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La Strada at Lake Lure

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American, Italian, 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 439
    Excellent
  • 145
    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
Thank you for making the event special

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
KarenCBP
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Berryville, Virginia
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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681 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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Navarre, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is one of the best places I have found to get Italian food. I always get the baked ziti or lasagna. Both come with garlic knots. I'm sure their other food would be good. As well, I just can't get past the Italian.

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We LOVE LOVE LOVE LaStrada! It's our favorite restaurant in Lake Lure. We always make it a point to stop by when we are visiting. Not only is the food great, but the view of Chimney Rock is beautiful. The staff is very friendly too. I'm not a huge fan of pasta, but my children say the spaghetti is the... More 

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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having seen the La Strada restaurant for years, we decided to make a visit. I tried the trout at the recommendation of the waiter and was amazed. Their particular preparation using pistachio was the best I have ever eaten. You occasionally get one of those great surprises and for me it happened at La Strada.

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Campobello, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sunday afternoon drive around Lake Lure and Pizza with an awesome view...... Couldn't think of a nicer day! Pizza made perfectly with personally selected choices......at least a dozen to choose from. Best sauce and ALL were fresh and the crust was like none I've ever tasted before. Light, tasty and not at all doughy.......Absolutely Delicious is an understatement!!!

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Greenville SC
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was good, Came quickly and tasted great. We ordered a Italian dish and a steak... Both were very good. The menu is extensive, they have something for everyone. Will visit them again next visit.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We did not dine in and grabbing a take out pizza normally would not get a comment from me but the pizza was really, really good. The sauce had a home made taste and all of the ingredients tasted so very fresh! Worth the stop.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wish I had been hungrier, but I had a wedding to go to in a few hours, and I didn't want to get too full. It's so nice, though, to have an Italian restaurant as nice as this and easy to walk to from Lake Lure Inn.

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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: American, Italian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?