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Luciana's Ristorante

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24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713 (Blue Lantern)
+1 949-661-6500
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this italian restaurant. The food was amazing. The food was great. The desert melts in your mouth. The waiter was super nice and caring. Must try. Dont forget to order wine to eith your food.

Thank lakrrs24
Dana Point, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place so much! I grew up in Dana Point and to this day, Luciana's is the only Italian I like to go too. Staff is so nice and they just renovated the patio! Get the Gnocchi!!

Thank cmcintyre123
Rapid City, South Dakota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our company team had dinner with 25+ people. We sat outside which was fabulous and comfortable. The service was spectacular followed by great food. I had the salmon and veggies. Creme brule with dark chocolate dessert was the finishing touch on a perfect evening.

Thank BecksReview2014
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We both loved our pasta dishes. But when we asked for information on a bottle of wine we were considering, we were told that no one was available to speak with us. We ordered the bottle nonetheless as we recognized the grape varietal and it turned out to be fine but had not been chilled to 55 or 60 degrees.... More 

Thank Sherry T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at this Top Rated Romantic place was met with great expectations. The atmosphere was very nice with live music. Every plate was delicious from the appetizer to the delicious dessert. Our waiter Moe was professional and attentive. We will be going back many more times, as this has become one of our most favorite restaurants in Dana Point!

Thank Adriana S
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually take a short ride to Luciana's whenever we stay at the Ritz-carlton at Laguna-Niguel. We've had nothing but good experiences every time we went, but the restaurant gets crowded fast on weekend (when we've gone) and it can get a bit noisy when that happens. To avoid that, we go earlier now (between 5pm-6pm) and have had less... More 

Thank RollMeAway
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was OK for some Italian food (they don't do pizza) and there was a big queue of people waiting as we left. Service was not great and drinks were expensive

Thank The_Rochdalien
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all. Is it upscale? Being in Dana Point doesn't make you an upscale joint. Average age of the the usual customer: (based on two visits) 50ish and above. Food: Let's be clear, Dana Point is full of amazing hotels that serve up pretty rockin food - the rest of it? Not so great - which is... More 

Thank Lucy L
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended to us by the Blue Lantern Inn and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant was busy but the tables are spaced well so you don't overhear your neighbours conversation, a bug bear of mine! the service was excellent and attentive, very friendly waiter. The food was really great, we had the seafood pasta signature dish and it was wonderful.

Thank Twain0401
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to stop by and see what was inside. I usually just drive by and go to another restaurant down the street. So I had a date and asked her to go explore with me. We went and was pleasantly surprised at the quaintness and small feel you get when you walk in. We were greeted and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?