About Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse with an Italian flair. The restaurant faces the Pacific Ocean,one of the best views in San Diego.
Open seven days a week with an outstanding Sunday brunch. Happy Hour is daily and offers small plates and drink specials, most at under $10.
Private "Wine Cellar "room available for private parties.
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.
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Vigilucci's offers dining in diverse atmospheres to suit every occasion, with private dining offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and an old world Italian atmosphere. For off-site events and parties contact Cater@Vigiluccis.com Catering to the most discerning palates for over 20 years
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
The view of the Sunset over the Pacific ...
The view of the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean was outstanding! The food and service were excellent. The noise level was horrendous!!! It is located right on the Pacific Coast Highway and the Cruisers and their Vehicles was deafening! As a result everyone else was practically yelling. It was very difficult to hear the Server as well as my husband who was sitting right beside me. The tables were also placed very close together. It definitely destroyed any ambiance the restaurant had.
Prices at restaurant higher than the on- ...
Prices at restaurant higher than the on-line menu from their website (reviewed same day). Seated outside in hot sun (no other tables available). Asked about getting some shade and was told that there was nothing they could do. The new sun shades wouldn't cover and there were no other tables.
2 hours baking in the hot sun.
Food was OK, but pricey.
Nice outdoor dining terrace across the s ...
Nice outdoor dining terrace across the street from the ocean, with pleasant breezes but also with some annoying traffic noise. The food and service were passable. The pasta dishes seemed to work best. Chicken marsala was subpar. Grilled veggies were disappointing, both a little undercooked and a bit too bland. Despite its shortcomings, this is still an appealing spot for lunch, particularly if you're in the mood for pasta.
Absolutely loved our meal and the atmosp ...
Absolutely loved our meal and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Since eating dinner there on Monday night, we have already been to a second location in the village and bought dinner through the market on Wednesday
This was the best find during our trip t ...
This was the best find during our trip to Carlsbad. The dinner was for our son's birthday and we weren't disappointed. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The scenery was wonderful - get the outdoor seating, you won't be disappointed! We recommended to our friends who also live in the area and they said they'd definitely eat there also. We'd definitely go back when we're in the area.
My wife and I went here for our 20th wed ...
My wife and I went here for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was our first experience at the restaurant and I was happy to see Vigilucci's accommodated the table location request I had put in my reservation note. We ordered the sea bass and the shrimp risotto that were the specials for the night. They were very good but not amazing. What blew us away were the oysters and crab cakes we enjoyed as appetizers, and the very attentive, personable and gracious service. Even though the restaurant was very busy, we felt like their timing for everything was perfect. A great spot to experience great people and great food in the midst of beach life.
The food was the star as the service was ...
The food was the star as the service was lacking. Waiter was friendly but often disappeared for a long while. With an early reservation this seemed odd. Also did not know specials before coming to the table nor soup of the day. When we flagged another waiter down at one point, he begrudgingly assisted but you knew never to ask him for help again. BUT the food, was superb.
Wonderful authentic Italian restaurant. ...
Wonderful authentic Italian restaurant. Relaxed but classy atmosphere. View and food is to die for and service is top notch. Our server Andrea was very friendly and attentive. Truly looking forward to dining there again. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end.
As a frequent visitor, consistency is ve ...
As a frequent visitor, consistency is very important to me. Vigilucci's is an incredibly well run restaurant. I know what to expect when I dine there, and never concerned about the cost because I know that I will get what I expect.
Great views, attentive service. Ordered ...
Great views, attentive service. Ordered farfalle ai funghi capesante, texture and preparation were superb but the creamy sauce could have been more flavorful. A bit skimpy on the quantity of mushrooms. My dad had the steak, beautifully presented.
This is one of our favored places with a ...
This is one of our favored places with an ocean view featuring Great Steak, Seafood & Pasta however this visit was disappointing. We went for Father's Day Brunch/Lunch and while the food was great, the service and value was not. The restaurant was busy but not packed as you might expect for a Father's Day. Two of us ordered the Rib-Eye steak on a bed of gorgenzola gnocchi topped with King Crab meat. Once our food finally arrived it was luke-warm and the crab meet was fishy tasting. We had no cocktails, ordered 1 bottle of moderately priced wine ($60 hard to find on their over priced list) yet the bill was over $100 per person. It appears they decided to capitalize on Father's Day by event with high prices. It will be quite sometime before I return as a result!
While our waiter Paolo was lovely, the s ...
While our waiter Paolo was lovely, the service was bad. We had to ask for a drink menu, which was a challenge since Paolo was often nowhere to be seen. Then it took an hour for him to take our order. A man who came in after us had his drink and finished his lunch before we even ordered. While the patio was busy, the inside was not so it wasn't like he was overwhelmed. Then my meal was kind of boring--the cappellini. I won't speak for the others in my party about their meals. This place came highly recommended from friends and my sister chose it for her birthday lunch because she said she loved it. But not sure I'd go back, except for the view.
The service was terrible, because our se ...
The service was terrible, because our server saw a young couple, she did not pay much attention. The older couples who she assumed would tip on the other hand she waited on hand and foot. I tried to get a beer for an hour before I had to ask the bus boy for the check because I waitress hadn't came by. And then when I explsined the situation to her she tossed the check down on the table in passing. However, the food and ambiance was impeccable
The restaurant has an awesome location, great food, great service, but its just too loud.
I was having a special date and could not hear my date speak. Most annoying. When I go to Ruth Chris, I can always count on the best atmostphere. That's why I go out to eat a high quality meal: its part of the whole dining experience. This place not so much.
My husband and dropped in for dinner while on vacation. The food was devine, house wine delicious. Our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly. The cook staff accommodated my need for gluten free as well. Salmon tender delicious, steak melt in your mouth awesomeness. Perfect night for a meal with an ocean view.
Absolutely the best meal of our lives pr ...
Absolutely the best meal of our lives pretty much. The Cioppino was heavenly, especially the toasted garlic bread pieces that come with it soaking up the sauce. We both agreed it was the best Cioppino we have ever tasted by far. The filets are amazing too, so are the homemade pastas. Great service, great ambience and views, high prices but WELL worth it for a special occasion when you want the best meal available.
Food was incredible. Service was unusually poor.
This is our 'go to' spot for big events. Food, View etc. was outstanding but our server was poor. This is unusual as service there is usually awesome. this time. not so much. Maybe our server was just having a bad day and that wore off onto the service staff too. odd. . we'll certainly keep going there and would encourage others to go there too.. but. did get an odd ball server woman.
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