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La Strada at Lake Lure

2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
+1 828-625-1118
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (105 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (53 reviews)
“salad” (95 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
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21 - 30 of 1,305 reviews

Reviewed October 30, 2017

Joe helped me plan my son's wedding rehearsal dinner for 28. Our menu included, lasagna, pizza, garlic knots, salad and dessert. The food was served "family style" which allowed everyone to be served at the same time. Everyone was very pleased each time a new...More

2  Thank Jean S
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We stopped and had lunch at La Strada and our waitress recommended the trout sandwich. She was spot on......the sandwich was FANTASTIC! The staff was very friendly and service was great!

2  Thank bogolfpro
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Great pizza, salad, waitress and beer and wine! Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful and provided a great recommendation of the Lake Lure pizza!

1  Thank gbatton14
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a late lunch on a Friday afternoon in the fall. Outdoor seating was available and afforded a great view of the lake as the restaurant is up on a hill. Service was excellent, but not overly solicitous. We all tried different things. The...More

1  Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed October 26, 2017

La Strada took outstanding care of our family and friends for our wedding rehearsal dinner. We had around 50 guests and the service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. Joe provided such outstanding support in the planning phase and was very communicative during all parts...More

2  Thank 641bonanza
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lasagna with my wife on her birthday. Cheesy and really tasty. The view of lake was great. Good portion size. Service was great. Have eat here before...Will b back...

1  Thank Royboy194421
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had to go to Highlands North Carolina for a wedding. We flew into Charlotte and rented a car to drive the rest of the way. We wanted to stop for lunch sometime around mid trip, and we heard Lake Lure was...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The food is great, and you get good sized portions. It is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Will most definitely eat there again if we are in the area.

1  Thank Teresa P
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was very nice and had a beautiful view of Lake Lure. The crab and corn bisque was delicious! Meal prices were very reasonable for what you get, but it was way too much food. Service was excellent.

1  Thank lindasB407OA
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Food and service are both really good. The view of lake lure is awesome. Must sit outside Nice Italian food

1  Thank JSCash1
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Questions & Answers
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Jmazur1217 | Property representative |
Gluten Free Menu Options Appetizers, Soup and Salad Dixie’s Pimento Cheese & Chips…$6.99 Warm Southern style Pimento Cheese Dip served with a large basket of Fresh Corn Tortilla Chips Minestrone (Bowl)...$4.99... More
Amanda B
October 17, 2016|
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Response from KristinKatieD | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I didn't see this before. I hope your trip was great!
Cheryl B
October 11, 2015|
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Response from will4942 | Reviewed this property |
You can make reservations for a large party but call ahead. I am not sure about splitting the bill for so large a group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $19
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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
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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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