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“Super food in a super location”

La Strada at Lake Lure
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Lake Lure
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
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Good for: View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Super food in a super location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We moved in here for a brunch on our way back to Charlotte but the food was so good we ended up having a real heavy lunch. The fish was fresh, the pizzas and pastas authentic and the choice of wines and beers a plenty. The staff here had the most refreshing smile and delivered service impeccably.

The location of the restaurant is also something to write about. If you chose a table on the covered verandah, you will be overlooking Lake Lure. What more could a tourist ask for?

  • Visited August 2014
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Williamston, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

totally not what I thought! to see the outside you would think this restaurant was just your average pizza joint but it was far from average!! the food is good, the atmosphere was laid back, and the service was ok. He could have checked on his tables more, all of his tables not just us. supper was so good that we went back and got some takeout to go back to our room. the bacon and bbq cheeseburger is amazing!!!

Visited August 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“What a great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We saw this place driving by and decided to come here for dinner. So glad we did. We sat outside with a great view. Service was great. I had cesaer salad and crab bisque, boyfriend had ribs. It was all excellent.

  • Visited August 2014
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Lake lure
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Dining in lake lure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Food very good. Love, love, love the crab bisque. View is spectacular. Outdoor seating. Good wait staff.

Visited August 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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“Good food/charming owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at the Luke Lure Inn and were able to walk to La Strada. They have a great menu - something for everyone. Good service and charming owners (if you come on a Saturday or Sunday night you can meet them.) We will be back next time we're in Lake Lure!

Visited August 2014
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