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La Rana

120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though it's on the higher end of the price spectrum for eats in Decorah, it's the best restaurant in Decorah, and deserves its great reputation. Service can be a bit slow sometimes, but it's always worth the wait. Healthy, fresh, local, tasty food!

Thank L2315NHbillm
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Recommended by staff at our hotel and walked their for dinner. The steak was very good and the salmon (with special in-house sauce) was the best ever.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Went with friends and it was perfect! Great food that is delicious and seasonal, nice quaint place. Would go again.

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had a delicious dinner here one evening, and loved the atmosphere. The service was excellent, waiters were friendly and attentive. The perfect spot for our anniversary dinner! Highly recommend?

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Don't know how this is rated the 10th best restaurant in Decorah, since it's the best food we've had since New York or Italy. It's small, so you may want a reservation. We had a small-plate (tapas) with some of the best cheese ever. The...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Always great service in this cozy restaurant tucked on a side street in downtown Decorah. Cocktails are solid, great steak and fish entrees and the desserts are excellent. Go for a nice dinner out or to unwind after a day exploring the area. Strong owner...More

Thank IowaTraveler76
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were excited to try this restaurant as it promised fresh healthy, ingrediants. When we entered it was busy, with only one open table. We sat down, waited, no one working seemed to notice us. After ten minutes we decided to move to the bar,...More

Thank lindaT9055VJ
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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 20 June 2017

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 2 June 2017

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
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26 September 2017|
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Response from Janet A | Reviewed this property |
I asked about this the last time I was there. Because their menu changes often it is not available online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-3067
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