Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado
Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado

Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vigiluccis.com/Ristorante.html
  • Phone: (619) 522-0946
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm

    Happy Hour Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dana Sills
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering from a formal dinner of six people to a elegant wedding of three hundred. Our in house event coordinator will take care of your every need - rental, floral arrangements, wine selection, servers and bartenders.
  • Entertainment: Masculine wood lines the custom made granite bar and lounge, where weekend nights "Rat Pack" tunes can be heard live on our baby grand piano. Come enjoy dinner or a cocktail in a warm sophisticated atmosphere.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Churchill Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We suggest street parking. The Coronado Plaza does offer an underground parking garage and is available for your convenience at the fee set forth by the garage management.
    Please be advised: As of July 1st, Vigilucci's will no longer be validating parking tickets from the lot beneath the restaurant.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and value your patronage.
    For entrance to the parking structure proceed south on Orange Ave and entrance is on R.H. side on Dana/ Adella Ave.
A word from Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado
Vigilucci's is located on Orange Avenue next to the famous Hotel del Coronado. Dine with us in our "Oceano" room while viewing the magnificent Pacific Ocean or enjoy our "Murano" room overlooking Orange Avenue (named for the Murano glass chandeliers that decorate the room) while feasting on our authentic Italian ingredient laden entrees. In addition Vigilucci's has a full bar and happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from three to seven pm and Saturday & Sunday from eleven am to five pm. Masculine wood lines the custom made granite bar and lounge, where nightly tunes of the "Rat Pack" can be heard live on our baby grand piano. The "Oceano" room is open for dining or may be booked for parties up to 90 people. When dining in Coronado visit Vigilucci's Ristorante for an authentic Italian experience. -Buon Appetito! Roberto Vigilucci
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Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)romantic (41)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (9)great for lunch (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Halloween Escape
    Rfavoriteplace
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Going tot he theater, decided to have dinner at Vigilucci's. The crowd was moderate, service staff very nice, the seafood special, a salmon like fish was superb. Has a nice Malbac that was hearty and delightful. Though an earlier group had several children who were a bit rowdy they did not detract from the food or the staff's commendable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale, professional food
    Monterey
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Second visit - just as good as first. Both had saltimbocca - difficult dish to get right. Although second time the food was different (new chef?) the result was just as good. Traditional Italian combined with modern Californian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MmmmVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went on wed. for their 'date night'. Loved it! Many entree choices given .....the grilled fish and chicken parm wonderful! Will DEFINATELY do 'date night' again!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Family night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We brought the family here while visiting from San Diego State University's Family weekend and wanted it to be special since we hadn't seen our daughter in 8 weeks. We were visiting from Chicago and wanted to enjoy the beach vibe but with great Italian food and hospitality and that is exactly what we got! The Pasta Carbonara tasted just like it did when we had it served to us in Rome!! Food and service and ambience was great for our group of 6 with ages ranging from 12-65! Thank you!! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our time at Vigilucci's was one of many highlights of our visit to Coronado. All aspects of our dining experience were excellent. Our waitress was charming, experienced and knowledgeable and the food and wine were very special. This is a wonderful restaurant on a magical island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, atmosphere, music
    Ktraveler
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went during restaurant week and thought the three course meal offered for $35. Good very good and good value. Service good and Nice to have the live music!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our island pic
    Annelie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our favorite for a date night on the island. Romantic, great service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Very nice dining experience. Will go again. The atmosphere is one of exclusivity and the wait staff very friendly and helpfull.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food, poor service
    gr8tfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Restaurant week lunch menu was not given to us or others until requested. The on-line menu showed only the dinner menu, even though lunch price was given too. We expected to be able to order Cioppino, but it was not available for lunch. Calimari was just O.K. other items were better. Long wait between courses and it was not crowded. Had to ask for more olive oil and balsamic for bread. Noticed same situations for other diners near us. One group left without ordering due to poor service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Samuel
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant can boast of outstanding service, great food, scenic view, and friendly staff. It was a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week disappointment
    Mony1053
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I really enjoy going to restaurant week since the restaurants feature foods that would normally cost more. However, this restaurant week was disappointing. I was supposed to have a chicken panini with truffle fries. Instead, what I got was a hamburger bun and seasoned fries. The avocado on the panini was difficult to taste with the heavy italian seasonings that they put on the sandwich.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Army
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Service and food were excellent. Fantastic wine list. Great place to watch the world go by on Orange Ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Extravaganza!
    MandMAZ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Order this for an awesome seafood experience. Great place to celebrate any occasion with that special someone. Right in the heart of Coronado, just two blocks from the beach. Nice!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.... Love it here!!
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Friends we bring also love it. The only downside is parking. There is a parking garage that you could park in with validation, however now the garage manager has made it so expensive the businesses cannot afford to provide parking. You pay $5.00 every thirty minutes.... Not good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a lovely night here, food was great, service fantastic and there was live music with a singer on the piano. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food and good service in a pleasant atmosphere make dining a pleasure. Excellent place to dine before a play at Lamb's Theatre. Noise level was low permitting pleasant conversation - but, we were there early. So, I don't know how noisy it gets later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vigilucci's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were visiting from Chicago, and I was craving steak. We were able to get a table right away at Vigilucci's on a Sunday night. The service was wonderful. We have a five month old baby, and they were very accommodating. I had the filet, and it was very good. We would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food and service
    MrMJVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent food and service at this restaurant. The entire staff was very attentive and the food was very good. The location is great as it is close to the Del and right off the main street in Coronado. I will return her the next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable dinner on the patio
    April72VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We met friends for dinner and dined outside on a patio. The food was excellent, the patio was very enjoyable, and the setting was quite and perfect for catching up with friends. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Italian resaurant
    jfkbikeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything we had was good. Wine list is decent but no bargains. Service was not over the top but not lacking either. Would go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu change at the corporate level
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place has been a long time favorite of ours. Unfortunately some recent recipe changes to some favorite dishes have occurred and they were not for the better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place.
