You don't have to look far to find a great restaurant in Montana. As the population of the state continues to grow, so does the variety of quality restaurants. Several restaurants in Montana have received national recognition, and some have enjoyed time in the spotlight on popular TV shows.

Lucca's - Helena

When you think of Montana, authentic Italian food probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. You're more like to hear about a great steakhouse that you need to try. After all, there are a lot of those in Big Sky Country. However, an Italian restaurant in Helena has a lot of people talking and is considered the most famous restaurant in Montana.

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Surprisingly, Montana is home to a number of excellent Italian restaurants. Blackbird in Bozeman, Campione in Livingston, and Piccola Cucina Ox Pasture in Red Lodge are considered the best options for Italian food in the Treasure State.


The folks at Love Food recently released a list of the most famous restaurants in every state, and an Italian restaurant in Helena was selected for Montana. It has been referred to as the best restaurant in Montana. So, which restaurant is it?

Italian Food

Lucca's Fine Italian Restaurant in Helena was named the most famous restaurant in Montana, and is also considered one of the best in the entire country. It was selected as the best restaurant in Montana by Business Insider.

Often cited as the state's best restaurant, period, Lucca's is something of a Montana legend, promising punters that 'when you come to Lucca's you're not eating out – you're dining out'.

We're not quite sure what a "punter" is, but we can assure you than Lucca's is one of the best places to go if you're craving authentic Italian food in Montana.

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