When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of traditional Italian fare at Lucia's Italian in Helena.
Owners Michael and Cynthia Bertolone and their handy staff fold hearty sauces and gourmet ingredients into the menu's traditional Italian cuisine. The quattro stagioni pizza employs a chorus of ham, mushrooms, black olives, and artichoke hearts to serenade taste buds (small $13.99, x-large $22.99), and lasagna comes in its traditional layered form with bolognese sauce ($9.25), or the avant garde baked lasagna bianca, enveloping mozzarella cheese, italian sausages, turnip greens and cream sauce ($11.95). Customers craving mealtime heroics can free ricotta, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses from imprisonment in the crust of the three-cheese calzone ($9.95) and ooze them to safety on fork-to-mouth airlifts.
Lucia's clientele nosh in a warmly lit dining room while over-table ceiling fans provide aromatic, spice-scented Gulf streams. The bright red wall separating the kitchen from the dining room includes peek-a-boo windows through which customers can view breadsticks enacting famous moments in Italy's history.
- I could eat my weight in the tomato soup, and you can't go wrong with any of the desserts. – Kristina, Urbanspoon
- My wife and I have eaten at Lucia's several times, both for lunch and dinner. The fact that we've eaten there several times means the food was good, in most instances delicious. – JAMES, Yahoo! Local