Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

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Vigilucci's 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 with an outstanding Sunday brunch. Happy Hour is daily and offers small plates and drink specials, most at under $10.
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 20 years,
Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always food and service were outstanding. This is a "go to" place for our family and we used this occasion to celebrate two birthdays. Sat on the patio and watched the sunset while we ate a superb meal.

CI
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration! Wonderful food but sitting outside next to the loud traffic was annoying. Incredible meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is always a great experience here. The service was perfect, we love the view and ambiance and our meals were delicious, fresh and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend Vigiluccis!

P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came here with friends because it was near their hotel, and because I had read favorable reviews from years ago. They had obviously overbooked their tables, as the valet parking was unavailable. We were seated at a nice table with an ocean view. The menu was very traditional; the prices were eye-popping high. Ok, I can afford a splurge for a special dinner.

The food was good, but not special. I enjoyed the risotto. My wife’s pasta was served cold. The creme brulee dessert was ok, just not special. Our server was reasonably efficient.

The restaurant was jammed on a nice summer weekday evening, so most people must think it is better than I do. I believe there are better beach-view restaurants in the area.

YW
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were annoyed to arrive for our reservation for which we had requested a patio table and were told they had given us a window but not the patio. They said they had no record or my special request to be seated on the patio. They did seat us on the patio but 45 mins later than my reservation so we did not see the sun set while we dined but we just enjoyed a stroll along the waterfront while we waited. There is quite a bit of traffic noise. Otherwise it was a wonderful place.

JB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset dinner at the beach - all aspects from service to food were outstanding!
Sean, the valet was very helpful finding us a spot on a very busy night!

TH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good to come here and eat local with that view. Best steaks and amazing service

s
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Calamari was very dry, the sea bass fish fillet was not fresh and smelled bad, only new york style stake was good, however for $67 price, it was just ok...
spend $250 and was not satisfied with the meal. the location, however, was really nice.

c
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent and the manager,Brian, was most helpful and funny

J
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent and we never felt rushed even though we leisurely spent over 2 hours celebrating our wedding anniversary. The osso bucco and king salmon entrees were perfectly prepared, however we were somewhat disappointed at the bland sautéed calamari appetizer. This is a beautiful spot to enjoy cocktails and dinner while watching a gorgeous sunset over the ocean!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always do our anniversary here - expensive but awesome!

DA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this restaurant but it was very hot and no air conditioning. Would not recommend it if the temperature outside is not cool.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been in restaurants around the world, and this has to be one of best picks for dinner on our 49th anniversary. The view over looking the ocean, the service was impeccable and the value just right for me. I would highly recommend this to any and all.

LM
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and presentation. Our waiter was great!
One small problem.....Unfortunately my chair was right where the waiters rounded the corner on the outside patio and about every 2 minutes someone banged into my chair.....multiple times even after apologizing.
Small thing....overall the dinner was exceptional!

T
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steak and seafood restaurant with top-tier service and a view to match Wish we got a table outside to see the sunset on the ocean but the ambiance 100% classy inside or out. Food was extremely flavorful with a gallery-style presentation. Impress your guests, VIPs, and special someones at this classy joint. Check will be on the higher end but you'll definitely get what you pay for.

JA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Vigilucci's. We all agreed that it was one of the most memorable meals that we all had had in quite some time. Our Server Andrea, was most attentive and responded to our questions about the menu and made suggestions, based on our interests. Lovely ambience and a great dinner with friends!

TM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my must go restaurant every time I am in the area.

SL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location (across from the ocean), but small lot for valet parking when busy. Food and service is excellent, but prices are high, and lots of entrees are marked "MP" (MARKET PRICE), which I find annoying. Portions are big, so you get your money's worth of high quality, well-prepared food. Drinks and dinner for two came to ~$150, plus $30 tip = $180.

TB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose a late lunch at Vivilucia's seafood & steakhouse to kick off an extended anniversary celebration. Our seating in an elevated booth back away from Carlsbad Boulevard provided a quiet, picture worthy setting for a sumptuous meal and shared Avogado dessert. Our server was knowledgeable and able to readily adjust to our peculiar requests. A penna seafood pasta and my sea bass dish exceeded expectations.

D
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, outstanding atmosphere and delicious dinner!

DC
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!!!!! Great Food! Great Wine

R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service!!!

WA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went there for our 8 year anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Everyone that we had the pleasure of meeting made sure that we and our needs were taken care of. The food was incredible and the wine selection was extensive. I would highly recommend this establishment and my wife and I will be going back.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons birthday celebration! He got the Maine Lobster and it was so good and happy huge..

LG
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat to get great food and service with a stunning ocean view. We will definitely come back.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Views are fantastic. Food has no flavor. This is our second time dining there both times, food had no flavor. First time the gnocchi dish had 3 gnocchi, all were undercooked and dish had no flavor.
Will not return.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Greatly disappointed in the noise level of the restaurant. Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse failed to meet our expectations, after the glowing recommendation from the concierge at the resort we were staying.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. The seafood was extremely fresh and the pasta was clearly homemade. The staff was extremely attentive. We enjoyed the level of service provided. We loved it so much on a Thursday while visiting the area from out of town that we came back Saturday with our family so they too could enjoy!

L
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One or two guests across the room were excessively loud and distracting to other guests including us. 8/22/19.

I liked the raw oysters!

G
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. The food and drinks have been consistently good. Great seafood selections.

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for dinner on Sunday and again on Monday night. The whole experience was amazing, from the valet to the servers to the bartenders it was top notch. The food was outstanding. Sunday was my husbands birthday day and the birthday desert they bought him was tiramisu and it was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I will go back. I have to try everything on that menu.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and an amazing dinner.

CG
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch sitting outside, the view was great. The steak with risotto special was excellent and the meatball sandwich was tasty and the fries were quite good. It’s a great spot for a nice meal.

BN
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We hadn’t been in awhile so we made reservations for our anniversary. I requested an ocean view and we were seated indoors behind the wall. Not happy about it but really no big deal. Our waitress and drinks were great. I thought the food was great too until I found a hair in my pasta. I requested the waitress to send it back to the kitchen. They brought me a new one but a manager didn’t even bother to come to our table. Very disappointed with the experience and we won’t be returning anytime soon.

t
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great table on the beachside patio. Food was good but it has been better.

2
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food, ambiance & service

MT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delight to have dinner here. Food and service are exceptional. It is a little noisy and parking is a challenge.

KK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Was not impressed with the wait staff nor the hostess. Seems the only reason we come back is for the sunset. We need to find a new spot. It's not fun feeling like an inconvenience at a restaurant. And oddly, 2 of the 4 of us got sick after dinner. Had two completely different entrees one with steak, one without. I'm afraid we are done with Vigilucci's

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arranged for us to go for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. The champagne I ordered ahead was on the table and chilled earlier than I had asked, which showed an attention to detail I was grateful for. Our server was excellent, polite but never pushy, and very patient. We enjoyed oysters, crab, and pastas, all of which we savored enthusiastically. It's pricey, but worth the food and ocean view for a special occasion.

v
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the patio by request. The noise level was moderate given the traffic along the road, but the ambiance was superb. The waitress was attentive without being overbearing. We never felt rushed throughout our entire 2-hour meal. The calamari appetizer was HUGE! It could easily be someone's entree, or enough to share between 4 hungry people for an appetizer. I ordered the Cioppino (fish stew) because it's the most glorious thing I've ever seen (and eaten). I ate about 1/3 of it at the restaurant. It lasted me THREE meals, so to me it's a bargain.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous. Great views. Amazing food.

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