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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

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3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (Tamarack Ave.)
+1 760-434-2580
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for great Italian food with a magnificent oceanview, this is the place! What a wonderful, welcoming restaurant. Very elegant interior with warm, friendly service. The bartender, (Luis XVI...classic!) was very attentive and suggested the "polpette carne" (filet mignon meatballs)...amazing! We were just visiting the area, but will definitely return on our next trip to Carlsbad.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in the mood for seafood and this place was recommended by the hotel staff. Billed as a steak and seafood restaurant we expected a wide variety of choices but were a bit disapppointed. The food was good to very good, the service was also more than acceptable, but the value wasn't there for us.

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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for a business dinner. Nice setting with fast serving. Food was fine. Had the lasagna which was filled with cheese making it fat and not very tasty. The experience was coloured by a cold wind from several open doors making the stay chilli. The view from the restaurant is definitely outstanding though

Carlsbad, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For our 33rd wedding anniversary, my wife and I chose to dine at Vigiluccis's Seafood & Steakhouse and we were not disappointed! The food was delectable; I particularly enjoyed the scallops & mushrooms with homemade wide noodles in a brandy-cream sauce; YUM! The food, the drinks, and the ambiance were all above-par. Highly recommended!

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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, ambiance and food always top quality. Located right across from the beach,makes this one of our favs, since we are Carlabad residents ! Fabulous bar...get there early to meet your friends for great sunset cocktails!

Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at Vigilucci's twice during our New Year's getaway. The food, service and Italian wine selection was top notch. We tried the caprese salad first visit and a tomato and onion salad with fried mozzarella the second. Both good but loved the second. 4 dinner entrees included lasagna, ossobucco, a short rib ravioli and the divers... More 

Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times with my wife, with groups of friends, etc. and it's always a great experience. That being said, there's a huge benefit to going here during the daylight hours or around sunset, due to it's amazing ocean views. Quite often you'll have to wait if you don't have reservations (it's a very popular spot) but the... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, food and service, plates bigger than they should, but really good and service supperb, always good to enjoy a good dish.

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, nice ambiance within the Restaurant and the location is superb with a view of the Ocean. Very attentive staff and a nice welcome from the Hostess on arrival. One of the nicest Restaurant's I have visited in the US. Dining out in the US up to now has always appeared as a need/motion rather than a dining experience -... More 

Enumclaw, Washington
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for the first (and only) time on Christmas Eve for what we hoped would be a nice family dinner. The menu being offered was very underwhelming - small and not a whole lot that even sounded good and we are huge surf and turf people. We settled on caesar salads and their filet and salmon dishes. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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