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About Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

Vigilucci's 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 with an outstanding Sunday brunch. Happy Hour is daily and offers small plates and drink specials, most at under $10.
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 20 years,
Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.

3878 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm: Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Tamarack Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 434-2580

Website:
http://www.vigiluccis.com/

Catering:
Yes Vigilucci's Restaurant Group Caters to large and small events.
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.
For menus visit our website.

Executive Chef:
Dana Sills

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Vigilucci's offers dining in diverse atmospheres to suit every occasion, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and an old world Italian atmosphere. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (53)
Romantic (49)
Special Occasion (49)
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Good for a Date (47)
Waterfront (44)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Cozy (15)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great dinner and the service was fantastic! Phenomenal food and drink.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food was also great accommodating our kids. We will definitely be back again.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience there was fantastic, we were treated very well and the food was amazing! We will be going back soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Thank you so much! I thought it was a nice touch to add a signed Anniversary card by each of the employees ! That was so thoughtful! From the host to the waitresses, etc., everyone was very professional and attentive. Again, thank you very much for making this a very special evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The view of the setting sun was beautiful. The staff was great from the valet parking attendant to the hostess to the wait staff. The only disappointment was that the management did not stop by the table ( mine nor others) to ensure the dining experience was what one would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous happy hour and view!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Fun, lively place with really solid food, great wait staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

It was our 1st time there . We went for Valentine's Day lunch. The table was an Oceanside view. The service and food was excellent featuring a fantastic wine selection. I highly recommend this restaurant when in Carlsbad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Waiters and waitresses are excellent...especially Danielle' and Jacquline. We feel special with each visit. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Staff is very personable. Very aware when not to interrupt your conversation. Love their specials.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, service and accommodation. We entertained business associates from Europe and they were impressed and thoroughly satisfied. You can't go wrong here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was outstanding the people were outstanding and the food and wine were even better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

When I made the reservation I specifically stated that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. As we were being seated I mentioned it to the hostess and then again to our server in anticipation that the restaurant would acknowledge our special occasion in some way. Unfortunately, my request was ignored. Vigilucci’s did absolutely nothing to make my husband’s special day memorable.

Additionally, we were disappointed to find that there were no dishes appropriate for vegetarians. The entrees either had meat or seafood and the waitstaff advised us that the chef was unwilling to make any substitutions.

All in all, it was an unfortunate, expensive experience that offered no value for us and our guests.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What a delightful evening! We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. The food was fabulous. The service was excellent. Our thanks to Bruce for making our evening special.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I always enjoy eating here as the food is outstanding! The service is also impeccable! A great venue for a celebration!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Management team , our waitress and even a visit from the owner,Robbie.... all are top shelf!!!! The meal was one of the best we have had !!!! Can’t wait to come back for more!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Once we got over the sticker shock of the menu prices, the meal was quite nice. I know this place has great ocean views and wonderful food but $ 250 for a meal for three was a bit more than we had in mind since there was only one $ 60 bottle of wine and no coffee or desserts. Lovely place for a special occasion especially if you can visit at or near sunset.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Terrific Halibut 'special', but when you're lunching with a friend you haven't seen in 4 years you forget little things like asking the waiter what the 'special' halibut cost--$38 !..or interrogate him after he asks you 'and for your salad we have....etc etc" and you assume during conversation and a beautiful sunny day by the ocean that the salad must surely come with it..nope $10.50 more....so for food quality-great; for charging $5 for 'valet' parking when the farthest car is going to be 15 yards from where you're standing? huh? and for never throwing a price out there on dinner priced luncheon food---I'd keep my eyes and ears open if I were you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The lamb chops with garlic mashed potatoes were excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week brought us here - great value & will definitely come back!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostess was borderline rude. Took awhile to even acknowledge that we were standing right there in front of her. Requested a view with my reservation weeks before we arrived. She gave us probably the worst view in the restaurant until I requested another table. Our waiter was awesome as was the food he recommended. Overall, great evening except for the interaction with the hostess.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It is a very cozy restaurant, the food quality was very good with sizable portions. Very friendly wait staff. Nice Patio Seating. A little noisy on the weekend for lunch due to lots of noisy motorcycles on their coastal weekend drive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is one of our favorite places! Great food, service and view! Always a special experience!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was delicious! We came here for restaurant week and it was definitely worth it. Three course meal for $40. Can’t get any better than that.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a very nice dinner and he service was great. Food was delicious as usual. This was our first time going during restaurant week and I was really impressed with the choices on the menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a good time everything was fine when we was leaving the waiter was upset about his tip

