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Our Latest Reviews

Esnret 4 months ago

Scaloppine Genovese

Veal done perfectly with a white wine sauce and vegetables done al dente. Also had Calamari and two wine selections which were very fairly priced and excellent with the food ordered. Service was five star and enjoyed it so much we are going back for Sunday dinner.

Lenaraeq 4 months ago

Farfalle Contadina

This was the most delicious dish I've eaten in a LONG time. The sauce was amazing, it was creamy and rich, the artichoke hearts were the perfect combination. My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday here during COVID. The atmosphere was pleasent and romantic it was a great first experience, we will be back for sure.

Nancy 8 months ago


Omg. My favorite! Steak, veggies, roasted potatoes, arugula and Parmesan with an amazing rosemary balsamic sauce. Delicious!

Lisa 9 months ago

Melenzane Arrosto

Delish!! The melenzane arrosto (eggplant appetizer!) is one of our favorites, along with the shrimp scampi appetizer. Luciana's never disappoints!

Arthurjr 9 months ago

Rigatoni Pesto

This restaurant is fabulously amazing! The ambience, the people, the service, the location and most esp the FOOD were perfect! I don't usually post my dinner/restaurant experience on my social media but my dinner last night was too awesome that I proudly posted it on my instagram. Anyway, we had the calamari and scampi for appetizer and oh my gosh! I wanted to lick the plate and not share the food with my spouse, haha. Then I had the Rigatoni Pesto and he got the Linguine Luciana, bot were very good. Even the Raspberry lemon drop cocktail was on point and the complimentary (it was our anniversary) ice cream was good, too. Add to that, the reservation was quick and easy!

Spald61 10 months ago

Pesce Del Giorno

Our favorite OC restaurant. Bar tender is the BEST. Chef comes out to talk. Every meal we've ever had is superb. Intimate ambience. Love it

Vreyes85 10 months ago

Pollo alla Parmigiana

Delicious food and a great atmosphere! My husband and I discovered Luciana's and can't get enough, the food is delicious, staff is friendly and overall it's a great spot. The Pollo alla Parmigiana was amazing, perfectly crispy outside too!

Angeljezzwed 11 months ago

Lasagna Bolognese

Delicious lasagna! Flavors were amazing you can tell the true authenticity of this plate and I love it!

Cfthierbach 11 months ago

Salciccia alla Griglia

Best Italian sausage I've ever had. Outstanding in every respect.

Cfthierbach 11 months ago

Miale Ripieno

Superb and very creative dish. Keep this on the permanent menu. It's a classic.

Moorhead5 11 months ago

Lasagna Bolognese

The lasagna at Luciana's is perfection. To find a lasagna like this would require a trip to Italy. It's just right blending of Italian herbs, meat, and cheese and to savor every bite is a culinary treat. It is one of the best dishes you will ever taste and enjoy.

Carrie 12 months ago

Gnocchi Classico

Delisioso! My husband took me to Lucianas for my birthday in early December. We started with the Scampi al Aglio, which was cooked to perfection and wonderfully seasoned. The Gnocchi Classico I had for my entree was absolutely satisfying. The plump potato pillows were everything I dreamed of. Their wine selection was perfecto and I enjoyed 2 glasses of Chianti. The delicious artisan Gelato dessert was such an epic way to finish off our wonderful meal together. The ambiance was on point and the service, outstanding. I want to go again this weekend! Well done everyone! ❤️❤️❤️

Traceymoore1 12 months ago

Penne Puttanesca

Food was amazing and excellent service!

Mstander about 1 year ago

Linguine Luciana

The Linguine Lucians is my favorite dish, as it is delicious and the sauce is spectacular. The Seafood on top of the perfectly cooked pasta combination works great together. I highly recommend it!

Arianeamor about 1 year ago

Lasagna di Melanzane

So delicious. You need to try it.

Cloud1956 about 1 year ago

Lasagna Bolognese

Absolutely the finest Lasagna I've ever tasted. Freshly made pasta makes all the difference in the world. Gotta try it

Lori about 1 year ago


We LOVE Luciana! We had our wedding reception here and between the gorgeous decor, the amazing service and best Italian fare in OC, we are hooked. We don't go here often enough. Enjoy!

Rthomas about 1 year ago

Rigatoni Pesto

Amazing, always love this place like eating dinner at a friends house

Joseph about 1 year ago

Pasta e Fagioli

Came here for the first time a few weeks ago and was so happy with everything! I don't know how I missed this place for so many years! We had a group of 4 and shared everything. Not one dish disappointed. We will be back soon!

Bonks76 over 1 year ago

Vitello alla Parmigiana

Ciao Bella! I am a born & raised, San Juan Capistrano local & a grateful member of a large italian family! And I went to Luciana's for dinner with my familia. I was so happy to dine on the delicious food and the ambience is gorgeous! I was with a large group of 8 loud, hungry loved ones! The staff was kind, patient and attentive! It was a great experience! Graci!

