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About Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Nestled in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana is the perfect spot for a quiet night out, with fabulous food and award-winning service. Enjoy an affordable lunch on our outdoor patio or start the evening off at our full-service bar then enjoy a classic Italian dinner and a great bottle of wine. Our daily happy hour is a favorite among locals. A great place for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, a company party or special event.
For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com
Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years,
Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Italian, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch Sunday 11:30am-3pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Carlsbad Village Dr.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a wide variety of custom catering options and enjoy working with special requests. We are confident in preparing cuisine to your pleasure.
There is ample parking on State Street in front of the restaurant as well as behind it.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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A gem in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Gorgeous Italian light fixtures, newly remodeled dining rooms and patios that open onto State Street lending an open air and vibrancy in from the downtown. Offering award wining cuisine and service, this location has seating up to 160 persons as a buy out.
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews
They sat us in the bar area - not a fun place to have romantic dinner. The hostess should have asked if we wanted to eat inside or outside. My husband's chair was wobbly. The lobster dinner was ok. I had to request fresh grated cheese for my pasta dish and the coffee was burnt. Next time I'm requesting outdoor dining or the other side of the restaurant.
Vigillucci's used to be one of our favorite restaurants and a go-to spot for special occasions. Still good, but not "great" anymore. What was once a traditional Italian family run business now feels more "commercial". We all know change is sometimes necessary and often inevitable to survive in an increasingly competitive market. In my humble opinion, in this case it takes away from some of Vigillucci's appeal.
Vigilucci's on State St. is one of my husbands and mine favorite places to go. The atmosphere is quaint and relaxing. The service is always top notch. The food is absolutely delicious. So many choices, with a nice variety and something new every time. We particularly love the specials. If you don't have time for a sit down meal, they have a wonderful happy hour and it's fun to sit at their bar. We feel special every time we visit this gem of a restaurant in Carlsbad!
My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. Simone, the manager, is from Modena, and is very gracious. The food is very authentic, the dining room is very pleasant, and the service is excellent (I like the Italian waiters very much). Whenever I have visitors and want to show them the best of Italian in San Diego, this is where I take them.
I love Vigilucci's on State Street in Carlsbad and have always had great food, great service and an all around great dinner experience whether we're inside or outside, having something light or having a long leisure dinner, they always do a great job! Patty M., Carlsbad
Ordered antipasto, charged $16/ pp, minimum 2 ppl. $32 for tasteless calamari, no salad... some mediocre meat and 4 cubes of cheese, 2 slices of bread with chopped tomatoes and 2 slices of tomato with mozzarella. REALLY? No view, music, ambiance and NO NYC address?! Please!
We were so lucky to get into this place on a Saturday night. They accommodated our large party. I cant say enough about the food and service.
We all tried something different on the menu, from seafood to pasta and even steak all delicious!
This was an exciting find for us in Carlsbad
Very busy, very crowded and very noisy. As a result, I think our experience suffered a bit compared with previous visits. We've eaten here before and always been impressed. The food was outstanding as always, with generous portions of excellent fare, a very good value for the dollar.
The service was good, but you could see all the staff running as quickly as they could just to handle the crowd. Seemed like as many tables were squeezed in as could possibly fit. On an "off" night or an off time, this place is a gem. Perhaps somewhat less so on Friday of Restaurant Week. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to come here again (and again).
This place is fantastic, from the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave. Always greeted with a lovely smile, the servers are attentive and kind. The food is absolutely delicious! They make a lot of their pastas fresh at their market next door. You must try the gnocchi and lasagne! The portions are good size especially for the price. The cocktails are fantastic, especially the espresso martini- a must have! The managers are very kind as well. If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant look no further!
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