Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vigiluccis.com/
  • Phone: 7604342580
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gerhard Oesterlein
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tamarack Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse with an Italian flair. The restaurant faces the Ocean. One of the best views in San Diego. Open seven days a week with an outstanding Sunday brunch. Private room available for private parties.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (88)great for outdoor dining (77)special occasion (72)romantic (53)fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (24)good for groups (15)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • I liked the ambiance of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2009
    I liked the ambiance of the restaurant very much. Being Italian myself, I have been looking all over for an Italian restaurant that is actually run and staffed by Italians, and this place is it. Great choice of wines, very attentive service, incredible outdoor patio. Bar is somewhat small and can get very crowded. In addition, it seemed that there were more tables in the restaurant than it could comfortably accomodate. I would have liked to see a bit more pasta dishes on the menu, but overall I would heartily recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2009
    The food was great, the service very attentive... but too many tables crammed into the restaurant made it hard to get to your table and hard for staff to move around. Still was a great meal with a nice view of the sunset.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view of the beach in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/3/2009
    Nice view of the beach in Carlsbad. Excellent food and service. A little noisy to consider as a romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations! Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/3/2009
    Exceeded expectations! Great oceanfront view, the service was superb and the seafood out of this world. Our waiter gave us great food and wine recommendations (that were very reasonable). Highly recommend Vigiluccis!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an excellent business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/2/2009
    We had an excellent business lunch at Vigilucci's. Grilled fish very well prepared, fresh salads & good service. A nice view of the ocean made for a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband & I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2009
    My husband & I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the complimentary dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five star in every catagory.
    Doll
    Dined on 6/19/2009
    Five star in every catagory. My husband and I are used to upperclass LA scene and know the difference. This place is real perfection. I just wish that they listed that their spinach salad had bacom on the menu. We don't eat pork. Aside from that It was perfection. Mandy and Charles Reissman
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have dined there on three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2009
    We have dined there on three different occassions, and found it excellent. The food is top notch as is the service and view. The experience is well worth the investment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    We had a wonderful dinner as we watched the sunset from the patio!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I felt that the waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/11/2009
    I felt that the waiter was trying to pick-up on my date. When ordering the waiter faced my date and not me and kept telling me how beautiful my date was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are thinking of a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2009
    If you are thinking of a place to dine, you must stop in at Vigilucci's! Great food, great service and a perfect setting for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service is always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    The service is always great and the food superb! We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic (the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2009
    The food was fantastic (the Oysters Rockerfeller a MUST), but beware, the portions are very large, so splitting may be a great way to go if you want to try a number of items. Service was fantastic with our waiter John's great sense of humor adding to the pefect views and amazing sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the New York strip and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    I had the New York strip and it was the best steak I have EVER had!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was Buenisimo. The Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2009
    It was Buenisimo. The Staff at the restaurant were all very cordial and polite and the food was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took another couple out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    We took another couple out to dinner so I was hoping for a lovely dining experience. Instead I found it difficult to carry on a conversation with our guests because the noise level in the restaurant was so high. It appeared to me that management had crammed too many tables in this small restaurant. With the prices being so high I would have hoped for a more pleasurable dining experience. The following day I commented to my husband that I would never go to Vigilucci's again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always go there for special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2009
    We always go there for special occassions and always have a wonderful time. It's a great place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good heavens was the food
    TheStricksVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Good heavens was the food not only good, but abundant! Service was exceptional. We truly enjoyed ourselves fully!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family was very dissapointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    My family was very dissapointed. I made a reservation for 5. All being moms. It was a mom only day.I had made a note at the time of the reservation that there needed to be a gluten free option. Our waiter spoke very little English and did not understand when we asked about the option. My sister that had the need went up to the hostess and asked if she understood the request and she did not. The manager whom was standing there did not help and walked away without helping. My sister to avoid possibly getting sick left upset. The manager later came out and made everyone mad by saying he blames the waiter for the lack of understanding the request. There was no compensation for the problem. My sister left without eating!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb experience - ask for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Superb experience - ask for Frederico or Simone - they take service to a new level - never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We had a wonderful time and everyone there was pleasant and helpful. We were only disappointed due to the fact that we thought you offered a brunch on Mothers Day. Otherwise, we has a super meal with a great view of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There appeared to be three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2009
