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La Strada at Lake Lure

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Italian, American, 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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, 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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    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 14
    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
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We were looking for a nice place to eat dinner fire pit anniversary while staying in lake lure and the La Stada had mixed reviews. BOY! We're glad we went! Amazing and then some! Huge portions and excellent service. We will be back !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
KhromeOsexual
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Bat Cave, North Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

How in the world does this place get such great reviews? Have any of you ever had real Italian food before? There's nothing authentic about it. It's bland, overpriced, and most of it is frozen. I just don't get it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The woman at the door is methodical, not personable in the least. She made us leave our stroller at the door and sat two parties ahead of us. If you can look past that, you're in for a treat. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and so is the view. Dress is casual, but La Strada still maintains a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to eat dinner fire pit anniversary while staying in lake lure and the La Stada had mixed reviews. BOY! We're glad we went! Amazing and then some! Huge portions and excellent service. We will be back !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

OMG, if you love cheeses, pesto, and garlic, the Lake Lure cheese lovers white pizza is for you!! The bombdiggity!!!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best decisions of our trip was to pull into this lake view restaurant. The garlic rolls may kill you but that is the way I want to go! Italian cuisine, family-run and a highlight of our trip!

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Ararat NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was great. Huge portions. The scenery was beautiful. We were at a table overlooking the beach/lake and mountains.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to have dinner one night at La Strada. The pizza was great and we also tried the fried shrimp as an appetizer! It was delicious. The waitress was very attentive, and paid special attention to my grandson, who is 5. That goes a long way with us. We will definitely make La Strada a tradition when we come... More 

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Westminister,SC
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This restaurant does have a great view and is pretty roomy to accommodate many people. There were 4 of us and we ate inside. We had the Italian Nachos which were ok but I really did not like the cheese or the sausage and it could have used some black olives. We also tried the Sicilian combo pizza which was... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We try to get to Lake Lure as often as possible and when we do, we always eat a meal at La Strada. Because it's always been good and we typically go to grab a quick meal and have a great view while doing it, we have always ordered pizza. However this last time we brought people that were visiting... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had lunch on the outdoor patio and enjoyed viewing the beach area of Lake Lure. It was early in the season, so not much was open, but we did enjoy eating al fresco.

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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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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, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?