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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 #4 of 18 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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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great vista and great food. Best Italian Menu and wonderful red sauce. Simple resturant has all the favorite recipes from grandmas kitchen.

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Cincinnati
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinner at La Strada. Food was very generous in portions. Server was very pleasant. We ate outside and were able to enjoy good, casual dining, along with some very nice scenery. Will eat here again next time we are in Lake Lure.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While visiting the Lake Lure N.C. area in the mountains of North Carolina we stopped in at La Strada for lunch. They have a fantastic Oriental Grilled Chicken salad but the "house" dressing with sesame seeds is a must. We sat on the veranda, outside, overlooking Lake Lure with the mountains and Chimney Rock in the background. Great food and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great for drinks on the patio with a great view of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock in the distance. Nice wine list. Looked at others' meals - huge portions. Everyone we saw left with a box.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had lunch here with my teen daughter while spending a day at the beach at Lake Lure. It far exceeded our expectations. We had a marvelous view of the lake and town with the mountains in the background. The service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. She had a chicken fettuccini alfredo which she said was the best... More

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They have a porch overlooking Lake Lure that is perfect for having Pizza and a glass of wine or beer. Large menu variety of Italian dishes.

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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We ate here during a stay at Lake Lure. The view is great. Wait staff in abundance. Outside and inside seating with great variety of foods. Little more costly than a few other places we ate at but food was good. Loved the house ginger dressing.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped in twice as few places seemed open in Lake Lure at night when we stopped in town the week before school started. We did not realize why the restaurant was so empty until we were told we had come in 1/2 hour prior to closing. One table was finishing in a side room, and two tables were out... More

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Charlotte
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped here for pizza before heading to the lake. It was a beautiful restaurant however the inside smelled like cleaning products. While it is good the restaurant is clean, its not the best smell while you are eating. We ended up sitting outside and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. It seemed to take a... More

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Nebo, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I and 6 friends visited today to celebrate my birthday. It was very nice and delicious. We were made very welcome and enjoyed the day and view and the food. We will be back.

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