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La Strada at Lake Lure

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$$ - $$$
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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live about 20 minutes from La Strada and, ever since we tried their Baby Back Ribs several years ago, the ribs keep bring us back frequently, including this evening. The full rack of ribs is giiinormous and fall-off-the-bone delicious, so my wife and I split one full rack and love every mouthful - - every time. Service is always... More 

1 Thank Jack B
Inman, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been there six times since October 2016! Consistently good! Good location! Friendly staff. Kudo's to Tammy:) Great place to take out of town guests!

1 Thank eatonpatty
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 1st visit was in October of 2016 for apple season and they were on their game...but it was at the end of the season and the resturant had all summer to perfect their food and service. Well off season is no different, the pizza was amazing and the Brox Bomber sub was delicious. Bar created a savannah mule for... More 

1 Thank joanebear
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

They have the most awesome veggie pie I have ever had! It was on point. The atmosphere is nice as well. We went during the later part of the evening. You could see the moon shimmer off the lake, they had a fire place going and the lights were on a dim setting (Not in a bad way!) If you're... More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I was a little skeptical about Italian food in the mountains being Italian and all but this place was really good. The Sicilian pizza was really good as well as the Alfredo. The waiter we had was Italian too and from Jersey so he steered us to the best dishes. Service was great, food was great. Highly recommend!!!

2 Thank Buzymomrn
Montreal, Canada
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496 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were a large party in the private room and their buffet was decent with more attentive service than you'd guess. Easy walking distance from Lake Lure inn. Was our best meal during out short stay around Lake Lure.

1 Thank Rob B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I am originally from NC but not I live in Georgia. I grew up going to Lake Lure my entire life and this restaurant has become such a staple in the fabric of Lake Lure! This pizza is absolutely some of the best pizza that I have ever had. We ordered A LOT of them for a party on the... More 

1 Thank Joshua C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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.

1 Thank djtras3000
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

1 Thank slimfitnow
Groveland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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 

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