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La Strada at Lake Lure

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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 73
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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
Our favorite restaurant on vacation!

We stopped our first night of vacation based on location (fantastic lake/mountain view from the balcony), but after the first tasty meal we made sure we made it back before we left the area! Great food, good service and a really nice atmosphere in a clean restaurant. We tried two types of pizza... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
RonandRilla B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The service was good, we didn't wait long for a table, the restaurant is nice with a large patio. I ordered a chef's salad, it was big with lots of stuff in it (to quote Elaine on Seinfeld). My husband got the sampler platter which had lasagna, chicken Parmesan and spaghetti. We shared our meals and still took home a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped our first night of vacation based on location (fantastic lake/mountain view from the balcony), but after the first tasty meal we made sure we made it back before we left the area! Great food, good service and a really nice atmosphere in a clean restaurant. We tried two types of pizza, garlic knots, grilled shrimp and scallops, seafood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very clean and the setting is nice. Menu ranges from normal Italian fare to fish sandwiches and ribs. Regular cheese or one topping pizzas are reasonably priced, but their specialty pizzas are expensive in my opinion. We sat in the annex area on the side. Tall ceiling, very clean and airy. In the evening the sun is... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Perfect seat on patio overlooking the lake. The waffle sweet potato fries with pina colada dip is mucho good. The pizza was tasty and the cheese steak sandwich was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food at La Strada was definitely above average. All their pastas and desserts are made from scratch. The salads are large and fresh. The pizza was generously topped and a good portion size. I would recommend you try this restaurant when in Lake Lure!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Friendly staff, wide variety of dishes on the menu. Service was quick and the restaurant was well lit and clean. Patio seating is available with a pretty view of Lake Lure. Co-owner was attentive and made sure guest were seated in a timely manner. The 2nd night we went back for a quick pizza which was just as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family loves La Strata at the lake, especially when they get to dine outside on their porch. The view of the mountains and lake set and excellent atmosphere for the wonderful food they serve. You can choose from a great selection of appetizers and entrees, from the mountain trout to steaks which melt in you mouth. The staff are... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I remember this being the best pizza in .charlotte back in the '70s. I don't blame them for moving to Lake Lure.The food and service is always great and I try to come back two or three times a year. the two and a half hour trip is well worth it.

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Voluntown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Started with the crab dip, delicious! We had rib rack, huge rack, grilled shrimp and scallops, big portion, coffee, and tiramisu which was to die for!! Second time eating there, beautiful view and just a relaxing time.

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

La Strada is a average Italian restaurant, good service, beautiful views of the lake and the mountains.

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?