We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 18 Lake Lure Restaurants

La Strada at Lake Lure

2693 Memorial Highway, (Across from the Beach), Lake Lure, NC 28746
+1 828-625-1118
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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!

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

676 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    435
    145
    61
    10
    25
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville SC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntsville, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Everything we had was good. The pizza was not the best I have had but still good. The trout was great and highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

WE enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service at a reasonable price. You must do something special for yourself and visit La Strada at Lake Lure

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheldon South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have eaten here twice once this past summer and in November again. The service was very good & I love the Chicken Parm. Some of my friends had the special and it was great. My friends were very happy with the decision I made to eat here. I will be going back again on my next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to unwind on the deck or in the restaurant for lunch or dinner. It has a great view of the mountains and of the lake. The pizza and Italian dishes are very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Rose, Louisiana
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We arrived at our cabin late on a Sunday night. Most places had already closed or were closing. We called La Strada and they were kind enough to take our take-out order. The pizza, pasta and salad were great. Thanks for feeding hungry travelers !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed La Strada at Lake Lure also viewed

Lake Lure, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Lake Lure, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Lake Lure, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Lake Lure, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to La Strada at Lake Lure? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Strada at Lake Lure

Address: 2693 Memorial Highway, (Across from the Beach), Lake Lure, NC 28746
Phone Number: +1 828-625-1118
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lake Lure
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Strada at Lake Lure staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?