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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse, Carlsbad, CA

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
3499 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 59 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years

  • Private party contact

    Kim Maniero: (760) 670-7173

  • 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

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What 3,499 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Scenic View

  • North San Diego

    Italian

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  1. GS

    GalinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience is amazing. Waitress was great, food was very delicious.
  2. TM

    TylerM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gnocchi is so good! Our server Brandon/ Brenden was patient and very knowledgeable of the menu and specials going on. Definitely made for a nice birthday dinner.
  3. GS

    GandS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    They were out numerous menu items like their veal and told us due to covid surge pricing, a new york steak was $95 😳, no parking and the pricing on basic food items were also too high Service from Courtney was great 👍 but overall, not worth the value. Will think twice before ever going back. Used to love going there
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! All the staff there are very kind. The food was great. The food is a bit overpriced but you’re paying for the ocean view.
  5. s

    shelleyw

    Calgary

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Patio is very noisy sitting on PCH. Server was excellent. A bit pricey but massive portions so maybe ok. Food technically cooked well but everything was too sweet. Could only taste sugar. When I didn’t get a sauce the faro and salmon were really good. The parmigiana was good but again too sweet. The carpaccio was excellent. The tenderloin tips in mushroom risotto was mushy but the risotto was very good.
  6. ER

    ERWS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall this place was a disappointment. First thing we noticed was how hot it was inside the restaurant, my pregnant wife really didn’t like that. When asked about it the waiter laughed it off and said the AC doesn’t do anything and that we should try to be him. Okay? Then we noticed that every single glass was covered in lint and dust, it seems the towels they used to dry the glassware we’re less than ideal. The food itself was okay, asked for medium steak and got a rare, cool. The scallops we ordered were comically different in size which resulted in different textures because they cooked them for the same period of time (this is why you use pieces that are the same size), one was overcooked and extra crispy the other was undercooked and extra soft, lovely. Presentation wise, all plates were delivered on some nice white dishes and one was served on an ugly large stainless steel tray, just stands out and looks awful on the table. The waiter wasn’t very attentive, came by a few times, waited forever to bring requests, my wife wanted butter with her bread and not oil, we didn’t get the butter until 25 mins later after the bread was gone and appetizer had been served by someone else, not our waiter. Last thing, we put it a note we were celebrating a birthday, this one is no big deal, but not one person said anything to our table, why even have that ability for a note? I’d probably try again but wait until winter so we don’t have to combat the zero AC and hot conditions. Other than that, the place is okay. Fantastic view though, I guess that’s what you’re paying for?
  7. DJ

    DavidJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Rated the service a 4 because we had 3 different servers. I know there are several people who assist with water, bread and delivery of our plates. This was 3 different main servers.
  8. TM

    TammyM

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was mediocre at best. For $200, expected better food quality and taste.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special occasion was our anniversary. We had a very nice table outside with a view of the ocean and perfect service. There was an excellent choice of wine, one of the best lobster bisques that we have ever had, and some inventive seafood dishes. Very memorable.
  10. B

    Bella

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We celebrated your 2nd anniversary there and Vigiluccis made us feel special!
  11. D

    Disappointment

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon reservation arrival time there was no parking at the site or around town. Once seated at a sidewalk table the sun was blinding as no shade provided until sunset. Waiter was inattentive especially when he did show up late to ask how our food was. I questioned the tenderness and size of my filet mignon which was supposed to be 10 oz and was more like 6oz after it was over cooked. Waiter did not care and did not offer to replace it. Upon our exit we were charged a fee and tip for parking!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To start, the food is consistently amazing. The Waite staff as well as the parking attendants make every effort to make you feel welcomed and do so all while maintaining a friendly attitude; very personable. It makes the dining experience complete and very enjoyable. We’ve ordered many if the items on the menu and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend Vigilucci’s!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and great food! Sunset view was spectacular.
  14. B

    Brhodus

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Twice as expensive as other restaurants and half as good. Parking is nonexistent, and no valet service available. If you charge a premium you better have premium food! Waitress was excellent!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly cooked fish. Gorgeous view. Attentive service. Wonderful all-around!
  16. A

    Average

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our wait person was very attentive. The salads were good. Meatball and spaghetti very average as well as crab cakes Sat outside by street and was very noisy. Most likely won’t go back
  17. A

    Annie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting, a bit nosy from street cars. Food was very good as well as the service
  18. GG

