A university city with a marked cultural heritage, Missoula is home to every type of restaurant imaginable. From steak joints to traditional brunch haunts, contemporary wine bars to eco-friendly cafés, there’s a restaurant to suit every culinary desire. Here’s an updated selection of 10 restaurants that you should visit while in Montana.
A little Venetian eatery in the heart of America’s Missoula, Caffè Dolce is beautifully decorated, complete with a painted ceiling and airy feel. Just a few blocks away from the University of Montana campus, Caffè Dolce specialises in classic Italian dishes. The wild mushroom and truffle pizza is expertly prepared to be both crisp and indulgent, whilst the selection of pasta dishes and antipasti on offer is unrivalled. Specials rotate with the seasons to make the most of local produce, just like chefs in Italy do. Also a great spot for Sunday brunch, the strong espressos and breakfast sandwiches make for the perfect start to the day.
Caffè Dolce, 500 Brooks St, Missoula, MT, USA, +1 406 830 3055
No longer the new kid on the block, Five on Black has found its place as one of the trendiest restaurants in Missoula. Featuring a gluten-free, make-your-own, Brazilian menu, Five on Black showcases the freshest of ingredients in a uniquely flexible attitude to cooking. Dinner is served in a bowl which each customer builds themself from start to finish. Diners choose the base, add the fillings, and top with a range of sauces and extra additions to create the perfect Latin American flavour explosion for them. The portions are generous, the dishes are cooked fresh to order, and the décor is chic and warm, enhancing Five on Black’s effortless sophistication.
Five on Black, 325 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT, USA, +1 406 926 1860