Creamy vanilla custard and chunks of chocolate topped with caramelized sugar
Risotto del Mare
Italian Arborio rice with sea scallops, shrimp, spinach and a hint of marinara
Calamari lightly dusted and flash-fried served with spicy marinara sauce
Our waiter, Oscar was fantastic. His interaction with my three grandchildren was terrific, he brought them Shirley Temples, first time any of them had them! The food was outstanding as usual, one of our favorite restaurants for sure.
Our server did a wonderful job. Thank you for making our dinner special to celebrate the birthday of my golf buddy.
We had a wonderful meal and experience at Luciana's. The restaurant itself was very warm and inviting. The food was excellent and our waiter Oscar was very entertaining. We look forward to our next visit!
Table placement was terrible. All the waiters and service people had to pass within 12 inches of me to wait on the outside tables as well as the customers headed to the bathroom. My wife had her chair bumped a number of times and at one point a waiter serving the next table bent over to take a customer's order and her butt was within 10 inches of my wife's face.
The waiter was so selectively busy, we waited for everything. I believe the larger tables were more of an incentive to him. Very disappointing especially since it was our anniversary.
It was good. The food is excellent, my compliments to the chef and all in involved in the preparation of the food. The wait staff was great in being attentive without being overbearing.
A great meal and dining experience——. I highly recommend the restaurant at my distress, it is a gem not to be shared but selfishly kept hidden!
it took an hour after ordering our food to get it. horrible .
Best execution of Italian food.
excellent as always. and great service! and good atmosphere. food also very good!
We heard about this from several friends. Finally made it and it was awesome. I have traveler the world love bolonaise and lasagna and it was THE best ever. Mike our server was terrific too. Thank you
Great ambiance and quality of food and drinks.
Food was very average. Service was decent not overly friendly.
One of our local favorites!! They never disappoint!!
Food was delicious, service outstanding! Thank you, George for the wonderful experience. Like the valet parking!
Birthday surprise for my husband. Food was amazing. Second time dining at Luciano’s. Will come again.
Waitress was wonderful and food was excellent!!!!
Excellent food, service, ambiance, cleanliness, perfect on a winter evening after the holidays.
Amazing food, service, and ambience
First time for us, but been around forever. Old-school like we like it - quiet, warm feeling with a little Italian/Sinatra music playing quietly in the background. Seated and greeted by the waiter (Italian from Rome - hates Venice) immediately. Food was out really quickly. I had the Fettucine Boscaiola - very good. My wife had the Risotto del Mare - as the Hawaiians would say: "Broke da mouth!" The risotto melted in your mouth. Our son had the Ravioli and it was good but a little short on quantity - like the pic on menu shows, only 4 or 5 ravioli. They had Creme Brulee for dessert and it was very good, but I had an upscale dessert I don't remember the name of, but it had a cheesecake base, covered in mixed berries and topped with a dollop of Sour Cream sorbetto - again - "Broke da mouth"! The sorbetto was light and super smooth - something new for me to make in my gelato machine!
All in all, a very pleasant experience.
As always it was excellent. The food, the service and the friendliness. We’ll keep going back for more!
Luciana‘s never disappoints. We’ve never had a bad meal there and considering the quality the cost is really reasonable. They have lifelong professional servers which makes the dining experience that much better. Highly recommend.
Food and service were excellent!
We enjoyed the ambiance but the food was just ok!!
Felt host at front could have been more friendly and personable and not in such a rush.
All other Staff were helpful and accommodating.
Food presentation was beautiful.
Wait staff were attentive and efficient. Great ambience and nice music in Restaurant for New Year’s Eve.
Would definitely return.
We had a great time. Everything was delicious and everyone was polite and helpful. Thank You!!!!
Sweet little spot in a sleepy little town
The waiter was nice, the food was delicious
Very disappointed in the food. Pasta Fagioli was full of mushy celery and very bland. Awful. Salad was under dressed and not seasoned. Veal was okay but no seasoning. Seafood risotto was bland with no taste and scallops were not fresh. The only thing decent was the bread. Would not go back. Farthest thing from authentic Italian food. Place was also freezing. Don’t waste your money.
I’m discerning and the food was very good. Well seasoned too. And lots of choices on the menu.
The stand out here the service. Plates didn’t sit when empty, waiter assistance was standing by to fill a glass or pull an empty salad plate when needed.
The restaurant is quiet doesn’t have a lonely feel. This place has several small rooms around a central bar area. It feels like your eating in an old family home. Maybe it was formerly a home?
They don’t have a view, so they rely on old fashion quality food and service to keep customers smiling and returning for more. Plenty of parking near-by too.
Anyway, if you want to be treated with class and respect this is the go to place for me. Cheers!
Restaurant so popular seating was out in outside patio which was lacking ambiance of classic inside seating. Made reservations Dec. 4th for Dec. 24th seating. Waiters no longer wearing tuxedo's. I guess it had been a long time since we had visited this restaurant. My pasta dish was not as flavorful as I expected yet my wife's Salmon was very tasty. We will probably return but only if seated inside.
It's been a while since I've eaten at Luciana's due to Covid. Forgot how fabulous the food was. Yes! The interior hasn't changed much over the years and the younger generation might consider it "dated," but for me and my companions, Luciana's is a throwback to a time when eating at a restaurant with a white tablecloth was a special occasion. That's how the staff makes their patrons feel "special."
Food and service was top notch. Prices were good. We were talking care of from the time we got through doors.
Four girls enjoyed and loved our time together! Thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality.
It had been a couple of years since we last had dinner her, but everything was better than we had remembered. The menu selections were wide and varied, which sets Luciana's apart from most other dinner houses. Our dinner party of 8 all ordered different choices, and all were extremely pleased with their dinners.
Everything was great - indoor dining area was very very full.
Outdoor seeems to be a better option as they have heaters and the tables are distanced in the outdoor area.
Love this place! Absolutely amazing food and service and would definitely recommend it!
Very nice spot for celebrations and/or everyday dining. Excellent service. Excellent Marcus at the bar! Patio dining available. Great wine list and som!
Great food. Very loud but everything was delicious.
Luciana's was very festive leading up to the holiday with decorations throughout, a roaring fire place and the door to the patio open for air circulation (and to help the wait staff). The food was excellent and I will return
Birthday and Christmas
I was very impressed. Little gem located in Dana Point. The good is superb and the service is excellent. Attend a holiday dinner and was very happy.
Luciana's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2521 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.