Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

4.6
2835 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. 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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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEric
Cincinnati
87 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

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.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

When the waitress tells you what the specials are also provide a price. I was shocked to learn I ordered a $70 meal

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vipArgyle
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWoodpile
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful - service is superb. Menu items are a bit pricier than before Covid, but worth it still!

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MiMa
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything we have ever ordered at this restaurant has been near excellent. The only exception is the kids food.

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LisaK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere- definitely recommend this place!

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BrockR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal here for my Anniversary! The 38oz. Bone in Tomahawk was so awesome!

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KristinS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing from Florida

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AndreaF
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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WhitneyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Seated at a half booth that my date loved. Definitely will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

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.

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CelesteD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The service was great too! Excited to come here again!!

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vipRachel
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful time!!

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vipRobert
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view and food in Carlsbad, great for date night or dinner with friends and family.

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vipBobbyB
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

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Pmorton
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t miss! Definitely give it a try. Spectacular view!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MattS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The street noise is horrible. The recent walls are damaged. Seated near a wait station.

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Stan
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food drinks and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

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TinaL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I appreciated being seating out by the window for my birthday!

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PatriciaW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Great location. Expensive, especially steaks.

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MichelleH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place always delicious with the best service!

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AndreaF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDRDUB
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The steak was tough.....amazing given the $$$

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vipKapil
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Toilets are SMALL

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😉

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KaceyB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was very nice. It was a busy Saturday night on a holiday weekend! He was working hard.

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vipLuvlobster
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was delightful and the food wonderful.
Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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amandaw
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipFunanddelicious4You
Orange County
115 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 2835 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.