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333 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3757
608-784-3354
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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
Italian Cuisine with Ambiance

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Kates on State...sort of a misnomer as it is located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in Downtown La Crosse. We passed on appetizers, reluctantly but, were glad we did after ordering salads that were more than substantial and very very good. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2014
Logan63
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Kingston, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food and service was excellent. We were looking for a place with good food, one that could accommodate food allergies and allow they didn't have a special child menu, the staff was very accommodating. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food!

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We finally made it to Kate's On State (it's actually now Kate's "on 4th and Main", downtown). Due to our schedules, we went early on a Monday and as expected, pretty much had the place to ourselves. Needless to say, service was excellent. I did note from other reviews, issues when the restaurant is busy and there were (empty) tables... More 

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Kate’s was introduced to me on a business trip several years back by a colleague and I have since made Kate’s a must on any business trip to Lacrosse area. The staff is well trained and have a wonderful wine selection but this is just a tip of the iceberg. Kate’s signature dishes are truly original and authentic. I have... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We found Kate's by chance. The four of us had different pastas - all were fabulous. Love the atmosphere, the service was excellent, and although the prices are on the high side, the freshness of the food and the unique dishes are well worth the price. Will definitely be back!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Kates on State...sort of a misnomer as it is located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in Downtown La Crosse. We passed on appetizers, reluctantly but, were glad we did after ordering salads that were more than substantial and very very good. We both elected pasta dishes with chicken,... More 

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Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We actually meant to go to Kate's pizza or something else but found this first and realized later we were not at our intended destination! This was really good anyway. I had some fantastic chicken gnocchi and a great cucumber martini. I was there with people from work and they seemed to enjoy their food too. I liked the atmosphere... 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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