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“a good dinner in Dana Point”

Luciana's Ristorante
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Ranked #5 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good food, pleasantly described by our waiter and it lived up to expectations. Tables not too close together in a "library and wine cellar" atmosphere that feels seasoned and agreeable. Despite the restaurant being fairly busy we were served quickly. I would return here.

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Thank upintheairglobally
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Read reviews and tried Luciana's were not disappointed. Decent wine list, got nice corner table, s
Using Open table. Food was Mediterranean style with light sauces, good homemade pasta. Very good service too. Had a later dinner and was happy food was not too heavy, very good calamari, no breaking in a delicious broth. Pasta entrees were very good.

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Thank Gary N
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great food. Great wine list. Friendly service. Highly recommended! Make a reservation!
Sure to please....

Thank Courtt1
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We enjoy the restaurant a lot. It's always our first choice for a romantic occasion. When we make reservations, we always ask for table #8, which is perfect for two and sits in a windowed alcove. When we don't, then we like to get there early, when it first opens, and sit at the small bar experiment with the small entrees and share a special or whatever. Marcus will help you with their superb wine list and by our experience you will never be disappointed.

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Thank yogiacomo
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We were a table of six guests and each one of us had a different pasta dish, and everyone enjoyed it. Good service, good food....just a little old fashioned and staid in my opinion

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Thank Christian4
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