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About Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

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.

530 N. Coast Hwy 101
Leucadia, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

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.

Cross Street:
Leucadia Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 634-2365

Website:
http://www.vigiluccis.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy dinner or cocktails in the main dining room and bar where exciting live music can be heard from the Baby Grand Piano.

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Victor Ibara

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

This Thanksgiving our chefs will offer a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner as well as offer A La Carte entrees and specials from 12-8pm.  Vigilucci's Trattoria offers outdoor patios and a cozy courtyard with adjoining dining rooms perfect for family gatherings. Children's menu also available.

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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.

Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Romantic (12)
Casual (11)
Live Music (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food as usual. Never fails. A big y expensive and service is friendly but sporadic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was just ok this time around, the pizza lacked everything from cheese to being cooked fully. The pasta we had to send back due to it being undercooked and still hard.. On the flip side the calamari and bread was good. Ive been here before and not sure if they got a new chief or what, but it was def. much better before..

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a large group of eight and were delighted with our special room.
Great time, food but better service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

When you are in North County and you want a great Italian experience you have to male it a point to stop at Vigiluccis

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was outstanding. Live piano/vocal enjoyable and not intrusive. C RABUSA cake appetizer was very good. Partner and I had two different pasta dinners:
Carbonara was very good; paparadelle with scallops outstanding. Portions were very generous. And the cappacino, one of the best for a long time. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The first surprise is valet parking. But that is only $5. The place is well appointed and plenty of wait staff, but they doing a job and generally not radiant people. While the food is special and the decor well done, customers come in a range of attire, from being dressed to the 9s, to jeans and a tee shirt. A simple meal without drinks will come to $25pp plus tip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was outstanding. Everyone at our table of 6 thought the food was outstanding. although I've had better Osso bucco before, it was still very tender and tasty.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and service! Nice back outdoor patio

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

In a word: FABULOUS! We had a late evening reservation and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I was very relieved it was this great since I was tasked with finding a place for us all to dine! Calamari - great. Eggplant parm - great. My husband had a chicken dish served over sausage and peppers and actually finished it. Rib-eye - great. Pretty cool looking place too - many levels and rooms and outdoor dining as well. I'd like to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The music was great
Really enjoyed it


Food excellent can’t wait to go back

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Some of the best pasta I have had in years. Server was excellent. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A reason to celebrate, parents off on their world cruise, spent a nice evening that the orients loved and we looked like Rick stars!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

ALWAYS great and reliable. Love this place so much. Food is fantastic, great service and excellent wine list. If you haven't tried it yet, you must go!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had an absolutely great time while we were here. The food and service were outstanding. anxiously await our next visit!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great. Service was the worst- 2 and one half hours for dinner?!???

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Disappointed in the IPA selection, we live in the beer capital with over 200 breweries.
San Diegians are tired of Sculpin and Stone.
If you don't want to change out kegs look into carrying bottles. Just some advice, when my wife says let's go out I sometimes suggest other places that have better selections in beer.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great dinner! Love restaurant week because we are a family of 6!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hadn't been to this Vigilucci's for a few years, so it was pleasant indeed to discover that it lived up to the good memories of the last visit. And all of our menu choices were delightfully prepared, from the artichoke hearts to the crab cakes all the way to the little lava cake.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Chicken piccata was good, but penne pasta was tough, not fresh or not cooked well...

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wedding rehearsal dinner

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great service, delicious food, great for Family amazing atmosphere, but superior customer service

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

First time at this restaurant. It was an awesome event starting with the beautiful hostess an the the waiter was fabulous . I ordered something that was not on the menu and they delivered. I'll go back there again and it's a 35 mile drive to get here from our house. Go have dinner at this place, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

My wife and I were seated next to a table of six and they were very loud. As our orders were arriving, I mentioned this to the waitress and she promptly and quietly moved us to a new area. She was a true professional.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is excellent and service is great. Hostess is always friendly and accommodating. Bartender 's make great drinks.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We are from the East Coast and Vigulucci's is a must go to when we make our annual visit to Encinitas. This year, sadly, we were so busy we were only to eat there twice. We usually come for happy hour and eat from the bar menu that is fabulous, but this year decided to come for dinner. What a great decision. Our waiter was wonderful and the veal saltimbocca that we both ordered was cooked to perfection. It was a great night and we look forward to our visit next year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I love this Vigilluccis location and the back courtyard is my favorite place to dine. Service is superb and love this location and the one at Carlsbad Blvd at Tamarack.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing food service and overall everything

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I took my wife and daughter and had a great time. Service was excellent and we really enjoyed the food. Been there 4 times and it has been very consistent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic meal. I had spinach and cheese raviolis with vodka sauce that were amazing. I loved the fresh basil on top. My daughter had Penne pasta with rock shrimp and vodka sauce just as yummy. We spent two weeks in Italy this summer and Vigiluccis rivaled anything we ate in Italy. The restaurant is beautiful inside many options for seating inside and out.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the service was good (except we were never told the evening specials). I realize the restaurant is close to the beach but they should consider implementing a dress code for dinner. Some of the patrons were basically "slobs" and shouldn't have been allowed in McDonalds! I don't consider sleeveless T-shirts, bathing suits and flip flops appropriate attire for a nice restaurant like Vigilucci's. It detracted from a special evening out. The Carlsbad locations are much nicer...when I was there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Friendly service but not very attentive . Brought our appetizer, fried calamari, quickly, but no appetizer plate, so we used our dinner roll/ bread plate. After appetizer was cleared, bread/appetizer plate was taken, naturally, but never replaced. After finishing eating our large and very good main courses, our very friendly server asked if we were finished, could he clear, we replied yes. He then proceeded to bring us our bill- no inquiry if we wanted dessert, coffee, etc. Good food that deserves better treatment by this restaurants servers. Hope it was an off night.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Consistently the best Italian experience nice in north county. Period!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had an impeccable meal celebrating my friend's birthday... Alexis was top notch and very detailed in her service. Great menu! We had the filets and the fresh catch of the day's, they all were exceptional! We will be back again soon

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

As always, superb. Our server Julia was outstanding.

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

Wow! What a wonderful surprise. We had drinks at the bar and believe it or not they have Happy Hour on Saturday night until 6:00 pm. The drinks were excellent and they give a free bite as well.

We went from the bar into dinner this is a very beautiful restaurant. Two of us had Chicken Pramasean delicious. Pizza and a Calzone, take note the Calzone was enormous and really delicious.

We had a blast and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Unexpected! Loved it. We've lived in the area, wanted to go and finally got around to it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our Book Club of 8 met here for lunch and discussion. We had a private back room. Everything was perfect- comfortable, great service and excellent food! We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife, her friend and I dined at Vigilucci's in Encinitas on Saturday evening. Vigilucci's always feels like visiting friends at their home for a great meal as our favorite waiter (Eric), the bartender (Amy) and the rest of the staff are highly attentive, professional, warm and friendly. The food is outstanding. We have found every single seafood or pasta dish that we have ever ordered to be excellent. The atmosphere is laid back and the piano player/singer has a wide variety of songs that he has mastered. This is a really great restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Stopped in for lunch and had a great meal. Good cocktails, and a great lunch. Fresh local ingredients and a nice location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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