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Luciana's Ristorante

24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
+1 949-661-6500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“gelato” (7 reviews)
“carpaccio” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant in the restored historical district of Dana Point. They offer excellent customer service. The chef was happy to accommodate for gluten and dairy allergies. Highly recommended.

Thank angihansen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Luciana's was a great stop for Italian. We received excellent service, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice! A must stop in Dana Point for sure!

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a cozy feel from the mp ent you walk in. On a Tuesday night it filled up quickly and it looked like a lit of locals. So book a table. The menu and specials all sounded great. Our table or 4 each...More

Thank MoneyPennye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luciana's has been in Dana Point long before we moved here and we finally discovered it a few years ago and it was love at first bite. We went back on April 14 for a birthday. They now have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Wonderful...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is the keystone of Luciana's. Everytime we go, we are impressed with the people who exhibit professionalism. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is inviting and warm.

Thank biggsy1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit restaurant if alone or with family or business associates who are looking for a great evening out enjoying Italian cuisine. You won't be disappointing in the vari d and complete menu. From appetizers , varied salad choices, you are guaranteed to be...More

Thank Aavo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the very best Italian food ever. What a treat. Absolutely will come back even though a hour drive

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a dinner of real Italian food. Different preparation of some staples than have had at other Italian restaurants.

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to Luciana's. Busy Friday night ... sat at the common table near the bar. The atmosphere was enhanced with live, mostly Italian accordion tunes. The food was well prepared, but one dish was returned as somewhat warm ... clearly had been up ready...More

Thank 4SIGHT
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Luciana's was recommended to us by the concierge of our hotel. Service was excellent. The Vitello alla Parmigiana with veggies and spaghetti was superb. My wife loved the Fried Calamari Fritti and the Ceasar salad.

Thank ABP21
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Taryn O
What is the dress code at Luciana's? I saw the dining style was described as "casual elegant." Is it acceptable to wear shorts if you are traveling through the area, or should we consider dressier attire? I didn't see any reviews which described dress code. Thank you!
15 August 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
Do you have gluten free items?
14 August 2015|
Response from Lucianas D | Property representative |
Ciao , We do have gluten free pasta as well as several other options that don't include pasta. Feel free to call the restaurant if you have any specific questions or other dietary restrictions. Ciao!
Connie H
Do you have early dinner specials and happy hour?
26 March 2015|
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Response from Jack R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
    (Blue Lantern)
  • Public Transportation: OCTA bus stop on the corner of Del Prado Ave and Street of the Ruby Lantern.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-6500
  • E-mail
Orange County's Authentic Italian RestaurantLocated in a historical home in the resort town of Dana Point, California, Luciana's Ristorante has been serving the Orange County community for over 25 years. The decor is reminiscent of a cozy European-style inn, establishing it as one of Orange County's most romantic restaurants. Awarded the Southern California Restaurant Writers gold medal since 1996, three stars from the California Restaurant Writers, Zagat's Survey "America’s 1,000 Top Italian Restaurants 2008" and an Award of Excellence for its wine list, Luciana's has been setting the standard for classic as well as innovative Italian cuisine. Whether visiting our cozy restaurant or Villa Lucia, our Bed and Breakfast and Cooking School in Tuscany, Italy, you are sure to experience the best and freshest combination of the old and new worlds.