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Luciana's Ristorante

4.5
1249 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries (51)
  • Romantic (48)
  • Good for a Date (45)
Located in a historical home in the resort town of Dana Point, California, Luciana's Ristorante has been serving the Orange County community for over 30 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 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(949) 661-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bao Troung
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Cross street
Blue Lantern
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Parking details
A private parking lot is located on the south side of the restaurant assessable via Del Prado Ave and Street of the Ruby Lantern.
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Public transit
OCTA bus stop on the corner of Del Prado Ave and Street of the Ruby Lantern.
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Entertainment
We have an Italian, European and Latin American accordion player with over 50 years experience.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Luciana's endeavors to accommodate your banquet needs. We welcome the celebration of future brides and grooms, and have the ability to create an undisturbed setting in which companies may conduct business, all the while enjoying authentic Italian cuisine.

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What 1249 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJandAlura 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing!!! Very warm and inviting. Authentic Italian food nomnomnom. 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

I was never informed the Valentine day menu was fixed price at $75. Per person + beverage, tax and tip.

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CaseyV 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always great food and romantic place for date night!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very busy on a Tuesday night, but they got us seated right away. Wine list was very good. Had the Bruschetta, which normally does not have capers, so that was a little strange, but good nonetheless. Both the fish and the pasta that we ordered were excellent. Would highly recommend.

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crzy8ts (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good local restaurant. Good food and great service.

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Brothertime (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Best Italian in South Orange Coun

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SD90 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very delicious food and service was great. Food came out piping hot.

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vipJohn (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We always have an exceptional experience at Luciana's. From the food to the service, everything is top quality and done with precision and care.
Donna playing the accordian on Saturdays is always a treat!

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Alg1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very good selection of Italian food. Good wine list with fair markups over retail. Most dishes are very fairly priced for quality and ambiance. First time but won’t be the last. As someone who grew up in an Italian restaurant in Chicago this ranks right up there, except for the Chicken Lasagna -first time I’ve seen that option. Look forward to going back and trying the lasagna and maybe some veal.

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Chris 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It has been too long since I last visited this restaurant and was looking for a romantic place with great pasta to visit. So glad I did and will be back much sooner than later.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We love Luciana's and go there for our family celebrations. Great food and such a cute restaurant. - cozy Italian.

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KenB (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Been going to Lucian's for sometime now. Always happy with what we get. Try to take friends from out of town when they come.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Love this place - great food and atmosphere. Waiters are attentive, food is authentic and tasty, menu changes, and ambiance is friendly. We came with friends for anniversary and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Noelr (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The restaurant was very accommodating when I had to add one other person to our dinner party. That and the overall vibe of the restaurant was very much old world Italian. , Accommodating and attentive staff, food was very good though not the best Italian in the area.....all in all a very nice experience....except for the overly loud and obnoxious accordion music. Ruined the whole dinner. We were there for a birthday dinner with friends that we hadn’t seen in some time, so we wanted to talk and catch up. Wound up yelling across the table the music was so loud.
Would have been a high 4 rating if not for the music.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Would highly recommend. Bartender is outstanding

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