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Luciana's Ristorante

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24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713 (Blue Lantern)
OCTA bus stop on the corner of Del Prado Ave and Street of the Ruby Lantern.
19496616500
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Orange County's Authentic Italian RestaurantLocated in a historical home...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local said...This little secret is out.

Wow...Highlight meal of our weekend in Dana Point. Recent reviews cannot be more true. Luciano's has excellent home style Italian food, attentive service, good portions, and...great prices. We will become regulars...even though we live over an hour away in the next county. Try the risotto del... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Escondido, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Escondido, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wow...Highlight meal of our weekend in Dana Point. Recent reviews cannot be more true. Luciano's has excellent home style Italian food, attentive service, good portions, and...great prices. We will become regulars...even though we live over an hour away in the next county. Try the risotto del mare or the male ripieno (stuffed pork)...great. As we left the ristorante, I overheard... More 

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious and for a reasonable price. What I like best is the ambiance. It is set in a former house and has dining in different rooms. The service is usually very good as well. But plan ahead if you want to eat here on a weekend, because they are always busy and you can't always get in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Back to Luciana's once again. Best Italian food around. Consistently excellent with a nice atmosphere and great service. The veggie lasagna is to die for, but virtually everything is wonderful.

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Springdale, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We sat in the wine room, maybe the best seat in the house. It offered a nice atmosphere for the evening. The wine bottles were pouring we had great conversation and enjoyed an amazing Italian meal. I was the tester for the wine which i gladly accepted. The wait staff was efficient and helpful when we all couldn't agree on... More 

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La Quinta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us had dinner last night at Luciana's with Kenny as the server. It was a wonderful meal, attentive but not overwhelming service and good value for the money. The eggplant appetizer was superb, all the entrees were quite tasty and fresh, my chicken parmigiano was moist, tender with just enough crust and not over done. If you want... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A business meal with a bunch of foodies, highly skeptical and critical of this place (which I picked). But wow, did this place deliver. First of all, this restaurant seems to be locked into the 1990's...including the prices. An extensive wine list, with incredibly affordable wines, with many bottles priced (we thought) below retail. Then the food. All the golden... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place is super cool, the decor and atmosphere is great. Pasta, antipasti and everything we ordered was amazing. For couples, business or with friends is Definitely a must in the area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great service and super good. Reservations are accepted. Linguini Luciana was great. Loaded with seafood. Caesar salad excellent. Halibut was very good. Dinners were served hot and timely. Everyone very nice. Great menu. Highly recommended.

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been to Luciana's on several occasions. Warm, inviting restaurant with great service. Food is consistently very good. Pesto is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Overall, a very nice experience.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I frequent Luciana's and are never disappointed! The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is the best in Orange County!

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Additional Information about Luciana's Ristorante

Address: 24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
Phone Number: 19496616500
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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Restaurant Details

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: 19496616500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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.
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

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