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“Great food and service as always, but $30 corkage !?!?!?!?!?!? that is ROBBERY !”
Review of Vigilucci's Cucina

Vigilucci's Cucina
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Ranked #6 of 371 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carlsbad Village Dr.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I have previously reviewed this restaurant favorably. It is one of our most frequently visited eatery in Carlsbad. This time it was an anniversary dinner ... Great food, good ambiance and excellent service but it was very bothersome ( and I told this to our waitperson as clearly and politely .. hope it was conveyed to the management) that a $30 corkage line item left a bitter taste in my mouth in spite of otherwise excellent evening. It is just WRONG to be a restaurant in California (a state that relies on wine production / consumption revenue heavily) and have a business practice of a outrageous corkage fee (ROBBERY) that practically robs the patrons who bring wine of their choice. Enough said !... Hope the management takes this seriously.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

To begin our Spring Break week in Carlsbad, I booked Vigilucco's for our Easter dinner. With a six and four year old in tow, we adked to sit near the back of the restaurant but she said she had alreadyvthought of that taking us to a very comfortable booth. Oyr wsiter was very attentiveto and even made addiyions and subtractions to our order at our request. He was extremrly accomodating to all of our desires. Warm breadvwith dekectsble oluve oil and balsamic vinegar came out immediately. zour salad (which threevif us sgared due to its size) came right out. Even the little ones enjoyed thebpears, radoberries, gogonzola cheese, and walnuts in the lightlu dressed salad. Our dinners arrived on huge platters but to our amazement mist plates went back clean. My veal was do tender, I cut it with a fork. The vegetable platter was stunning. The pasta was made to order with fresh garlic, olice oil, basil, chicken, and tomaties. Tge four ywar old devoured tge entire bowl of spaghetti and meatballs which was a child's portion, but enough for an adult. Even though we were stuffed, the kids enjoyed chocolate gelato and the 4 year olds came wirh two cherries on top per her request. Our warm chocolate cake and turimasu tued fir the most delectable. The artistry on the plates was drlightful. Sll in all, tge finner, service and ambiance were top rated. Our meal was better than anything I've had in Italy.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Each of us had something different and we can't stop talking about.how good our meal was. The lasagna as amazing

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Had East Coast family visiting and Resturant did not fail. Need reservation even during the week. Parking tight but Valle works. Exceptional good, large portions and Pacific views.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Another excellent Italian restaurant. Lots of exceptionally good food on the menu and a nice Italian atmosphere. Eat inside or outside for a enjoyable meal and good service. Reasonably priced also.

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Thank Dick C
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