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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

) #7 of 265 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$$$, Italian, American, Seafood
3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760-434-2580
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“risotto” (17 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the porterhouse which was perfectly medium rare and fabulous quality as well as sides and a bottle of great wine. We can't wait to try the Italian Vigilucci's in town someday when we go back.

Thank idoc4u2c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vigilucci's is one of our most favorite restaurants in southern California. This restaurant has the best Italian food along with a great staff to service you!

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visit the Carlsbad area, we always make a point to dine at Vigilucci's. Freshest of ingredients and delicious sauces abound! We love the seafood entrees - I usually go for the aragosta alla diavola and my husband enjoys the cioppino. We may have...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. Very pricey. Awesome view. The women's bathroom is gross. The floors and walls are dirty. They really need a professional cleaner in there to steam clean and disinfect. Also, the bar is nice but the actual surface of the bar was gross- it...More

Thank Tiffany R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live locally within a short walk to this restaurant that has an unobstructed ocean view from both inside and outside on the patio (with heat lamps). The happy hour menu is really the only reason to go here as it has a great selection...More

Thank adlergi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was treated to the most sumptuous lunch I've had in a long time. This was my first time going to Vigilucci's in Carlsbad and when we arrived I was very impressed with the location. It had a gorgeous view of the ocean and the...More

Thank bittenbytravelBUG16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Marco's service as we dined next to the Pacific Coast Highway. Appetizers were excellent. I enjoyed the lobster tail special with white wine. He brought a special wedding anniversary cake for our hosts, 16 years! Great experience. Thanks, Marco!

Thank Larry1778
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful experience. The ambience was great...as was the view of the ocean. Service was attentive.The Caesar salad was very tasty and unusual, like a "deconstructed" salad with each component layered on the plate. The NY strip was delectable, as was the prime...More

Thank Ken07960
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were quite surprised at the inside of this lovely little spot on the coast. Our meal was delicious and the cocktails were wonderful! Especially the lemon drop.

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have dined at this restaurant several times and counting. The food selection is large, taste and service is always impeccable. It IS on my splurge list, pricewise, but worth it.

Thank BeachMargie
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Joseph L
Are dogs allowed outside?
12 April 2017|
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Response from chneff | Reviewed this property |
I hope not
Is it possible to have a low sodium entrée?
28 January 2017|
Response from Chaps4126 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure of the answer to this question since I don't have dietary restrictions. You might want to pick up the phone or email direct this question to them.
Jim W
Would blue jeans, sneakers and polo shirt be acceptable to wear?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Gary T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, jeans and a polo shirt is totally acceptable. Although this is a very nice restaurant, Carlsbad is a California beach town and casual attire is appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (Tamarack Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-2580
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