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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 - 8:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 448
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great food and very nice attitude.

Pizza was awesome and hot. Our server was more than pleasant, she treated us like family. Can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2011
kpcswhite
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Mills River, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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699 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mills River, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Pizza was awesome and hot. Our server was more than pleasant, she treated us like family. Can't wait to go back.

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Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

My wife and I took my mother to La Strada for lunch. My mother walks with a walker, very slowly. My wife went in to get a table on the deck while I helped my mother to the restaurant. When we got to the door, the manager was there to hold the door open for us and directed us to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

When out of town friends visit one of the places we like to take them to is Lake lure and Chimney Rock. We always stick to the restaurant we know but this time we had lunch at La Strada and the food was really great the view unbelievable and the service very good. We really enjoyed the outdoor seating. We... More 

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Old Fort, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Very good Italian food. Wonderful seafood to be so far from the ocean. Spectacular view. We are locals, and we still make a 40 minute drive to come and eat here. Drinks are awesome too. Everything combined with the view makes for a truly excellent dining experience!

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

The shrimp apetizer is almost a meal in itself. Pasta dishes are very good

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Central, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

The pecan crusted trout was good and the pasta salad was good, but the spaghetti sauce was quite plain--nothing but canned , unseasoned tomato sauce with ground beef cooked into it--like at the school cafeteria. It needed garlic, oregano, basil, fennel, parmesan, onion, you get the idea.....Maybe the pizza is a better choice. Atmosphere, pleasant, staff adequate.

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s.c.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We usally go here every time we're in Lake Lure. This was the second time that I had the vegetable pizza because it was just so good-they put eggplant on it and it rocks!!!!! The service is always good and the atmosphere is very relaxed and happy.

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Memphis, TN
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Great food, we had a party of 4 and we tried everything each other had. Calamari was excellent and I am picky about that! Great service, great atmosphere, great view! Go and enjoy!

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We went for my birthday, July 30th, because we wanted to go somewhere we had never been before. The food and service were excellent. I had the Lasagna, which was probably the best I have ever had. And the view was amazing!!!!

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Graniteville
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My family went to Lake Lure for the July 4th weekend and decided to try La Strada. Everyone thought that what they ordered was very good. Best Spagetti I have had anywhere. They have a good variety to choose from also. The service that we recieved that day was also very good. Never had to ask for drinks to be... More 

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

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 - 8:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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