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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse, Carlsbad, CA

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
4228 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 46 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, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Email Events@vigiluccis.com to book. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 25 years
  • 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 4,228 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • North San Diego

    Italian

4,228 Reviews
  1. LizR

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is great! Atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is pretty good, some italian classics and some twists, steak are really tasty (Tomahawk) and for their prices it’s 100% worth it. Have in mind, they only have valet parking. Reservation 100% recommended

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  2. Zezare

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I definitely would return to try more dishes. We enjoyed a 20oz prime steak, and it was amazing, cooked at term and seasoned at perfection. Service was on top of their game, friendly and well-timed. There’re drinks and dishes for all budgets.

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  3. PamC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome, good wine choice, all 5 of us loved the apps and our dinners. We enjoyed the sunset and our valet guy was on top of it too!

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  4. BillE

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always enjoy this place. I wish they did not let people in that make no effort to at least not dress like they were on the beach or worse. So type of dress code in an expensive place is fair.

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  5. RobertG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience every time we visit

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  6. RenaeG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never are we ever disappointed when we come here. Our waiter last night was absolutely fantastic so knowledgeable about everything.. just another fantastic evening. Another delicious dinner at this beautiful establishment. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to come back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a staycation for our anniversary and this restaurant was suggested. We couldn’t have been happier the food and talk about service! Tony was amazing, provided top notch service and made our night so much more memorable. We may have to make the 2 hour drive down here again soon just to grab some food.

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  8. mimi

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable evening and meal. Our server was friendly, helpful and best of all, very able to paint a dish in its best light. Everything was terrific, from bread, olive oil and vinegarette to canoli a true treat.

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  9. AngelG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience! We were treated like we were the only table in a very packed restaurant! Our server, Tony, was incredible! The portions were very generous! My Husband ordered the cioppino and it was so delicious! I had diver scallops that were the largest and best I've ever had! My cousin had the Cappellacci di Manzo! It was so delicious as well! We ordered the red velvet cake to go and it was absolutely one of the best I've ever had and I'm from the south so I've had lots of versions of it. We had a wonderful time!

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  10. Sade

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, waiter, hostess and food service was excellent!

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  11. HeidiB

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic ambience, service and food. Easy to see why they are celebrating a 30th anniversary in business-an amazing feat in this day and age.

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  12. NissaJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were visiting from WI and had a date night at Vigilucci's. The food was spectacular (the risotto of the day was to DIE for!!), the service was perfect, and the drinks were on point. Overall, would highly recommend and if we're in the area again, we will be back.

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  13. annams

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience!! Incredible sunset views, the food was primo absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. We would definitely recommend, book this for dinner and enjoy your life!

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  14. Basel1234

    Switzerland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Restaurant with a great choice of food and nice service!

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  15. CoreyS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience here. The food was delicious and my husbands birthday dinner was amazing.

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  16. Jack

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in totality. Waitress was excellent. Wife and I went here 3 years ago and couldn’t wait to come back. When we finally got back it was even better than we remembered.

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  17. ShawnG

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service atmosphere and most importantly the food is always excellent

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  18. Cali

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood sampler was delicious! I have never hada bad dish here!

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  19. Downtowndiner

    San Diego

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and nice menu. Great energy. Filet was great as was the Chilean Seabass.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance and service. We will definitely be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great 👍 Ordered the filets. Tender and cooked to perfection. The service was great. We will definitely be back.

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  22. JoeS

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal. Our waitress who I believe spoke Italian, was super attentive. It's a nice classy environment. The food was rich and delicious. Bravo!

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  23. ReneeT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is magnificent! Oysters on the Half Shell are as fresh as they come. The prime rib eye steak melts in your mouth, especially cooked Pittsburgh Style. Espresso Martini's are smooth and hit the spot. The servers are top notch. They have a wealth of knowledge regarding the menu. This is my favorite restaurant in all of San Diego!

