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Luciana's Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Aurora, United States
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank lisagood99
San Clemente, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. The food, wine list, & service are always on point. Outdoor patio has been added.

Thank Bob B
/las /vegas
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had this restaurant recommended by a local for its good food. I did not expect the beautiful and charming interior of this restaurant. It is not your typical beach restaurant. It is perfect for a romantic dinner. Food was very good and service was okay. The only negative things were the bread was cold and so was the coffee.... More 

Thank choosey1
Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pricey restaurant where everything is a la carte. That said the food is very good and there is a wide range of items available from pasta, to various meat dishes and always unusual combinations to whet your palate. A romantic atmosphere, usually very busy, suggest reservations. The service can be spotty at times. Sometimes it's excellent, sometimes... More 

Thank capowilson
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luciana's is romantic and intimate restaurant, with very good Italian food and very attentive service. We've dined at Luciana's many times over the past 30 years, and have been disappointed on rare occasions. Food preparation and presentation is consistently good, wine list is good, and the atmosphere very welcoming.

Thank 512stewartg
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came about 7 pm without reservation. A party of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids. We didn't dress up as it was meant to be as we came from Legoland directly. At first they told us that we can wait and eat at the lounge. However, after we sat for 5 minutes there, they said no. After waiting for... More 

Thank Jessica P
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface my review by saying I'm first generation Italian and generally don't go out for Italian food other than pizza because more often than not, I'm disappointed. As another reviewer stated, the bar is pretty high. We walked in on a Friday night with no reservations but we're offered seats in the foyer/entry. The place was packed but... More 

Thank Joe_Dallas_TX
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Overall good experience. We went to dinner Friday after Thanksgiving with my two kids. It was a bit chilly that night and we could not sit outside, which I think would have made my overall experience better. The ambiance is wonderful, and the host was great. I am a New York Italian girl so the bar is high. I would... More 

Thank Dee B
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I love this italian restaurant. The food was amazing. The food was great. The desert melts in your mouth. The waiter was super nice and caring. Must try. Dont forget to order wine to eith your food.

Thank lakrrs24

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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
USD 12 - USD 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?