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

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vigiluccis.com
  • Phone: (760) 434-2580
  • 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: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "We met some friends from San Diego and wanted a restaurant at the halfway mark, so visited Vigilucci's on a friend's recommendation. It was a gorgeous Southern California evening and we couldn't have asked for better weather or a better view! The bar was lively and fun, just enough seats without being wild. We sat indoors when dining by the window but since we were there several hours, it was perfect as it did get a little chilly later in the evening (although the outdoor seating looked divine). The food was fantastic and all 4 dishes were top notch! Will definitely go back and will highly recommend. One note: noise level became a bit loud and difficult to hear each other at the table but depends on the activity level around the table."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The service is notably friendly and attentive as well. The grilled seafood platter is my all-time favorite at any Vigilucci's, not cheap but worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Made the reservation for a friend. The manager came out and greeted him as a first time diner there and made sure that he and his wife were having a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very nice seafood. The homemade raviolis were very even though the sauce was heavy. My husband had pasta with clams -- the waitress was nice enough to remove the shells from the clams."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is the place to go when in Carlsbad if you looking for an amazing food treat, perfect service and a lovely ambiance."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Brought an east coast friend here. We were all very happy with our meals (cioppino was fabulous) and the lovely ocean view. Sat on the patio and it was a wonderful experience overall. Fascinating watching the valets try to move the many cars around the tiny parking lot - like a complicated puzzle."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Awesome patio seating....great ocean view...Cioppino is outstanding! It's what my husband to Vigilucci's for! My salmon was great, so fresh! The best was the dessert....Tortino Al Chocolatto-a chocolate lava cake, raspberry sauce with Vanilla Bean gelato-TO DIE FOR. We like to save Vigilucci's for special occasions but really it would be great anytime!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is a gem. Located directly across the street from the ocean, the views are terrific. However the best quality of this restaurant is it's service. The staff, from the valet to the manager, are fabulous. The menu contains a wide range of dishes, from beef to lobster. The restaurant is busy, especially during the summer, so make sure you make reservations. We have never had an issue with OpenTable when booking our reservation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food, the veal was too big for my wife. A little on the high end of price. Good place for an occasion. K"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The mushroom and scallop pasta dish that I had was delightful. Easily obtained reservations, they were ready for us when we arrived. And my food was delicious. Would definitely eat here again. Didn't love the oil & vinegar combo for dipping the bread, but I could see how some would like it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Certainly there are seafood and steaks on the menue, but also in keeping with Vigilucci's roots, there are a number of excellent dishes with Italian influence. The staff is helpful and friendly and there a number of reasonably priced wines on the menu. Everything was very well prepared and visually appealing. Do not expect a quiet atmosphere; outside seating is subject to traffic noise and inside the conversation level tends to be high, but it is always lively and upbeat."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our dining experience. Excellent food and wine choices and a beautiful view. We also had excellent service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is must for those looking for fine dining in the Carlsbad, CA area. The food was very good, our waiter was exceptional. Sometimes when you go to a restaurant like this, the wait staff is a little pretentious, perhaps even a bit haughty; not here. There were only a few negatives: parking - tight quarters but the valets get it done; a little slow filling water glasses, bringing coffee; we had to send my wife's steak back for more grill time, she likes it VERY well (it's sad, really). Overall, my wife and I had a wonderful evening. I'm confident you'll enjoy your experience, too. Thanks, Vigilucci's!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Worth the trip, but, a bit pricy, service lacked. Appeared there was confusion between wait staff and table service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was good, view is wonderful, service is slow and that is an understatement. Would have liked to have another glass of wine with dinner. We were afraid our coffee would be cold or gone by the time we got desert"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great bar to sit and watch ocean and passersby. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food and the view were speculator. The service wasn't that good however. Our waitress never checked on us during the whole time we had our food. We had to ask somebody else for a dessert menu. We spent $255 on lunch for 4 of us, you'd expect the service to go with that price but it did not. I would not go back based on the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great setting, wonderful menu and excellent service. We had a delicious meal. The food was well prepared without being over seasoned and the presentation was appetizing without being pretentious. Our Chianti was robust and memorable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed all our dishes, service, the view. We came to celebrate a special birthday dinner for my daughter. Her husband took her here for their first date and then later proposed to her here too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego County. The food is always outstanding and consistent. The only negative I can say about this location is that it was a very loud. I normally sit outside or by the window."