Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.6
3117 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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Lothar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was excellent! We had dinner reservations, but still ended up in the tent. The tent was OK, but the floor was not. Our chairs and table shook every time a person walked next to our table, which was quite a lot of times, got old real fast.

Food was very good.

I recommend this place, but you are much better off if you specify that you want to be served INSIDE the restaurant.

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LuluB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Extensive wine menu! Great service! Next time we will make our reservation in time for the sunset!

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PhilipA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Fairly pricey but worth it.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expansive wine list. Enjoyed the specials (sea bass and risotto). Service was attentive but not overbearing

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Selections were well presented. Two in our party had pasta in our meal and both found the noodles to be dry and a bit hard. The Alfredo sauce was mild to the point of being bland. One person ordered the meat combo and requested the steak be medium with just a little pink, the steak arrived closer to medium rare with the meat almost completely pink. Seasoning was at a bare minimum. Those in our party ordering seafood were happy with their meals.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

1. We were disappointed that there was no Brunch available on Sunday.
2. The Christmas music was much too loud bordering on obnoxious.
3. The street noise - cars, motorcycles and buses.
4. The server and the valet, Ryan were outstanding.

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ElviraS
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, great service, fresh seafood.

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vipjason
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since we moved to the Carlsbad area and we couldn't wait after seeing their extraordinary menu and location. One of the best run and well managed restaurants I have visited and we had an amazing experience. Service from Gil was impeccable, wine was served at the perfect temperature and cuisine simply first class! The sea bass is incredible and the steak risotto special was even better than expected. Our compliments to the Chef, Gil and the manager who took great care of us with a perfect table. We will be back! Thank you for a perfect dining experience.

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EvanG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you valet otherwise you'll never find parking 😉. Priced right, ambience beautiful, food outstanding. Almost gave four stars instead of five due to the wine glass had lipstick in it and in times of Covid, you can never be too safe. However, waiter was excellent and immediately fixed issue and free creme brûlée for problem. View is incredible and all staff friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely professional and courteous staff

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Rachie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our family was here in vacation and I made a res here for Thanksgiving dinner. They were very efficient at seating (they were quite busy w lots of people arriving near the same time) and all staff was very pleasant! The food was fantastic…so great, that our 9 year old wants to know if we can fly in their pasta or special order it (we live in Ohio) LOL. The only snag we ran into was our server. I believe his name was Gilly…super nice guy. But you could tell he was nearing the end of his shift…his service was strong when we first sat down…but then service was very slow. My husband and I would have ordered more wine had he been more attentive…but it was like he’d disappear. I know he had a large table as well, but he could have been a bit more attentive. We waited for quite some time, then finally asked for our boxes (for a second time), the check and dessert all at once. We were fearful we wouldn’t see him again for 15/20 mins. Other than that, food, staff overall, ambiance, and location, were all great!

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Hearmenow
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was expecting stellar service from our main server based on reviews but she (Camilla) was mediocre. Service from everyone else was excellent! Food was very good (a notch below great).

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TcsmithBiz
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did Thanksgiving with my girlfriend and my mom. The restaurant was packed for the Holiday and yet the staff members were excellent and attentive. The food was outstanding as you would expect and the sunset facing tables were given an amazing light show by the sunset. Just a wonderful experience.

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CalvinB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable with outstanding service.
It is our Thanksgiving Day tradition, and the view is perfect. The new seating outside is pleasant outdoor dining, with the same service and amenities.

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JohnS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and our server Dani was phenomenal. A great place to spend any holiday or special moment.

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SteveVanZant
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The location, the ambiance and the service! The staff was very friendly and attentive. They took great care of us. The only knock I’d have to say wasn’t even the restaurant’s fault. There were loud motorcycles that kept going back and forth past the restaurant. But other than that we really enjoyed our dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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vipNikkiR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared , extremely large portions and very flavorful, beautiful presentations and Alexis our server was personable and charming. Even the valet was warm and friendly. Great experience will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and customer service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in we were treated like vip’s. Our waiter was so very friendly and helped us with all the questions we had about the menu. We had never been here before so a lot of questions were asked, he always had a smile on his face and was funny as well.
My wife and I are in Cali for the thanksgiving holiday to be with my son and his fiancé. None of us had ever tried the restaurant in the past so it was an adventure for us all.

