New Favorite Italian Restaurant
Highly recommend this restaurant. Great food, great service, great prices. I am use to homemade Italian food, made from scratch. This restaurant re-creates that homemade flavor with a great ambiance. Whether you want to experience great Italian food for yourself, take someone special, or a group, you have to try Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A restaurant I'd go back to.
I made a reservation and when we arrived, out table was ready and waiting for us. There were 7 in our party on Mother's Day. We were taken care of within minutes. Our waitress was very attendant. The food was delicious. The whole experience was very pleasant. I hope to come back another time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and friendly service
We made reservations for 8 on short notice and the table was waiting for us when we got there 10 minutes early. Normally with large groups, I've learned not to expect much by way if service but I was very wrong. The waitress was upbeat, personable and the bus boy cleared and replenished the water like we were the only ones there (which we weren't by along shot). It was a great time and I would highly recommend this restaurant!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time as good as the first
We dined as a couple on our first visit and it was great. We took 2 couples back for a second visit and it was equally as good. It is a can't miss spot in Carlsbad.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 for 2
This was our 2nd trip to Vigilucci's. Both exceeded our expectations with regards to food quality and service. I will definitely return on my next visit to Carlsbad.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Varied Menu
Upon being seated, we were brought baskets of bread and butter. Vigalucci's has a wonderful menu filled with an assortment of pastas, beef, chicken, veal and seafood. They have a nice selection of appetizers, salad and soup. Our party of 8 had a delicious appetizer platter with calamari, bruschetta, tomatoes with fresh mozzarella on top, goat cheese, cheese cubes and salami. It was a large platter and the food was all eaten! We chose entrees ranging from lasagna to scallops prepared with truffle oil. Everyone was pleased with their food and the great service.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time. The menu was interesting, service was warm and efficient, and the food was excellent!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Our friends from out of town and we thoroughly enjoyed our dishes and outdoor dining. Our server was perfectly charming and very attentive, even though there were ten in our party. The sauces were all delicious, having tasted a little of everyone's entree. Wonderful evening for all of us.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was friendly and sincere. Our server Emma was fantastic ..The food was great as well!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive, but not intrusive. Made good suggestions and knew the preparation. Personable.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had resisted dining at Vigilucci's for several years as we assumed they were a "chain" restaurant and that this would be reflected in the food. Were we wrong! This was the best Italian food we have had in years! The house wines were great, the service was wonderful. We will definitely be returning! We highly recommend this restaurant!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful food friendly service
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana has consistently delicious food served by a very pleasant staff. Our waitress had a terrific Italian accent, friendly and charming personality. The food was wonderful and our visit capped a great Sunday afternoon.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great. We had
Service was great. We had Reda as our waiter. He was very attentive.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, drink and service
Went on a Saturday evening to Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana to celebrate Father's Day a little early. Service was excellent from the hostess to the bartendress to the wait staff. Everyone in the party really enjoyed the mussels and calamari appetizers. My husband loves their lasagna(orders it every time he goes to a Vigilucci's). A little disappointed that the salmon was farmed, since it is salmon season, so I opted for the halibut catch of the day. Was a little chewy but the artichoke/caper sauce was very flavorful. The gluten free pasta with marinara was excellent - could pass for regular pasta. Wonderful presentation with their vegetables. Pasta with pesto was excellent, as was the creme brûlée for dessert. Wonderful evening!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food the wine list was so amazing. I cant wait to go back.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We like it!
We have dined here often and will continue to do so.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 12, including 2 kids and the service and food was great!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine and the service was fantastic....the food was good as well!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place to meet with friends over dinner and drinks. We love the sidewalk outdoor patio and the food is always excellent. The service is friendly and they never make you feel rushed. A bit pricey but worth it.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our small group of 5 had a very nice table with very good service and nice ambience. We all cleaned our plates except for our friend who ordered a pasta dish with shells and porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce. The shells were surprisingly very large (the ones you use for stuffing), and the sauce was tasteless-very disappointing, She kept trying to doctor it up with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese- all to no avail. We will return however to try other dishes.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of Carlsbad not to miss!
I'm very picky about my Italian food. I have been to Italy and it is hard to find something in the States that can compare. I found a great place in Chicago and now Vigilucci's in California. I've been to one of the other Vigilucci's which was a bit more upscale and it was excellent. This particular location was great for lunch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Vigilucci restaurants to visitors and locals alike.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As close to Italy as it gets
Authentic European dining service and attention to detail.Food is traditional and excellent.
