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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 (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Special Occasion (40)
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Romantic (40)
Waterfront (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (31)
Worth the Drive (27)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service are excellent. Well worth the Drive and cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great dinner and fantastic service by our Italian waitstaff! Grazie mille!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love the food & staff. Always delicious. It's one of our go to restaurant s when friends are visiting or special date night

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Jacqueline was a friendly , spot on server. She presented nicely and her recommendations were perfect !
I had the fish- Seabass over polenta and my friend had the shrimp cocktail ( though it had a fancy Italian name)
Delicious!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The most delicious food I've ever eaten. Everything was perfect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Daughters 13th birthday celebration

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely wonderful lunch (11 of us). Food was delicious; service perfect. Thankyou

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was excellent, calimari appetizer, ravioli, seafood, spagetti portofino were all excellent. We had a great time. Only thing was the street noise w muscle cars & motorcycles was the only minus of the experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is probably the fifth time I have dined here. Each time the food is creative and delicious. The service is always impeccable without being too stiff. I’ll look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went there for our anniversary, the service was outstanding and the meal was exceptional, can't wait to go again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was ok. Service , although server was very polite, she never came back to make sure our steaks were prepared as ordered, never asked if we wanted a refill on drinks until we were done eating.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere! A bit understaffed when we first arrived but the manager was amazing at making sure everything went smoothly! Perfect Bday Lunch! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made reservations for 6 People on a Sunday afternoon. The view is spectacular, and we have done this 3 times in the last 4 years, while we are in Carlsbad. The food is always fabulous and the service is always superb. I will be back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was far too loud. we were by the window and there was a table for 10 beside us. There isn't enough fabric or carpet to absorb the sound. Food and service were very good, but couldn't hear a thing and by the end, it was just aggravating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great meal as always

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Expensive. I ordered a butternut squash ravioli. The dish was too buttery for my taste. Everyone in the party agreed, sauces were not too exciting. Nice location and ambiance. Service was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I was there before for dinner the food was superb , this time at lunch I ordered the special the fish was undercooked slightly ....The preparation was great under cooking a fish was really not good. The server was awesome , the martinis perfect

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great location for a sunset dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very happy the patio was pet friendly. We went after sunset but next time I will book during a sunset and I'm sure it will be amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always on point! Must be doing something right when you receive great service from the same professional servers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a good time. There was a gas failure while we were there evidently not a problem they had a control of. They were fabulous in keeping us informed we ordered a bottle of white In the hope that the situation would resolve itself...it happened! The meal was okay but not surprising maybe because of the nightmare in the kitchen. But all in all because of the service great evening!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

GRATE restaurant!! View, food, and service and everything are perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very accommodating and service with a smile. Excellent food and menu selections. Excellent wine menu. Enjoyed dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

There was a patron on the outdoor patio with a large dog. I totally support service dogs but in this case it was a pet. It stood and jumped in her lap 2 tables over from where we were eating. There are places to bring your dog but Vigilucci's should not be one of them.

Otherwise, the experience was awesome as usual. We always make a reservation there when we visit Carlsbad. Food is phenomenal and wine selection is great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful experience while celebrating our anniversary! outstanding meal and service.
Thank you!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were celebrating some birthdays with good friends and the good news is the view, service and wine we're terrific!
However, the food was just good, not great. For the prices I would have expected a truly memorable, spot on delectable meal and again, it was good, just not spectacular. Our table ordered 8oz fillet ($50), spaghetti and meatballs ($24), Lasagna which was served in a metal pan??, salad and salmon which were pretty plain. I just think for the prices every bite should be a perfect bite and it fell short there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Une excellente table à absolument recommender. Le niveau sonore est un peu élevé mais la qualité de la nourriture est excellente.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always can count on an excellent meal, but love the variety of drink choices. Very fine dining without fine dining check

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is one of my favorite places because of the menu. They have a great selection and the food is very good. I know it's a bit pricey but I feel the quality is worth the price. This particular trip was very disappointing because the temperature of the restaurant was very very warm. I was sweating through my meal and it was very uncomfortable. I felt it was unacceptably warm based on the price and concept of the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Such a great restaurant. We've been here so many times and it NEVER disappoints. Highly recommend for almost any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch during Restaurant Week. The food, service and view were spectacular. I will definitely go back, and would highly recommend this lovely place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Treat yourself to California casual exquisite dining experience ! Love the diver scallop appetizer, macadamia nut encrusted salmon dinner, Reisling Saint M, Phalz, Pappardelle con Funghi e Capesante!! Wait staff is first class!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Pretty good food. Excellent service, very nice staff

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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