YummyExcellent food as usual. The veal chop was expensive but oh so good! Service was thoughtful, timely and very pleasant. Good job.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Italian DiningWe've been going here for years! Always fabulous!!!
Can't say enough good!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, attentiveVery good food, attentive staff. We had to finish dinner within an hour and they accommodated the request well. Wife liked the seared tuna, I had linguine Luciana, which was quite good, and the linguine was al dente as requested. A bit too dark inside, but tastily decorated with old books and wine racks.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian restaurant in DPI went to this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. In fact this is the second year in a row that we celebrated with a dinner at Lucianas. Jose was our waiter and he is excellent. Friendly, happy, and always on the spot. Without a doubt, the best Italian restaurant in Dana Point. My wife stated that is was best salmon she had ever had. I tasted it, and she was right. The Caprese salad was big enough for two and I had the Pollo Florentine. Very good. They even prepared a special dessert with a little candle on it as their way to wish my wife Happy Birthday as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time here and itOur first time here and it was incredible! Highly recommend!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to this restaurantWe have been to this restaurant a number of times. Consistency is a word which comes to mind when evaluating their food, service, and ambience. Luciana's has been able to deliver a pleasurable dining experience from the first time you go to your last visit.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI so enjoyed the food. theI so enjoyed the food. the service was also very good. I would go back, any time I can.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food,great serviceExcellent food,great service & wonderful decor.Thanks.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMfive of us celebrating thefive of us celebrating the 90th birthday of a member...easy to talk and hear each other....great food...good service....besides looking for very good food we wanted a place to enjoy the company of the group...other restaurants it's so loud that you cannot hear the person across the table...this place was perfect.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine neighborhood spot,A fine neighborhood spot, and worth a trip. Good value for high quality. Extremely friendly, helpful wait staff.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Monday evening...We went on a Monday evening... Sat in the library... From the minute we sat down till we left everything was perfect!!! Nikki ( our waitress) was excellent!! Next time we are on the west coast I will make it a point to come again!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been years since weIt had been years since we have been here forgot how great it was! Will be back again soon.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply an outstanding evening.Simply an outstanding evening. Our reservation was ready on time in spite of a very busy restaurant. Wonderful, attentive, personable servers. Excellent Caesar salad. Best Oso Bucco I've ever had. The only place for tirra misu (or however you spell it) and finally, good coffee.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Was able toVery good food. Was able to accommodate 15 people. We came in late, around 10 pm, which they were already closed but they were able to accommodate us.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMuch better than most restaurantsMuch better than most restaurants in this area with good service and decent food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the restaurantAs always, the restaurant was flawless-food, sevice, ambiance. Much of their consisteny is due to the owner's careful oversight each night. George is their when you enter and their when you leave with several subtle visits during the meal.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and priced justAwesome food and priced just right...will be back for more..3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favoriteCan't say enough about Luciana's. We've been there so many times now and the food and service is always spot on. Consistency is great. Always a favorite.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good. The wineThe food was good. The wine was better. The service was absolutely outstanding. Our waitress, Shawndy, was spectacular. We would definitely go back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have the best ItalianThey have the best Italian food. We recommend to everyone!! The best!!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Night With Jose!!!!!Other than having to wait to be seated....let's just say, it was worth the wait. The only thing that topped the food was our absolutely delightful interaction with our server Jose (Giuseppe).3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)My wife and I were highly pleased with the courtesy of the staff, the quality of the wine and food, the effort by every member to accommodate all requests, and the ability of the venue to accommodate a large crowd while still sitting walk-ins during a very busy Thursday night dinner seating.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very good all around.Very, very good all around. Food, service, and ambience all way above average.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMas usual, a very good experience!as usual, a very good experience! comfortable setting, super wine list and good Italian menu, well prepared.
maybe our 20th time there and still as good as the first one...!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDependable, authentic ItalianDependable, authentic Italian food is always available at Luciana's. Service and atmosphere are friendly and open. Great place to eat and relax.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had half a dozen dinnersWe have had half a dozen dinners at Luciana's; all have been excellent. The wait staff knows the food and the wine, their service has been very professional. Clearly the best Italian restaurant in South Orange County.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but too Noisy!My husband and I really enjoyed the main courses we ordered: lasagna and pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and shrimp and scallops. We thought that both were excellent. We shared a Caesar salad that we thought was very good...not great. We were disappointed with the bread which was soft (not crusty, as we had hoped) and served cold.The bar was very, very, very noisy and very crowded. I am sure that the people in there were having a great time but I though that their noise made our dining room too noisy for a relaxing dinner. Yes, we would return for the delicious food...but we would hope that the bread could be improved and the crowds could tone down their loud voices.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM