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La Rana

120 Washington St, Decorah, IA 52101-1830
+1 563-382-3067
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think La Rana is the best restaurant in Decorah. We visit Decorah at least twice a year we always make reservations at La Rana. Their delicious dinners are prepared from local providers. Their drinks are always excellent too. I recommend reservations since tables are...More

Thank JTbull2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant about 15 years ago, the only other time we travelled thru Decorah. It was a bleak cold snowy night. The first thing to hit us was the warm welcoming feel and the wonderful smells of good food. We wondered if...More

Thank duluthmystery
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had just bought a Garmin and wanted to pick a place to have it guide us to. We looked up La Rana and decided to try it. Garmin took us right there and we enjoyed the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the...More

1  Thank kathyk203
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 14 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.

1  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.

1  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?

1  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

1  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

1  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
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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
USD 15 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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