    GregoryG

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Made a reservation for my 24th anniversary, which was noted on the reservation. Requested a table by the street so we could see the sunset. Valet parking was unavailable so I dropped off my wife while I searched for a parking space. When my wife checked in with the host she tried to seat her in the back of the tent in the parking lot or said we could wait 45 minutes for a table where requested. When my wife resisted the host sat us in the front of the tent. Not a very good location. There was an empty table in the requested location. What's the point of a reservation??? The waiter was ok but the person that delivered the food all but threw the plates on the table and walked away. While the food was good, it was way overpriced. $56 for three scallops. The service felt like a fast food experience, with much better food. I've eaten at the restaurant on multiple occasions. The food was always good. Service was better. After this experience I don't think I will be going back anytime soon.
  19. a

    allisonb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Parking is valet or street and just not good all around. Ambiance is okay, quite touristy. Service is good, probably the best part of the experience, but not without attitude. The menu is boring. Items that could be gluten free because they are naturally are not due to cross contamination. Not as much seafood as they should have. My dining partner loves lasagna and said it was horrible. We haven't been to this location in a long while. The other restaurant in town (Carlsbad) was better. We are upset we wasted so much $$.
  20. a

    amyw

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious and the location was great.
  21. C

    Cheers2u

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch with a friend. Lovely outdoor table. Enjoyed the chicken Caesar salad - warm grilled chicken! My friend had the Mediterranean salad and loved it! Attentive friendly waiter. He brought out a candle-lit crème brûlée for dessert - to die for! Rounded out lunch with a nice French rosé - santé!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our serve was excellent
  23. VG

    VigiluccisGuy

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Can be the view. Food is always delicious. Can be a bit pricey. Great place to meet and have a drink.
  24. J

    Jordan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Never felt more unwelcome in a restaurant. Terrible service. Would never go back.
  25. D

    Delightful

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic but expensive. Food and service were spectacular! The noise level was very high so 3 of us in party found it difficult to hear each other. The location was lovely however there’s a very small valet serviced parking lot that filled quickly. This meant more than half the diners had to park in nearby neighborhood & walk a bit. Not ideal.
  26. B

    Bkelly

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with plenty of flavors. Excellent service. Great wine.
  27. WB

    WilliamB

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. Sat outside and street was noises than expected but all good. Great service and food!
  28. T

    Texasbelle

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice servers. Good food. Great outside under tent
  29. MT

    MikeT

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for good food and people watching.
  30. KP

    KellyP

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I love Vigilucci’s. We’ve been coming here for years. We really enjoyed our evening but I can’t believe how expensive dinner was for four people. It was almost $500 and we did not have any alcohol. We had 3 salads, 4 mains and two desserts. It was good but I don’t think it was worth what we paid. Super expensive.
  31. D

    Dawn

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent!! Food quality delicious, very much on the high side for cost. View was nice if you were seated near the windows. Bar crowd was very loud where we were seated, but overall restaurant noise was not bad.
  32. G

    Glenn

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    How would you like a $95 steak overcooked? That is what I had last night don’t think I’ll go back — sad after 20 years worst ever
  33. M

    Monty

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from start to finish. Our waitress was the perfect amount of helpful yet not overbearing. The food was delicious and the portions were big. They have a great wine selection as well.
  35. j

    johnm

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The street noise was considerately louder than usual and made it difficult to enjoy the dining experience and hear my guests. The service was a little slower than expected. The prime steak was over-cooked. I gave 5 stars because I have had so many great meals and dining experiences at Vigilucci’s, and know there are currently many business challenges.
  36. CB

    CarolineB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice diversified menu however food mediocre. The ambiance and location across from the beach saves the restaurant. Please improve the quality and taste
  37. n

    napatraveler

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Booked a reservation well in advance and had asked for a table on the original patio. When we got there, no surprise, no table on the original patio. Instead, sat in the outside tent which was once part of the parking lot. Not the ambiance I seek for an expensive dinner with out of town guests. Oh well, I will wait to dine here again once that tent is gone. Food was great as was service, but can’t get past the ambiance for the price.
  38. JW

    JimW

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive service, spectacular location - nuff said…
  39. D

    Danielle

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I was a bit disappointed in my entree. The Chilean Sea Bass was bland. The gnocchi appetizer was amazing. I also noted it was our anniversary and this was not acknowledged at all. I don't think I will return to this restaurant. The best part about it is the view. $60 for a bland entree isn't worth it to me.
  40. JC

    JulieC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmela deserves a raise! She is outstanding! All your staff professional and courteous! Well done!

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 3499 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 59 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

  • 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, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years

  • Private party contact

    Kim Maniero: (760) 670-7173

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