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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (93 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:45All hours
Pizza, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great place for a better to eat with a view. Enjoyed the bisque, salad, fries, and everything else that placed in front of me.

2  Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We ate there December 2013 for a 50th anniversary in our family. Very nice, private dining room for our group. Staff were excellent. There were 12-13 of us and no one was overlooked. The food was hot and delicious! They did special request for child's...More

2  Thank MrNmrsP2001
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The food and service was great! Our waitress, "Patti" was the best. Highly recommend La Strada :). The soups, fish, burgers, garlic rolls, beans, and desserts were all really tasted.

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Good menu selection. They have outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. Beautiful view of the lake. Staff is friendly and helpful.

3  Thank Laura E
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Wow. This was a very pleasant surprise. Stopped here after a pretty active morning for a quick bite of lunch. We weren't expecting much. But the views were amazing. Hubby and I each had a glass of wine and shared a Caesar side salad and...More

4  Thank AlmostFamousNC
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This was easiest formal event I've ever planned. From the first call I made to Joe in Nov.of 2014, till I met him in person in Oct. of 2015, there was not so much as a hiccup in this dinner. The food was wonderful (especially...More

3  Thank glen m
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Our server (Tammy) was helpful and friendly. Our appetizer, sweet potato fires with pina cola caramel dipping sauce was a great starter. My ribs rivaled my favorite from a no-longer existing ribs joint in Columbus, Ohio. My wife had salmon on angel hair pasta with...More

3  Thank kdean17
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

For the price that i paid for one pizza i was better off going to Luna de Sol the prices are uncalled for. The pizza was mediocre; but the view was nice and my server took really good care of me next time I'll try...More

1  Thank paulchang88
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had my God Daughters rehearsal dinner at LaStrada at Lake Lure. Joe was absolutely wonderful. We had so many time changes and he just rolled with it. Said what ever we need. The staff was very accommodating, the food was fabulous. The view outstanding....More

2  Thank leevic40
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Knowing the color was starting down from the higher altitudes... we drove to La Strada from Charlotte to have lunch and enjoy the great view of the lake and the mountains. As always... great sandwiches and salads go along with great service.. Didn't have pasta...More

2  Thank bmwbillk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do u have gluten free options?
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
Are we able to make reservations for an anniversary dinner for 2.
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
We have a family party of possibly of possibly 18 Thanksgiving week. Can we make a reservation for 11/24 or25th. How will the bill be handled do we split our selves or may we be pay by family just good to know ahead of time. Our group will be adults and children from ages 17 to 4 and 5.
11 October 2015|
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Response from Jmazur1217 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We are open Thanksgiving week at 11:30 daily except closed Thanksgiving day. After your check is presented, you can request a certain dollar amount be charged to each credit/debit card or split... More
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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