Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.7
2622 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. Happy Hour is daily MONDAY-THURSDAY 3-6PM and Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3-5pm. Small plate, entree and drink specials in the bar area. 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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4.7
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vipsjpotter
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Vigilucci’s. They are a pillar of our community and we loved them before COVID, and we will always honor they steadfast commitment to the community in our time of need. Thank you for all you do and we will be back to support you and all your awesome food professions time and again. ❤️👊🏼

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vip300c
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I attended Vigiluccis on Tuesday the 2nd. I had a 5:45 reservation. It was a very upbeat scene which was great, so I sat at a tabletop in the bar. Service and food was awesome. Always topnotch. Thanks everyone.

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viplynda
San Diego
129 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the view, stay for the food. Caesar salad with calamari for lunch was a treat!

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vipBenji
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and view of the water. Food and service were also outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love love love this place ..amazing food and beautiful views can’t go wrong here ..wonderful spot for date night for sure

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Peter1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and left disappointed. The steak we ordered for $95 was worse than at some cheap steak restaurant for $25 - could barely chew a piece. The restaurant is overvalued and overpriced.

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vipJohnP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned a Birthday dinner for my wife and some friends. The owner and staff went above and beyond. The food was amazing. We frequent 4 & 5 star restaurants and this was a standout experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been busier and service as well as food was no different than if we were the only ones there. Amazing experience as always. Thank you!

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SatDinner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. A night to remember. The food, service, and ambiance were 10 out of 10.

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vipCiaoBella
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The place was packed and we got a lovely outdoor spot with nearby heater. Waitress was great, martinis cold and dry, Caesar salad split and wonderful. I had pasta “ears” stuffed with butternut squash and walnuts..heavenly! Hubby had Chilean sea bass special...excellent! Espresso and affogato topped the evening! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great service and environment are always on point! The customer service is what makes this place special.

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CarlaP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vigilucci's always a favorite! Love how they extended the outdoor seating! They should keep it that way after the pandemic! Thanks for always making it a great evening out!

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Mark
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding and the service was A+. The server was spot on with all her recommendations and her timing was impeccable. Another great outing to Vigilucci's seafood and will be back soon. mark

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SharonM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Restaurant is located on a very busy street, so there was a lot of street noise, but it really didn't diminish our lovely experience. We will definitely be back.

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vipDave
Boise
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal with great service. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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RobertB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun time/place/food/service at Vigs. I'd recommend this place for anyone!

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KarinB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Everyone is very friendly and the food is consistently excellent. Love this place will continue to go back again and again

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larryg
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far better restaurant than the Vigilucci's in downtown Carlsbad. Great job, we will always return.

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Stebubb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant in a beautiful location!!

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BrandanA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class dining and great sunset view! Not cheap, but a perfect destination for a celebration.

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JimW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here is a total sensory event! Don't deprive yourself. Eat here!

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Angela
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only thing I was not happy with was having to wait even with a reservation booked. But besides that, we received great service! We enjoyed the Bollinger Champagne and it was great! The food was immaculate! I am not big on seafood but the salmon was spectacular! I also enjoyed the chicken parmigiana! This was a wonderful birthday well spent with my husband. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Carlsbad!

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NazeliD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it all
Great food
Great service
And great location

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vipService5
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious accompanied with great customer service!! The valet service was also a great experience!

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MichaelG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We’ve been a couple times before and the experience was excellent. This time, service was poor.

It was busy, I get it. I should not have to flag down my waitress every time I need something because she didn’t check on us or follow up. If I am paying $200 for a meal, o should have to keep waiting for service and asking for things that should be ( and always have been) offered.

Ordering cocktails and a glass of wine to be served with dinner is an example. The food came, no wine. We had to ask for it. 10 minutes later the wine came. I wanted fresh cracked pepper and Parmesan for my meal. I had to ask a busman and flag the waitress down to ask for it. She never checked in on us, but spent time with other larger tables.

This was our favorite place, go to place, for a celebratory meal. I have to question that now. Super disappointed in the service.

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Lisa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has done a good job making the dining experience enjoyable even with Covid restrictions. All tables have an ocean view. Service and food was great.

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PaulaY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just recently moved to this area. Our kids for Christmas gave us a gift certificate for this particular restaurant. We've been twice already and can't wait to go back. The ambiance, food and service was spectacular.

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vipbizman
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great service.

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EdwardA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Good service and food

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TKA1958
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal! Had a great table, indoors, but with a wide open ocean view just in time for sunset. My wife's filet mignon, as always at Vigilucci's, was PERFECT, and I tried something new this time: Cioppino, an Italian-American fish stew originating in San Francisco. It was a pure delight, well worth the $52 - served in a large, flat metal platter with delicious tomato-based broth and juicy, tender mussels, clams, calimari, scallops, shrimp and fresh fish. I normally frequent less high-end places because I am driven by value, but for this place, time and time again I make an exception. You pay not just for a meal, but an experience. And Vigilucci's is an incredible experience, with both a picture-perfect setting and food that quite simply cannot get any better!

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GregC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipAmyG
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great table, service was good especially since it was Valentines evening.

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JenniferK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience at Vigilucci’s! My Fiancé and I went for Valentines Day dinner. The food was incredible and the drinks were delicious. They also sat us right by the front windows so we had a gorgeous and romantic view of the sunset. My only complaints are that they take a while to come take your order (but I also understand it was busy on VDay so I don’t hold that against them), and we also didn’t get steak knives with our filet minions we ordered. Luckily the steak there is so high quality, we were able to cut it fine with our butter knives- but it would have been nice to have those provided to us. I definitely recommend Vigilucci’s for any special occasion you have coming up!

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LindaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Friendly service. Large selection of wines.

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vip300c
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Vigiluccis on 2/13, which was the day before valentines. I have to say it was packed, and all the staff stepped up above and beyond there duty. Food, ambiance, and customer service is always great. Chris was my waiter and he did an awesome job. Thanks to everyone for making it a great night.

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vippeterN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Vigliucci's for Valentine's Day. We felt very safe with respect COVID. The meal and cocktails were incredible. I had the spaghetti with prime meatballs. My wife had the filet mignon. Did not disappoint! I highly recommend Vigliucci's!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff and excellent food. Really enjoyed the experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. We got sat at the end of the patio right next to the kitchen, so that was a bummer. Calamari was really salty so we sent it back, but the new order was just as salty, other than that the food was excellent. I will say that $173 for the tomahawk is outrageous. Had we known beforehand that it was that much, we wouldn’t have ordered it. We frequent high-end steakhouses and $173 for a tomahawk is the most expensive we’ve ever seen.

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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2622 OpenTable diners.

Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.mymobilerewards.net/vigiluccis/.

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.