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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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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped off on route to Chimney Rock for lunch, sat on the balcony enjoying one of the best views in the Carolinas whilst we succumbed to the beautiful food on offer. Highly enjoyable hour would recommend to all who are visiting the Lake or Chimney Rock.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our server, Destiny, was very personable and attentive. The food was amazing. The view was incredible. We sat on the patio and dined at sunset and it was just gorgeous. We split the lasagna, thankfully since it was huge, and each got a salad. We also got the calamari which was very tasty. The prices were reasonable and the food... More

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Charleston
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We sat outside and found the patio, tables, etc dirty. We ordered pizza, which we found just ok. Maybe we were visted on an off day, since it generally comes recommended.

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Real NY Italian food in North Carolina -- this was one of our favorite dinners of our whole trip. Beautiful restaurant, fantastic view, extremely good service, and some of the best Italian food I've had since growing up in NY. The lasagna was simply AMAZING, and my husband's Pesto Penne alfredo dish was incredible. My teenage son gave the pizza... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We moved in here for a brunch on our way back to Charlotte but the food was so good we ended up having a real heavy lunch. The fish was fresh, the pizzas and pastas authentic and the choice of wines and beers a plenty. The staff here had the most refreshing smile and delivered service impeccably. The location of... More

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Williamston, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

totally not what I thought! to see the outside you would think this restaurant was just your average pizza joint but it was far from average!! the food is good, the atmosphere was laid back, and the service was ok. He could have checked on his tables more, all of his tables not just us. supper was so good that... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We saw this place driving by and decided to come here for dinner. So glad we did. We sat outside with a great view. Service was great. I had cesaer salad and crab bisque, boyfriend had ribs. It was all excellent.

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Lake lure
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food very good. Love, love, love the crab bisque. View is spectacular. Outdoor seating. Good wait staff.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at the Luke Lure Inn and were able to walk to La Strada. They have a great menu - something for everyone. Good service and charming owners (if you come on a Saturday or Sunday night you can meet them.) We will be back next time we're in Lake Lure!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food.....but come hungry the portions are huge! Lasagna was wonderful and the garlic rolls are great!

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