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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)
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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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank O548KOnick
Reviewed August 14, 2018 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

1  Thank KenYoshino
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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

1  Thank DonatellaPolizzi59
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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

1  Thank Misterfp
Reviewed July 26, 2018

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.

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