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“Excellent” 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, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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!
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food.....but come hungry the portions are huge! Lasagna was wonderful and the garlic rolls are great!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Ok food, terrible service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On arrival, we were seated outside per our request. Immediately, someone asked to take our drink order. When asked what sodas they had (since we hadn't even gotten completely seated), she had to look thru the menu to list them. Our server came to take our order. We received our appetizer pretty quickly. After that, we didn't see our server until the bill came. Meanwhile, we were all out of drinks with our server not in sight. A management type person, I think, was busy at the table beside us having a discussion about facial creams with customers and completely disregarding our comments about needing drinks and the shaking of our empty glasses. Finally another worker, not our server, caught my eye and asked if she could help. She brought us drinks. Again, the lady was still at the table beside us completely oblivious to the fact we were getting no service. We had the crab and spinach dip as our appetizer. Tasted good, but would have been much better if it had been hot. Our pizza was ok, very greasy, but good crust. Probably won't be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Celina, Ohio
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“The food was pretty good, but our server, not so much.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

They have a beautiful view here, and a nice varied menu. The food was all pretty good, but our server acted as though she had somewhere else (better) to be that night. Maybe just a bad day. But we probably wouldn't go back.

Visited August 2014
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Charleston
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10 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“2nd Year in a Row- great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This was my family's second year in a row returning to La Strada. The food, atmosphere, service, pricing, bar were all great. I think this restaurant is the most consistently good in the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area. Great for all ages.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great View, Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Make sure to sit on the porch or snag an indoor table with a window. The other indoor tables are pretty dark. The pizza is good. Also had the Lasagna and a a really good oriental salad. We had four meals here during a three day stay. That's how good it was!

Visited August 2014
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