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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%
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“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

This is our all time favorite restaurant in the OC as far as Italian is concerned that’s so well valued . Fresh pastas with interesting sauces, wonderful seafood options, incredible talented service, and nightly specials that our SPECIAL. If I didn’t totally enjoy cooking, we...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostess seemed unhappy to see us. Even indifferent to see us would have been ok. The waiter didn't smile once until he delivered the bill. The support staff (bussers and deliverers of food) were friendly and prompt. The food was exceptionally good so that...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have eaten here dozens of times and always get a consistently good Italian dinner served to us.

Thank JosephRussell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with several couples for a business convention outing. Service was superb not to mention the food was outstanding without being overpriced. Definitely recommend.

Thank amycweir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Luciana’s previously for a simple meal and we thought it was good. However, we went last night (Sunday) and it was quite off. For example: Had a reservation and but waited 20 minutes to be seated. A quick glance at my...More

Thank JaimeUSA
Reviewed 10 February 2018 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 20 January 2018 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
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Questions & Answers
Josee C
16 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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