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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.
949-661-6500
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5:30 pm - 9:00 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, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 118
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Great Italian in DP

Second visit in consecutive weeks. First as large party. Both visits were enjoyable and food was really nice. Lost Cause IPA is really good also. Pollo Alla Parmigiana was excellent and large portion. The calamari was also good. If there was a complaint it would be over service which was very very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2012
NHstu
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Bedford NH
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Bedford NH
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Second visit in consecutive weeks. First as large party. Both visits were enjoyable and food was really nice. Lost Cause IPA is really good also. Pollo Alla Parmigiana was excellent and large portion. The calamari was also good. If there was a complaint it would be over service which was very very slow.

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Tickton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I read about luciana's on this web page since my family and I am in Dana Point on vacation from the sunny UK. Will I can tell you I wasn't disappointed! All meals were very tasty and the waiters couldn't do enough for you adding to the terrific service. I would highly recommend.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

My wife and I recently had dinner at Luciana's in Dana Point.After a brief wait in the lounge we were seated in a corner table for two.Our waiter promptly arrived and offered us a wine list and menus.My wife ordered a Riesling and I had a very nice Italian Chianti.The menu was large with many house specialities.We both ordered salad... More 

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Piedmont, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

A friend and I ate dinner here and wanted to go back again, but ran out of time. The eggplant appetizer is worth trying as a main course. Fabulous!!! Great service and atmosphere. Make reservations so you won't miss out.

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UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

good food, bright staff and friendly environment - makes for a relaxed and memorable meal.Feels like an authentic Italian restaurant with nice decor and bar area

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NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Amazing value. Chef went outside the box with my aglio oleo request. An unexpected surprise for a turist

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Vancouver, Canada
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128 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

if you are a traveller like me then head here for awesome italian - the spaghetti bolongnese was one of the best ever - excellent wine list - superb calamari - they wait staff are experts and the decor is very tuscan themed - this place has been operating for 30 years and is local family owned - buy some... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great food, reasonable prices, wonderful location.... Luciana's is the best restaurant in Dana Point!

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Solana Beach, CA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Wonderful food, topnotch service and intimate, comfortable rooms. We found this when we were looking for a restaurant midway between San Diego and Orange County for family gatherings. We've returned several times and each event has been special. The teens look forward to the green beans! So good they disappear in minutes. Everyone has a favorite pasta dish. The prices... More 

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So. California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Quality, delicious food...and a charming atmosphere!

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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: 949-661-6500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?