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333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3757
608-784-3354
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dining

One of the best meals I've had in La Crosse. Fairly expensive, but well worth the cost. The owner really knows what it takes to serve excellent cuisine. The decor and atmosphere are also well done. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but step in and enjoy your evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the best meals I've had in La Crosse. Fairly expensive, but well worth the cost. The owner really knows what it takes to serve excellent cuisine. The decor and atmosphere are also well done. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but step in and enjoy your evening.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When we want to go out for a special night we pick Kates. Her beautiful restaurant is inviting and classy. The servers are always friendly helpful & very knowledgeable about the food. Kates steaks are fantastic and the tiramisu is so fresh and tasty.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our nine-year old granddaughter chose Kate's for her special birthday meal. For a person this age, she has a very discerning palate. Six of us dined here on a Saturday night, and since it was prom night, we had the added pleasure of watching the colorfully attired young ladies and men walk down the street in the heart of downtown... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Kate's is the place we pick for date night. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere relaxing and service top notch. When you find a place like this its hard to go elsewhere.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The special was good but not amazing; the ravioli stuffed with lobster was very good and tasty, the meat was just okay. The wine list was lacking good wines, and the specialty wines were slightly better but overpriced for the quality. I don´t mind paying a high amount for a great meal, but this one was not worth it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I LOVE this place. We don't typically choose Italian when we dine out, but this is one of our all-time favorite restaurants (and we've been to good restaurants around the world). The flavors are outstanding! Great and unique selection on the menu, as well as very good selection of wines. We've been there many times and will... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My daughter and I went there for dinner and at first I was really excited. When we were seated we were put in with a table of four on our left and two on our right so close together that it was totally uncomfortable. The dinner was about 40 each and it was just not that good. I would have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had a great time here. I've heard greatly divergent reviews of this place, but I really liked both the wine -- a good, honest Chianti, not over-priced -- and my hearty, substantial veal stew. Service was terrific. It was the real thing -- l'll come back soon.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Come to this little corner dining establishment and enjoy a wonderful pasta dish amidst a beautiful decor. Although there was a steak and also a pork entree, most of the entrees were freshly prepared pasta with quite an array of sauces and ingredients. Pasta Carbonera was my choice and I never looked back. A very good salad was included as... More 

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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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