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“Consistently good...” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Leesville, South Carolina
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“Consistently good...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Many restaurants in lake Lure come and go. If it's not good it won't last in a resort area where people expect good food.
La Strada is always excellent. The food and service are always good-and we go there several times every time we are in Lake Lure. We look froward to it.
The Italian entrees and pizza can't be beat. It nice to find a restaurant we can count on year after year.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Mississippi
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“found too late”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Wish we had found this restaurant earlier in our stay! The food and ambiance were wonderful and the views spectacular. The prices were very reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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Louisville, KY
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“Americanized Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

La Strada accommodated our same-day request to seat 7, while also dealing with our terrible cell phone reception when we tried to call ahead. Their service was quite good. The menu had the typical Italian-ish offerings, with some quite large portion sizes. Altogether good for tourists, especially those who can take their leftovers back to a refrigerator. Many of us ate salads, which were all sizable & good. This is safe for non-adventurous eaters. Also, you have a good view of the resort which was the site of some of Dirty Dancing, at least from the outside.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Good Italian on Lake Lure.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

On a 5 day trip to the area, my wife and I ate dinner there twice. We were there during the off-season and there are not a whole lot of options for dinner, but we would have gone twice anyway.

The lasagna was very cheesy and very good. Chicken Parmigiana & Fettuccine Alfredo w/Chicken had chicken with a sweet taste. Different, but good.

You get free garlic rolls with each meal. They are small and were hard both meals. We actually ordered a half dozen as an appetizer and they were semi-burnt on the bottom. When the waiter brought out rolls with the entrée he even acknowledged that those should be less burnt than the appetizer. It would have been nice for him to let us know they were on the crispy side before hand.

All in all, it's a very good Italian restaurant with a beautiful setting.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant on the lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great value, and within walking distance of the Inn. The manager and staff were helpful and friendly.

Visited December 2013
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