Arlenelacayo 4 months ago

Bistecca alla Gorgonzola

My husband and I came to the Blue Lantern Inn for our honeymoon 20 years ago. My father in law recommended Luciano's for dinner. Ever since, my husband has talked about how he can't believe that the best steak he's ever had was from an Italian Restaurant - Luciano's! By the way, we have been to Mastros and Morton's along with many other top restaurants and still he remembers how amazing the steak was at your restaurant! We are planning on visiting for a weekend soon and will definitely be revisiting Luciano's.

Susanhatchardhill 8 months ago

Penne Boscaiola

For Easter dinner, we ordered and picked up the penne Boscaiola family style. It easily served 6 people. The pasta dish was filled with scallops, shrimp, and spinach served in a white wine garlic sauce. It was delicious and perfectly prepared. We highly recommend this dish but also love other items on the Luciana's menu. This is a wonderful family owned restaurant.

Sjeanie01 9 months ago

Lasagna Bolognese

We ordered online during CA lockdown, so not a typical order. Wasn't sure if would include salad from online order. We did receive bread pieces - a nice compliment to the lasagna, which was delicious. We dined-in for the first time last month which was exceptional and we were anxious to try again. Lovely restaurant.

Kevin 9 months ago

Scaloppine Genovese

While there are countless, fantastic dishes here, the Scaloppine Genovese is a must try! We'll keep coming back for more time and again. Completely satisfied.

Perryron928 10 months ago

Penne Contadina

Just too many dishes to try but the Penne Contadina is one I will order again. Soon! Everything is so fresh and the sauce was soooo creamy but was light enough as to not dominate the dish. You could still taste the flavors of the chicken, mushrooms, spinach and artichoke hearts. What really makes it special is the ability to get it with the corn base pasta. Gluten free never tasted so good! Lucianas is like eating at a good friends home. So warm, comforting and inviting. The top notch staff tends to every request with a smile. Love it here. It is a very special place.

Diane 10 months ago

Pollo alla Parmigiana

Loved the light crispy breading, pasta, sauce & vegetables, were fabulous! We had creme brûlée. That was awesome too!!

Patichelini 10 months ago

Pollo Florentina

Was there just recently for the first time. this plate is AWESOME ! i cannot recommend it highly enough. we're going back tonight !

Angeljezzwed 11 months ago

Spaghetti Fresco

AMAZING! This plate was to die for. The shrimp was the best shrimp I have ever tasted. The flavor of the pasta WOW..I was craving this plate the following day!!!

Cfthierbach 11 months ago

Bigetino di Vitello

Brilliant dish. As good a veal dish as there is.

Rennergina 11 months ago

Gnocchi Classico

Absolutely love Luciana's! Gnocchi Classico is my fave dish! We love to dine at Luciana's and love to take our visiting guests here, too!

Ktlubbers 12 months ago

Insalata di Arugula

Seriously my favorite salad ever. It's so good, that everyone at the table keep wanting to have more of it. So next time I'll order 2!!! The Gnocchi with the spicy arrabiata sauce is FANTASTIC, and their Capellini Primavera has a nice mix of fresh veges (spinach, broccoli, etc). Great atmosphere too!

Cecile 12 months ago

Scampi al Aglio

The chef makes this special for me because of my allergies and it is delicious! He is a great chef who can substitute different ingredients and he is very supportive of people with dietary restrictions, thank you, Cecile Wren

Jmrooks about 1 year ago

Bistecca alla Gorgonzola

This was an amazing dish. What flavors came bursting out from the Gorgonzola crusted NY strip plus the sauce. There wasn't a bit left of any of it. The Caesar salad was cold and very fresh as well. We will be back when passing through!

0831901 about 1 year ago

Scampi al Aglio

Absolutely outstanding! The shrimp was cooked to perfection in its heavenly garlic sauce. Accompanied by toasted crostini allowed you to further enjoy this savory dish.

Missaliss about 1 year ago

Tortellini di Ricotta

Simply the best in the east, north, south, and west!

Sarvgrover about 1 year ago

Bistecca alla Gorgonzola

We are looking forward to see you this evening

Karyn about 1 year ago

Risotto del Mare

wonderful flavor and textures, the shrimp and scallops were fresh and perfectly cooked as was the rice. highly recommend this dish!

Rmercer3 about 1 year ago

Calamari Fritti

We chose Lucianas for our wedding rehearsal dinner and it was AMAZING. Couldn't have been better food or hospitality. Great place for a special date night too

Cphilstrom over 1 year ago

Lasagna Bolognese

My sister and I from Minnesota visited Ladera Ranch coworkers and they brought us to Luciana's, one of their favorite restaurants. I enjoyed the Lasagna Bolognese (just the right amount of pasta). The Caesar salad was AMAZING, sprinkled with aged parmesan. I could have just eaten the salad for dinner! The wait staff were always available and our drinks were refilled without interrupting our conversation, which made the dinner exceptional. Thank you for the wonderful experience - we will return to Luciana's on our next visit.

Jhsportsline over 1 year ago

Pollo alla Parmigiana

I have been coming here for 15 years and no matter what you eat it's an A+++++. Great Italian food. The steak special tastes better than the finest steak house. The ambiance is quit breathtaking as you're dining in what used to be a single story house. Make sure you get a reservation on Friday and Saturday nights otherwise you will have to dine elsewhere. Enjoy!


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