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“Better than OK” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Strada at Lake Lure

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
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!
Clemmons, North Carolina
1 review
“Better than OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Ate at the bar, service was decent. Garlic knots and salads were great. I had the eggplant parm which was great and it was a healthy portion. My husband had a seafood linguine with vodka sauce. His shrimp and scallops were way overlooked, but sauce had a great flavor and pasta was cooked perfectly. We'd go back..

Visited October 2013
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Columbus
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Best Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was the first time we have eaten at La Strada. What a pure delight to have found this beautiful dining location with such excellent food and service! The view is spectacular and the food and service are second to none. We learned long ago that the Italians in Italy provided the very best food and just as excellent service. La Strada compares to the wonderful restaurants we found in Italy. Just a drive through the countryside with the beautiful scenery and one has arrived at the best restaurant one can find anywhere, including Italy!!! Leslie was our waitress and she was lovely, served us like a real professional with a smile always! Thank you for an absolutely delightful afternoon with outstanding food and service! DON'T MISS THIS BY THE LAKE RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duncan, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great food, service and times. Every year around the same time we go up and eat. It's a family tradition we have now. My middle grandson likes apple cobbler so about every year in the middle of Oct. we go to mountains for apples , shopping and just spending time together. The first time we stop and ate at La Strada in Lake Lure N.C. and ever since ever we go there. My grandchildren will say Grandma it's about time to go get apples and eat at that place in Lake Lure. We go up other times and eat there also. Everything is good but the ribs are great, fall of the bone great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, NC
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was with a group of girlfriends visiting Chimney Rock. We had another place we had to be so I called ahead and ordered the Lake Lure Pizza - a specialty veggie pizza - to be ready when we arrived. The staff had our table ready, our pizza ready and our drinks to us I a jiffy. It was a wonderful pizza. A real blend of veggie flavors and perfect seasonings. I would love a piece right now! one large pizza was plenty for 6 gals for lunch. A great experience. Thanks!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Not disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was our first visit to Lake Lure and had dinner at La Strada based on reviews. We had lasagna and a pasta plate. Food was delicious, great and friendly staff. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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