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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Boasting 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Vigilucci’s Seafood and Steakhouse will offer a delicious Christmas Eve Brunch from 10-2pm, Special Holiday dinner until 8pm. Brunch highlights will include Spaghetti Carbonara, Bismark Benedict with Alaskan King Crab and asparagus. Open until 8pm.

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (47)
Romantic (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Special Occasion (40)
Waterfront (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

View of the ocean from every table! Nice all-around experience: Creative and tasty menu, Fantastic service, good selection of wine; all at a reasonable price given the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

“Upscale dining” for locals. Dined in for my birthday with my husband...expecting a semi-romantic dinner considering it was a small restaurant, elegantly decorated with ambience lighting, but quickly realized that conversation carried very well and everyone talked over other tables in order to hear their own conversations; very noisy but no one appeared to care. Beautiful restaurant with well sized portions and strong drinks. Attentive service with excellent food. Only offers valet parking on site.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and great service. I wish would have gone earlier and watched the sunset, it would have been a great evening to see it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is our second time to this restaurant as we were again in the area. Based on our first visit we brought good friends back to the restaurant and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and service. Our first visit was in the summertime during the busy season. It was very crowded but we had a wonderful ocean view and we still were greeted with great service. This time we went in late November, after sunset, mid-week and it was very quiet. The food, especially the seafood, was excellent. TIP: The Cioppino was very generous and could be shared. And the service was superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, great service. Very creative chef.
Outside was quite noisy because of HWY 101.
Inside may hav3 been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect location, great ambiance, friendly, professional, attentive staff, delicious food - perfect for special occasion or just a nice night out. We will definitely be back next time we're in Carlsbad!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Disappointing Thanksgiving Dinner here with my family of 5. This is actually the second year in a row we have gone to Vigilucci's for Thanksgiving. 2016 was a 4-5 star meal, with everything done well. This year (2017) was not nearly as good an experience. Three (3) of the five dinners (Turkey) were served cold. The other two (2) meals, were ok. They did take the three dinners back to the kitchen and were re-done, but by the time the meals arrived, the other two were almost done, not good! The issue that was really bad, was for something that would prevent me from recommending this place in the future. My daughter has ordered a diet-coke which was fine. The waitress asked if she would like a refill, and she said yes. Pretty common occurrence in any restaurant. When I looked at the bill, the restaurant actually charged me $1.00 for the refill! You even get free refills at Denny's!! When someone is paying $300 for their dinner (s), the extra charge of $1.00 for a diet-coke refill is insulting and petty of the establishment. Poor policy!!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our seating time was past the sunset so our waterfront view was the moon on the water which was lovely, but not the ocean. Our table was just inside the door to the patio and I so wished we had been seated outside. Personally, I found the noise level inside the dining area to be disturbing, but I realize that tables were probably added to increase the seating for the Thanksgiving holiday. While the food was exceptional, the price was higher than expected; it was only the noise level that decreased the value. Our server - Chris M - was EXCEPTIONAL and was the best part of our evening - kind, generous, helpful but not pushy, and very professional. Definitely a positive recommendation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We dined here for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and very fresh. Our server, Daniella, was very charming, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or romantic night out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal! I️t was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service, pricy but good food, parking for the restaurant is too small.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great view, great view, great service! We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving meal with an ocean view!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came here for our annual tradition of eating Thanksgiving lunch at a restaurant and were so glad we picked Vigilucci's! Along with a great prix fixe menu there were many equally tempting a la carte choices for those who couldn't make up their minds. Our table request was accommodated (though there are no bad choices) and it was a delight to sit by the large open doors onto the patio and watch the ocean as we dined. My husband chose the traditional turkey and said it was superb, succulent and delicious; very hard to achieve with so many diners. We all enjoyed every course; the food was perfectly cooked and arrived at the table beautifully plated and at just the right temperature whether a salad or a hot entree. I have to give a big shout-out to our wonderful waiter, Andrea. He combined the perfect balance of professional, friendly and attentive care. He truly made us feel like valued and welcome guests to the restaurant and made a lovely experience just perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 16, 2017

If Excellent wine choices by the glass. Martini perfect. Caesar salad on endive and not cut pieces and dressed...no anchovies...disappointment. Spaghetti portofino and griliata Pesci absolutely wonderful. Shrimp, clams, calamari in a tasty sauce and generous portions. Bread with perfect crust to get all the sauce. Marcello added to the enjoyment of our dining with his delightful humor and top notch service. Tiramisu, nice way to end the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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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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