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place! Beautiful view, excellent staff, food was outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a pleasure, great dishes !, salmon is superb !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent menu choices, food preparation, and presentation. The restaurant was a bit loud but then it was Restaurant Week and quite crowded. Our group of six all greatly enjoyed their meals and the fun atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was quite expensive for what we ate: 4 people, 4 salads, a bottle of Pelligrino and coffee came to a little over $100 after tip + $5 for valet parking. The salads were mediocre. The pear and raspberry salad had 4 very thin small slices of pear and 2 raspberries. The Caesar was not cut, with 5 croutons and a healthy amount of warm calamari (delicious). A pet peeve of mine is when the restaurant staff clears the table when some have finished and some are still eating. 3 in our party of 4 we're finished and the guy clearing the table took everything off, including the bread basket, except for my plate and silverware, since I was still eating. I felt rushed. The restaurant is right on Carlsbad Blvd, and the traffic was very loud. We sat outside. Our friends from Ohio loved the view, but we, as locals, who have enjoyed restaurants such as Jakes in Del Mar, were disturbed by the loud motorcycles and roaring engines of cars and trucks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We plan to visit again since we got together for lunch during restaurant week on a beautiful sunny day but hab mixed reviews.We sat at a quiet table in a corner inside with views of the ocean. Service was professional. The restaurant was only half full so conversation was easy and enjoyable. We all ordered caesar’s salad since the baked potato soup with cheddar and bacon sounded very heavy. Salad was very good. The entrees varied.The chicken Marsala as well as prime rib sandwich were well prepared. The pasta was quite ordinary. We ordered dessert as well as espresso and cappuccino. The tiramisu was excellent and the coffees well made. We’ll come back and order different entrees. They have a good selection of Italian wines. Not sure if they would be a good value if it were not restaurant week.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant ❣️ The food is incredible. Had the macadamia crusted salmon which was perfect. My friend and I especially LOVE Daniel to serve us. Although we found out he mostly works evenings now and we always go at lunchtime. However all their servers are superb. Very notable selection of fine wine 🍷. I appreciate they will bring you a couple samples instead of ordering something you may not like. The ocean view is beautiful. Will definitely be back again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We dined here to celebrate my dad's birthday. The ambiance is always spectacular here, which is why I always enjoy dining at this VG spot. I ordered the crab cake appetizer, Cioppino for my entree, and apple tart dessert. The Cioppino was EXCELLENT. The portion size was so grand, that I was able to enjoy my dinner for round 2 the next day. The waiter was attentive without being too disruptive during our meal. A few staff members acknowledged that it was my dad's birthday, and even went so far as to give him a birthday card and creme brulee dessert on the house. I look forward to enjoying more meals at Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse in Carlsbad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We four ladies enjoyed a wonderful SDRW dinner. We brought our own wine along with a bottle for the kitchen staff. Their menu along with our wines were a wonderful match.
Two had the filet and two had the short rib. They were very tasty...cooked to perfection...were plated beautifully and pared well with our wines. Vigilucci's Seafood and Steak consistently provides great food and sunset is superb!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The atmosphere was great because it’s right next to the beach. We sat outside so we were able to watch the sunset. The food was ok at best. I didn’t really care for the food. The service was great. I don’t think I would come back for the food.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A little crowded on a Saturday night but the service, the food and drinks were outstanding.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were very pleasantly surprised at what we found on our first trip to this restaurant. ALL seats have a beautiful view of the ocean. The food was impeccable. The wait staff was fabulous. I cannot say enough. If we lived close, we would be eating there all the time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Never fails!! A must stop!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Birthday brunch

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