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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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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“salsiccia” (5 reviews)
“gelato” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian food. A lot of hand made pastas and desserts. Its a bit hard to get a table without a reservation. We did eat at the bar once. Same great food just a little rushed. With this warm summer weather, I recommend a table...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our all time favorite restaurant in the OC as far as Italian is concerned and amazingly so well valued . Fresh pastas with interesting sauces, wonderful seafood options, incredible talented service, and nightly specials that our SPECIAL. If I didn’t totally enjoy cooking,...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you want to step up a notch and get the feel that you are in a good Italian restaurant,but not really high end, then this is a good choice. The food is great and I don't think you can pick a bad dish. The...More

Thank adoc4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Lucianas for dinner whenever we stay in Dana Point. Great intimate feel when dining with warm red walls, bookshelves filled with antique books and olive oil bottles. Great wine list and we all enjoyed our meals: grilled lamb chops, angel hair chicken and...More

Thank ewagner26
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great Italian Restaurant! We were returning from a day trip to Catalina and we were looking for a good restaurant near the harbor, this one did not disappoint! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals! Everything was fantastic! Wish we lived closer we would...More

Thank caitlynsmom2
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently dined at Luciana’s and really enjoyed the experience. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced. After sharing a Caesar salad, we both ordered the veal parmigiana. It was tender, well prepared, and served with vegetables and a side of...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We dined here last Saturday. Hubby and I were visiting Dana Point from Chicago, for his birthday. I booked through open table and noted it was a “special birthday”. We were seated in a nice corner booth and ordered wine. We both ordered Caesar salads...More

Thank HudsongrlChicago
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

I dont give many 5 star ratings , but after a night of great service, attentive waiters and excellent food I had to. We were a large group and they never missed a step. The fish pastas are light and very good. I heard no...More

Thank Ronniebisme
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I dined alone at the bar since I was in town on business and I really enjoyed my experience. The bartender was exceptionally friendly. I started with the Pasta Fagioli. It was delicious, but it is large beans in broth as opposed to mashed up...More

Thank Bobbarrenger
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This is our all time favorite restaurant in the OC as far as Italian is concerned that’s so well valued . Fresh pastas with interesting sauces, wonderful seafood options, incredible talented service, and nightly specials that our SPECIAL. If I didn’t totally enjoy cooking, we...More

Thank yogiacomo
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Josee C
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Lucianas D | Property representative |
Yes. Please contact the restaurant for availability and dining options. Thank you Luciana's Ristorante
Taryn O
August 14, 2016|
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Response from dpblonde | Reviewed this property |
As with any beach city, shorts are cool.
Tanis D
August 13, 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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $25
Dinner, Late Night
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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