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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration across from the Pacific Ocean. Our executive chef team will offer a prix fixe three course menu, a delicious traditional turkey entree with all of the fixings , as well as a la carte items and Vigilucci's Signature dishes. Menu is available for children under 12

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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Waterfront (36)
Romantic (36)
Good for a Date (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2014

I love this local Carlsbad staple. The food is incredible and the waitstaff are the best. Watching the sunset from the patio is the perfect way to enjoy dinner. It was our anniversary dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2014

This is a regular stop when we are in the area. Great outdoor patio at sunset.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Beautiful sunsets and delicious spaghetti! What could be better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. The food was delicious and well-presented with plenty to eat. Our waiter was friendly and made excellent recommendations. The sunset over the ocean added to a beautiful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2014

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2014

We were able to host two different clients for lunch and post-lunch. Staff was very accommodating, food excellent, and fantastic view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Another excellent meal with great service at Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse in Carlsbad on Carlsbad Blvd. Only negative is the number of motorcycles passing by at sunset. The noise almost ruins an otherwise perfect setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2014

THE place to be for a beautiful sunset - great food - excellent service - and fun environment. If there after the sunset . . . all else still applies!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2014

Absolutely love this restaurant! Brought my dad and mom to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had such a great time. The food and wine were magnificent! Heather, our server, was phenomenal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2014

Food is always great... But, come for the view. It can get VERY busy and noisy, especially in the summer and at sunset. You'll need a reservation, for sure.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2014

My wife had the Filet and ahi tuna, loved it. I had the salmon over lentils and enjoyed it very much. Sunset over the ocean was a highlight and our waiter was superb.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2014

Food is very tasty; the chef's hand with Italian flavors is consistently excellent. We had osso buco and spaghetti carbonara, both exceeded expectations. A balmy day at the ocean, they left the doors to the patio open, but then we had flies at our table.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2014

excellent food, great view. Parking is limited but they have valet parking. Suggest you book in advance, patio dinning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2014

Beautiful place. Tables are tightly packed together. Sunset view was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2014

Always a wonderful experience. I brought my suppliers in from China and they were just amazed at the location, view and the presentation of the food. They were taking pictures of all entree's served.
Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 17, 2014

Took a while to get waited on to order our food. I ordered the special sea bass. Sea Bass was not very good and not much flavor. I wanted some lemon, but I never did get it as the waitress never checked back. Overall, a very disappointing meal.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2014

Beautiful view...great food...went two nights in a row!!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2014

Fairly expensive but very good food, excellent service and a wonderful view of the ocean

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 8, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 6, 2014

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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 6, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 31, 2014

Excellent ciopinno!
Wish you had not run out of some of the dishes...lamb, lobster,oysters.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2014

The food, wine and service were lovely - keeping this one in our weekly rotation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2014

SEATING OUTSIDE A MUST. INSIDE DINING VERY QUIET. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. GREAT STEAKS. SERVICE WAS GOOD.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner with great service. Well worth the price

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2014

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2014

Ambiance and service was great! Did not feel rushed, very attentive service. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. We sat at an outdoor patio table and the ocean view was very enjoyable. We had a great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2014

If you like being near the Ocean with a spectacular view, this Restaurant is for you...excellent steak and scallops....tuna sashimi was to die for.....our anniversary made more special by the friendly service.....good energy all around.....catch a wave!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Only thing didn't like was the $4 charge to park. Really not necessary in their own lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2014

We had a very nice night and very good food. The ambience was nice and the only delay was on our reservation. It took about 15 minutes to get and after our reservation time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2014

Was looking for a great steak with an ocean view- Vigilucci's delivered. Only negative is that there is a busy road between the restaurant and the ocean. Staff is friendly and efficient- food is fantastic!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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