Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Vigilucci's Seafood & Seafood and Steakhouse with an Italian flair. The restaurant faces the Pacific Ocean,one of the best views in San Diego.
Open seven days a week. Happy Hour is daily and offers small plates and drink specials.
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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas Eve dining out. Across from the Pacific Ocean with views from almost every table. Vigilucci's will offer a few of it's signature entrees, a prix fixe or a la carte options. Something to please every palate including a kids menu. Happy Happy Holidays from our team.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2020 across from the Pacific Ocean. The Executive chef team at Vigilucci 's will create it's signature entrees and seasonal a la carte specials including prime steaks, seafood, fresh salads, made from scratch pastas. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco with a 3 course prix fixe menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2130 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view and precise service of delightful food and blue cheese martinis.

e
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I would recommend the restaurant if you want to take someone to a place with an ocean view. I would not recommend it to people that are dining with older companions as the noise level is sooo loud, conversation with them is limited to impossible. My dad and mom could not even converse with anyone at the table. Our waiter, was exceptional and he was the best part of the dining experience. We had not been to Viggiluccis in quite some time and were a little surprised at the entree prices. It is expensive. I understand steak and some seafood being pricey, but $30 plus for PASTA? Unless you specifically want an ocean view (and go there during daylight hours) there are other restaurants that compare food wise at much less cost.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

We were serve seven oysters two of the five that we attempted to eat tasted like a butt hole. OK a porta potty. The next morning and into Sunday still going to bathroom.

DT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent place to go!

L
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Vigilucci's is definitely for special occasions. Very expensive and beautiful with fantastic ocean sunsets, great drinks, and great staff. The food is good, but not phenomenal. The NY steak, especially, was tough even though prime cut and aged. Vegetables were unremarkable and the pasta was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary dinner and I am so thankful for the great service and food. We ordered the (please excuse my English translation as I don't know the Italian version) Lobster and Spaghetti, Catch of the Day (Halibut with Shrimp on top) and Truffle Fries. All 3 were exquisite in both presentation and taste. In fact, that Lobster and Spaghetti was perhaps the 2nd best pasta I've ever had in my life. I don't know how real Italian chefs cook such a light yet tasteful sauce because as hard as I try, I can't recreate it. This place is delicious and lovely and I am glad I had found this place during my trip to Carlsbad.

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Wonderful location. A bit pricey for what it delivers, but give it a try for a special occasion.

AY
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed our dining experience

SL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous. Wait staff is professional. restaurant overlooks the ocean. Wine list is very nice. Inside and outside seating. What else could you ask for?

MM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Prices are outrageous, goes you match service and food. And then valet on top, we had 2 cars, an extra $15 w tip-crazy, wine too much for small glass

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was outstanding! Cooked to perfection with a very tasty sauce that did not mask the flavor of the halibut. Will definitely return on my next visit to Carlsbad.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun

c
San Joaquin
53 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family ate dinner there the other night. We had a great experience, from the convenient valet parking to the pleasant hostess, great service from our server, Dani, and great food. I had the squid risotto with ink sauce which was delicious. My spouse had the cioppino, which is served in a giant platter and appears to be the restaurant's signature dish. The ahi tuna special and the mixed meat grill were also excellent. They have an outstanding wine list, featuring many Italian wines, well thought-out, with some good values. All in all, a great experience and we will be back soon.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

First time visit. The service, food and drinks were spot on. My big issue was with noise. They had a football game on in the adjacent bar and people in there were drunk yelling about the game. There were times my wife and I could not hear each other. They bill themselves as a high end seafood and steakhouse but it has the atmosphere of a local pub. Not sure if we will ever be back. Also I was very disappointed the manager didn’t make the rounds asking if everything was ok, that was a huge fail.

T
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service by the entire team!

y
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and the experience has always been top notch. The food coupled with the sunset was a nice end to a day.

DW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. Yes it was expensive but it is definitely worth doing a date night there.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. We will definitely be back!

C
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at a table inside that just wasn’t good for conversation f. One of our 6 asked if we could be moved and as soon as a table became available, they moved us and we kept the same waiter, Luca. Service was awesome! Table was great for our group! Food was fantastic!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and provided great suggestions. She as very attentive to our table and provided excellent customer service. Our waiter even brought us a nice desert since I had noted it was our anniversary. Overall, our experience was great.

G
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary sunset dinner was exquisite. Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious. Compliments to the chef!!!!

KS
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot for a nice dinner and/or sunset! Never disappoints!

PR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a seafood/steak with italian atmosphere

DN
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic experience. We had never been to the area, nor had we seen the sun set over the pacific. Exquisite food, and a delightful waiter by the name of Marco who pointed us to the right wine and made the whole time one to remember.

MM
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can't beat the veiw!! The food was excellent as usual, never a disappointment. A variety to choose from, hard to make a decision. The ambiance is great, one of our favorites for sure.

BB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would definitely go back to!
really enjoyed the sunset on the patio as was very special for sure!

OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and across from the Beach...what else can you ask for?

PN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent! My server was very attentive, and everything from appetizer to dessert were delicious.

DC
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish you where closer, we would be there each and every week!

YOUR SO Great!!!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday food and service great
Best lasagna I’ve ever had

y
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife's latest art show and just wanted to try the different location-we've been going to the other one in Encinitas for years. A real treat! Great cocktails, dinner and wine plus Jeff spiffed us on dessert. Courtney our server was an angel. She made our first visit here perfect. Also perfect: my steak and my wife's cioppiono.

HM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and view were great but the cost was excessive.

GT
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Valets were great; Dining room and view were lovely; Our server was perfection; The food and cocktails were delicious! My husband had the filet mignon, my son had the spaghetti portofino and I had the Halibut in Lobster sauce. Five stars for everyone on the Vigilucci's team! We will be back!

L
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with a view, what could be better?
Our dinners were excellent. My Aragosta Diavola and wife’s Penne Vodka were outstanding.
We dine out often and too bad we don’t live in the area, because it would be one of my favorite places to dine.
It’s a must try.
In addition we had fabulous service.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and a nice view

T
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food!! Excellent service. Highly recommend

MO
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic!!!
Attentive, professional waitstaff . Food quality; artful with exquisite, sensuous flavors. A must for those who appreciate a top quality experience.

SK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We ordered the best (most expensive) filet steaks on the menu and it was pretty disappointing. Both my wife and I came for our anniversary and ordered the Prime Filet, we both felt it was bland tasting and not of a high quality. For a "steak house" we expected MUCH better. Ironically we both felt the steaks we have had at the Italian restaurant Vigiluccu's just down the street was much better. Kinda a bummer for a $300 bill for 2.