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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)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband took me here for my 50th birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. The place was really crowded when we arrived (on Friday night, the 15th) but they seated us fairly quickly and the service was pretty good. I got the feeling that had...More

Thank iloveloveseaotters
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here as part of a visit to the beach areas and from a recommendation. On arrival we had to wait for a while before any one came to ask if we'd booked. Which we had. We then had to wait a while before...More

1  Thank denners111
Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary here on a Sunday evening. We got 2 seats at the bar right away and ordered a drink, by the time we took our first sip they had a beautiful table in a corner outside on the patio ready...More

1  Thank schfamtravel6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually never ate here to be fair. We walked in there because it didn't looked too busy inside and wanted to try somewhere new in our town. The older man at the host desk looked at us annoyed, no hello and we asked if...More

Thank mom3d2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my birthday here and was serenaded by two servers. Always great service in a quiet environment where you can actually have a conversation.

Thank Perezmcneil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be a pain but worth it. can be very loud also inside depending on where you get a table especially if near the special event / party room. But food and service are always good so we will keep coming back as nothing...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, atmosphere and customer service! Great place to take family and friends. Enjoyed the live music too!

Thank ibisroost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant is great. Service is unobtrusive but attentive, and every dish we've had here has been wonderful. Wine selections is good and reasonable. Ambiance is lively without being overwhelming.

Thank hunterflys
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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

Thank II_Traveler_II
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank eve782017
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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