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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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Ranger, GA
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Efficient, friendly and very helpful service. Nice decor and great views of the lake. Good food. As we were there close to closing we ended up ordering a burger. Another time, we would have ordered a pizza which takes a little longer.

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1 Thank Belinda M J
Wytheville, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We are outside and the view of the lake was amazing. The service was fast and pleasant.

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1 Thank dkkbaseball
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and the garlic rolls are so good!! The staff are always attentive and friendly.

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1 Thank Missy G
Kentucky
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We had a delightful meal out on the deck overlooking Lake Lure. Our waitress was efficient and super friendly. In fact, as soon as we walked in the door we were greeted by several staff. I had the Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad. It was very good and an ample portion. My husband had the Spaghetti and Meatballs. It looked delicious... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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607 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The staff is friendly and well trained. There are tables available with a good view of the lake (not lake side, but lake view) both inside and outside. My wife's trout was the very good---I tried the nacho's and the cheese was similar to ball park cheese (not too good).

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1 Thank ballhawg
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Enjoyed the views from dining area, food very good and staff professional and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We have had dinner here several times since we are locals. The last two times we have ordered the salmon with shrimp over angel hair pasta. This dish is awesome! Not only is it delicious, but the portion is quite generous. I would highly recommend this dish. I do have one suggestion to the owners. The portions for the red... More 

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Excellent pizza and pasta from La Strada in August 2015. My family and I also had a great meal there during our 2012 vacation in Lake Lure, so La Strada has continued to impress. :) My kids loved the french fries and mozzarella sticks as well.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Staying in Lake Lure for the weekend - going to La Strada for lunch was the best way to end the weekend! The customer service was outstanding...thank you Little Heather! And the food was delicious! The portions were plentiful and the garlic knots were yummy! Best place in town and definitely will be back:)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great food! Got take out on first visit. Went back later in the week for lunch. Good food, service, and view from outside porch. Would definitely return!

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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