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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.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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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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
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.
“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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
Another enjoyable meal at one of our favourite restaurants, Vigilucci’s. Love the food, the service and the location. The noise level was a bit higher than usual. There were some enthusiastic conversations going on around us. But overall I highly recommend dining here.
a great restaurant with a great view....arrived in time for a beautful sunset viewed from my window table.....food ias great and staff is very professional and helpful....reservations strongly suggested you will enjoy a superb meal in a great setting with an amazing view of the ocean
Everyone from the valet to the hostess to the wait staff were beyond extremely accommodating, gracious and helpful! We had our service dog with us and he had a wonderful experience as well. Highly recommend his restaurant...fantastic food, ambiance and service!!!
We had an excellent meal in an amazing venue. We were able to watch the sun set as we dined. It was our grandson's 20th birthday and he felt very special dining there with an fantastic and varied menu with a spectacular view. Chris our waiter was so attentive and very knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list. It is pricey--but well worth it! A terrific evening.
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