Music floats above black-and-white tile floors in the dining room of this century-old restaurant in the Hotel Casa Lucía near the main plaza. Meals are relatively heavy, like the steak cooked in sherry and the Fettuccini Lucia with cream, cheese, and mushrooms. Pizzas, salads, and calzones are the linchpins of the Italian menu, and pecan pies, cakes, and cookies beckon from behind the glass dessert case. Breakfasts are about half the price of the lunch and dinner menu
so drop by early for a value meal. The original art on the walls is for sale, however the paintings by the late Oaxacan artist Rodolfo Morales are not, so don't bother asking.