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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
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Baked Tallegio Cheese
Imported Italian tallegio cheese, lightly coated in panko, fried until crisp & finished in the oven w/ carmelized onions, roasted garlic, & a balsamic reduction
Chef’s nightly selection of imported meats & cheeses
Pepperjack Arancini
Imported‎ Italian arborio rice, hand-rolled into balls & stuffed w/ pepper jack cheese, breaded in panko & fried. served w/ our homemade marinara sauce
Steamed Pesto Mussels
A pound of succulent mussels poached in white wine, garlic, shallots, & basil pesto
Calamari Fritti
Tender calamari strips & lemon slices, lightly breaded & fried to perfection. Served w/ lemon curry aioli
All pastas include a house salad & bread
Clams Linguini
A traditional comfort dish of baby manila clams, white wine, butter, cream, & peas, served over linguini
Pappardelle Braised Lamb Ragu
Slow-cooked montana lamb, roasted w/ potatoes, mushrooms, & tomato. Served over hearty pappardelle pasta & finished w/ goat cheese
Crab Gemelli
Chilean rock crab tossed w/ roasted red peppers, coated in an asiago & marscapone cheese sauce & finished in the oven, topped w/ herbed breadcrumbs
Italian Sausage And Butternut Squash Lasagna
Quite‎ simply the best white lasagna you have ever tasted
Gnocchi w/ Walnut & Gorgonzola
Traditional potato dumplings sautéed w/ garlic, shallot, & roasted walnuts. Finished w/ a light white sauce & gorgonzola cheese
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Large shrimp sautéed in lucca’s classic red pepper spiced cream & presented over angel hair pasta w/ fresh tomatoes
Baked Penne w/ Veal Meatballs
Penne pasta w/ our homemade marinara sauce, accompanied by our homemade veal meatballs, topped w/ mozzarella cheese & baked until golden brown
Shrimp & Scallop Risotto
White shrimp & sea scallops sauteed & tossed w/ saffron-infused risotto
Entrees include a house salad, bread, sauteed seasonal vegetables & a choice of side dish
Coho Salmon w/ Caponata
An 8 oz. Wild alaska salmon filet, pan seared, topped w/ our homemade eggplant caponata & browned butter
Chicken w/ Lemon & Artichoke
Three chicken cutlets & artichoke hearts lightly floured, browned, topped w/ a lemon-juice & dry vermouth pan sauce
Pork Chop w/ Apples
A double-cut, bone-in chop, pan seared & oven-finished. Topped w/ a compote of fresh apples & herbs
New York Ala Fiorentina
A hand-trimmed, 12oz New York steak marinated & topped extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, & grilled rosemary
Veal Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Rolls of thin veal slices containing prosciutto & fresh sage, sauteed in butter & marsala wine
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Reviewed April 18, 2020 via mobile

Exceptional! Cuisine and menu can’t be surpassed. Our server was so knowledgeable we can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Was in town for business, we always make a point to come here when visiting Helena. Consistently wonderful. I love the wine list. They Always have a great wine featured as a special. The only problem is that there are so many choices on the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

I love going to dinner at Lucca's. I feel as if I'm in a high class restaurant in a major city. The food is excellent. The wine is excellent. The service is excellent. It's a real treat.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 7, 2020

This is an excellent italian restaurant. It was a cold snowy night and we were able to get in. I understand that this place is often booked well in advance. It should be, the food was excellent

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

I have NEVER gone wrong with Lucca’s. From Ray at the front to our server to the incredible meal, if I want a sure thing it’s the place. Late notice couple visit we were going to try to get at the “no reservation” counter but...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019

My wife and I were in Helena for an event and had the opportunity to enjoy a truly outstanding meal at Lucca's on a Friday evening. Every aspect of the evening was superb. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable about all of the entrees and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019

Located in a storefront at the beginning of a pedestrian mall next to big dipper ice cream. Lucca's Is a great italian restaurant. Great menu and great food. Service is top notch. Even though it is located on a pedestrian mall you can drive in...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

A delightful spot. Excellent service from Jamie. Very knowledgeable maitre de about wine, and a great wine list. We hit their 50% off wine Wednesday and bought a very nice Italian red. Salad and seafood spaghetti were superb. Portions are large so I suggest a...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

We found this gem of a place through trip adviser and found the place booked on a Wednesday evening from 5-8 but the host seated the two of us at a bar table that had room for three. The food was excellent and the waiter...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We love the change of selections twice a year. Fisherman's Spaghetti is my favorite. Wine Wednesday rquires a reservation, and for good reason. Enjoy a perfect meal, presentation, flavor and excellent service. AND.... save room for the Tiramasu.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Bob Y
March 28, 2016|
Response from Frederick S |
You bet! We always have gluten free pasta and crackers and can work with any of our ingredients to make a special dish.
Debbie S
December 23, 2015|
Response from Montanamom123 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, this question just came through to my e-mail this evening. If it isn't too late, call them and ask if you can pay the price and have them hold the card, and e-mail your son they can pick it up. My children did this... More
August 24, 2015|
Response from fstout | Property representative |
The easiest way is to call and leave a message for Ray, at 406 457-8311. Hope that helps! Thanks!
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