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La Rana

120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting Decorah, Iowa on business, I stopped in to La Rana for dinner. Easily had seat and a nice appetizer of French bread w olive oil/balsamic vinegar to start. Service was attentive, atmosphere casual and friendly. Spring Salad was amazing with a variety of greens...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I do NOT understand the high rating on here!! From the moment we walked through the door, the staff was rude and dismissive. No specials were explained, no wines suggested, no pleasantries exchanged. The bartenders were having a VERY LOUD conversation and using profanity, adding...More

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Decorah for a night and this place was recommended by a local. HIGHLY impressed. Great food and service. My daughter had the pesto and said it rivals what she had when traveling in Italy. My steak was done perfectly. We're not in...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We enjoyed our meals here. I got the pork loin on a bed of sweet potatoes and it was excellent. My dinner companions got the steak and the penne pasta shrimp and both were enjoyed. The Moscow Mule was the best one I ever had.

Thank SuperJ6
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Recommend the burger with chevre (goat) cheese, bruschetta and delicious crab cakes! Thanks to Chef Adam for the new menu!

Thank Tamela J
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great place to take your lady. The food was on par with most fine dinning places we've been. Wine and Creme Brûlée were phenomenal!

Thank Phantomr1
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a tiny little restaurant, but it sure is adorable. The menu was not what you would expect for a small Iowa town and food was delicious. We had a party of 5 and had made a reservation. I'd definitely go here again.

1  Thank KYW2013
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place was recommended to us by others who had been there- a bit too much gourmet type items for me personally, but the food was prepared very well, the presentation was like a magazine picture, and the service was OK. Not a big place,...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a pleasant time at LaRana. I thought the food was good, not exceptional, therefore a bit pricy.

Thank Merrily T
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent food from appetizer to dessert. We liked La Rana so much we dined there 2 nights in a row! The waitstaff was enthusiastic and attentive. The atmosphere was cozy. Food presentation was complementary to the dishes served but not over the top. This restaurant...More

Thank Kim M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-3067
  • E-mail
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