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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

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530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-634-2365
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reno, Nevada
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I may have reviewed this restaurant berfore, as we tend to visit once a year when in Carlsbad. Since the last visit the place seems to have undergone a remodel and looks very nice, although there was never anything wrong with before. Service was prompt and efficient, but sitting at the bar tends to be that way anyway. They have... More 

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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation and stopped for a late dinner Wednesday night. The hostess was friendly and the ambiance was very cozy. I went with the Pappardelle, which sounded very promising, but was slightly bland. My son and nephew split a pizza which was by all accounts excellent. The portions were excellent, no one left hungry. The waitress was friendly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Wednesday night. Seated right away. Took waitress a little bit to come over and greet us. After she brought our drinks we ordered. After that we never saw her again. Had to have my son ask for a to go box and the check. Waitress never came to check on us once. Kitchen free brought... More 

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San Marcos, California
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398 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Went here last night for my birthday dinner. Had the Spaghetti Carbonara and it was very good. My wife Rigatoni and was a huge portion and she enjoyed it. Service was good. Prices were as expected slightly overpriced. Parking is a pain because restaurant is right on the 101 so if you don't know the area arrive early. Should definitely... More 

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San Diego
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

First time here. This place gets good ratings and 3 is the best I can give it as nothing was worse than OK, but nothing better than ok. The taste of the special risotto with scallops was good, the scallops done right, but the risotto was gummy and actually a bit "gloppy". Same with the Melanzone... good flavor but kind... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is seriously Italian. From the live pianist to the art to the homemade pasta and the extensive wine list. A little taste of North east or Italy in so cal.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Anyone who knows me, knows I love ALL of the Vigilucci Restaurants. My favorite is clearly the Cucina on State Street in Carlsbad. This location is fabulous as well... it just does not have the family feel the Cucina has. The Trattoria has a very elegant and more sophisticated feel to it. There is patio seating out front, but there... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Vigilucci's for many many years. Always have a great meal fairly priced. The Leucadia location is our favorite with the piano bar. Best Italian restaurant in No County.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Food was ok but not worth the price. Service sucked and watch you credit card they will try and over charge you. Also don't use the valet cause they charge you to walk to their both which is probably 100ft from your car

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San Diego, California
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We have not been to Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in 15 years. The food is still wonderful. Their new building is really something special. We had great live piano music during dinner. Service was outstanding. Server was quite knowledgeable of the food they offer and how it was prepared. Good to know they have not lost their touch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2365

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?