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dining experience with excellent service and great food. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and main courses chosen. Loved the atmosphere and awesome ocean views. Will definitely be coming back with our friends. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had one night in Carlsbad and we picked the perfect restaurant....drinks at the bar.....a late seating....just past sunset....the food was a uniquely varied from the standard faire...and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had a business lunch with out of town guests. Always my go to place for visitors. Good food near he beach"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "From the moment I arrived and was met by the valet, the entire staff was so friendly and approachable. They all made me and my mother (celebrating her 77th birthday) feel special and attended to our every need. The cocktails and wine selection was wonderful as was the caprese salad we shared. Mom had the filet and I had some home made pasta and mushrooms and both dishes were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Our waitress surprised mom with creme brûlée for a birthday dessert complete with candle. Upon leaving, the valet was charming and left us laughing as he retrieved our car. It was really the best meal and service I've had in a long time. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. We tried it for the first time and were delighted with the excellent flavors in our dinners. Our service was fun and efficient as well."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with the service, food and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Loved the food here. The chicken/sausage/steak dish with veggies wrapped on eggplant was just awesome. Heather our server was fantastic. In fact I am booking a table for 20 for our next company dinner"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Took some friends out for a birthday lunch, and looked for a scenic spot on the beach with a view of the water. This place was perfect. The menu is varied, all our choices were suburb. Waitstaff was just what you would hope for, helpful and attentive without being overbearing. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We sat on the patio for our reservation. View is amazing. Waiter was SLOW. I can count on one hand the number of times he checked on us - including taking our order. While we were up for dessert, we opted to pass since we didn't know how long it would take. My wife ordered a gluten free pasta dish. She NEVER adds salt to any dish and she had to add salt to give it some flavor. The asparagus and salmon didn't even have any flavor. My meal was great - a special not on the menu that was of the surf and turf variety. Snow peas were great as well. Thankfully we were seated outdoors - otherwise, the noise inside would have been overwhelming I believe. Overall, not a bad experience - just not what I had hoped for on our final night in Cali."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant before and loved it. I have to say we were not real pleased with all the food. My potato was rock hard and my vegetables tasted odd. My prime rib was good. My husbands salmon fettuccini was just ok. We didn't say anything there because we were with my daughter and her new husband and didn't want to make a scene. Also, when I made the reservation on line I believe I put in the comments that we were celebrating 29 years of marriage, nothing was mentioned :( At this point not sure we would go back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great place for sunset dining. Would liked it more if our steaks were a little less done!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We've gone here several times for Sunday brunch - awesome spot overlooking the sea in Carlsbad - so we went on Friday evening for dinner. Amazing chow! Great wine! Awesome service! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When are adult children with their families come to town this a must dinner experience. We have celebrated birthdays, family dinners and Nw Years eve, have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "It is all about the view. The food is good as well-but you are paying for the view. A bottle of House Wine-$24. entree's begin at 36. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Vigilucchi's has a beautiful ocean view, caring servers and a creative menu for special occasions. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The view and food were fantastic. Unfortunately our waiter was un-engaged and scarce during our meal. Drinks were slow to come and had to ask for essentials. Made our experience lack luster. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for early dinner on Mother's Day, 5:30pm. The place was busy, had good energy. Crowd was mixed between family's and people well dressed to people who looked like they just came off the pier in Oceanside. The table was lousy, felt like Grand Central station with people constantly passing by and us having to adjust our chairs so people could squeeze through. Service was mediocre, our waitress was polite but she seemed overwhelmed with her tables. Food was mostly good with a few standouts but I had the NY Strip for $62 and it was on par with an outback steakhouse cut."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of our local places that we just don't get to often enough. All of the "Vigilucci" related restaurants in the area do an absolute fine job of creating a great dining experience. There are lots of windows so it feels pretty open. This is in addition to the outdoor patio. You look across PCH to the ocean which is a nice added bonus. The food is always simply very good, nothing absolutely over the top but always very good. They also have terrific wait staff. Professional waiters I really appreciate. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have eaten here before and it impressed again. The service was excellent. It was an extremely busy night at the restaurant and our server was very attentive. Great food quality, our only negative was that our steaks didn't have any seasoning on them. The filets were an excellent cut of meat, it just could have used seasoning on them to help add a little something extra. I had requested a window table and mentioned it was our anniversary on the reservation. They remembered both! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014