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Sun, 4/22
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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

4.5
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana features an exceptional menu of Italian favorites, certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood. Open for nearly two decades, 2014 marks the 20 year anniversary of Vigilucci’s Trattoria formerly located in Encinitas. Menu highlights include many of the company’s signature dishes and a few new ones. Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays an expanded time from 12-6pm in the bar. Happy Hour menu, to boast a few include ribs, crab cakes, Ahi Sliders and wine and drink specials. Private dining space is available for large or small groups. Our casual yet sophisticated piano bar enhances the dining experience.

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday 12pm-9:30pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm-10:00pm
Sunday 12pm-9:30pm
Lunch offered daily 12pm-3pm

Happy Hour in the bar daily
M-Th HH hours are 4-7pm- F, S,S 12pm -6pm.
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Phone number
(760) 634-2365
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Ibara
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Catering
We offer full service catering from a formal dinner of six people to an elegant wedding of three hundred. Our in house event coordinator will take care of your every need - rental, floral arrangements, wine selection, servers and bartenders
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leucadia Blvd.
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Parking details
Private Valet lot behind restaurant from 4pm-close and curbside parking available along Hwy 101.
Self parking during lunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays till 3pm.
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Entertainment
Enjoy dinner or cocktails in the main dining room and bar where exciting live music can be heard from the Baby Grand Piano.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your holiday party, milestone celebration or corporate event at one of our unique restaurants, and we’ll make it a very special occasion. We have several dinner and lunch menus and can build a customized menu for your event.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner. Our executive chef team will prepare a petite Brunch menu. Chef will offer seasonal specials , Vigilucci's signature entrees and dinner menu. The restaurant boasts three outdoor patios and live piano tunes adjacent to the bar for evening diners

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 413 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Amazing food and service as always!!;)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

have been here three times and always enjoyed it. Our waitress was great, also the third time we had her. Good food and nice atmosphere

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was not good and food was not good either
Thursday time we went there and first time we did not enjoy food or service

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Seated right on time with our reservation, that was it for timing. Ordering our cocktails was a chore. 15 minutes later the drinks came, except for one. They were washing a glass....really. 10 minutes later the fourth drink came, ours had warmed up too. Dinner was ordered, clearly requesting a medium rib eye special, again medium. Ordered wine, $105 dollar cab. 15 minutes two dishes came then 5 minutes two more. Oh, no wine. 5 more minutes then wine was delivered. Rib Eye was well done, Risotto was 1/2 fish broth, really awful. 10 minutes and the waiter, Mateo, checked on the food, to late to fix the meat as it would be another 15-20 minutes. Risotto was replaced and was replaced with a dish of raw risotto. We enjoyed the wine and knew the night was ending soon, thankfully.
Not our first time at Vigi’s, but never on a weekend again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was our first time to this location and I have to say that everything was fantastic - from the delicious food, to the live pianist, to our server, Alexis Wilson, who gave us exceptional service. I feel like I want to come back this week! Definitely the service was something that stood out, she was very attentive to everything we needed and recommended some great entrées!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food and wine were great but the real gem of our evening was our server, Eleonroa. She was so fun, engaging and directly from Milan! She made the whole meal and experience authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fabulous food and ambiance! Loved the people watching too. Great place for a special occasion. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very consistent food and service

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a great place to dine.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was wonderful but it was very loud in the restaurant...couldn't hear one another at all.
Next time we'll request a table outside.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I'm missed the atmosphere of the old restaurant. I missed the tablecloths and the male italian waiters.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I had a reservation. On a cold night, they wanted to put us outside or right next to the front door, which was open. When I resisted, the hostess said they were very busy. My response: That’s why I made a reservation. An unpleasant opening experience. However, the waiter was quite nice and the food was fine.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food and a great location

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was decent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great service and amazing menu. We enjoyed the live music as well. Lovely evening out with the family.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had a great night there. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

