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Luciana's Ristorante

24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
+1 949-661-6500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (53 reviews)
“salsiccia” (6 reviews)
“gelato” (8 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 1 week ago via mobile

The food was just ok. I've tried much better Italian food. A son asked for extra shrimp: 4 units. The waiter while taking my wife's order was distracted with another table and left her speaking by herself. The Ravioli di vitela did not have a...More

Thank ewalker2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a delightful find; charming interior serving delicious food with a vast choice of menu options. The waiter appeared to be in a total rush as he spoke and took our order but other servers brought our dinner and refilled drinks and they...More

1  Thank loveinns18
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We finally got here after moving back to SoCal and it is one of our favorite's after one meal. We had to change our reservation and they were very accommodating. We arrived early and sat at the bar (it's a small area). Eric the bartender...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was our second time at Luciano's and we had great food, great service and we could sit and talk with friends for a long time. It was a very good dining experience!

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had risotto and ravioli. Risotto was well prepared. Menu was mainly southern Italian but extensive. Reasonably priced food and wine

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This is head and shoulders the best full service restaurant in Dana Point. Outstanding service, cozy environment along with great family recipes makes this an excellent dining experience.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This place is the Bomb! I love Linguini and Claims but hardly order it because I am usually disppointed. Luciana's far surpassed my expectations! My associates ordered Veal parmesan and Lisuana that was out of this world! Fabulous food, great service, nice ambiance made this...More

Thank Marilee W
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I ate here with my business colleagues and I was neither blown away nor disappointed here. It was just, average. The real issue was the wait. It took a long time to order, get our wine, get our food, get our check. I understand that...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 17 November 2017

AVOID--we had to wait a lifetime for our wine, the Caesar salad was more like cole slaw with a stale parmesan crisp. The linguine with clam sauce was awful--over cooked pasta and rubbery clams and no broth at all. The chicken florentine reminded me of...More

1  Thank bibliobabe
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Cute somewhat dark Italian restaurant. Service was excellent. Always around filling water, asking if we need anything, food arrived piping hot. We had the sample appetizer, very good. Lasagna for dinner, excellent.

Thank Rox A
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Josee C
15 November 2017|
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Response from Lucianas D | Property representative |
Yes. Please contact the restaurant for availability and dining options. Thank you Luciana's Ristorante
Taryn O
15 August 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
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!
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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.
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