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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (46)
Scenic View (46)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for a Date (39)
Waterfront (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Authentic (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Never fails!! A must stop!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

first time at this restaurant good vibes and was impressed with service a lot of help food was above norm and everybody in my group was happy with the choice will try again for sure prices were on high side but was worth the fine execution

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love this place. We'd eat here more often but it's just a little too pricey for everyday dining. It was my husband and myself and we had a $100 gift card and brought in our own wine. We still paid over $100 for dinner (including tip). But we had fabulous service, a fabulous table and a fabulous meal! We'll save up and go back soon!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Once again we had an excellent overall dining experience. We had a couple drinks at happy hour at the bar and were served tasty complimentary bruschetta , olives and cheese to prepare for our Italian feast.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I took my girlfriend on a Friday night date because I wanted to have a nice evening out. I called ahead to request a pairing of the meal I knew I would be getting and was recommended a Chiati wine. There were numerous bottles, thus the suggestion wasn't helpful to one who isn't a sommelier. My meal was served on a warm plate, hot baked-potato, and quasi-warm prime rib (I assume it was the first piece finished that is why it was warm). If the occasion had been during the date time there is a view of the ocean across the street. She said her meal was fine.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for my mom's birthday. The food was excellent. I had the osso buco, my wife had the cioppino, my mom had a scallop pasta, and my dad had the fish special (sea bass over pesto mashed potatoes). All were delicious! The service was great too! We will definitely go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

6 pm on Christmas eve there were five in pur family thinking about a good Italian local dinner. my daughter lives in this area and suggested this restaurant. service was good and seating ok but the menu was stripped down to a very few choices; I guess they figured they could get 5 seatings in. they did not have some of normal dinneres you find in an Italian restaurant like veal pacatta, capelinni, spaghetti and meatballs etc

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to this restaurant numerous times. This time we were very disappointed the food was not up to standards. We had a wedge salad which was $17.50 and it was so small and the dressing was watered down. I ordered a pasta dish with one scallop, muscles, and some shrimp the sauce was just terrible. I mentioned it to the waiter and his attitude was it’s just too bad. For the price for this dinner would’ve been just great if the food had been like it usually is. When we pulled up for valet parking when I got out of the car the valet yelled at a friend of his which scared me to death it was very rude of him. This is our worst experience we’ve had at this restaurant because we come there for New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and our anniversary. We will think twice about coming back was very disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our anniversary dinner did not disappoint! Great dinner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

vigilucci’s is a regular spot for our family—always outstanding!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been coming to Vigilucci's for a long time. It has been a few years since visiting. The service was outstanding. The food we ordered was very good. But the wine and food are overpriced. It used to be much more affordable. And the pasta dish that I ordered and is one of my favorites, used to come with four scallops, now more expensive and only two scallops. An $11 bottle of wine at the store is around $40. If you want a bottle wine that would normally be around $30 in the store, it is $150 or more. The food is good but overpriced. It is always busy though, so most are willing to pay the exorbitant prices.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very disappointed. I went there for lunch and for some reason I was in the mood for a burger. Asked the waiter if they cooked a good burger and he replied in a very positive fashion. I ordered my burger "rare not raw". The burger came out dark brown well done. Without even tasting it I asked the waiter what he thought and he immediately took it back. Of course the next one he brought me was raw. I ate half of it anyway because my date was almost done with her meal and I took the other half home to actually cook it.
They have an extensive menu of wonderful things, but the burger ($17) is on the lunch menu, either cook it correctly or don't offer it especially at $17, $20 with the truffle fries.

My date had the grilled seafood entree that I suggested and it looked wonderful and she said it was. The bread was great, once we finally got some. The wine was good as was the service. The prices seem to continue to go up with almost every appetizer at $20. We had the Caprese salad which was very good, though not sure it was $20 good.

If it was just my meal it would have gotten 1 star, but because the seafood was excellent and the service was good it got 3 stars.

Sitting across from the beach during the last week in Dec was great, but if you can't cook a simple burger it just destroys the entire meal. Good thing we had a whole bottle of wine.

I think Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse has been taken off my list of places to go, might stick with Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana downtown instead.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went to brunch and had a wonderful meal. The view from our table on the patio was stunning. All of our meals were great. I had the Filet on Polenta, my wife and my mom ordered the filet tips omelette with Bellinis.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was a very busy evening for Vigilucci’s restaurant. Every available seat was occupied. Our server was extremely busy and he managed to inquire about our satisfaction with our meal when we were almost half way through it. Although our meal was delicious and well presented, the noise level was extremely loud and that distracted us from fully enjoying this restaurant experience.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I consider this restaurant a regular for friends, family and business associates. It's pricey, but the setting and the food are worth it. It's a shame what one waiter can do to that experience. Very slow from the start. The couple next to us sat, ordered, ate and paid before we had our meal. We were planning a holiday desert, but it took our waiter so long to visit our table. When asked why we were ignored, he laughed and said they were very busy. I'd rather do McDonald's than spend over $150 per head to sit and wait.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is always my first choice for dining. The service is superior and the food is superb. I enjoy the view and ambiance. Dining on the patio is delightful on most of our sunny days. When my sister visits from the east the first place she wants to go is Vigiluccis for zupetta.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Each Vigilucci restaurant is unique and all are wonderful! I have recommended Vigilucci’s many times and will continue to do so. They have remained at the top of my list of favorite restaurants for over seven years!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

View of the ocean from every table! Nice all-around experience: Creative and tasty menu, Fantastic service, good selection of wine; all at a reasonable price given the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

