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Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana

4.6
875 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Lunch Sunday 11:30am-3pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

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Phone number
(760) 434-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Ibara
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Catering
We have a wide variety of custom catering options and enjoy working with special requests. We are confident in preparing cuisine to your pleasure.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carlsbad Village Dr.
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Parking details
There is ample parking on State Street in front of the restaurant as well as behind it.
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Additional
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

Private Dining

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.

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What 875 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The most amazing pasta dinner my family has ever had and great service to boot.

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Enjoyable (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Tends to be a bit pretentious. They always skimp on the meat in the pasta.

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Mats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Perfectly prepared pasta and vegetables. Every entre was excellent. The tiramisi and capucino’s were the best we’ve had. We’ll be back.

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Phyl 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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SherriM 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

First time at the restaurant, get together with friend, moderate price, good selection for dinner, would go again. Only complaint table was a bit tight for the seven of us.

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DaveB 
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I made reservations for my wife and I for Valentine's Day 2018. This was our first visit to this Vigilucci's. The staff and the restaurant was inviting and created a great feel. I was surprised to see the prices, although I certainly could have check beforehand, so I don't hold that against them. I was quite surprised and upset that they would not accept my gift card because it was a Holiday. A coupon I could somewhat understand, but a gift card, in my mind, is no different than cash. The gift card was purchased and paid for, so I don't see how it could be controlled as to when it can be redeemed.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing 😊 Absolutely perfect Valentine's Day date idea!

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RobertH (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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LisaN (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service-excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent and rich food. Shouldn't have ordered the dessert....too full from meal. Lol.
Gracious and knowledgeable server by the name of Adreanna. Nice evening. Thank you.

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sarah (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. The food is to die for, the espresso martini is the perfect dessert cocktail. Experience the greatness for yourself!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent wine recommended, food was wonderful and service was great

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ITALIAN (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

FANTASTIC- SERVICE AND FOOD WERE OUT OF THS WORLD!

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