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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse, Carlsbad, CA

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4354 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 434-2580
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dana Sills
  • Catering
    Yes Vigilucci's Restaurant Group Caters to large and small events. <br />Contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com to begin customizing your event menu and get more details. Vigilucci's has been catering to the most discerning palates for close to 25 years. <br />For menus visit our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Vigilucci's offers dining in diverse atmospheres to suit every occasion, A private room for groups of 12 -24 or stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from most seats in the restaurant and patio- not private. Email Events@vigiluccis.com For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com
  • Private party contact
    Event manager: (760) 576-8947
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Cross street
    Tamarack Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Italian

4,354 Reviews
  1. HenryG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After many years of not having spaghetti and meatballs, I had THE most amazing dish ever and the coconut sorbet was out of this world! I absolutely LOVED the meal, service and overall experience!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Chris who is wonderful. Great knowledge of wine and the menu suggestions he made were exceptional! We will be back the next time we are in the area! Thanks for the great hospitality and delicious food!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They increased the prices and not reasonable.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Parking is limited and you don't know it's valet only for a pricey $9.00 plus tip until you get there. Disappointing. Overall, even with this it was a very good evening and would return.

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  5. fudnwine

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite Italian restaurant in North County, San Diego. The classy and elegant dining room is never too loud. The wait staff are top notch. Great cocktails and the Pacific Ocean right across the street which you can see no matter where in the restaurant you dine. Our server Eric was fantastic. Don't pass this gem up. It's a great date night choice.

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  6. robertz

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was awesome. Our waiter was the best.

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  7. Jeffrey

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but definitely overpriced. I wouldn't recommend based on the price/value alone.

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  8. RoseLena

    Jacksonville

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful evening. Our server was outstanding, patient and helpful. The food was so much more than we expected. My filet was one of the best I’ve had. The mix of veggies was terrific. The presentation so beautiful. We will be back.

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  9. Disappointed

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The dining experience was disappointing as our reservation for a table in the main indoor dining room was not honored for the time reserved. We settled for a table in the outdoor tented dining area where the road noise is unbearable as motorcycles and cars with loud music was constant. Not to mention, screaming and loud children running around the outdoor dining area. We specifically requested the Indoor main dining room, but would have to wait an extra hour beyond our reservation time for an available table. What’s the point of making a TIME reservation if it’s not honored. We will NOT return to this restaurant for all the aforementioned reasons

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  10. Tess

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and would definitely go back. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. Started with a couple appetizers and then on to the entrees. Our table was ready at our reservation time and I had requested a table with a view of the ocean, which I got. Never felt rushed at any time during our dining. I was a GM for a fine dining restaurant so my expectations can be above average but I am also forgiving as I know what it entails to run a restaurant. The only thing that did not sit right with me was that they charge $1.50 for a refill on a soda after charging $5.75 for said soda.

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  11. SherryS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is probably my 6th or 7th visit to the restaurant. I live 5 hours driving distance away and always pick Vigilucci’s because it’s my mentor’s favorite restaurant. We meet there once to twice a year. The location, ambience and service is always superb. The food has not disappointed till yesterday. The oysters were very fresh and delicious, and my tagliatelle was a little overcooked and slightly soggy. The most critical part is that the pasta was over salted. It was difficult to eat and I left a lot behind. I didn’t say anything to the server because I didn’t want my mentor to be disappointed.

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  12. Miagi

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the service, the food and recommendations were excellent

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  13. Johnny

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I lived in Carlsbad and this was a favorite restaurant for food , ambience and gatherings. I had requested a table outside patio for early Mother’s Day dinner. We were put in the tent behind the dolphin statue so NO view at all. We waited 20 minutes before anyone approached for water, drink, appetizers. We ordered the calamari and shrimp fritto. This is one of my favorite dishes here. However the dish was swimming in oil and really not edible. I wanted the salmon but by our 4:30 reservation time they were already out of salmon. Not sure what has caused such a decline in service and quality of the food but sincerely hope they figure it out and get back to their standard high quality

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  14. DonnaT

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu options beautifully presented at the table.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was the best — made the experience wonderful

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  16. JJCintheOC

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice spot near Carlsbad. Traditional Italian. Not overwhelming good but perfectly fine. Good mid spot for meeting between OC and SD. Kind of pricy but you are the paying for the view.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 1st experience at this location was AMAZING from being seated till we exited! The valet was kind and curtious, the hostess was friendly and prompt and well the service for lunch was as excellent as the food tasted! Our server was very professional, provided great insight to the dishes and made us feel very welcome! Thank you to all!

