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La Strada at Lake Lure

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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: La Strada is a romantic Italian restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake Lure....
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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  • 91
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  • 16
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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 place to stop and relaxy for lunch

stopped here for lunch and a couple beers. We sat outside and watched as everything was going on down below. Had a good pizza for lunch and then we were on our way. We would eat here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dave1086
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stopped here for lunch and a couple beers. We sat outside and watched as everything was going on down below. Had a good pizza for lunch and then we were on our way. We would eat here again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for lunch on Friday and granted it is off season so it wasn't very busy. Food was fair and service was adequate.

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Thank Ron W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time there. Pleasant atmosphere. Our food was excellent! Fresh ingredients and the parmesan crusted shrimp was absolutely the best! Our waitress Tamie was attentive, pleasant and informative with the menu. She helped us pick our food choice and man it was awesome! The man that greeted us at the front door was pleasant and they even took... More 

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Union Mills, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Italian food, you will love this place. The food is excellent and the view is outstanding. The BEST pizza, bar none, in this area. Everything we have tried has been mouth watering. The service is fast and the waiters are so friendly and helpful. They are always refilling your drinks and asking if there is anything else... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good, but maybe not the quality I'd hoped. Nothing wrong, just not quite as great as the hype.

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat for 30 minutes before a drink order was taken- on more than one occasion. Pizza was very good but also very pricey, garlic bread is ALWAYS either still frozen in the middle or burnt. Bar drinks are too expensive for the portions delivered. Got to ABC next door and take a trip to MIMIS Dairy-O in Rutherfordton instead.

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Thank TraceytheTraveler
Murrells Inlet, SC
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This very nice Italian restaurant located in Lake Lure has wonderful food, excellent service and an adequate wine list. Well known for their pizzas but also boast a well rounded menu. A little pricy but when on vacation the view makes it worth it. Very satisfied with the entire experience.

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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often when you find yourself in an isolated tourist location, food and service can be pretty hit and miss. La Strada was a surprise of the best kind. Not only did we have a perky, energetic waiter who showed us pictures of his new puppy, but the salads and pizza were way better than expected. There is plenty of parking,... More 

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Thank Michaela H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, the food was good but our waiter made an unprofessional comment about how dressed up we were, he didn't bring the garlic knots until the actual meal. We enjoy Olive Garden MUCH MORE. It was not a special experience. I wouldn't recommend and I won't go back.

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Thank Charleefox
Ohio
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 25 was served promptly and courteously. Wide menu selections from burgers, pasta, salads to seafood. Restaurant is clean with an appealing, cozy atmosphere.

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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 Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-1118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Pizza, American, Seafood, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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 - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm

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