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  24. KeelyE

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went on opentable to reserve a table here. There was no table for 3:30pm so I booked for 4:45 and went earlier. When I arrived there was only about 5 or 6 tables full. The entire place was empty With this being said there should be no reason to receive food the way I did today. As well as service. We asked if we could sit outside. Little did we know that a lady would be painting chairs and the chemical smell was so overwhelming. I believe a manager came out and opened 2 windows near the lady with paint. But it still wasn't enough. We were already seated with my kids and I didn't want to get up and move them to where everyone else was seated since we wanted to sit outside anyways. The waitress should have informed us that there was being work done out In the tented outside area... Server was ok at first until I wanted to pay. He said he was able to enter in 1 or 2 of my cards but all 6. He then takes my card numbers back and comes back and says he can't use them because it will take him a long time to enter... The food was ok The truffle fries are fantastic. The calamari tastes previously frozen very chewy. The breading was falling off becuase it wasn't cooked all the way and was drenched in oil. We didn't eat the appetizer but was still charged. Bread was hard as a rock. Wine was good but after drinking my glass and looking into it I could see somthing crusted at the bottom soooo gross. The trio meat dinner with filet mignon, chicken, and sausage with veggies and fries on the side. My filet I wanted medium rare and we got well done!! The chicken has good flavor the sausage was dry. The spinach was the best thing on the plate. Ordered a double shot cocktail. Not stingy on alcohol. What a waste of money to come here. I drove 2 hours away to come here as a childhood dream of mine I always used to surf across the street and finally I had the chance to come in and dine and I wish I had not.

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  25. NasimM

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud, slow service , rude unfriendly waitress do not recommend!

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  26. SusanM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere! Food is amazing!!!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Service was very accommodating and the food was really good! Calamari was Devine. Thanks again!

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  28. AbbyW

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience was fantastic. The food is amazing and the service staff attentive. A great place to dine and visit with a wonderful ocean view.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vigilucci’s is my wife and I favorite restaurant. The food was amazing (try the Spaghetti Portifino), the service from the valet to our waiter always 5 Star, and we had the pleasure of meeting the Executive Chef (she is amazing). Highly recommend for food, location (beautiful ocean view) and the service!

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  30. MicahC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time and always great food. The Sea Bass is amazing! Thanks for a fun night.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentines dinner everything was perfect to a parked car great food and conversation the view and dessert all wonderful

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the dining experience was great but pricey. The food was very good. I would’ve enjoyed a few more condiments served with the meal. The server didn’t offer any black pepper, lemon, more butter or bread. There was no Valentine’s Day theme or vibe. However, with spectacular ocean views and amazing ambience I will return, maybe for lunch sometime?

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  33. lagldy81

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Vigilucci’s many times and it is always a great experience. The setting is beautiful and the service is excellent, even when busy. We always request a booth and have always been accommodated . The full Italian experience with music, decor and authentic Italian dishes makes this restaurant a perfect choice for a romantic evening or special celebration…and the view of the ocean/sunset is an extra bonus.

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  34. DKeller

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sea bass was spectacular. Everything was extremely fresh

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  35. LisaA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated Valentine's day on Fat Tuesday and had a wonderful dining experience. The service was amazing - we did not have to ask for our water glasses to be filled, wine poured, or plates removed. Our server was Ramin and his assistant, Giovanni. They were so attentive and pleasant and checked in often to see how everything was. We enjoyed a Caeser salad, the chilean sea bass special (cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth), the Grigliata di Carne (the prime filet mignon was so tender and flavorful), and the chocolate lava cake. The portion sizes are very good so come hungry! Thank you for a great night out.

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  36. EduardoF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant for celebrating a special wedding anniversary! Hostess and waiter repeatedly mentioned occasion and presented a special anniversary dessert to close out the evening! Highly recommend for a special occasion dinner! Ed F.

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  37. RoseM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were wonderful! We had a wonderful evening with our family .

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! One of our go to spots.

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  39. CurtB

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Th food was outstanding as well as the service, ocean view, and everything else. It was a wonderful evening.

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  40. ALEXEnergy5

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent raspberry and apple salad. Main seafood dish with salmon & sea bass was very good. Service was very good.

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Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 4228 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 46 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, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Email Events@vigiluccis.com to book. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 25 years
  • Private party contact
    Event manager: (760) 576-8947
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