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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” (45 reviews)
“farfalle” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (7 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

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rastabug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Luciana's 'makeover'! The patio space looks so inviting now. The food has always been wonderful, Luciana's family recipes, home made pasta, real quality ingredients and consistently amazing food and service.

Thank Susankav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very moderately priced restaurant, small, unusual seating rooms. I wished for delicious food. We tried caprese salad, very nice. All other appetizers were a disappointment. Group had veal parm, linguini with clam, vegetable cappalenni ( check spelling) and lasagna. All fair at best. Service was...More

Thank cohibatom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Luciano's and it did not disappoint! The service is wonderful! We started with bruschetta and these amazing fried green beans -- shared a yummy arugula salad with pine nuts a shaved Parmesan. I had fabulous rack of lamb with...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This restaurant is located in downtown Dana Point (not on the water) but it is still worth a visit. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The menu is extensive and we enjoyed everything we ate.

Thank ALK2013
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here. The food was fresh and filling. The portions are big but not overwhelming to the point that you feel over stuffed after the meal. Service was superb. We started with the eggplant appetizer followed by lasagna bolognese and...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I have been going to Luciana's for several years.The Italian food is wonderful. Good for dinner and special occasions.

Thank Lee192672
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner last night at Luciana's. It was held in the Wine Cellar and even though it was a bit crowded, it was loads of fun. The food was very good and our servers did a great job.

Thank Robert L
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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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