Celebrate Your Love at Luciana’s Ristorante

February 11, 2024

Celebrate the essence of romance and amore with an enchanting Valentine's Day dinner at Luciana’s Ristorante in Dana Point on February 14th. Beginning at 5 p.m., indulge in an evening of love amidst Luciana’s intimate ambiance, where you'll be treated to an exquisite four-course prix fixe dinner showcasing timeless Italian cuisine and a prestigious wine selection recently lauded by Wine Spectator.

Priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity excluded), the Valentine’s Day menu at Luciana’s promises a culinary journey filled with delights. Begin your dining experience with a Crostini Flight, followed by a choice between Insalata di Barbabietole (featuring red and yellow beets, baby mixed greens, balsamic reduction, and whipped honey goat cheese) or Zuppa di Aragosta (enhanced with a touch of crème fraiche and lobster).

For the main course, savor an array of tempting options including Filetto di Manzo (grilled filet mignon with Italian porcini sauce, served alongside broccolini and Luciana’s renowned butter beans), Ossobuco di Maiale (braised pork shank atop creamy polenta), Pollo alla Cacciatore (chicken braised and baked with peppers, onions, and Italian herbs), Ravioli di Aragosta (homemade lobster ravioli with creme fraiche), Frutti di Mare Tagliolini Neri (squid ink pasta with shrimp, scallops, and crab in a saffron cream sauce), or Salmone en Papillote (parchment-cooked salmon with lemon, Italian herbs, and drizzled olive oil).

Conclude your romantic feast with a choice of delectable desserts, including Torta di Formaggio (white chocolate cheesecake topped with mixed berries in rum sauce), Cioccolato di Luciana (double chocolate flourless cake with vanilla gelato and berry puree), or Spumoni Bomba (strawberry, pistachio, and chocolate gelato coated with chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate and raspberry sauce).

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Luciana’s is run by second-generation restaurateur Jorge Luhan II. Luciana’s Ristorante is located at 24312 Del Prado Ave., off E. Pacific Coast Hwy. in the historic Lantern District in Dana Point. Reservations can be made at or (949) 661-6500. 

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