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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!
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
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!
Delicious lasagna! Flavors were amazing you can tell the true authenticity of this plate and I love it!
Best Italian sausage I've ever had. Outstanding in every respect.
Superb and very creative dish. Keep this on the permanent menu. It's a classic.
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.
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! ❤️❤️❤️
Food was amazing and excellent service!
So delicious. You need to try it.
Absolutely the finest Lasagna I've ever tasted. Freshly made pasta makes all the difference in the world. Gotta try it
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!
Amazing, always love this place like eating dinner at a friends house
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!
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!
This was the absolute best penne pasta with pesto sauce I've ever eaten! The perfection of pine nuts, chicken, pesto and penne topped with parmesan cheese was the highlight of my birthday dinner last week at Luciana's Restaurant in my hometown of Dana Point. All four people at our table ordered four different meals, so we could "spread the wealth" and share our delicious dinners. We love returning to one of our favorite Dana Point restaurants!
Best Risotto in the states outside of Italy that I've been able to find. Way better than the expensive hotel up the hwy.....looking forward to having it again soon!
We were visiting California and I was told to try this restaurant. Oh my gosh, it was just fabulous. Living in a city with world renowned Chefs and Restaurants, I was very impressed with Luciana's and so happy I went. I had the Fettuccine Toscano and loved their usage of the Kalamata Olives ( which I love ). Provided a little punch to the flavor of this great dish. I cannot wait to go back in a few months to celebrate my 70th Birthday with my friends. Thank You so much ! Best to you all.
loved it - enough said
We have been here numerous times and brought friends with us. Sometimes with reservations and sometimes without. The staff and the food has always been amazing and when I ask my wife where to go to dinner this is always her first choice. The food is absolutely amazing including the desserts.
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.
Loved the light crispy breading, pasta, sauce & vegetables, were fabulous! We had creme brûlée. That was awesome too!!
Was there just recently for the first time. this plate is AWESOME ! i cannot recommend it highly enough. we're going back tonight !
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!!!
Brilliant dish. As good a veal dish as there is.
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!
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!
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
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.
Simply the best in the east, north, south, and west!
We are looking forward to see you this evening
wonderful flavor and textures, the shrimp and scallops were fresh and perfectly cooked as was the rice. highly recommend this dish!
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
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.
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!
Excellent! Had the whole family go and service amazing, very friendly . Menu has a great selection with different dishes and kids love it too! I look forward to sending all my clients there.
Absolutely delightful. I highly recommend. This restaurant is delicious and spectacular! You will love this dish.
This dish is heaven. Tender steak with the best Gorgonzola sauce ever. Seasoned perfectly. I love many dishes on the menu but this one is the star.
If your thinking of coming here, stop thinking just go! You will not be disappointed. The restaurants is warm and inviting. You don't feel rushed and you can enjoy your meal with conversation and relax. The food is fantastic, the service is wonderful and the staff is friendly and helpful. Patrons and new comers are treated like family. You can see the owner coming around and talking to the various tables showing the established relationships and friendships cultivated here. Trust you will have a fantastic time! Buon Appetito!!
AMAZING. I finally found a place with amazing pasta along with an amazing ambiance. I got the farfalle confadina with vodka sauce— delicious. The caprese is also a staple and the rotating flavors of cheesecake are to die for. Fell in love with this place and already have my birthday dinner reservation booked!
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