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Luciana's Ristorante
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Ranked #3 of 149 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, 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 4 weeks ago

Terrific place, atmosphere and food excellent. We love Italian food and discovered this restaurant in about 2004 on a trip to Newport Beach from Lincoln Del Webb north of Sacramento. We try to dine here at least once per trip, and have continued the tradition since relocating to Half Moon Bay!.

Thank Evelyn T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Italian wife and I dined at Luciana’s Ristorante looking forward to a first class Italian dinner. She ordered veal parmigiana and I veal scallopini. From our visit we concluded on the positive: nice ambiance; varied Italian menu; attentive staff; good wine list. On the negative: rather small food portions given the price tag; veal parmigiana not baked in the oven as specified in the menu but instead flash-fried and served with meager sauce; veal scallopini not very tasty and served with few capers. So, we liked the non-food-related items but did not feel the food-related items were up to the standards of a first class Italian restaurant

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I was in Long Beach for work and have a very good friend that lives in Dania Point. I drove down to see them and we had a great meal and experience. Jose are water was great and the other staff members were like family. The food was perfect. It is a hour drive from Long Beach but if you are in Orange County go for it.

1  Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We ate here last night for the first time. What a find! Delicious food in an inviting setting. Prices are fair and the food was absolutely delicious. All four in our party thoroughly enjoyed their food and their experience here. As three of us are Italian, this is quite a compliment! Will definitely return!

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1  Thank kathleen w
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went here with a friend and sat outside. The food was so good I would have gone back for the same dinner if we were not leaving the next day for home. We had the Caesar Salad and a veal dish with artichoke hearts. Honestly this was a perfect dinner.

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1  Thank Linda M
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