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Luciana's Ristorante

24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
+1 949-661-6500
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (55 reviews)
“salsiccia” (5 reviews)
“gelato” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While attending a business conference in Dana Point we were grateful to the Marriott front desk staff for recommending this fine Italian Ristorante. After a short Lyft ride from the hotel, we were delighted to find this gem in Dana Point. The decor was wonderful,...More

Thank tahitidon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We headed out to Luciana, as a group, from Carlsbad. Thought we would give it a try based on its 34 year history and good reviews. Admittedly upon entering the restaurant we were a little apprehensive. The old house, while charming, is dark and dated...More

Thank Cvj123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with friends for the 1st time & it was really good. My grandparents were born in Italy so I grow up eating home cooked Italian food. This is the real deal, the service was great & love the décor of the place. The...More

Thank cotodoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best Italian food in all of OC and beyond! Atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. The team is amazing, Marcus the genius behind the bar will be sure to welcome you with his smile and the best drink of your choice! Chances...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific place, atmosphere and food excellent. We love Italian food and discovered this restaurant in about 2004 on a trip to Newport Beach from Lincoln Del Webb north of Sacramento. We try to dine here at least once per trip, and have continued the tradition...More

Thank Evelyn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Italian wife and I dined at Luciana’s Ristorante looking forward to a first class Italian dinner. She ordered veal parmigiana and I veal scallopini. From our visit we concluded on the positive: nice ambiance; varied Italian menu; attentive staff; good wine list. On the...More

Thank greeked
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

I was in Long Beach for work and have a very good friend that lives in Dania Point. I drove down to see them and we had a great meal and experience. Jose are water was great and the other staff members were like family....More

1  Thank Bob G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We ate here last night for the first time. What a find! Delicious food in an inviting setting. Prices are fair and the food was absolutely delicious. All four in our party thoroughly enjoyed their food and their experience here. As three of us are...More

1  Thank kathleen w
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Went here with a friend and sat outside. The food was so good I would have gone back for the same dinner if we were not leaving the next day for home. We had the Caesar Salad and a veal dish with artichoke hearts. Honestly...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Solid option good Italian menu. Nice setting outside. Good recommendations on where else to visit. Would revisit.

1  Thank O548KOnick
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Questions & Answers
November 15, 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
August 14, 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
August 13, 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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