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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in downtown Dana Point (not on the water) but it is still worth a visit. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The menu is extensive and we enjoyed everything we ate.

Thank ALK2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here. The food was fresh and filling. The portions are big but not overwhelming to the point that you feel over stuffed after the meal. Service was superb. We started with the eggplant appetizer followed by lasagna bolognese and...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Luciana's for several years.The Italian food is wonderful. Good for dinner and special occasions.

Thank Lee192672
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner last night at Luciana's. It was held in the Wine Cellar and even though it was a bit crowded, it was loads of fun. The food was very good and our servers did a great job.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived very early to our 8:15 reservation and let them know we arrived and would have a glass of wine in the bar. The hostess let us know we would most likely have to wait until our reservation time which I understood. When we...More

Thank ekhrsl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal with friends. Good wine pour at fair price. Delicious calamari, fried beans, and shrimp scampi as starters. My seafood pasta was a winner; fresh trading shrimp, scallops, and more; solid pasta (but not home made taste). Everyone enjoyed their meals, but no one...More

Thank CharlieinTexas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant in the restored historical district of Dana Point. They offer excellent customer service. The chef was happy to accommodate for gluten and dairy allergies. Highly recommended.

Thank angihansen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Luciana's was a great stop for Italian. We received excellent service, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice! A must stop in Dana Point for sure!

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a cozy feel from the mp ent you walk in. On a Tuesday night it filled up quickly and it looked like a lit of locals. So book a table. The menu and specials all sounded great. Our table or 4 each...More

Thank MoneyPennye
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Luciana's has been in Dana Point long before we moved here and we finally discovered it a few years ago and it was love at first bite. We went back on April 14 for a birthday. They now have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Wonderful...More

Thank Penny S
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Taryn O
What is the dress code at Luciana's? I saw the dining style was described as "casual elegant." Is it acceptable to wear shorts if you are traveling through the area, or should we consider dressier attire? I didn't see any reviews which described dress code. Thank you!
14 August 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
Do you have gluten free items?
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!
Connie H
Do you have early dinner specials and happy hour?
25 March 2015|
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Response from Jack R | Reviewed this property |
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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