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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” (53 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 5 days 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

Thank bibliobabe
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went with friends who live nearby. We each had the tasty minestrone and then shared the pasta bolognese. It was very good. Our friends shared a salad and then one had the eggplant appetizer as an entree and the other pasta primavera. Both enjoyed...More

1  Thank skm4444
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Five us dined here on a recent Friday night. Great atmosphere, professional service. Great wine list. We all enjoyed our meals. Great old school , classy ambiance and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return .

Thank mazdreams
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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