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Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana

Nestled in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana is the perfect spot for a quiet night out, with fabulous food and award-winning service. Enjoy an affordable lunch on our outdoor patio or start the evening off at our full-service bar then enjoy a classic Italian dinner and a great bottle of wine. Our daily happy hour is a favorite among locals. A great place for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, a company party or special event.

For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com
Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years,
Vigilucci’s catering team can custom create a unique and memorable menu for celebrating life’s special occasions.
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438 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(438 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 438 reviews
5 stars
(242)
4 stars
(135)
3 stars
(42)
2 stars
(14)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(214)
  • special occasion(207)
  • fit for foodies(178)
  • romantic(153)
  • great for outdoor dining(132)
  • notable wine list(113)
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana Reviews List
Review 1 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Very good food and outstanding service! Will be back as always!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our dinners were delicious. A fantastic ocean view

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food, Great place!

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Always a great place for pasta or fish! Cozy, comfortable and great service!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2013
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Review 9 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
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Review 10 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Always enjoy Vigiluccis I can feel like I am Italy!"
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything that we have ordered there has been prepared perfectly and has met all expectations, if not more."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Place is great for outing.

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"It was our 49th Wedding anniversary to be out of town from L.A. County."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Favorite Carlsbad Restaurant

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Both the delicious food and the charming service are the reason this is my favorite restaurant in Carlsbad. Whether for a special family get-together, or a leisurely lunch with a friend, this is my go-to place."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 15 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2000
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2000
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Review 17 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
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Review 18 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2009
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Review 19 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 21 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 23 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great meal with friendly, efficient service. One of the best restaurants in Carlsbad."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 25 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Enjoyable though not stellar

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My pasta dish and the calamari appetizer were both good, but my wife says her veal dish was relatively dry and not up to par with others she has had. Good bread, and the service was good. I would recommend to the management that they add a better-valued bottle of Pinot Noir to the wine list, or put a more reasonable price on what they have. Overall, the place was enjoyable but not stellar, and it seemed a bit overpriced."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 26 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
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Review 27 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Easter Dinner at Vigilucci's

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our family if five had a great Easter dinner at Vigilucci's. The food and service were amazing. We would definitely go back and visit, if we were to return to California."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious food, friendly service"
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
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Review 29 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/29/2016
 2003
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Review 31 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Such great traditional Italian

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Is our second visit while we were in town visiting family. Wish this restaurant was in our town!"
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 33 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2008
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Review 34 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
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Review 35 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Enjoyed a special dinner

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were staying in Carlsbad for a school spring break ( home is Minnesota) and had a family dinner at Vigilucci's one evening. We enjoyed it very much. Service was outstanding. The pasta was excellent. We would definitely return."
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Food and AMAZING SERVICE

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2004
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We loved our dinner. Everything was delicious and the Carpaccio and Papperdelle with a truffled white sauce were faves but the service was really top notch! Just what you would expect from any really nice restaurant but so rarely get. They were even nice enough to accommodate us having around longer than we should have for a Sunday night. We haven't gotten together in awhile and were having no problem with a lively conversation when low and behold we were the only ones in the restaurant and they had closed. (Our booth was a bit tucked away from the main room.) The wait staff was so gracious that they didn't even try to hustle us out and when we apologized they said not to worry about it. We'll definitely be back."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Italian food. Fine dining at its best!

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I always order the chicken Parm and they give you so much it is enough to take home for a second meal. The sauces and attention to detail are A+. We love the antipasto and bread, salads and the creme brûlée is outstanding. Veal Marsala or seafood always fresh and authentic. My family and I are always deeply satisfied. The service is excellent as well."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
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Review 41 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

excellent food, atmoshpere, service

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A good find

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Carlsbad was a halfway point to meet with family friends we haven't seen in quite a while. Did some homework and found this restaurant which was good but I'm sorry to say that we've had better Italian food on the lower end of the $$ price point. It was quite pricey for what it was and my dish was a little dry. Our friends liked the recommendation though and our evening was enjoyable thanks to Vigilucci. We love the location"
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 44 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Italian spot in Carlsbad!

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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Went to vigilucci's restaurant for a special dinner with my husband. We're on holidays here in Carlsbad from Vancouver. Started with a glass of Prosecco and after a small starter had the Capesante ai Pomodorini Secchi - scallops on top of risotto cakes, served with vegatables and pancetta. It was marvelous - great combination of crispy risotto and soft scallops! I was so focused on it, I can't even remember what my husband ordered, but I know he was very happy with it..
Thanks to Vigilucci's for a memorable meal!
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Dined on 3/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My Favorite Restaurant-Food, Service, Atmosphere!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Vigilucci's is one of my favorites--especially the Cucina in the Village. It's cozy, and has the friendliness and hospitality of walking into a charming restaurant in Italy. The atmosphere is romantic and warm. I've eaten there several times, and the hostess, manager, waitstaff and bartender have always treated me with Four Star service. Even better, than that--like family. The wine is delightful, and I can't say enough about the seafood/pasta dishes...but, you haven't lived until you've had a cappuccino and their homemade cannolis! Truly delicious-my favorite restaurant Hands Down!"
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good Food

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My only issue was the lack of service. It seems no one understood who was responsible for our table so we waited forever to meet a server and get our drink order in. Then what we received was not correct.
The dining room seems very crowded (tables very close together) which really brings up the noise level up on a Saturday night.
The food however was fantastic. I really enjoyed it but can't say I would go back again, because between the hassle to find parking, and the lack of service and the crowded dining room, it isn't an appealing idea. At least not for a Saturday night. They probably fare much better in the afternoon."
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2015
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Review 48 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Food, Excellent Service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This was a great find while spending spring break in the area. Food was good. Service was excellent, large group and they remained attentive. Drinks kept full and up to speed. Food was very good. I would recommend and will be back."
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 50 for Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2004
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