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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
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11:30 - 20:45
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:45
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Matthews, North Carolina
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 

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1 Thank trvlg4ever
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

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1 Thank yacky56
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 

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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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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

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2 Thank Roger T
Irmo, South Carolina
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22 reviews
12 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 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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2 Thank Lee B
beafort south carolina
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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!

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2 Thank mountaincrazy
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had lunch at La Strada, a restaurant with a commanding and dramatic view of Lake Lure and Chimneey Rock, especially from its outdoor patio. I've had many a meal during my jaunts through there, but on this occasion made the mistake of ordering what they claimed were chicken wings, but proved to be fried chicken strips lathered with hot... More 

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1 Thank Michael S
Jmazur1217, General Manager at La Strada at Lake Lure, responded to this review

Michael, apparently you did not read the menu. They are quite clearly described: Boneless Buffalo Wings. Crispy Chicken Tenders tossed in your choice of Mild, Hot, or Honey BBQ wing sauce, served with Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing. That being said, you failed to mention in your complaint that the Manager offered you a substitution for the boneless wings, which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had the pleasure of returning to the Chimney Rock/Lake Lure area for business a few weeks ago. I knew prior to going that I would have at least one meal at La Strada, as it has become a family favorite when vacationing at Rumbling Bald Resort or in the surrounding area. I arrived on a Monday evening, at approximately... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals at La Strada immensely! The staff was very polite, friendly and efficient! The food looked as good as it tasted. Our only regret was we waited until the last night of our stay to eat there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:45
Monday
11:30 - 20:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:45
Thursday
11:30 - 20:45
Friday
11:30 - 21:45
Saturday
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
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?