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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” (5 reviews)
“gelato” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outside on the patio was perfect for my grand girls ages 2&4 to enjoy and relax during our family get together. Early dinner service was a bit slow and the kitchen needed to get up to speed. We were offered free dessert but opted to...More

Thank KenYoshino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 100% Italian and I usually never go to an Italian restaurant because it is usually disappointing. This, instead, was the best surprise ever. The pasta with clams and mussels was perfectly cooked, absolutely excellent. Same goes for pasta alla boscaiola. Very good and...More

Thank DonatellaPolizzi59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I’m not a big Italian restaurant guy because we cook and eat Italian at home all the time and it never quite measures up. But we took a shot at Lucianas and were not disappointed.. From the start with the bruschetta and the Calbrese...More

Thank Misterfp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu outstanding. Food wonderful. Price reasonable (although just about everything is a la carte). Service spot-on. Atmosphere classy and cozy. Wish they opened earlier, but definitely consider this restaurant one of the best in Dana Point.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in on a busy Saturday night without reservations and the staff still accommodated us at the very comfortable "community table." Wonderful and attentive service staff and excellent fare: fantastic filet, excellently prepared pasta and a great Caesar salad, etc. Highly recommend this restaurant...More

Thank jondunndds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the opening bread to the shrimp fettuccine to the Tiramisu finale, this was authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. The decor has classic overtones of an Italian eatery from yesteryear, and that is also part of its charm. In addition, the service was great,...More

Thank orange-u-tall
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great Italian food. A lot of hand made pastas and desserts. Its a bit hard to get a table without a reservation. We did eat at the bar once. Same great food just a little rushed. With this warm summer weather, I recommend a table...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This is our all time favorite restaurant in the OC as far as Italian is concerned and amazingly 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,...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed June 27, 2018

When you want to step up a notch and get the feel that you are in a good Italian restaurant,but not really high end, then this is a good choice. The food is great and I don't think you can pick a bad dish. The...More

Thank adoc4u
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We visit Lucianas for dinner whenever we stay in Dana Point. Great intimate feel when dining with warm red walls, bookshelves filled with antique books and olive oil bottles. Great wine list and we all enjoyed our meals: grilled lamb chops, angel hair chicken and...More

Thank ewagner26
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Josee C
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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