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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 good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (106 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (56 reviews)
“salad” (97 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2693 Memorial Hwy, Across from the Beach, Lake Lure, NC 28746-8839
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Reviewed today

It was very cold out and we were looking for a hearty soup to warm us. Not disappointed to find this restaurant in the middle of winter open with great views and delicious velvet crab corn soup. Waitress was pleasant and efficient.

Thank Z1641DAjessicam
Reviewed 1 week ago

New Years Eve Buffet was an excellent choose for the family as it pleased everyone, the service was excellent, I only wish we would have been there in the day light as I am sure the view would have been great from the hillside that...More

2  Thank Bill6269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the area many times but this was the first time in January. Most restaurants are closed at this time but La Strada wasn’t . Thank goodness. The food was great ,the atmosphere was awesome . Our waiter Jason was very attentive and...More

2  Thank bsteffke2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in late December, well past the busy season. Overall the restaurant was nice with not too bright lighting and the booth we had was comfortable for 6 people. Since its an Italian restaurant, that was the obvious theme of the menu - everyone...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Italian food on the lake. It was snowing lightly while we had dinner and the exterior was lighted so it was truly magical.

2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant out after seeing it from our hotel and reading about it on TripAdvisor. We were extremely impressed after having eaten at another restaurant the evening before and paying double the cost there. There service was excellent, the food was fantastic, and...More

2  Thank William O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with the family for lunch and they had some of the best Italian we've had in a long while. We totally did not expect it to be so good but it was. All our meals were delicious and the garlic rolls were fresh...More

2  Thank fypm1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I drove up from Florida to explore Lake Lure over the Christmas Holiday. Stopped in La Strada for lunch. Hospitality was great. What a surprise. Food was EXCELLENT. We are originally from the Northeast and have dined in some excellent Italian...More

4  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We arrived in Lake Lure @ our Rumbling Bald Resort condo fairly late in the day and it was absolutely dark-thirty, when we finally unloaded our vehicles and everyone was complaining of "Being hungry." I decided to drive the 12 miles back into town to...More

1  Thank PlantCityBubba
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Stayed at the Lake Lure Inn for 2 days and ate at La Strada 3 times during our short stay. They offer anything you could possibly want from salads, burgers, pizza, lasagna, ribs. And I have to say the garlic rolls were to die for....More

2  Thank terryt739
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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