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La Strada at Lake Lure

2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
+1 828-625-1118
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (97 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (51 reviews)
“salad” (89 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Pizza, Seafood, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
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Reviewed yesterday

Low quality and high prices. A 10 minute wait for tables that were empty, placed out on the balcony (which is nice) but then the food was overpriced and cold.

Thank Stationguy
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I recently ate lunch here after taking the Lake Lure boat tour. We had viewed the menu before we arrived & both decided we wanted the Black Jack Grilled Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich. It was a hard decision, as we saw other...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here for dinner today I chicken parm.and spaghetti I get this meal at olive garden but today it was different it was better than olive garden and my said the same thing about her lasagna. I you are or going to lake lure...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The server was not as animated as I would like, but the service was good. The food tasted good but the pasta was over cooked.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We shared a pizza here for lunch. It is a little pricey, but our pizza was made from fresh ingredients, and we loved sitting on the patio, enjoying our view..

Thank mikeyt62
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bad Food.. Terrible Service Me and my girlfriend visited Lake Lure in September 2017. After a long day of hiking we were too tired to go out to dinner so we decided to order a pizza at La Strada. We picked it up and took...More

Thank kiter4life
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were going to eat at the 1927 Inn, but the dining room was closed. La Strada was the second choice, but it quickly became our first choice when in Lake Lure. The portions ere large and the penna with Italian sausage was wonderful. The...More

Thank waynetad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is wonderful with a nice porch providing a great view of LakeLure. We ordered a cheese pizza (12 inch) and it was one of the best we have ever tasted. Beer prices are higher than surrounding towns and locations, Some of the other...More

Thank Daughn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the area, and felt like Italian. We drove by la strada and had seen good reviews for it, and were so happy we stopped. The view was pleasing of the lake. Our waitress, Kathy, greeted us with enthusiasm and brought out their...More

1  Thank barbaramD6184PB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from up on the hill, but a huge miss on the food. The food is served in large portions but unfortunately doesn't even come close to being worth the prices. And it took forever for lunch to come out on top of it....More

1  Thank LuvStBarths
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
Response from Jmazur1217 | Property representative |
Gluten Free Menu Options Appetizers, Soup and Salad Dixie’s Pimento Cheese & Chips…$6.99 Warm Southern style Pimento Cheese Dip served with a large basket of Fresh Corn Tortilla Chips Minestrone (Bowl)...$4.99... More
Amanda B
17 October 2016|
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Response from KristinKatieD | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I didn't see this before. I hope your trip was great!
Cheryl B
11 October 2015|
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Response from will4942 | Reviewed this property |
You can make reservations for a large party but call ahead. I am not sure about splitting the bill for so large a group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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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