    JoeC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    They gave my girlfriend a birthday card and free desert. Always great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs. D.Y.
    paddleboarding
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    All 9 of our meals were delicious!! Veal dishes are spectacular! Service is really excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    patrickjosephgarahan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Vigilucci's Coronado several times and picked it for a special anniversary dinner. The entire experience was outstanding, we each had a salad that was excellent, but the main course was even better. We ordered the 25 oz, bone-in ribeye, that we shared. We paid an extra $3 (over the $60 charge for the entree) to share. No one could eat this whole thing - it should be packaged for two, we even took some home - but we each got a baked potato and sauteed spinach on our own plate for the extra $30 - a good deal. Every bite was outstanding - hot and tasty. The meat was delicious. For dessert - creme brulee (complimentary), cannolis and coffee. We brought our own wine -a special bottle ($20 corkage). Good service, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The waiter mike made are experience the greatest we have had in along time. The dish he recommend was excellent . Service was excellent. Will make this one of are monthly stops .
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    nadofran
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I go to Vigilucci's, not only for the food, but also for the entertainment in the bar. I have never been disappointed. During this visit the crowd was really into the guest singer from Italy who entertains about once a month. He and the piano player work well together and at the end of each song there was lots of applause as well as whistling and whooping. There have been nights when the crowd ignores the entertainment but not this time. The food and service are always excellent. There is a wonderful patio where you can bring your well behaved dog.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just perfect
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything from appetizers to dessert was excellent including our waiter Phillip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 314 reviews are from the Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado reviews archive.
  • Wonderful atmosphere
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Nice atmosphere and great service. Good selection on the menu. Enjoyed the live music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as Always
    Emilie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I have been to some amazing restaurants around the world and this one is deffinately a keeper great food, amazing service and the location is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in Every Way...
    CMsteveVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was huge in portion size as well as in flavor. Our service really could not have been better. We dined under the stars on what was a perfect night. They were also very accommodating As I ordered something not listed on the menu and they were happy to do it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they made us feel special!
    LpstkbizdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were there for our anniversary and treated to a romantic table by the window and a great tiramisu (I am not normally a fan, but this was yummy!) The service was impeccable. We recommend the antipasto - the mozzarella divine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun, excellent service!
    gus1216VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had an overall excellent experience! Started in the bar for drinks and the superb artichoke appetizer. Then had dinner on the outdoor terrace overlooking Orange. It was perfect and much more comfortable than I thought it would be and it was nice as you could hear the live music from the bar. The restaurant is very pretty and much different from the one in Encinitas. Food just delicious! Never disappointed. Had the veal Milanese. Huge portion! Very nice evening. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, service was slow and our food took a really long time to arrive. Staff gave us extra wine as an apology. Prices were high but given the portion size and neighborhood it turned into a reasonable amount.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service and food were inconsistent -- although the patio and restaurant were not full, service was slow; courses were rushed and server missed several order details, never returned to check on entrees, ask if we wanted another bottle of wine, etc. Cocktail ordered specifically with fresh lime juice and served with Roses Lime Juice. Pasta in signature dish was undercooked and clumped together under wonderful sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They sure have their act together!
    MmmmVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    As local Coronadons we are regulars at Vigi's. When dining there on July 4 and seeing how packed the restaurant was with everyone wanting to leave before fireworks we were skeptical that service and food could be as wonderful as usual. Well, they sure proved us wrong....our salads and entrees were superb and they sent us happily on our way to enjoy the fireworks on time. THAT is professional! Thanks again Vigis ..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    cohibatom
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The restaurant has a very small patio off an open air bar. Great pianist/vocalist. Very good food, pricey, but that is life! Nice wine list. Service poor to spotty. That took away from what would have been a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We dined at Vigilucci's with our two kids. We had a nice table outside and there was live music in the bar. Food was great. We ordered the lobster risotto and while it was good, we weren't given proper utensils for the lobster and the shells were not cracked properly, so we had to send it back to the kitchen. Otherwise, the mains were good with large portion sizes. Kids menu was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Action1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The servers were very attentive and polite. Got there early and they let us get in. The food was terific, good portions for the price the sauce was unbelivable. A awesome dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too noisy
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Have been here several times. Very crowded on a busy night. We were sitting next to some very I am probably at a friends house sleeping over. I am ok. You are the best perents ever! and very noisy patrons - 6 men. We made eyes, asked the waiter, etc. - all to no avail. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other. Very disappointing. The restaurant has a duty to make sure the ambiance is good for ALL patrons - not just those ordering lots of wine....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice
    sdgal
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant is nice, and the staff is efficient. The corn soup was wonderful. The best dish was the house special salmon. The vongole pasta was a bit too dry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.