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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
Great restaurant. I have had the pleasure of having dinner at this restaurant several times and it has always been a wonderful experience. The food is great and the service is excellent. I would recommend it for special occasions or any time. The ambiance could be romantic, but since it is so popular it can noisy as well. Other than that, is a fantastic place.
The service here was great. My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and sat on the patio. The view was wonderful except for the fact that there is a busy four lane road between the restaurant and the ocean. It was quiet and the food was very good. They surprised us with a complimentary creme brulee.
The seafood was lovely, especially the feature dish. The special that night was a white wine, asparagus, and rock shrimp risotto with a one pound lobster on the side. The lobster was cooked perfectly unlike most restaurants that cook them to the point of an elastic band this one was like butter. Our waitress was warm and knowledgeable, making her guests feel welcome.
We have been here a handful of times and have always been blessed with great service and delectable food. We look forward to our visit there each trip to Carlsbad area. The food is not only delicious but the out-of-this-world Chefs have created some of the best presentation I have come across.
I always order something different there and that is quite a compliment. I usually ask my server if I should get one of two things and then she asks one or two questions or makes a comment on both an they always NAIL IT! These servers just have a way of making you feel special for brief time you share space and it brings the fabulous food up another notch.
Oh, and did I mention the view?! Beautiful. Simply the best and so we are always coming back. It is so nice to have such superb dining experiences with this view. We will be back!
We chose this restaurant as it is one of the few in Carlsbad with an ocean view. We have been to other Vigilucci's so I knew we would not be disappointed. The restaurant was fantastic. We could not have had a better dining experience. Heather, our server, treated our 10 year old daughters so great. They loved the Creme Brûlée for dessert! My husband and I had the Penne ala vodka with shrimp and it got better by the mouthful until it was gone! The girls had Spaghetti Bolognese and loved it. The Calamari was an excellent starter. We cannot wait to return!
Satisfactory food, though the food was a cut below their Carlsbad downtown location. Our server needed a little help. Had to come back because he forgot what was ordered, and from there on was really slow on every account. But, he was professional once getting to us. We might have thought he was just loaded down with other tables, yet we rarely could see him anywhere on the floor. In any event, the nice location for casual dining will likely bring us back.
We had a nice time the other night. I had a mixed seafood grill and my wife had a chilean sea bass special. Both quite good. Baked oyster starter we shared was wonderful.
I'd love to have the steak here, but the price puts me off. I was real interested in the veal chop the other night, but I wasn't willing to spend $60 for an entree.
Vigilucci's is a great little restaurant right on the coastal drive in Carlsbad. If you are looking for an excellent location for brunch or a special dinner at sunset, it is ideal. The food and service are great and the location has a wonderful view. While it is not cheap meal after a day at the beach, it is an excellent place to enjoy great food and a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the cliffs of Carlsbad.
We booked our reservation for this restaurant (we are new to the area and kept driving by). The table we were seated at was perfect to watch a sunset! The entire experience from drinks to dinner to dessert was past amazing! Our wait staff were super friendly and knew we were celebrating our anniversary and made our night extra special. We shared two meals and both were super delicious! We will DEFINITELY be back to celebrate other special occasions. It was romantic, quiet and the ambiance was relaxing.
I have been to this restaurant on 6 different occasions. It had been about two years since my last visit. I'm not sure when it happened, but the prices have skyrocketed. $50 for one sausage, and two small nuggets of chicken and filet is way too much money. Also, if you put in a request for an outdoor table well in advance, it should be honored. Or at least reserve a booth with a view. If it is the case that outdoor cannot be guaranteed, the reservation system should state that. It was an anniverasry dnner and I would have found a better place that is not as costly with an outdoor table.
My husband and I went to Vigilucci's for our anniversary. We wanted a scenic restaurant on the water with delicious food and Vigilucci's did not disappoint. Vigilucci's is about as close to the beach as you can get and the view is lovely. Our server was Italian, very knowledgeable and super attentive. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.
The next time we are in Carlsbad, we will return!
We love Vigilucci's, and this is one of our favorite spots in the restaurant group. Great menu, impeccably prepared food, marvelous service. Nothing not to love. We did a repeat on the Amarone 'cause it's just so darn good and ordered the lamb -- sooooo good! Our dining companions equally loved their food and experience. Best of all, Vigilucci's is pet friendly on the patio (which we so appreciate) and we were able to bring our beloved Italian Greyhound, enjoy leisurely fine dining and a lovely evening out. Love this place!
Nice location. No parking option but valet (OK with me). My skewered mixed grill was excellent, except for a somewhat tough piece of filet. My wife's king crab was perfect, and both pasta sides were delicious. Service was nice but not extraordinary. Overall, we would return and recommend this restaurant to our friends and family
The food was absolutely wonderful. Makes my mouth water thinking about it. The flies agreed with me, it was a fight to the death with at least 5 or 6 of them to keep my food all to myself. We were sitting outside which probably contributed to the fly problem, but I've sat outside at many other restaurants and not encountered quite that many flies. The servers were nice, but seemed to disappear for long periods of time when we needed them most. (drink refills!) Overall I would go back for the food alone but sit inside the next time.
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