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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 - 20:45
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:45
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location with a good view. Our group had rib eye steak, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, salad and vegetables. All meals were very good. The crab bisque is excellent. Reasonable prices and excellent service. We ate in but they also have pizza for eat in our take out. The manager was very attentive and friendly. Nice experience.

Thank djtras3000
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service and atmosphere was great! Busy place but we were taken care of quickly. Great view too.

Thank slimfitnow
Groveland, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something about the mountains makes the pizza the best. Not sure if it's the water or the elevation or both but it's awesome. We have to eat here at least once while we are in town. Don't let other reviews fool you into thinking the service is not sufficient. It's the mountains it's not New York City or comparable. If... More 

Thank ff6186464
Matthews, North Carolina
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can order spaghetti with regular noodles or angel hair. The house made marinara sauce is very smooth, not tart, just the right amount of spices. Manicotti is great with their house made marinara or meat sauce. Portions are generous and prices very reasonable. Hours are seasonable. The menu includes all the Italian norms, spaghetti, linguine, lasagna, eggplant and chicken... More 

Thank trvlg4ever
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience!! Food was to die for, the service was great, and the scenery was beautiful!!

Thank yacky56
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their was six of us. We waited over forty five minutes for our food . Four of us ordered shrimp all three dinners were cold the vegetables and the pasta manager didn't even care. The only dinners that were good was a salad and a baked dish everything else was not. We didn't eat them. We wanted him take them... More 

Thank zipp45
Jmazur1217, General Manager at La Strada at Lake Lure, responded to this review

In town for a wedding, this guest must not have a clear recollection of his visit. His group was loud and boisterous when they arrived and appeared to have already been drinking. He must have forgotten that he ordered cocktails while looking at the menu and did not order dinner immediately. It took 26 minutes for dinner to arrive from... More 

Lake Lure, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is authentic and delicious! Also, the view of Lake Lure is priceless...any time of the year.

1 Thank Roger T
Irmo, South Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We like to travel to the mountain and lake lure area often....there are few good choices of restarants that are consistent with service and good food. Now I must add La Strada to this list. We waited about 10 minutes for our table for 9 we were seated in the back far corner near door to kitchen area.....we overheard a... More 

1 Thank watchoutforrates
Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'm in the area several times a year and this time I decided to stop by here on a Thursday night for dinner. Not being very hungry I got the Parmesan Encrusted Shrimp appetizer and s side salad. The "appetizer" consisted of 12-15 dinner sized shrimp and they were out of this world delicious. That and the side salad and... More 

1 Thank Lee B
beafort south carolina
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is always good, probably the best in lake lure, also with a great view!

1 Thank mountaincrazy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 20:45
11:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 21:45
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?