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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
When you come to Lucca’s you are not eating out – you are dining out. Our unique fine dining experience is designed to tantalize all the senses. You see a relaxed atmosphere of Montana elegance – sophistication without the pomp and circumstance. Come experience Lucca’s, awarded The Best Restaurant in Montana for 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Business Insider magazine. Lucca’s is open at 5 p.m. for dinner Wednesday through Sunday (yes we are open on Sunday). Our intimate 54-seat setting fills up quickly, and reservations are highly recommended – best to call a week ahead. If needed, please leave a voicemail, and we will call you back promptly. Please note, reservation requests via email are not guaranteed
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

Lucca’s is the best in Helena. We love the food and atmosphere but also truly enjoy having Ray greet us, recommend wine, and visit. Absolutely love this restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2020

We were seated at a very nice table and had a view of the walking mall. Our host was a friendly gentleman that had a excellent knowledge of the wine parings. My wife had the Shrimp and Scallops Pasta...and I had the New York (medium)....Our server was very friendly and made some awesome recommendations I traveled extensively throughout my 38 year career, and the meal we were served at Lucca's was one of the best ever. I highly recommend Lucca's for any occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Make a reservation if you can! We did not and were pleased to find a seat for two overlooking the kitchen. My husband ordered off the menu and the chef was able to accommodate. It was delicious. The lasagna is truly the best. The highlight...of the meal was dessert! We had the strawberry shortcake. It was divine! We ate every last morsel!!! Really great find in Helena. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 14, 2020

We celebrated our 12th Anniversary here and it was delicious. The gnocchi bolognese and Italian sausage cavatappi were both excellent, as was the bread, salad and calamari.

Date of visit: July 2020
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...menu. This time I had the scallops and white shrimp. It was fantastic. There were nine of us and everyone had something different. Everyone raved about their choice. Even the bread is noteworthy. The house salad was served family style and was perfect. Great experience every time. Can’t say more. Will be back next time in Helena!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...Ray found us a table. I had the pork chop and the recommended wine, my guest had the cavatappi. Incredible. I travel a lot and eat at a lot of restaurants, Lucca’s is tops for me.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...the wines (my wife even was afforded the opportunity to sample a wine she had not yet enjoyed). The pace of service was perfect as well. Each of our entrees were done properly and served with a wonderful mini loaf of crusty Italian bread. I had their signature lasagna. This was done somewhat differently than I have had in other venues, but I enjoyed this item very much. A layer of fresh spinach, then Ricotta, then sauteed fresh mushrooms, topped with Mozarella. My wife had a very large Walleye fillet, done perfectly (still nice and moist, full of flavor). I also want to mention that our salad was a wonderful mixture of fresh greens, dried cranberries and shaved Romano, with a wonderful vinigrette on the side. The bowl the salad was brought in was well chilled, as were our plates. Bravo. The restaurant itself is well appointed, comfortable and roomy. The place was totally full, but not noisy at all. One of the best Italian meals we have had in years.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Bob Y
March 28, 2016|
Response from FrederickS594 |
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
David J
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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  • Lucca's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5