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
114 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 (87)great for outdoor dining (76)special occasion (71)romantic (52)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (38)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
  • Saraswati
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great restaurant. I have had the pleasure of having dinner at this restaurant several times and it has always been a wonderful experience. The food is great and the service is excellent. I would recommend it for special occasions or any time. The ambiance could be romantic, but since it is so popular it can noisy as well. Other than that, is a fantastic place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wildcat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a regular stop when we are in the area. Great outdoor patio at sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunsets and spaghetti!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful sunsets and delicious spaghetti! What could be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sparkling service
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The seafood was lovely, especially the feature dish. The special that night was a white wine, asparagus, and rock shrimp risotto with a one pound lobster on the side. The lobster was cooked perfectly unlike most restaurants that cook them to the point of an elastic band this one was like butter. Our waitress was warm and knowledgeable, making her guests feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for our daughters
    Debsfavs
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We chose this restaurant as it is one of the few in Carlsbad with an ocean view. We have been to other Vigilucci's so I knew we would not be disappointed. The restaurant was fantastic. We could not have had a better dining experience. Heather, our server, treated our 10 year old daughters so great. They loved the Creme Brûlée for dessert! My husband and I had the Penne ala vodka with shrimp and it got better by the mouthful until it was gone! The girls had Spaghetti Bolognese and loved it. The Calamari was an excellent starter. We cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • business friendly
    cactus
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were able to host two different clients for lunch and post-lunch. Staff was very accommodating, food excellent, and fantastic view.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the beach at sunset for dinner
    DonJoseinRanchoSantaFe
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Another excellent meal with great service at Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse in Carlsbad on Carlsbad Blvd. Only negative is the number of motorcycles passing by at sunset. The noise almost ruins an otherwise perfect setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Sunsets
    WoodpileVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    THE place to be for a beautiful sunset - great food - excellent service - and fun environment. If there after the sunset . . . all else still applies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant of All times
    kg111012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Absolutely love this restaurant! Brought my dad and mom to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had such a great time. The food and wine were magnificent! Heather, our server, was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vigiluccis for Anniversary
    Flash
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife had the Filet and ahi tuna, loved it. I had the salmon over lentils and enjoyed it very much. Sunset over the ocean was a highlight and our waiter was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb setting, quality dining
    BettyLou
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food is very tasty; the chef's hand with Italian flavors is consistently excellent. We had osso buco and spaghetti carbonara, both exceeded expectations. A balmy day at the ocean, they left the doors to the patio open, but then we had flies at our table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beach resturant
    bean
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    excellent food, great view. Parking is limited but they have valet parking. Suggest you book in advance, patio dinning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visited with 6 for a birthday
    jasonb
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Beautiful place. Tables are tightly packed together. Sunset view was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business
    Businessfun
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a wonderful experience. I brought my suppliers in from China and they were just amazed at the location, view and the presentation of the food. They were taking pictures of all entree's served. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the waiter...
    getyourvalueVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Satisfactory food, though the food was a cut below their Carlsbad downtown location. Our server needed a little help. Had to come back because he forgot what was ordered, and from there on was really slow on every account. But, he was professional once getting to us. We might have thought he was just loaded down with other tables, yet we rarely could see him anywhere on the floor. In any event, the nice location for casual dining will likely bring us back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Seafood
    exoson
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a nice time the other night. I had a mixed seafood grill and my wife had a chilean sea bass special. Both quite good. Baked oyster starter we shared was wonderful. I'd love to have the steak here, but the price puts me off. I was real interested in the veal chop the other night, but I wasn't willing to spend $60 for an entree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diappointing Food and Service
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Took a while to get waited on to order our food. I ordered the special sea bass. Sea Bass was not very good and not much flavor. I wanted some lemon, but I never did get it as the waitress never checked back. Overall, a very disappointing meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special local favorite
    LJTrieste
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Vigilucci's is a great little restaurant right on the coastal drive in Carlsbad. If you are looking for an excellent location for brunch or a special dinner at sunset, it is ideal. The food and service are great and the location has a wonderful view. While it is not cheap meal after a day at the beach, it is an excellent place to enjoy great food and a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the cliffs of Carlsbad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Christie
    ChristieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Beautiful view...great food...went two nights in a row!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice, and a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fairly expensive but very good food, excellent service and a wonderful view of the ocean
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 18 Year Anniversary Special
    MelissaG
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We booked our reservation for this restaurant (we are new to the area and kept driving by). The table we were seated at was perfect to watch a sunset! The entire experience from drinks to dinner to dessert was past amazing! Our wait staff were super friendly and knew we were celebrating our anniversary and made our night extra special. We shared two meals and both were super delicious! We will DEFINITELY be back to celebrate other special occasions. It was romantic, quiet and the ambiance was relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    Mdel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to this restaurant on 6 different occasions. It had been about two years since my last visit. I'm not sure when it happened, but the prices have skyrocketed. $50 for one sausage, and two small nuggets of chicken and filet is way too much money. Also, if you put in a request for an outdoor table well in advance, it should be honored. Or at least reserve a booth with a view. If it is the case that outdoor cannot be guaranteed, the reservation system should state that. It was an anniverasry dnner and I would have found a better place that is not as costly with an outdoor table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & Scenic Location!