    There appeared to be three seating options. The elevated booths, inside tables, and outside tables. All provide decent ocean views. It was our first visit to this restaurant and would recommend this establishment to anyone. The finishing touch was the follow-up phone call the day after to ensure our dining experience was acceptable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vigilucci's was a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2009
    Vigilucci's was a good experience for my husband's and my anniversary. We tried to get a 6:30 reservation and were told it was unavailable, but there were at least five open tables at 6:30. On the other hand, the food and service more than made up for the slight inconvenience. I had pasta with two large scallops and lots of mushrooms, and my husband had a 12 oz steak that he said was cooked perfectly. Because it was our first visit there, we even got free dessert! There is a good view of the ocean from almost every seat in the place, so we didn't even need to sit by the window. All told, it was an expensive but delicious special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I and another
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    My husband and I and another couple had a great evening on Saturday! We had not been there for several months and Victorio the manager remembered us!! What a great way to be greeted. Simone was our server who was excellent. The food was so delicious that I even dreamt about it! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was our first time there,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    It was our first time there, as we have been to other "Vigilucci's", but never this location. The food was excellent and the view, beautiful. We look forward to going back soon. Very much enjoyed our anniversary there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were in this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/21/2009
    We were in this restaurant to entertain a couple of dear friends who happened to be booked in a hotel in the Carlsbad area. My wife and I live in LA area and drive to San Diego on occasions. All I can say is that I surely won't forget swing by this restaurant on our way to or back from San Diego. It simply is an AAA+ in my book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very gracious staff, very
    CliveVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    Very gracious staff, very attentive, food and setting noteable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table and view were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    Table and view were excellent. We made a reservtion for an outside table against the glass and were given exactly what we asked. The wine list was very good and I was impressed by their selections being diverse and quite good. I had the Ahi and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and portion size. Thanks Vigilucci's! I will recommend this spot to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Any of the Vigilucci's retaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2009
    Any of the Vigilucci's retaurants is ALWAYS a place to go for outstanding food for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great meal, and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/11/2009
    We had a great meal, and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2009
    was disappointed with the food & service, I was expecting alot, from reviews I had read.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easily one of the top 3 restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/27/2009
    Easily one of the top 3 restaurants I have experienced. Would recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    My husband and I really enjoyed our experience and will definately be returning. The food was excellent as was the service. Our waitor was very attentive, but didn't smother us. The decor is beautiful and my only wish is that we had made in time to see the sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visit Carlsbad about twice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    We visit Carlsbad about twice a year and Vigilucci's is one of our must stops for a Friday or Saturday evening special dinner. A very special room, great food, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vigilucci's has been my absolute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    Vigilucci's has been my absolute favorite restaurant for the past 2.5 years. My husband and I got married there on a whim (literally - we asked if we could use their back room after we got there), and they were very attentive. Since then, we always make a point to make it back at least once a year. It's a real treat for us! We LOVE the creme brulee, and no matter what entree we try, we always love it (my personal favorite are their scallops!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sadly, our last two dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Sadly, our last two dining experiences at Vigilucci's have been average. We had to send a salad back on this last visit because it tasted as if the lettuce was rinsed off with salt water. We will continue to give Vigilucci's business in the future hoping they return to our earlier experiences, but for the money spent average is not good enough.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The recipes were good, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    The recipes were good, but overcooked seafood was disappointing. Our waiter was not very attentive and towards the end was in a hurry to get rid of us - we were not offered coffee or dessert. Our bread never came. He seemed more interested in showing us how "Italian" he was than serving us well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent, it's the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Food was excellent, it's the second time I've eaten there and both times have been great! I'll go back next time I visit Carlsbad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great setting across from
    MCLinAllenVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Great setting across from the beach in Carlsbad/Oceanside. Servers are outstanding and very professional. We have been here 3 times now on our visits to North San Diego and have had a great experience each time. Only negative is the Resturant manager the last time we were there (night of 2/13/09) was full of himself and was unwilling to allow us an after dinner drink at the bar at 10:30pm on a Friday. I guess his hot date after work was more important then our night ending well. Bartenders were embarrased at how the guy handled the situation. Oh well, just tarnished an otherwise great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhhouse was great! A romantic ambiance though a bit noisy when full. It has a beautiful view of the carlsbad coastline. The menu has a varied selection and the food was delicious. Dinner for two with appetizer and wine with tip and valet was $125. Not cheap but very nice and perfect for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic