Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.6
3177 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The location sits across from the Pacific on the historic 101 and has one of the best views in San Diego.
Open seven days a week. Signature dishes include Caprese salad with bufallo mozzarella and Heirloom tomatoes, made from scratch stuffed pastas, Cioppino, prime steaks, fresh seafood including a warm or cold fresh seafood tower with oysters, clams, mussels, crab, lobster and jumbo prawn. (items may vary )
Private Wine Cellar room available for private parties.

For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com
Catering to the most discerning palates for over 25 years.
Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I loved this place, we needed a good date night since it's been a while and this was perfect. Food was great, the area doesn't have a lot going on around it at the time of our RES (7pm) and made for a nice FILLING and relaxing dinner. The price meets the quality 100%

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RonR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, and an excellent view of a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it
The food was very good and the pasta was handmade
The waiter was very friendly and helpful

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MissMon
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined here several times and each time it’s outstanding. Always a great place to take friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My sister was visiting and we drove by the restaurant the night before. She asked if we could eat there. It had been years since I had been there but I remembered it always being delicious. The waiter highly suggested the special, crab stuffed halibut over mashed potatoes. I was famished as I didn’t eat all day. I was saving my appetite for the dinner. My meal wasn’t terrible. But it wasn’t great either. There was no flavor. When asked by the waiter I told him and instead of trying to make it better by offering something else he just apologized and said the previous guests liked it. I was beyond disappointed. Especially for the price I paid afterwards. Doubt I would ever go back again. It’s just not worth the value.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. My only complaint was the noise level. I could not hear others at my table because it was so loud in the restaurant.

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VAH1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I had the penne alla vodka with shrimp and my husband had the seafood risotto. The penne was nothing to brag about. It had one large delicious prawn and a bunch of tasteless gulf shrimp and the sauce was too sweet. My husband's risotto was very flavorful and would have been delicious if it wasn't so salty. The seafood itself adds salt to the dish, and they just way oversalted it.

I'd be willing to give it another try if we were back in the area. Service was excellent and the location is very nice. We would have to try other things and ask them to go easy on the salt.

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vipkevins
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. I wish they would bring back happy hour

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HapyEater
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good ocean view and service. Food is delicious and fresh seafood.

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Banff
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is great, service is great and the location is pretty nice, front view ocean can’t complain!

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JohnS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and the food is consistently superb. The seafood and pasta are as good as they get anywhere and the desserts are right outta Italy! Looking forward to going back again and again.

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BrennaR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be returning one of the most amazing restaurants I’ve ever been to

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vipRobertC
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent ocean view. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

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SheriD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service impeccable per usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall it was quite wonderful and the food is amazing as usual. Loved the sautéed calamari and we kept the extra gravy for dipping the homemade bread. Prime filet and the mushroom chicken pasta, yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood an outstanding service..

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St2D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Should stick to pasta! Their pasta dishes are awesome however thier steaks really suck. New chef needed apply asap!

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vipRobert
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I am in Carlsbad or close I try to eat here. The food is always fabulous and the location is special. The key is nice and professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and location are excellent. Food was mediocre and over priced.

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CatherineC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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MichaelW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service5ambience2

We were put at a table next to the kitchen doors. The doors were always open. Very noisy, hard to talk over the sound of dishes and silverware at times. My fifteen dollar baked potato tasted old. The most expensive eight ounce prime filet I’ve ever had at ninety dollars. We frequent the restaurant several times a year. NEVER AGAIN. The waitress was fantastic. She even offered to move my wife and I to another table but we were already eating so there was no reason to.

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NelL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Price of steak was astronomical, and they flipped how the meat was cook. One was completely undercooked and the other overcooked. Even asking to recook the undercooked meat, it was still not palatable. Maybe their seafood is better, but stay away from the meat, not worth the value.

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jmdinner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good experience! Location and food are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years! Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Vigiluccis ! The food is incredible, little pricey but worth it .
We were seated right away after a quick valet park . These Parker’s do an incredible job with the small lot. Chris was a fabulous server and had great ideas for wine and appetizers. We ordered the cioppino and seafood spaghetti. Unbelievable amounts of great seafood . unlimited crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic too. We sat in the outside “add on” with a great view of the sunset. It was a bit chilly on the feet, would have been nice to have heaters on the bottom also .

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the scallops and my wife had the lamb. The martini’s were so good. Service was great and the recommendations were on point. Loved my experience here and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo lo que pides tiene excelente calidad y sabor, los platillos son muy bastos, nos excedimos en la comida.

Excelente servicio, ambiente y atención!!!

Cuando estamos de vacaciones en el
área de San Diego es una buena elección para una ocasión especial.

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Erich
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service/ even better food… and we didn’t even end up with steak. All pastas and all of us were blown away

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Jimmy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

There were items on the menu that we had planned to order only to find out that they were out of so many of our choices, including the dessert and, this was at 5:00pm! We've eaten there before and enjoyed it, but not going back anytime soon.

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vipLaneyS
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance - were all wonderful and exceeded our expectations, even on a cold and rainy, Tuesday evening in Carlsbad. We had oysters, the fish special mahi-mahi, a nice bottle of chianti. For dessert we shared tiramisu and the Affogato al Caffe. All well prepared.

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ChristinaC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the special that was over priced stroganoff. Didn’t present very well. We also had the vodka penne and it was dry. Not impressed for $200 bucks

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DebbieL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great lunch we had here, Vigilucci's never disappoints! Ordered 2 of the pasta dishes, one with a red-type sauce with seafood including extra large scallops, lots of good mussels, shrimp, calamari, etc. It was a huge serving (two could easily split) and soooo good. I had a Pappardelle pasta with 2 huge scallops, lots of mushrooms of different kinds (shitake, baby bellas, porcini and probably more) in a cream sauce. Also a large serving and plenty to share, so tasty. Lastly we ordered a delicious risotto type rice with a port reduction sauce and the most buttery Filet Mignon on top. Again a generous portion and everyone at the table LOVED the food and drinks. Only drawback, was the loud cars on the 101, we were there on a Sunday for lunch and there were several "drag" racers with extremely loud engines. But overall worth the noise for the ocean view and great food. 100% recommend.

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KristenG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Food was delicious!

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vipPumpvixen
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went for Christmas Eve, the food was ordinary and extremely expensive. I would not recommend this re

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was the worst . I been her before and on Christmas Eve… this was terrible. The menu was limited
It was also exceptionally longer than usual for the meal to arrive at the table. The waiter only came once to say it wouldn’t be much longer. Then 15 minutes later….
The meal he brought was over cooked and dry (chicken)
But what made it a terrible experience… the waiter never check on our table to ask how the food was.
Whatever… we can always blame it on Covid
The reality is what are you going to do about it… nothing

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Jody
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service great quality of food. ........

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Evangeline
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods are excellent as well as the the place. Highly recommended with friends and families who moves pasta and seafoods.

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Arletta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Vigilucci, it was great! My husband and I had a great Christmas Eve dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This restaurant is way better than our Christmas Eve visit. I hope this was just one of those times when I never should have booked one of my favorite spots. Felt compelled to let them know the food was not on point Christmas Eve.

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vipNorthcounty
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They don’t recognize the mask mandate. The staff are all unmasked and there’s nothing on the website telling you this so you don’t find out until you get there. I find this to be totally irresponsible with no regard to the customer especially in these times of the Omicron variant. The food was just ok but seriously, seriously overpriced. I had a bowl of pasta that was $36.00. Look at the menu before you go.

If I could have given it negative stars I would have. I will never go back here again.

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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 3177 OpenTable diners.

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