Luciana’s Ristorante in Dana Point Receives Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence

July 03, 2023

Luciana's Ristorante, a renowned dining establishment in Dana Point, is celebrating its upcoming 40th anniversary with a prestigious accolade. Wine Spectator has honored Luciana's with the highly coveted Award of Excellence for 2023, recognizing the restaurant's outstanding wine program and its commitment to delivering an extraordinary dining experience.

As the leading authority in the world of wine, Wine Spectator presents the Award of Excellence to restaurants that boast well-curated wine lists featuring approximately 90 selections or more. These lists go beyond the ordinary, offering quality wines and producers that are not easily found at local wine stores. The wines selected perfectly complement the restaurant's cuisine in terms of style and pricing.

Luciana's has been bestowed this honor for its exceptional wine list, boasting nearly 350 highly rated wines from around the world. The diverse selection perfectly harmonizes with the restaurant's culinary offerings, ensuring a delightful pairing for every guest. With careful consideration, Luciana's has curated a list that showcases a variety of producers, regions, and styles, catering to different palates and preferences.

"We are absolutely delighted to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2023," said William Blank, general manager and sommelier of Luciana's Ristorante. "At Luciana's, we have always believed that a thoughtfully curated wine selection elevates the entire dining experience and enjoyment of our guests. This award reinforces our dedication to providing a premier dining experience with an extensive and diverse array of wines." 

To experience the exceptional wine program and culinary delights at Luciana's Ristorante, visit their location at 24312 Del Prado Ave., off E. Pacific Coast Hwy., in the historic Lantern District of Dana Point. For more information or to make reservations, please visit or call (949) 661-6500. 

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