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Luciana's Ristorante

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24312 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2713 (Blue Lantern)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best Lasagne I've tasted. Great sauce and lots of cheese make this dish fantastic. Very good wine list. A very well done Caesar Salad. Was surprised though that they didn't have Eggplant Parmesan.

Thank Shari C
Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten here for over twenty-five years and have always found the experience to be above average. There are many fine Italian restaurants in South County, but what sets Luciana's apart is the atmosphere: very cozy. The restaurant had been a home at one time, so there is a very intimate and natural quality to dining here. And the pasta... More 

Thank 88Grant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been dining here for years. The ambiance is very romantic and it's one of Dana Point's best kept secrets. The servers are professional and the food is great. I have no complaints. Everything on the menu is good. Their steak is fantastic, too. The bar is small, but it's a friendly atmosphere. If there are no tables available in... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time around and wasn't impressed with the pasta dishes. The Fettuccine Boscaiola says garlic wine sauce and there was NOT a hint of garlic flavor. Khali Hart chardonnay was not good at all for a white wine. Wife tried the Fettuccine Toscano was so-so. Asked for the spinach to be sauteed on the side and it had ZERO flavor.... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends and family for an after party - kitchen stayed open for us and it was great! Delicious Italian food, great service and good wines!

Thank dpblonde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly fine food and service. The rustic tomato soup and calamari were fantastic. Pasta dishes fresh and excellent. Waitstaff attentive but did not rush between courses. Highly recommend

Thank Coolmom8
Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Luciana's in Dana Point. Well done service, freshly prepared meal, wonderful atmosphere. The lasagna was our favorite dish; the chicken parmesan was very good and the lobster ravioli (a special) was also very good. The calamari was fantastic!

Thank Bodie28270
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed everything we ordered. Carpaccio was very authentic unlike most places. Melanzane parmegiano was great! Highly recommend the penne with grilled chicken and pesto sauce. The service was attentive and our waitress told us that the bartender is known for espresso martinis. She was undoubtedly correct, that drink is something!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family and was very happily surprise with the meal. They did not had a child menu but they sure made my daughter happy. We had appetizers, caprese salad and stuffed pork chop.

1 Thank smchang
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place , and were so pleasantly surprised . Beautiful atmosphere and ambiance, excellent service , lengthy menu, great wines, and amazing food! I'd go back again during this vacation just to try something else on the menu! 👍🏼

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, 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: 19496616500
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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