FOOD VERY GOOD. SERVICE VERY GOOD. SEATED IN SIDE BUILDING SEPARATE ROOM. NOT UP TO STANDARDS I EXPECTED FROM THIS RESTAURANT. ROOM COLD, FURNISHINGS SPARSE.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant 3 or 4 times before this visit.
The reservation had been confirmed but the table was not ready for us when we arrived. After waiting 20 minutes we took a seat in an overflow area. The wine we ordered was out of stock. After ordering another more expensive bottle, it was 45 minutes since we had entered the restaurant when we were served wine. The food was average and not up to the standard we had experienced at Vigilucci's previously. Then the bill... 1st one we received was not ours, 2nd bill we were overcharged and 3rd time was finally our correct bill.
We were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We made reservations the same day and we were told upon arrival at our reservations time, that it would be a 20 minute wait...unless we wanted to sit on the outdoor patio. Not the response I would expect from making reservations...what’s the point? We sat on the patio as our time away from our kids is limited. The service was okay and the food came out quick. I’m sure we’ll be back but with plenty of other places to try, this won’t be a priority for us, based on this experience, which is too bad.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fabulous as always!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was the first time we have eaten at this Vigilucci restaurant. We enjouyed it more than the other two.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great HH and bar scene.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and ambiance were great. Would’ve preferred to not have to wait for 40 minutes for a table despite having made reservations in advance.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Never go back..

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is great. Great food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere, Great Cocktails! My wife had the seafood ravioli which was unbelievably good. I had the ribs - OMG - great!

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1.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was completely over cooked and the service was terrible. We’ve been there 30 to 40 times and this was by far the worst.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

One of our favorite places, but tonight when we brought our visiting parents here to celebrate their birthdays everything was just off. We arrived 5 minutes late for our 7:00 reservation, and then we got to wait for another 30 minutes until we were seated. Fortunately they were able to accommodate our request for a table in the corner to reduce the noise as my father is hard of hearing and would have been lost for the two hours we were there.

Food was alright, not great. Veal was overdone. Nothing worth sending back, but just sadly underwhelming for a place where I’ve had the best filet mignon ever (back when it was Robby’s).

And even though they were told when we made the reservation that we were celebrating TWO 78th birthdays, they made no effort to recognize my parents.

A disappointing evening for $250.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, good service, fantastic wine, and really good wn environment.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine Day dinner

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed our Valentines dinner here. Note to host/s....you really should say goodbye and thank you to your customers when they leave (esp when there is 3 of you huddled around the hostess table).

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good was ok, not great

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing! Had a very beautiful Valentine’s day date. Our server was good, but you could tell that she did not enjoy her job and would make comments to the bartender going in and out of the kitchen. Other than that, everything was awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Almost too many options to choose from. Very attentive staff. Higher priced but worth it for the flavor, service and ambience.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This location has never disappointed us, we like to return many times. The patio seating ambiance is excellent during good weather days. Grade-A

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server, Elinora, was exceptionally personable and prompt. Our meals were excellent with flavorable authentic Italian sauces.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Another great meal at my favorite place in San Diego. Great barramundi with a yummy wine pairing. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was amazing. Set in the outdoor patio; adjacent to Hwy 101 and train tracks. As a result noisier than we would prefer. As a result would recommend indoor dining.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion close to home!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Average food and service overall. This was my family’s first time here. Our table of 7 was seated in a downstairs back room which is pretty isolated from other diners. When we were seated I was slightly worried that this table away from everyone else would make it difficult for our waiter to provide good service & unfortunately I was right - we had to ask several times for children’s menu, water to be refilled, more bread, etc.
My seafood ravioli was really good and so was another’s chicken parmigiana. But the lasagne & scallopini porcini others had was average & they said they would not order again.
I will try this place one more time for a final opinion because the location and the overall building is nice but unless you want total privacy I would not recommend the back rooms.

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