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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 #1 of 17 restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We travel to the Lake Lure area from Louisville, Ky. about three times a year. Along with the beautiful scenery one of the highlights of the trip is dinner at LaStrada. My wife would make the trip just for the eggplant parmesan. My grandchildren love the pizza and i am a fan of the meatballs and spaghetti and the homemade... More

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Clarks Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pretty good dinner but pricey. Good Italian food and very large servings. Service was good. View was beautiful of Lake Lure and mountains.

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San Diego, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a party of six and while we were seated quickly for an early dinner, we were disappointed we could not sit outside. It appears the tables can't be moved together for larger groups. Our server was very nice and friendly. The buffalo wings (really chicken tenders with sauce) were good. My sister-in-law got the sweet potato fries and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We decided to stop in La Strada for lunch on a day trip to Lake Lure. We are so glad that we did. The view is great!!!! From the moment we arrived until we left, the service was above and beyond. We started with the pimento cheese dip. By far, the best pimento cheese dip EVER! The chips that arrived... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I travel for work and passed La Strada a few weeks ago when in Lake Lure. My husband and I wanted to have a nice lunch so I suggested we head to La Strada which is about 40 minutes from our house, but it was well worth the trip! I have lived in NC since 2007 and my husband since... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My family recently chose La Strada to host my brother and sister-in-law's rehearsal dinner. Throughout the planning process, I was impressed with the attention to detail, the excellent follow-up, and the willingness to do everything they could to make the evening perfect for us. I was not disappointed. We had great service, the food was delicious, and the private dining... More

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Charleston SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Called in a to go order and was very pleased with the quality of the food. In addition, the staff was very cordial and helpful. Will definitely visit again soon.

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GREENSBORO NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Food was ok..the servers were nice but seemed like they were trying too hard as they checked on us much to frequent..prices were expensive for pizza.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our family ate here in December 2013. We had about 12 people for a 50th anniversary party! The staff were right on target in appearance, mannerism, timing, etc. We had no issues and really enjoyed the food! I had a giant salad and it was fresh, crisp, and yummy. Would consider this place again. Nice and quiet place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Everytime I have visited La Strada it has been the most pleasurable experience. The salmon and trout are two of my absolute favorite dishes, and I'd highly recommend trying them if you get the chance! During warmer weather the outdoor patio seating offers a gorgeous view of the mountains. Overall, this restaurant is on point with food, service, and location.... More

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