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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

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3878 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4008 (Tamarack Ave.)
+1 760-434-2580
11:00 - 22:00
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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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a treat! The staff were incredibly welcoming, accommodating, and friendly. They were extremely attentive and took care of every detail. The food was exceptional, my compliments to the chef and kitchen staff. What a wonderful birthday experience!

Thank conniework
Reno, Nevada
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant sits just across from the beach so the setting is wonderful. The food was excellent, service just so-so, and I felt that they were charging dinner prices at lunch time.

Carlsbad, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine. Professional staff. Great atmosphere. Sometimes can be a little loud. Try the half moon sitting booths.

Thank Chaps4126
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all of the mostly glowing reviews, we couldn't wait to get to dinner. But in truth, it was a bit disappointing, hence I cannot award it the 5th star. The pluses: great ocean view, even across the busy coastal road. Sunset came early (4:45 pm!) but is a must see. Sit outside for sure. Service (thanks Tasha) was... More 

Thank Curt D
California, USA
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1,089 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Valley parking at PCH - restaurant with nice outdoor seating and ocean views. Pricey but nice food selection. Small bar inside. good service. Sunday brunch until around 2 p.m.. recommended meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my wife & I are looking for a romantic Friday night Italian food date, this seaside location of Vigilucci's is on our short list. It's especially nice in the summertime, where a window table overlooking the coast highway and the Pacific ocean makes for a very pleasant & relaxing experience. They have a nice selection of appetizers & entrees,... More 

Thank Mtrob326
Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Vigilucci in Carlsbad for their great food and location by the ocean. We were greeted on arrival and seated promptly. Our dinner choices were the veal chop, chicken parm and pasta with seafood. All was delicious along with our wine for dinner. The portions were plentiful.The restaurant is very popular so reservations are highly suggested. I noted a... More 

Thank Matt K
Syracuse, New York
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The 3 of us went there for a late dinner. We arrived at 9 and we where seated quickly. None of us were in the mood for a cocktail or an appetizer and that seemed to give the waiter an attitude. We ordered or mains and they arrived quickly. Paul got the gnocchi he liked the flavor but asked were... More 

Thank chris13209
San Diego, California
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We ate in the bar during happy hour and had a very disappointing experience. The drinks were watery (stick with wine or beer), every food dish was bland to poor. Meatballs, salad, pasta with vodka sauce, calamari...none of these dishes were good. There may be something good on the full menu but skip the happy hour menu.

Thank george m
Philadelphia, PA
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189 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

One word to sum up this restaurant is exquisite. The restaurant is wonderfully maintained, it's clean and the decor throughout provides a nice, warming ambiance. You can sit at the bar, outside or inside. They can open up the sliders so even when inside it feels like you're outside. If it's chilly no worries, they even have some outside heaters.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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 Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4008
    (Tamarack Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-2580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?