For those of you lucky enough to live in the Lake Lure, North Carolina area, then you know how special the food and the experience are at La Strada Italian Grill.

I cannot count how many of those fantastic brick oven New York style pizzas and delicious pasta dishes I have consumed when Dixie and Joe Mazur had their Charlotte locations. My mouth is watering just writing about them. This family restaurant on beautiful Lake Lure is worth the drive.

Besides that amazing food awaiting you, you will be visiting the places made famous by Patrick Swayze when he made us fall in love with Dirty Dancing. In fact, along with a restaurant visit, you could start planning to attend the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the classic movie being held at Lake Lure August 18 and 19, 2017 (August 18th is also Patrick Swayze’s birthday).

But no matter when you visit, La Strada Lake Lure provides stunning views of the lake from the elevated outdoor patio and every indoor table, too, while enjoying the great food.

The Mazur’s love of food and people is easily evident. Besides all the food I enjoyed in their restaurant, Joe and Dixie were kind of enough to share their favorite restaurant recipes on my television show. We had such a great time cooking together on TV.  So we’re doing it again on my website!

Please enjoy this healthy, outstanding La Strada Pasta Salad recipe. Thank you, Dixie and Joe!

To see and learn more about La Strada at Lake Lure, click here to visit their website.