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“Excellent Dining Experience”

Luciana's Ristorante
Ranked #4 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, Romantic, Business meetings
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 November 24, 2013

My friends, husband, and I just returned from a fabulous dining experience at Luciana's. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly at a lovely table for 4 in the corner. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. Our food was excellently prepared. We had eggplant parmagana, lasagna, spaghetti, and bow tie pasta with cream sauce and chicken. All were delicious. Since we were all celebrating our birthdays, the waitress brought us out complimentary ice cream desserts to share at the end..... a very nice gesture. This was a very leisurely dinner as we were not rushed, so it made for a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Linda B
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Absolutely "bodacious"! Food is outststanding with authentic atmosphere-old Italian.Small bar but great bartender.

Thank Jack R
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Being solo and late, I ate dinner at the bar and could not have been more welcomed and well served. The food, the service and the value of it all is worth another trip.

Thank tbsdca
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Dana Point has very few "top of the line" eateries. This is among the very best. The food is straight forward Italian-American. The menu is large enough without being too large (you do not get lost in it). The wine list is more than adequate. The staff is very good (excellent if you get Jose). The Luciana's experience is consistent and the setting is perfect for anything from a casual dinner to a special date night out. We go here often.

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Thank Joe N
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Located on PCH... popular with the local residents. Nice setting, but tends to get a bit busy and loud on weekends. Traditional Italian-American fare. Service is satisfactory to good.

Thank fwaffarn
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