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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Dana Point, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit restaurant if alone or with family or business associates who are looking for a great evening out enjoying Italian cuisine. You won't be disappointing in the vari d and complete menu. From appetizers , varied salad choices, you are guaranteed to be pleased with any selection. Easy lot parking, greeter, service and overall food a quality above... More 

Thank Aavo R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the very best Italian food ever. What a treat. Absolutely will come back even though a hour drive

Thank Daniel P
Los Angeles, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a dinner of real Italian food. Different preparation of some staples than have had at other Italian restaurants.

Thank John L
Laguna Beach
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159 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time to Luciana's. Busy Friday night ... sat at the common table near the bar. The atmosphere was enhanced with live, mostly Italian accordion tunes. The food was well prepared, but one dish was returned as somewhat warm ... clearly had been up ready to deliver for a while, but was not. Matched the waitstaff's low frequency of attention.... More 

Thank 4SIGHT
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luciana's was recommended to us by the concierge of our hotel. Service was excellent. The Vitello alla Parmigiana with veggies and spaghetti was superb. My wife loved the Fried Calamari Fritti and the Ceasar salad.

Thank ABP21
Logan, Utah
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Last time was in winter, but this time we had a table on the patio next to the fireplace. It was lovely! The staff is super friendly and the service is outstanding. The food is VERY good. I recommend the bruschetta to start. The arugula salad is delicious. I had the grilled salmon special. Great... More 

Thank Lyn B
Dana Point, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service. If you're looking for a romantic evening then this is a great spot. Great wine list and great Italian fare. I especially enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana and the veal was fabulous. Deserts were great too.

Thank shiu1
Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old school service and delicious traditional Italian food!! Second time there and will return in the future!

Thank mlvis
Carlsbad, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Perfect risotto, perfect veal. Nice wine list. Lovely setting. As an Italian I am extremely critical of Italian restaurant food-but absolutely nothing to criticize here! Kudos to our waiter, Oscar, for exceptional service.

Thank LaCostaHills
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

extensive varied menu. excellent service, thank you Jose, served in a place that you would think you were in Italy. Extremely reasonable prices for main dishes! will go back.


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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?