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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%
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“pasta” (56 reviews)
“salsiccia” (5 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Dana Point. First class in every way. Impeccable service and ultimate quality.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended!! The restaurant is very cozy. Service was excellent. We started with the Lobster ravioli which was filled with large chunks of lobster. I had the Salciccia which was great. My husband ordered the lasagna which was a little heavy on the ricotta, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roanie1969
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always have a great meal here and love the atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves Italian food,

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kgallaher
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Normally not a big fan of Italian food, but thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was very good and service was excellent. Great atmosphere and would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RhinestoneLady
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Love the food and service. The outdoor patio is an easy place to be. The big wine room gets very noisy.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank EBLHE
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank tahitidon
Reviewed October 3, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Cvj123
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank cotodoll
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Evelyn T
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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