Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Open seven days a week. 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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- Waitstaff wear masks
Chilled Seafood Platter
An outstanding selection of ocean fresh seafood. Inquire about today's selection. For two people
Fresh seasonal mussels, Manila clams, jumbo prawns, calamari, fresh fish, rock shrimp and a diver scallop sautéed with roasted garlic in a zesty tomato sauce
Fresh homemade pasta sheets layered with Italian sausage, ricotta, Parmigiano, mozzarella and besciamella sauce
After requesting indoor seating, we were put in a tent in the parking lot, which was incredibly loud, both from other diners and the busy intersection by the parking lot. We had to scream at each other to engage in conversation. The tent was also on a platform which shook every time someone walked by. The food was good, however being in this tent prevented us from having an enjoyable experience.
When the waitress tells you what the specials are also provide a price. I was shocked to learn I ordered a $70 meal
Delicious meal, with fresh seafood, premium grass fed steak cooked to perfection, delicious cocktails, and excellent wine selection. You can't beat that view and stellar service.
Always delightful - service is superb. Menu items are a bit pricier than before Covid, but worth it still!
Everything we have ever ordered at this restaurant has been near excellent. The only exception is the kids food.
Wonderful food, service, atmosphere- definitely recommend this place!
Had an outstanding meal here for my Anniversary! The 38oz. Bone in Tomahawk was so awesome!
Vacationing from Florida
I drove from Anaheim to have lunch here AGAIN! Great service! They didn't rush us and let us enjoy our lunch. The scallops on the polenta was amazing. And, the truffle fries had truffles in it and not just drenched in oil. I will definitely come back again.
Great NY steak (nice piece of meat, well cooked), ask for finishing salt and awesome that they have a solid Brunello di Montalcino by the glass. Caesar salad was delicious but was a little over dressed. Waiter was excellent and beautiful scene and location. An amazing place to celebrate!
Great food, great service. Seated at a half booth that my date loved. Definitely will be back.
Sadly this restaurant that was once a great place for a nice meal has gone downhill. They have taken advantage of the changes allowed due to Covid and have turned the parking lot into seating. Well there’s nothing wrong with this inherently, the seating backs up to the valet station and the area is filled with fumes. I have no idea if the food was good or not, I could not taste it due to all the fumes. We were seated there after being told that we had to wait 45 minutes despite having a reservation. In the end it only took 20 minutes to seat us, but this is not how reservations are supposed to work. They are cramming so many people in but I am sure they are making plenty of money given that the average table probably spends at least $150. There are better places for a nice Italian meal the Vigilucci in Carlsbad Village is still nice.
The food was great! The service was great too! Excited to come here again!!
Best view and food in Carlsbad, great for date night or dinner with friends and family.
Overlooking the Ocean with Highway 1 in between but still nice coast location. Great outdoor dining, expert service delicious food. What’s not to like?
We were celebrating a birthday dinner. Everything was fantastic! Food, service and location! Our group had crab cakes and calamari for appetizers. For dinner, salmon, caprese, chicken parmesan, and everything was so good! Our waiter was also excellent.
Unbeatable view facing the ocean! Food tastes good but the scallop my wife ordered came with sands.
The bathroom sanity needs improvement especially considering it’s pandemic time.
Had a fantastic meal while taking a short vacation at Carlsbad . The staff was super friendly. The food is fantastic. The view was spectacular. We had a small dinner . Tried the pear salad . The mushroom and scallops pasta . YUM . Tried the Spumoni for dessert . Drinks were aperol spritze and wine . Great time . Will return when in the area
Can’t miss! Definitely give it a try. Spectacular view!
We had eaten at Vig’s other place downtown, and decided to have a steak at the one on Carlsbad. The meal came out lukewarm, and we sent it back. The waiter offered to buy us a lobster tail to make up for it. The lobster was awesome, but the steak came out again the same way. The waiter offered to buy our meal and we explained that we would rather pay for the meal and get it hot so they remade the whole thing and it was the best steak we have had anywhere. The owner , Robert gave us a bottle of wine and bought us desert for our trouble.
The views can't be beaten in North County.
The food was amazing.
The service a little snooty.
The noise was almost overwhelming.
All in all, it was a nice dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday.
The street noise is horrible. The recent walls are damaged. Seated near a wait station.
Excellent food and service. Very noisy eating outside, especially with traffic including loud motorcycles and cars with noisy mufflers.
If we go next time, we would need to sit inside.
Amazing food drinks and service
My husband had the lamb shank which was amazing. I saw several others ordering it as well. I had the oysters on the half shell they were a bit large I prefer them smaller but the waiter said they had been coming in on the larger side. They still were delicious!
I appreciated being seating out by the window for my birthday!
Very good. Great location. Expensive, especially steaks.
Love this place always delicious with the best service!
The service was excellent! I arrived early and my other guests arrived late. They were very accommodating. The food was incredible. I had the penne pasta. The sauce was amazing.
The steak was tough.....amazing given the $$$
Toilets are SMALL
Our party of 4 had a wonderful time. The food was excellent (as it has been for years): mushroom and filet mignon risotto, vodka penne and tiramisu. Generous portions, paired with Italian Manhattans, smooth meritage wine and Moscato sent everyone home happy. The atmosphere was over the top crowded because it was a lovely Saturday on a holiday weekend, (which made parking a real challenge for some) but the mood was lively and as the crowd thinned it was a lovely, relaxed evening. The staff provided exemplary service. We were all happy that it was a good as we had remembered, and enjoyed ourleftovers for breakfast the next morning 😉
Food was delicious! Server was very nice. It was a busy Saturday night on a holiday weekend! He was working hard.
Server was delightful and the food wonderful.
Graduation. It was pricey, which I expected for a good steakhouse. But we ordered the 38 ounce Tomahawk ribeye at market price. The price of that was over the top. I went to the grocery this morning and the Tomahawk steaks were $12.99 per pound. I expect a markup, even a significant one, but this markup was crazy. Overall, it was a nice night and a good graduation dinner.
Lovely place for lunch. Ocean view. Clear screens to block the wind so you aren't cold. I had the Salmon Salad with pears and raspberries. It was wonderful, salmon was cooked perfectly. My friend had the chicken marsala and ate every bite.
Great food, obviously really pricy. Valet parking was confusing. We sat outside with the ocean view, it was pretty. Heaters were going so we didn’t freeze.
Have been going to this restaurant for a long time.
This time the pasta with mushroom dish was beyond flat. No taste.
The waiter did come by as soon as the dish was served, and after applying parmesan cheese, we said it was good.
Once the parmesan cheese was gone. It was flat - no taste.
The waiter when we told him became indignant. Who needs that kind of attitude for these prices?
Will think long and hard before going back to this location.
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2835 OpenTable diners.
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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.