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La Rana

120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (2 reviews)
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120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 September 2016

All the makings for a lovely little bistro-- ambiance, decor, menu-- were over-shadowed by pricing that seemed to take for granted that customer's do have some insight into what other Iowa bistros of similar quality are charging. $17 for a hamburger and fries as the...More

Thank TheForeignCitizen
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a small but good menu to choose from. Not a lot of seating area, but that makes it nice for date night so it isn't so noisy. Beer and wine list was good.

Thank Josh Jennalee P
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed La Rana. I had the Steelhead trout. It was delicious. We also really enjoyed the appetizers. Just the right size portions. Good service. Recommend reservations, it's a busy place!

Thank Pam F
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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