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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (55 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 place is the Bomb! I love Linguini and Claims but hardly order it because I am usually disppointed. Luciana's far surpassed my expectations! My associates ordered Veal parmesan and Lisuana that was out of this world! Fabulous food, great service, nice ambiance made this...More

Thank Marilee W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with my business colleagues and I was neither blown away nor disappointed here. It was just, average. The real issue was the wait. It took a long time to order, get our wine, get our food, get our check. I understand that...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AVOID--we had to wait a lifetime for our wine, the Caesar salad was more like cole slaw with a stale parmesan crisp. The linguine with clam sauce was awful--over cooked pasta and rubbery clams and no broth at all. The chicken florentine reminded me of...More

1  Thank bibliobabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute somewhat dark Italian restaurant. Service was excellent. Always around filling water, asking if we need anything, food arrived piping hot. We had the sample appetizer, very good. Lasagna for dinner, excellent.

Thank Rox A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food. We’ve come here for years on and off and we always seem to forget about it. They do a great job good service. Look forward to eating their kind of wonder why we don’t more often. Really enjoyed the pasta dish, and...More

Thank TravNEXTplace
Reviewed 2 November 2017

To avoid the hassle of Halloween my wife and I visited Luciana's on Del Prado Avenue. We had dined here many times in the 90's when we lived in Dana Point. After all these years nothing has changed. The staff, the service, and especially the...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I can not say enough about this is wonderful Italian restaurant. We first enjoyed a business meal here and then my wife and I went back two nights later for our anniversary dinner. On the upscale side it is still very comfortable and friendly, not...More

1  Thank ontheroadforgci
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Very good food, great wine list, service OK. We Visited on a busy Friday night With a group. We enjoyed the food had some good wine but the service was definitely not up to par. Really good pasta and Italian dishes. You’re going to want...More

1  Thank Snorris57
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My friends and I were in town visiting for the weekend and I thought it would be nice to take them to a nice Italian Restaurant. Italian food and dinning is my specialty and so I thought Luciana's looked like a good place after some...More

1  Thank mattflyboy
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a large party dine at this restaurant on a Friday evening. The service was very attentive and pleasant. The servers were knowledgeable and very open to questions. The food was delicious. The restaurant was situated in a older house with many rooms and...More

1  Thank 3Mokimon
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Questions & Answers
Josee C
15 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
14 August 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
13 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
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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