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  18. ClaudiaI

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They should have more Sun umbrellas in the patio area.

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  19. StacieD

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood. Great service. Great view. Well worth the visit.

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  20. SueH

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always

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  21. RickG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, best restaurant view in Carlsbad.

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  22. CarlsbadGriller

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful view. The only downside was the valet parking was full.

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  23. PatrickG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Vigilucci's for special occasions because of the quality of food, service, ambiance, and the unrivaled total dining experience. Last evening, we celebrated my wife's retirement and we not disappointed by any aspect of the dining experience. Our waiter was very personable, exceptionally knowledgeable, very attentive while not being intrusive. The quality of the food is truly amazing, prepared with the utmost care and served with impeccable professionalism. We offer our highest recommendation for this fine dining establishment and will definitely return often!

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  24. DeborahH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve never had a bad meal there and the service is always top notch! My #1 favorite San Diego restaurant! The truffle fries are a must have and the risotto is to die for!

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  25. DeniseN

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are staying anywhere near Carlsbad, you MUST go to Vigilucci’s! Even if you have to drive a bit to get there! Awesome service and amazing food! Very accommodating for a garlic allergy!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Waiter Ariel was very attentive. Shared some fun stories about fishing in Baja.

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  27. DeanH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been recommended by our friends and it did not disappoint. We had dinner just at sunset. Perfect time to dine and the food was fabulous. Servers are experienced and take care of the customers. My wife and I would highly recommend.

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  28. SusanneF

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and were goven amazing seats to view the sunset. Our server was extremely friendly as were all of the other staff members assisting him. They brought a tasty cannoli with a candle in it as an Anny gift- a special touch!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for one night and looked for a place to eat last minute. Made a last second reservation, got lucky with a spot in valet parking and were seated on patio at 6:30, just in time for the sunset. There were heaters around but a sweater was needed, fortunately we had those. A wonderful waitress took our water and drinks orders, gave us the specials and took our orders. Food came quickly and was delicious - crab cakes were excellent, tops. Main courses chicken parm and the cioppino were very very good with huge portions. We had to limit ourselves to gelato for desert. All in all our expectations were exceeded on all fronts and unreservedly recommend this. I'm not much for American style Italian vs. Italian Italian but this restaurant managed to promote what often are middle of the road dishes to 'fine' dining and provided first class service in all aspects of the meal. Kudos. To top it off, we had a spectacular view of the sunset.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal from start to finish was absolutely delicious! And our Waitress was sweet and very friendly! We will most certainly be back!

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  31. allenm

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food expensive but extremely pleasant atmosphere

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  32. winewithdonandbarb

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of the ocean. The food was delicious and service was great. Use the valet parking. Attendant is a magician on parking cars. And you do not have to hassle with finding a parking spot.

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  33. BrianW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and wonderful food and service. Top shelf. Brian wofford.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Possibly the best steak I ever had.

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  35. MikeM

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambience super! Parking lot quite busy on a Saturday night, but car valets up to the task,

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sitting outside had motorcycle and muscle car motor noise. Signal light at the corner means those vehicles take off fast. Very noisy. I would choose to sit inside next time. Good food, service, menu variety.

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  37. AlexandraR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting. Wonderful menu. Risotto was phenomenal!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Daniela was our waitress and she was absolutely incredible! She was prompt and not pushy and she gave GREAT suggestions on food choices! She is the main reason I will continue coming back to this restaurant! The food was also delightful and delicious!

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  39. IrinaG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chilled seafood platter $230 for two people. Tasty!

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  40. kynthera

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, we loved every morsel. Service was great, highly recommend as a date night or great time with friends.

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FAQs

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 4354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

3878 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Tamarack Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dana Sills
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 434-2580
  • Catering
    Yes Vigilucci's Restaurant Group Caters to large and small events. <br />Contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com to begin customizing your event menu and get more details. Vigilucci's has been catering to the most discerning palates for close to 25 years. <br />For menus visit our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Vigilucci's offers dining in diverse atmospheres to suit every occasion, A private room for groups of 12 -24 or stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from most seats in the restaurant and patio- not private. Email Events@vigiluccis.com For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com
  • Private party contact
    Event manager: (760) 576-8947
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