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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
11:30 - 20:45
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:45
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant overlooks lake Lure NC. We sat outside on the patio and although it was in the low 80's there was a very pleasant breeze. Our waitress , Judy, was very friendly and informative about the area. The menu is extensive with a wide range of prices. I had pizza that was one of the best that I have... More 

1 Thank auggiesmom
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Family vacation stop for pizza and it was delicious! Freshly made to order and will not disappoint! Great view of the lake and great service as well! A definite stop for family and friends!

1 Thank Deirdre_in_Maryville
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me say that I wasn't just blown away by the view as many claim to be. Several trees blocking the view of the lake. Now to why I believe you should go... The food and service were fantastic and the portions are quite large! My wife ended up ordering the nightly special that included shrimp, pasta, and several other... More 

Thank LordOfTheDance1776
Tryon, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Left a local Mexican restaurant due to bad service and questionable food to try La Strada. This place is practically next door perch on a hill. It has an outdoor seating area that has an excellent view of Lake Lure beach and the food was very good. Definitely recommend this place if traveling through the Lake Lure area.

2 Thank Joaquin M
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently visited La Strada and the food was excellent. I had the penne pasta and sausage, which was filled with flavor. The steak was also very good, with the perfect amount of seasoning. Our server was attentive and friendly. A great experience with a view that truly made our visit memorable.

2 Thank markcinq1968
Poplar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely lunch .... served on the porch with a view of the lake. Excellent service and great food. The lobster bisque was to die for and the parmesean crusted shrimp was delish. The salad was fresh and yummy and the dressing was excellent. Actually ... we came back and had pizza for dinner breaking a cardinal rule of road trips... More 

1 Thank Melody C
Bristol, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure and try this place!!! The family owned business takes pride in your dining experience, pleasant atmosphere and views of the mountains are spectacular. Our little family group enjoyed the different italian entrees...all which were filling ( with leftovers to take home) and tastefully good. A special thank you to Catherine, our waitress, whose service at our table on... More 

2 Thank Linda S
Smyrna, Georgia
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant based on our friend's recommendation. The service was above the norm and you also have a lovely vista overlooking Lake Lure Beach.

2 Thank JonquilCity
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great handicapped access and I am very thankful. We very much enjoyed the outside dining. Too many times the lake/mountain/ocean/forest/whatever view is not accessible for those of us with mobility issues. I know, we want everything! This locally owned restaurant provides great food at a reasonable price. Only complaint was the shared plate charge for the bodacious 8 oz cheeseburger... More 

2 Thank Claire T
foothills of N.C.
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for coffee and dessert after lunch hours. Probably the best coffee I have ever had at a restaurant. We has the tiramisu and it was awesome!. Decided to try the meat balls for a appetizer and glad we did. They were delicious!. If ever in the area, this place is a must. Keep up the good work!

2 Thank strangebird09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Pizza, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?