All in All....Good Food... Good Service...Will return
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
top notch cooking, professional staff, terrific all around experience
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
vigiluccis is very satisfying
Whether I go to Vigiluccis for a glass of wine from James and sit at the bar or sit at an elegant white linen table cloth table, I enjoy the atmosphere and vibe. Everyone that works at Vigiluccis loves their job and people. It shows in the service. The menu is exquisite. The food and flavors leave me immensely satisfied. Mr. Vigilucci eats at his restaurants and enjoys chatting with his guests. It is our neighborhood gem that takes you out of the ordinary.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant place for lunch outdoors
We had a late lunch here on a sunny day and found the experience quite enjoyable.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
HI having been to Vigilucci's
HI having been to Vigilucci's about 100 times over the years, it remains one of our favorites!
I do miss being able to use Passport!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time I have ever been to vigiluccis and it is now my favorite restaurant. It was just incredible.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian done right
While on a weekend fun trip, we had the pleasure of introducing a local couple to this Carlsbad gem. We had a superb meal with exceptional service as we leisurely explored amazing appetizers and delicious entrées. A
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect birthday dinner
Came here once before with a friend and sat at the bar for dinner. The service that time was very professional, personal, and attentive, and the food/wine was excellent. This time, came with my wife for a birthday dinner and the service was again, very professional/personal, with the food/pasta tasting fresh, delectable, and homemade (which it is). Definitely will be back, even though it's a 45 minute drive away, but that's how good it is!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I need a "fix" on Italian food, I head for Vigilucci's on State St. Always reliable, friendly, and a great menu at reasonable prices. Can't be beat!!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine little italian
The food was great and the service was just right. It's not a fancy place, but I would go back there again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable evening, even though
Enjoyable evening, even though A/C was out in dining room. We ate out on patio, which was a lifesaver because we couldn't have survived in the dining room. Our server was terrific. Great interaction and very helpful. Food was more than I expected. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lived in North County for a long time and for this occasion we wanted something special. Many had recommended Vigiluccis. We went and LOVED it! Food... delicious. Service was great. The atmosphere was live and perfect for our style of dinning.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch with Mom and husband. Pasta was al dente and perfect.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place
I try yet.to have a different entrée each time there and have not been disappointed. Wonderful staff and food prepared with care.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance in a darling town. Wonderful service and friendly staff. You can tell the food was made with quality ingredients. Highly recommend.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Vigilucci's
We have eaten at Vigilucci's many times and are always plesed with the service and the food. It is always a pleasure
to dine at this restaurant. We frequently just go in to the bar where they have a wonderful bartender, Jim. You can order from the happy hour menu or the regular menu from the bar as well. Going into the main restaurant or sitting out on the patio are both
wonderful options as well.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bread ever!
The house bread was delicious. My daughter must have had 10 pieces! Lots to choose from on the menu and everything sounded good. I had the Veal Limone and my daughter had the cheese ravioli and capellini with tomatoes. She couldn't decide between the two of them so they let her do half and half. Great ambiance in the Village of Carlsbad. Our first time there and we will definitely go back if we are on the area.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER,
Outstanding. Maximum star rating, plus 1.
Great food, great service. Could not have been better
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
The Double Chicken Breast, Pasta, & Veggies were excellent/colorful.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for hand made pasta, steak and seafood!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and impeccable service. Felt like we were in a fine dining restaurant in Italy! The housemade pappardelle was perfect in texture and taste. We will definitely return the next time we are in Carlsbad.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual, family friendly. A bit on the loud side, the patio with heaters would be a more romantic choice. The food and service majes it definitely worth a visit. Large, diverse menu.
I tried the homemade pasta with pesto, pine nuts and Parmesan, delicious. The grilled vegetables had nice flavor and a beautiful char. Everything was hot and tasty. I would definitely return.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took some business associates to dinner and were quite pleased with the food, wine & service.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant. Last minute booking after reading trip advisor reviews. Terrific service, beautiful food.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has a sister store in the same town across the street from the beach. We wanted to try the in-town location to celebrate buying a new home here. We had been to the other location and had been pleased by the experience. We were extremely happy with our choice. The service and food were excellent. The food was just as good as some of the best that we have enjoyed in Italy. We will return regularly. The ambience is classic italian.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have had the opportunity to diner in Vigilucci's on numerous occasions and always find the food to be extraordinary. The staff is courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. The ambience is lovely, although the noise level is often a bit too high for me. This is a restaurant in which we greatly enjoy and always look forward to our next dining experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific Italian Gem
Charming restaurant with terrific food. Stellar service. Friendly staff & hosts. A must-do if in North County.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful neighborhood restaurant with great Italian food. One of the best fettucine bolognese I've had.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This establishment seems to continue to excell in food and service.
They will make you what ever you desire if they have the ingredients.
The food is delicious and service is great especially for an Italian rest.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM