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La Rana

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120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
11:00 - 00:00
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
Algona, Iowa
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
Owatonna, Minnesota
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Sturgeon Bay, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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, so it fills up quickly. More upscale for couples, etc, without kids. Seemed pricey for... More 

Thank Dave C
Clarinda, Iowa
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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 could compete in any market area not just towns like Decorah, IA.

Thank Kim M
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 lowest cost entree item felt uncomfortable-- no amount of farm to table story can support... More 

Thank TheForeignCitizen
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?