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333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3757
608-784-3354
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
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  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely, but pricey

Kate's on State is quite elegant and the food is gourmet and very good. It is fine dining at its best, but just be prepared to pay for the experience. The service is awesome, and the menu is unique as is the wine list. Great date or anniversary location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lisa R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am so mad at this place! I called in advance to mention it was a special occasion. The server did not acknowledge, brought us out wrong bottle of wine. We ordered the steak special and it was $60 (worth 20 at best). We didn't get our leftovers as the server forgot them, and didn't give my stepmother the dessert... More 

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Thank ShannonMarie0385
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is...its like Italian meets comfort food meets super fun gourmet plating :) And the owner Kate, is an absolute doll :) Always gives ya way more than you can eat, and we all know how awesome it is to take home easy leftovers! Her specials are amazing everytime!

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Thank gerri p
Maplewood, MN
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

After reading the positive reviews we decided to stop in for dinner after a movie at the Rivoli. I wish we hadn't. The menu items we tried were ridiculously over-priced and not tasty. After getting confirmation from our server that the crab cakes were made with lump meat and her representation of them as a big seller, we started with... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Kate's on State is quite elegant and the food is gourmet and very good. It is fine dining at its best, but just be prepared to pay for the experience. The service is awesome, and the menu is unique as is the wine list. Great date or anniversary location.

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Thank Lisa R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Kate's on State has the best "gourmet" pizzas I've ever had..we had a variety..I think 4 different kinds, so we had some 2 take home & eat later..very nice "fancier" pizza dining experience..loved it !! & the key lime martini was wonderful!

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Thank Sue K
Milwaukee
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Been here several times and has always pleased us. The appetizers always impress us, especially the shrimp crostini. My favorite dish is the Angry Seafood, which is many varied seafood morsels in a red sauce on a bed of linguini. Spicy but very delicious. Salads are very good, fantastic dressings, and always ask them to warm the bread before serving... More 

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Thank Anthony H
Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Seems like it should have been better! Our server was friendly and helpful; dinner came with a very nice bread board and side salad with creative add-ons - craisins, butter beans, hearts of palm. Good selection of wine. Cozy décor and a perfect night for comfort food like pasta. And yet...my entrée was a big let down. I've eaten carbonara... More 

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Cortona Italy
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The locale is downtown.. the restaurant is that nice mix between formal and fun. Kate's is where I go for comfort food. The pasta is good, the entrees are varied and well done... and the hors d'oeuvres are flavorful and not typical fare. We have been here for a romantic evening, couples night out, and family special occasions. And the... More 

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Thank PjCox-Otto
Hudson
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very pleasant surprise, usually not a big fan of Italian food, but my daughter insisted we try this place. Ended up being a great. I really enjoyed the Angry seafood.

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Thank Shogren
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere was cute and secluded and the wine deal is great. However, the menu seemed to be the same meal with one item changed (no real variety), and I can't say it was worth the price or even that good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3757
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 608-784-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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