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Luciana's Ristorante

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24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713 (Blue Lantern)
+1 949-661-6500
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I loved the restaurant! Great food and great service. I would definitely recommend. Oscar was an excellent waiter and did a fabulous job.

Thank abdelm_08
San Clemente, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Luciana's is the best Italian restaurant in S. Orange County. Great food with interesting specials, wine list has unique selections, and the service and ambiance are second to none.

Thank Bob B
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went as a group of 6 adults and had a very nice dinner. Phil helped us pick out a great magnum of wine to drink and suggested that we have the chef prepare a chef's selection dinner for us. We agreed and had a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and a very nice affagato for dessert (this is a... More 

Thank george m
Laguna Niguel
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Luciana's is an increasingly rare and hard to find Italian eatery in Southern California. Charm and atmosphere is one of their main attributes along with a large array of Italian styled dishes. Having driven past this restaurant a number of times, we were honestly put off by the seemingly ultra expensive look of the place. Fortunately, we took a chance... More 

Thank Richard B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've traveled all over the world and this is one of the best Italian restaurants ever. Everything we got was amazing from the appetizers to salads to entrees. Huge wine list as well. We went on our last night in town and kept saying that we wish we would've gone the first night so we could go back! Don't miss... More 

Thank Ashley C
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The waiter Oscar was terrific. Food superb. Too bad we could not snag a second reservation during our vacation in Dana Point. A very popular place.

Thank saratogaslim
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 30 of us had a business group dinner here. The food was pretty good but I would not say amazing. We had a very limited menu because of the large group. The service was average as well. Maybe it felt that way because there was 30 of us. Atmosphere was great. May or may not go back.

Thank Kevin R
Dana Point, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have wanted to visit Luciana's for a long time and finally decided to make it happen for my daughters 23rd birthday. We made a reservation on line and then called to add two more to our party. Our experience was wonderful and we felt like VIP's!! For a Friday night out on the town I would definitely recommend Luciana's... More 

Thank janetnavarro
Aurora, United States
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant and returned during our stay. Reasonably priced and close to the hotel. We liked the traditional pasta dishes.

Thank Gail D
Coto de Caza, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Really Good food and reasonably priced! The library area is the best seating and romantic. Some Gluten free options available such as GF pasta cooked in separate water. Many pasta items can be made GF. The risotto is GF and can be customized to your tastes. Great staff that have been there a long time. We really like going here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?