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DanL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom out for Thanksgiving dinner.
Everything was wonderful from the service to the portion size.
Our Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.
We had an amazing experience and will definitely go back.

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vipChrisK
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Initially seated inches from the staff entrance to the kitchen, between a sliding door. Notnsure why there is even a table there. Service was slow, drinks were slower. Kudos to the support staff, those guys responded to each request while out server was absent. Probably just where we were seated ... have had ma y better experiences.

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vipLoriA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vigilucci’s. Wonderful service, food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you to try their Cioppino. It was so good. My son loves the lasagna. I’m glad they are pet friendly because we don’t want to leave our dog in the car.

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Mickie
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! Would definitely recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great with one lady yelling at table next to us

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007Ashlee
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chilean sea bass was delicious. We had a nice business meeting, service was good, just wish they refilled my water more often at the end of the meal when the rest of the table had coffee’s. Slightly noisy, but that’s because we were on patio, but with that view no one really cares about the noise. Recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was amazing! The food, atmosphere and experience was 10/10. Very high quality food and service. Can't wait to go back next time we visit.

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NadiyaDreams
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Servers were very attentive which made it a more enjoyable experience.

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CharlesC
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have a party of 10 n they can accommodate 11 at the end. Excellent for lovers.

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Cosmo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chilled seafood tower. It was delicious. It’s enough for a main course for 2-3 people. Nice wine selection. Pleasant service. Easy to book online. Outdoor seating was comfortable for the evening. It was not tourist season so there was little traffic and road noise. (Mid November).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is definitely delicious but the price is way too high….Rib-eye is over $100, that’s just way too much…

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LovinCali
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best- in all aspects!

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Gourmand
Jackson Hole
70 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tony was excellent in never rushing us, answering questions, and helping us decide which delicious items to choose. Hard to make a decision with so many choices! Fresh oysters were a nice light start. We shared a salad that had a tasty dressing. Cioppino with pasta should have been for two people...we didn't realize the portion was so huge. Very generous amounts of shrimp, scallops, fish, calamari, and more and very very delicious! The special of sea bass was prepared with a nice crust. Can not remember what is was served with but it was delicious. Dinner with tip was well over $200...very special meal for a special evening.

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Tatyana
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Nothing special as far as food... Overpriced for not properly cooked meat.
Do not waste your money

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Soozie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed delicious scallops and sea bass. Also saw the sunset from our outside patio table.

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CathyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect venue for our anniversary dinner. Had early reservations so we could watch the sunset. Excellent service, great food and drink!

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PaulS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and experience. Great wine list. Great menu. Not inexpensive but totally worth it. Make a reservation so you get a seat. Will certainly be back.

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JAMESM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food! We were close to some loud groups but still enjoyed our dinner

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DavidK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We reserved a table for 4 right after sunset on their outdoor patio. The weather was fantastic, and we had a nice view of the ocean.

The service was good. The waiter recited the specials, and took the time to help us decide between various dishes. I chose the "Capesante ai Pomodorini Secchi" ($49) instead of the Chilean Bass Special after the waiter confided in me that the scallop dish was one of his favorites, although I felt he wanted me to chose the more expensive special. In any case, the pan-seared diver scallops were served on top of risotto cakes resting on a chopped vegetable medley of sweet corn, pancetta, red onion, asparagus and bell peppers. The sun-dried tomatoes cream sauce was slightly spicy. I loved this dish, and it was substantial in size. Go easy on the bread beforehand.

We also ordered "Tonno al Sesamo" ($54) which was a sesame-crusted, sashimi-grade ahi tuna that was seared rare with a garlic-chili jumbo prawn served over black organic rice in a miso broth. It was good, but not quite to the same level as the scallops dish,

It was my friend's birthday and they gifted our table with a Creme Brule dessert with a candle on it, for a nice touch. It was delicious.

The only issue I had was that they no longer honored the San Diego Restaurant's gift card. When we purchased the card, Vigilucci's was included, but we were told that the card stopped being honored 2 years ago. This restaurant is a bit expensive and we chose it because of our card. In any case, we did have a good time, with good food.

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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 3117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.