“Upscale dining” for locals. Dined in for my birthday with my husband...expecting a semi-romantic dinner considering it was a small restaurant, elegantly decorated with ambience lighting, but quickly realized that conversation carried very well and everyone talked over other tables in order to hear their own conversations; very noisy but no one appeared to care. Beautiful restaurant with well sized portions and strong drinks. Attentive service with excellent food. Only offers valet parking on site.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and great service. I wish would have gone earlier and watched the sunset, it would have been a great evening to see it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is our second time to this restaurant as we were again in the area. Based on our first visit we brought good friends back to the restaurant and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and service. Our first visit was in the summertime during the busy season. It was very crowded but we had a wonderful ocean view and we still were greeted with great service. This time we went in late November, after sunset, mid-week and it was very quiet. The food, especially the seafood, was excellent. TIP: The Cioppino was very generous and could be shared. And the service was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, great service. Very creative chef.
Outside was quite noisy because of HWY 101.
Inside may hav3 been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect location, great ambiance, friendly, professional, attentive staff, delicious food - perfect for special occasion or just a nice night out. We will definitely be back next time we're in Carlsbad!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Disappointing Thanksgiving Dinner here with my family of 5. This is actually the second year in a row we have gone to Vigilucci's for Thanksgiving. 2016 was a 4-5 star meal, with everything done well. This year (2017) was not nearly as good an experience. Three (3) of the five dinners (Turkey) were served cold. The other two (2) meals, were ok. They did take the three dinners back to the kitchen and were re-done, but by the time the meals arrived, the other two were almost done, not good! The issue that was really bad, was for something that would prevent me from recommending this place in the future. My daughter has ordered a diet-coke which was fine. The waitress asked if she would like a refill, and she said yes. Pretty common occurrence in any restaurant. When I looked at the bill, the restaurant actually charged me $1.00 for the refill! You even get free refills at Denny's!! When someone is paying $300 for their dinner (s), the extra charge of $1.00 for a diet-coke refill is insulting and petty of the establishment. Poor policy!!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our seating time was past the sunset so our waterfront view was the moon on the water which was lovely, but not the ocean. Our table was just inside the door to the patio and I so wished we had been seated outside. Personally, I found the noise level inside the dining area to be disturbing, but I realize that tables were probably added to increase the seating for the Thanksgiving holiday. While the food was exceptional, the price was higher than expected; it was only the noise level that decreased the value. Our server - Chris M - was EXCEPTIONAL and was the best part of our evening - kind, generous, helpful but not pushy, and very professional. Definitely a positive recommendation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We dined here for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and very fresh. Our server, Daniella, was very charming, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or romantic night out.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal! I️t was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service, pricy but good food, parking for the restaurant is too small.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great view, great view, great service! We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving meal with an ocean view!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came here for our annual tradition of eating Thanksgiving lunch at a restaurant and were so glad we picked Vigilucci's! Along with a great prix fixe menu there were many equally tempting a la carte choices for those who couldn't make up their minds. Our table request was accommodated (though there are no bad choices) and it was a delight to sit by the large open doors onto the patio and watch the ocean as we dined. My husband chose the traditional turkey and said it was superb, succulent and delicious; very hard to achieve with so many diners. We all enjoyed every course; the food was perfectly cooked and arrived at the table beautifully plated and at just the right temperature whether a salad or a hot entree. I have to give a big shout-out to our wonderful waiter, Andrea. He combined the perfect balance of professional, friendly and attentive care. He truly made us feel like valued and welcome guests to the restaurant and made a lovely experience just perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I wanted to go to a top notch seafood and steak place while visiting Carlsbad for our anniversary for the weekend. We had already picked a place out before we got there and then took and a drive nearest to the ocean from where we were staying and saw vigaluccis restaurant and decided we would rather go there after seeing the menu on-line. We had a great meal accompanied by great service with a waiter who was sooo good and attentive that I gave out my first %25 tip at a restaurant ever In my life! We will Definitely be going back to vigaluccis whenever we are in the area and will recommend it to everyone we know to go to for the best quality of food and service in The Italian Restaurant Industry!! My wife has already posted pictures of your food and great reviews on Facebook and to family members! THANKYOU for the great dining experience!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great meal with even better service by the entire staff...especially our waiter, Andrea! Food, wine, and martini’s were all delicious. Unfortunately, I disappointed with my prime rib as it was tough and undercooked. Sorry chef...it sucked! Only other complaint I had was with the tool we had seated next to us who picked a fight with his wife for most of our meal. Overall, the experience was a nice evening out with my bride!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service are excellent. Well worth the Drive and cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wanted a nice meal with a sunset view. This was a perfect fit. The restaurant is across the street from the beach and has unobstructed views of the sunset from the patio seats. We ordered the risotto special with scallops and the salmon. The scallops were perfectly cooked, not too rare or too done. The risotto was delicious. The salmon was also very good. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great dinner and fantastic service by our Italian waitstaff! Grazie mille!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love the food & staff. Always delicious. It's one of our go to restaurant s when friends are visiting or special date night

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 16, 2017

If Excellent wine choices by the glass. Martini perfect. Caesar salad on endive and not cut pieces and dressed...no anchovies...disappointment. Spaghetti portofino and griliata Pesci absolutely wonderful. Shrimp, clams, calamari in a tasty sauce and generous portions. Bread with perfect crust to get all the sauce. Marcello added to the enjoyment of our dining with his delightful humor and top notch service. Tiramisu, nice way to end the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Jacqueline was a friendly , spot on server. She presented nicely and her recommendations were perfect !
I had the fish- Seabass over polenta and my friend had the shrimp cocktail ( though it had a fancy Italian name)
Delicious!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The most delicious food I've ever eaten. Everything was perfect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Daughters 13th birthday celebration

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