similar to ball park cheese (not too good).

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Enjoyed the views from dining area, food very good and staff professional and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have had dinner here several times since we are locals. The last two times we have ordered the salmon with shrimp over angel hair pasta. This dish is awesome! Not only is it delicious, but the portion is quite generous. I would highly recommend this dish. I do have one suggestion to the owners. The portions for the red... More 

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent pizza and pasta from La Strada in August 2015. My family and I also had a great meal there during our 2012 vacation in Lake Lure, so La Strada has continued to impress. :) My kids loved the french fries and mozzarella sticks as well.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Staying in Lake Lure for the weekend - going to La Strada for lunch was the best way to end the weekend! The customer service was outstanding...thank you Little Heather! And the food was delicious! The portions were plentiful and the garlic knots were yummy! Best place in town and definitely will be back:)

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 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?