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“A Wonderful Experience” 5 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!
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My husband and I had received coupons for dinner, donated by
La Strada to Habitat for Humanity's Silent Auction at their annual
fundraiser in September. We decided to try the restaurant for the
first time in years, checking first to see if this is where we would like
to take our family on Dec. 21st for dinner, as we celebrate an early
Christmas together. We plan to do just that, and we will request
Heather as our waitress. She was very pleasant and attentive. The
food was excellent, generous portions, the new decor a perfect
environment. No need to investigate another restaurant.

  • Visited November 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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St. Louis, MO
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“Pleasant people”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Took our group of six to dinner on December 1st to bring our Thanksgiving holiday to a close. I'd guess that the soups, calamari, etc. are all delivered as prepared items. The two pizza's, Mexican and Cheese & Sausage were OK. I think the view and the deck are what draw the crowds, they have that nailed.

Visited December 2013
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Easley, South Carolina
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“Outstanding Dinning Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just wanted to share our very positive dining experience during a recent trip to the Carolina Mountains. We stopped for lunch at La Strada at Lake Lure. The view of the lake, mountains and town of Lake Lure was peaceful and relaxing. The food was excellent. The service extraordinary but the house specialty apple pie dessert was THE BEST we have ever had. We highly recommend La Strada.

  • Visited November 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We split their ample special of shrimp and salmon. The corn crab bisque was delicious as described by previous TA reviewers.

Great service! We would definitely go back.

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Saegertown
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Return stop at our favorite Lake Lure restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

After four years from our last trip to Lake Lure, we had to plan a return meal to La Strada! The greeting from the staff, view, and dining experience once again did not disappoint! We enjoyed luncheon specials that were hot, flavorful and enjoyed! Wish we had one in PA! Thank you again for making our visit to Lake Lure special!! Steve & Renee J.

  • Visited November 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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