    sdb730
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Vigilucci's for our anniversary. We wanted a scenic restaurant on the water with delicious food and Vigilucci's did not disappoint. Vigilucci's is about as close to the beach as you can get and the view is lovely. Our server was Italian, very knowledgeable and super attentive. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The next time we are in Carlsbad, we will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Place -- and Pet Friendly!
    lskesq95VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love Vigilucci's, and this is one of our favorite spots in the restaurant group. Great menu, impeccably prepared food, marvelous service. Nothing not to love. We did a repeat on the Amarone 'cause it's just so darn good and ordered the lamb -- sooooo good! Our dining companions equally loved their food and experience. Best of all, Vigilucci's is pet friendly on the patio (which we so appreciate) and we were able to bring our beloved Italian Greyhound, enjoy leisurely fine dining and a lovely evening out. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent ciopinno! Wish you had not run out of some of the dishes...lamb, lobster,oysters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    KirkyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food, wine and service were lovely - keeping this one in our weekly rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VIGILUCCI'S
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    SEATING OUTSIDE A MUST. INSIDE DINING VERY QUIET. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. GREAT STEAKS. SERVICE WAS GOOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with great service. Well worth the price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vigilucci's Carlsbad
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice location. No parking option but valet (OK with me). My skewered mixed grill was excellent, except for a somewhat tough piece of filet. My wife's king crab was perfect, and both pasta sides were delicious. Service was nice but not extraordinary. Overall, we would return and recommend this restaurant to our friends and family
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place, Delicious food!
    Rdining
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ambiance and service was great! Did not feel rushed, very attentive service. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. We sat at an outdoor patio table and the ocean view was very enjoyable. We had a great evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catch a Wave
    Food4thotVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you like being near the Ocean with a spectacular view, this Restaurant is for you...excellent steak and scallops....tuna sashimi was to die for.....our anniversary made more special by the friendly service.....good energy all around.....catch a wave!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Only thing didn't like was the $4 charge to park. Really not necessary in their own lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting daughter
    Gmello51
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a very nice night and very good food. The ambience was nice and the only delay was on our reservation. It took about 15 minutes to get and after our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Was looking for a great steak with an ocean view- Vigilucci's delivered. Only negative is that there is a busy road between the restaurant and the ocean. Staff is friendly and efficient- food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, horrible fly problem!
    Breezy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was absolutely wonderful. Makes my mouth water thinking about it. The flies agreed with me, it was a fight to the death with at least 5 or 6 of them to keep my food all to myself. We were sitting outside which probably contributed to the fly problem, but I've sat outside at many other restaurants and not encountered quite that many flies. The servers were nice, but seemed to disappear for long periods of time when we needed them most. (drink refills!) Overall I would go back for the food alone but sit inside the next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining by the ocean!
    Muffin1790
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We requested and were seated with an ocean view table outside on the patio. The tables inside were filled as was the outside patio. Even though it's an Italian restaurant, 2 of us ordered steaks ......Very good and served beautifully! The other 2 ordered spaghetti and meatballs.....and they were pleased too. Outdoor seating can be very noisey as Carlsbad Blvd runs along side the patio. The beach is across this highway. Valet parking only too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's slightly on the pricey side, but worth it. Great food, generous portions, a variety of options and a great view. The ambience is lovely minus a small amount of traffic noise. Perfect for date night, small family get togethers or lunch with girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Maddie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been here before and was very impressed with the food. This time I was just floored by how wonderful everything was. We watched as the sun set on the ocean and it was magestic. The restaurant is on a busy street but the noise was not an issue. It almost felt like you where in your own enclosed bubble.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DaveC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have always found this restaurant to be outstanding, the food, the service and staff are always excellent. This has been are go to restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Vigilucci's!
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse never fails to provide us with a wonderful dining experience. We love all of their restaurants: for the quality, the unique combination of flavors, and for their willingness to accommodate our special dietary needs without compromising taste. This location adds a beautiful view to go with the beautiful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.