Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
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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- Waitstaff wear masks
Chilled Seafood Platter
An outstanding selection of ocean fresh seafood. Inquire about today's selection. For two people
Fresh seasonal mussels, Manila clams, jumbo prawns, calamari, fresh fish, rock shrimp and a diver scallop sautéed with roasted garlic in a zesty tomato sauce
Fresh homemade pasta sheets layered with Italian sausage, ricotta, Parmigiano, mozzarella and besciamella sauce
Service was outstanding. Everything else I would put at a 4 to 4.5 level. Everything was good, but it's just that I've had better (ambience and quality of food) and so I can't give it a 5 star rating.
Dog friendly (even got water bowl), scallops and gnocchi delicious!
On a night that was absolutely packed with patrons, our food and service was absolutely faultless. Don’t miss the Fish Stew. We had an 18 month with us and Andrea our server went out of his way to make our experience very special. Parking is an issue and is the only concern I have. Will definitely return.
The additional tent in the parking lot had its pros and cons. The pro was ocean views for 2, parking lot view for 2. The food as always was outstanding. The drinks were excellent. The service was superb.
Dinner for 4 with 2 drinks each will set you back $500.
One of the best meals we have had in a long time!
Very expensive experience, seated outside in a tent, traffic noise, traffic fumes were one thing. Watching a car cut the line for valet and see the driver bribe the valet attendant with a $100 Bill was infuriating and insulting. While the food was good it was not worth the extremely high end pricing.
The food, service, timeliness, value, etc was perfect. I think the only item I didn’t like was the fact that I had to pay $7 to park.
Food was good but the menu was very limited, hence the overall rating of good. Service was fine and having a view of the ocean across the street and down the cliffs was nice.
It was a nice experience food was great but the noise level in the patio area was very very loud couldn't even talk at our table
This restaurant is a slam dunk winner every time! The service, from being greeted by the hostess, to paying the check is friendly, unassuming, accommodating, and elegant. The menu is fabulous, as is the food and drink. You won't find a better dining experience.
I ordered the Ribeye, to the tune of $95, and told the server how I wanted it, medium+. It came out medium rare and with a large portion inedible due to fat. The server took it back and had it regrilled, and about half was OK. My wife had the Cappellacci di Zucca and it was very good. I would hesitate to order steak there again, but will come back if for no other reason than the ambiance and ocean views.
This place never disappoints. Great service, food and wine list.
The ambiance was great, service was outstanding, considering it was a Monday night the restaurant was alive, very busy. The food was fabulous, I had the Seafood special, Chilean Sea Bass with black rice, delicious!
Visiting my sister here in Carlsbad. We’re from FL. 2nd time we’ve been here. Excellent!!
Nice ambiance and great food. Service was on point!
Great food with us sitting right across from the ocean.
Not quite as upscale as it’s been in the past. The new extended patio is okay. A very expensive dinner…not sure we will go back for the overall value
Celebrate our birthdays
The food was delicious. We had a couple of cocktails which were mixed perfectly, and the waiter was prompt, courteous and gave just the right amount of attention, not hovering but there when we needed something. Very nice experience for us.
Great outdoor dining, terrific service, but most importantly the food is great
As usual, the service and food were terrific.
Food & ambience were excellent. Parking is a challenge
If you want delicious food, a welcoming environment, and gorgeous views, this is the place to go. I highly recommend the scallops, which were seared to perfection.
Valet was full and we had to park in the neighborhood which was actually a lovely walk. We were seated at a wonderful outside table with a gorgeous view. Our server was warm and wonderful. Oysters were fresh. My husband got the risotto special which was subtle and savory and delicious. I got cioppino which at first bite was delicious. Seafood was plentiful, fresh and plump and exceptionally cooked, especially the scallop. Next bite was salty, next was saltier, etc. The salt in the broth became progressively so overpowering I couldn’t continue eating, picking a few pieces at the edges. Too bad... it was a ruined over $50 entree with the makings of glory.
Wonderful, as always, although parking is always an adventure.
Out $50+ per person seafood meals were cold. We didn’t want to have it returned in fear of retaliation. Also, we were sat at a table right next to the valet parking lot where we could smell al the exhaust from the cars.
I was expecting a lot more from this place since it’s in Carlsbad, supposed to be top quality, top service. The only thing that’s was at the top of my experience with my friends visiting from Vegas was the ocean view, which we only saw walking to the restaurant since we were seated right next to the parking lot. Extremely disappointed. Feeling very discriminated upon. Not going back here and won’t be recommending this place to anybody.
Such a great time. Good energy. Great staff and surprises in the quality of everything. The PCH is noisy but didn’t bother us.
So so so unbelievably good. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wish I could eat here every day.
Like this restaurant. Scenic view across the 101 from the Pacific Ocean. Come for the views. Best oysters i have had in a long time. Pasta... perfect! We all had fish entrees and all were great, although pricey! Best part professional waiter Tony (ex military, thank you for your service)a real gentlemen who guided us all night. Go there just for him! Highly recommend, as the large continent of locals present would agree.
This was a mixed experience. Our waiter was top notch for most of the dinner. This was a celebratory dinner for my GF's birthday. We were unaware there was valet parking, and parked 2 blocks away, then my GF broke her shoe walking to the restaurant. We were seated outside, next to the beach, and the busy street. Our waiter was very friendly, and chatty. We ordered our drinks and appetizer, which was fantastic, scallops, and they were firm but not fishy or gritty. Our entrees came, and she got the surf and turf, I got a ribeye. Both our steaks were ordered medium, but were borderline rare. The ribeye was 30% fat and gristle. Her filet was pretty good. We both got the Gorgonzola "sauce" on the steaks and it was good, but not very sharp. It was best on the french fries. Her lobster was good. I'm not a fan, I think lobster tastes like rope, but she liked it so thumbs up there. We ordered dessert and that was pretty good too. She ordered the Creme Brulee and it was good. I got a specialty thing that I don't remember the name of and it was good too. After the dessert, we waited half an hour to get our check so we could go home, and ended up having to flag down another waiter. The price was as expected, but I had higher hopes for the meal.
We just love Vigilucci’s!! The quality and preparation of food is perfection! So enjoyed the hot bread, the calamari, the shrimp cocktail, the carbonara, the Mediterranean salad, the risotto with shrimp and filet and the ahi. That is what we ordered and it was delicious. Martini was great too!! Look forward to going there again when I get back to the area.
Always great to enjoy for any occasion.
Awesome experience overall. Great food and vibe and service. A great way to celebrate my birthday.
Meal and service were both excellent, as usual, and I love the location across from the beach. This is why Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is one of my favorite places to dine.
We were lucky enough to get a table by the window in the area on the right which was great but that was truly luck of the draw as they won't guarantee a specific table. Street noise can be an issue at times but no biggie. Andrea, our waiter, was outstanding! He timed everything perfectly and was very attentive without rushing us. Truly a high-end waiter. That is not true of all the waiters there so just an FYI. The food was absolutely wonderful. We had seabass and cioppino and both were incredible. Prices are high but it's San Diego on the beach so that's what it is. We had a great time!
Good was fantastic!
Unfortunately I did foeget to take the receipt with me.
Could you please send me a copy?
That would be wonderful.
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2915 OpenTable diners.
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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.