Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vigilucci’s! Always a must visit when we are in Carlsbad!

RA
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful location....beautiful view, beautiful views and tasty food.

Great place to meet special friends...parking is available with a $6 fee.

3
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a reqular customer, food, ambiance, staff are top notch. A must go to spot in San diego.

JK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Carlsbad! The view from the patio is amazing, service is fantastic and a great place to watch the sunset. It’s always a pleasure to dine here.

E
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I understand that a restaurant with an ocean view is apt to cost more but this was still over the top. To add insult to injury they wii charge you $5 if you want more bread. Food was good but tended to be salty. Outside patio is nice but is right on a main road and noisy. Not sure I’d go back

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous specials and waiter was wonderful.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place and really excelent food. Will Go anytime again

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server (blond woman) must have been having a bad night. She couldn’t have cared less about us. Disappointing experience for a $100 per person New Years Eve dinner. Won’t be back

j
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Amazing dinner. Great service!!

DG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate newly year's eve. Server was great. Food perfect

RF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious and beautifully plated.
Wonderful dining experience with an awesome oceanfront location!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food were delicious. We’ll be back.

m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. It's not cheap, but it's delicious and totally worth paying a little extra.

MM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding, a great variety of cocktails and wine.
A perfect place to celebrate any occasion, not to mention that it has a beautiful patio with an amazing ocean view and the sunsets there are breathtaking.
Everybody is very attentive and friendly, I will totally come back. Totally recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

ZH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, but crowded and noisy and very expensive!

KM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Good for date night and friends and family dinners.

CH
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my wife's and I first trip to Carlsbad and Vigilucci's by the beach came with high recommendation and they did not disappoint. The way they prepared the Alaskan Halibut is the best I ever had

KR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good but overpriced

T
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to bring out of town business guests and family!

RT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I celebrated my best friends 70th birthday on 12/12/2019. We shared a plate of the house salad that was terribly plated and was overdressed with balsamic vingarette and scant crumbles of bleu cheese - horrible! Would not choose this restaurant as a special occasion place. Service was excellent - food was meh...

SS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Always a pleasure to take friends to enjoy the overall experience. Daniella is the best.

M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A lovely restaurant for a splurge however, I found the prices to be rather high.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night getaway!

SS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service. Daniella is the best ever. View is perfect, also!

TA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maybe the best Tuna dish I've ever eaten. Had some of my wife's Risotto special, which was good as well. Energetic place. Would definitely recommend. Service was excellent

E
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Our waiter was exceptional. The food was was yummy. The total bill was higher than expected but still a very enjoyable evening.

RW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
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
14 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.

AY
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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.

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
16 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
10 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!