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La Strada at Lake Lure

2693 Memorial Highway, (Across from the Beach), Lake Lure, NC 28746
+1 828-625-1118
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Ranked #2 of 17 restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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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
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!
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Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch prior to a lake boat tour and had a great experience. The waitress had our food out quickly and gave us prompt service. Our only regret was that we did not allow more time to enjoy the experience of this awesome restaurant. We had the pizza and it was the best, if you like thin crust... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed our visit to La Strada. I had an amazing Oriental salad. My husband got the sampler but it was way too much food. My children enjoyed their pepperoni and cheese pizza. It had a relaxing atmosphere, and our server was friendly and attentive. I would go back to this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Dined there twice while vacationing in Lake Lure, it's that good. We were a party of 8 people and each and every one of us loved their meal. You won't be disappointed.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Some of the best pizza I've had in WNC. The service was good - we were in a hurry and Jeanie accommodated us. Great views, and again, that pizza! I spoke with Joe the manager, and he mentioned his family is from NY. Excellent!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were a large party and we enjoyed the entire menu. Some review are critical about the layout but sit in the deck area and u will enjoy.

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Landrum, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was a little shy about going to this Italian / Pizza place. Looked pretty up-scale compared to what we usually stop in to but...let me tell ya, jeans are fine, they welcome you like they were expecting you and you can't beat the food. Not a fast food restaurant but very reasonable prices. I had the linguine Alfredo with... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The view was lovely and the food was even better! Our waitress, Mandy, was very attentive. The Mexican pizza was one of the best I have ever had. Will be back.

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good food with a view. Enjoyed our lunch at LaStrada. Had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, but everything that was brought to our table was enjoyed. Sat out on the deck with a view of Lake Lure and the surrounding mountains. Prices were good and service good also.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was looking for a great steak dinner at a place we do not got to regularly. I have not had a steak at a Italian place before. I have heard of pesto sauce. It made a great steak better. My wife had ziti. A great view made the whole night just a little smoother.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It looks like a diner but wow, they have nailed the basics. Pizza - perfect. Breadsticks - generous and delicious. You will need to-go boxes. A little expensive but totally worth the view and the food.

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