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La Strada at Lake Lure

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2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
+1 828-625-1118
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great pizza, friendly staff Pricing runs along what you'd expect to pay when you dine at a vacation/day trip popular area

1 Thank Jamie M
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came upon this restaurant after spending the morning hiking. We stopped for lunch and were seated on the patio. The view is great! We weren't in the mood for pizza so got the lunch special instead. Seemed safe to get the Chicken Parm sub in an Italian place. Trouble was, it just was not very good. Smaller than I... More 

Thank flemingmaf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to another restaurant first in town but the menu was lacking and we were not in the mood for sandwiches. So we saw the reviews and decided to try la strada and wow the food was great!!! Our server was great as well and made sure we had what we needed. I would recommend you trying this restaurant!!!!!... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered a pizza to go and picked it up. The place was PACKED and there was a long line of people waiting to get in. This pizza was excellent - we ordered the Zeppo's Meat Treat and it's one of the best pizzas I've ever had! The views are great as well, overlooking the beach at Lake Lure! Would... More 

Thank Brooks T
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pizza here is really good. Fresh ingredients, nice sauce and good crust. The trout was rather expensive for the portion. It came with only one side for $20 and it was a bit greasy. If you want trout, go elsewhere.

Thank AnitaLCPA
Matthews, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Place has a Beautiful Scenic view of Lake Lure and the Chimney Mountain (Rock), the servers are very attentive as is the manager. Michelle superb! We had a 16" Pizza with our custom toppings, anchovies on one side and fried eggplant on the other among other things...The pizza crust was firm and crunchy and the toppings were just the... More 

2 Thank Aviatorteck
Lenoir, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the great views while eating our lunch! Food & serve was great! Will definitely be going back!

2 Thank disappointed750
Lake lure
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe and his staff at La Strada exceeded our expectations helping us host our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. Joe over saw every detail and prepared my son's favorite meal for the dinner even though it was no longer on the menu. The Bride and grooms families are both Italian and it was very important that we find an Italian Restaurant... More 

1 Thank Lakelur
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to La Strada many times and have always had a good meal. Their pizzas are very good and my husband loves their pasta dishes. The garlic knots that they serve are addicting! I really enjoy their crab bisque as well. When the weather cools off, it is lovely to sit out on their covered patio and gaze... More 

1 Thank Sarah C
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly place. Server was very good and complete. Get the Crab and Corn Chowder. Best I have had in years. The Manicotti was very good and a neighbouring table said the rack of ribs was great. Worth the stop in Lake Lure. FYI. many restaurants and etc. Are closed on Monday and Tuesday. 9 PM most everything is closed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $19
Pizza, Italian, American
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Lake Lure
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-1118
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?