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Luciana's Ristorante

24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
949-661-6500
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Ranked #8 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blue Lantern
Transit: OCTA bus stop on the corner of Del Prado Ave and Street of the Ruby Lantern.
Description: 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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English first
Johnston, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Food was good, an older woman was playing an accordion all night which was fun. We went on Saturday night and did not have reservations but they were able to seat us immediately in the bar.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Luciana's. It has rustic charm that makes you feel like you've landed in a Tuscan farmhouse. A great little bar and excellent sauce. I don't think you could make a poor choice on their menu. Ask about the specials and what the staff recommend. Bon Appetito

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Fresh homemade italian is one of my favorites! Lucianas did not dissapoint! One of the best pasta dishes I have ever had! The chocolate gelato for dessert was a treat! Ask for Eric a very nice youg man studying to be a fire fighter also a novice surfer! Not to mention a great surfer! Tell him Carol from PA sent... More

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I was quite happy to try this restaurant again after a lapse of several years. Although I was somewhat disappointed in the dinner overall this is probably more due to my expectations in comparison with nearby Casanova's (usually quite excellent!) than in the actual quality per se. Our dishes were a bit salty for my taste but also nothing memorable.... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I had my wedding reception here years ago but have known about this place for even longer. This is a great restaurant BUT you must make a reservation. I've not been successful walking in except once in 5 years. The green beans are a specialty and the chicken parmasean are great. I'm rating a three due to availability of seating... More

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phoenix
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The uber driver asked us how we heard about this place and I said tripadvisor. He said the locals love this place and wow it was close to perfect! Great atmosphere,service and food! A must place to eat!

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Florida, US
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On my first night in Dana Point I was struck by the amount of restaurants that catered to tourists. A recommendation grom thr jotel concierge plus the TA reviews had me take a healthy walk to Luciana's. I was warmly welcomed and seated immediately without a reservation. Servive was topnotch by a team of servers. The food was good. I... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

east coast Italian in dana point. a favorite with great chicken dishes and pasta. the flavors are full and enjoyable with good service.

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Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was the third year in a row my family treated me to Luciana's-and we have enjoyed it every time. We are from the east coast and go to Laguna Beach every year over my birthday. Luciana’s has everything (no kids menu, but whatever they want, they make). I have never had the same thing twice, neither has anyone in... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The house special which was 3 different kinds of sausages served on pasta was delicious. The other dishes at the table were good but not great. The atmosphere was a little heavy. However, the place was packed on a Wednesday night and that must say something? Not sure what.

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Additional Information about Luciana's Ristorante

Address: 24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
Phone Number: 949-661-6500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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