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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” (47 reviews)
“farfalle” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
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

Lovely, delicious and in a great location, Luciana's Ristorante was recommended to me by the innkeeper at the nearby Blue Lantern inn during my stay, and Luciana's delivered quality. Our arrival was toward the final 45min of operating hours, but the staff was accommodating. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Italian ambiance, very delicious food & excellent service! Our new favorite Italian restaurant

Thank eve782017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right off the the Coast highway, this place provides a cozy and intimate setting with good Italian dishes. Great for special occasions. Service was slow on the day we went, but still recommended.

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OUTSTANDING Restaurant. AMAZING Italian Restaurant in Orange County. We LOVE Luciana's Restaurant. Food is Wonderful. We have been going to Luciana's Restaurant for over twenty years. It's simply Outstanding in every way possible. By the way Luciana's Restaurant customized everything so we order our menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting friends for dinner here on a Saturday night. We arrived earlier than our friends and had a drink.The bartender mixed the drinks perfectly. We sat at a communal table while we waited where we met some regulars. They were lovely and recommended...More

Thank Max P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined here over 15 years. The owner is now a friend. The chefs are amazing - creating dishes with delicious flavors. The wine selection is phenomenal & you can book their cellar for groups & special occasions. Service is great. I even held...More

Thank Russell K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great truly Italian restaurant. Family run and it shows. Just next to the disappointing "Stella Italian" and our totally overrated *****Monarch Beach Resort. Pleasant efficient service, tasty food, reasonably priced. Excellent wine list. Try the $30 Lugana White.

Thank VidaLocaRanch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location at north end of renewed Dana Point. Really good Italian food selection especially pastas at very reasonable prices. Suggest reservations on weekends for sure. Good wine list. Small but happy bar

Thank John D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

alway a good choice. have been going for years. price is fair and food is good... not long waits. they let you bring your own bottle of wine. they do have a sit at bar option. waiters hustle but are always nice.

Thank GeoBuilders
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We would travel the 25 miles to this place so when we stayed at a local hotel for short holiday we made a be-line here. Never disappointed

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Questions & Answers
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!
Connie H
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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