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
We found the food mediocre, the service ...
We found the food mediocre, the service inattentive, and we expected so much more for what they charge. We will not return again.
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.
Immediate seating w our reservations on ...
Immediate seating w our reservations on Friday night, great service and incredible food. Can't wait til we return!
Food was excellent, service was outstand ...
Food was excellent, service was outstanding and the wine list was very good. Will go back next time I am in the area
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!
Very elegant restaurant clearly a local ...
Very elegant restaurant clearly a local favourite. Sensational ocean sunset views.
Food was superb. The wait staff was ver ...
Food was superb. The wait staff was very personable. Parking valets knew what they were doing!
Always enjoy going. Food is perfect! Goo ...
Always enjoy going. Food is perfect! Good location, good view & good service.
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
We love this restaurant. The food, serv ...
We love this restaurant. The food, service, and ocean views are are superb.
I had the Fungi pasta, way too much garl ...
I had the Fungi pasta, way too much garlic, Maybe too much Truffle oil. The shrimp cocktail was good.
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.
Great Food & Atmosphere
Celebrated girls reunion weekend and started it off at Vigilucci's. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. I am excited to take my husband back there.
Great for special occasion.
This restaurant is a wonderful spot to go and will always hold a special place in my heart--I got engaged there! Heather, our waitress, was wonderful. She was just as excited as we were.
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.
I love this restaurant. They have an int ...
I love this restaurant. They have an interesting menu and excellent food. I love the atmosphere and the wonderful ocean and sunset view. Price $$$. As we used Open Table we did not have to wait.
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.
Awww so nice !
Service was superior, food great, friendly and most enjoyable--a treasure in the sand !
Great experience as usual. I ordered buc ...
Great experience as usual. I ordered bucatini with shrimp & artichokes. Excellent dish, I highly recommend it. This time it was a bit louder than usual. I suggest not to sit by the entrance for that reason.
The ocean view and food is incredible!
The combination of ocean view, outstanding authentic Italian food, service and ambiance makes for a truly remarkable evening. A great place to take old friends that your truly care about as well as those that you would like to become close friends.
I realize that this is a very popular pl ...
I realize that this is a very popular place. Perhaps there are a lack of quality Italian restaurants in north county, which may explain its popularity. However, they had way more then the safe number of people crammed inside; I got elbowed repeatedly by several well fed patrons, think standard economy airline seating. Our reservation wasn't ready on time, and our waiter basically forgot about us repeatedly, forgetting to bring butter when requested, forgetting side dishes, forgetting to ask if we wanted something to drink. As far as ambiance is concerned It was so noisy, I couldn't hear myself think let alone hear what my wife was saying; not exactly romantic. Patrons were either well dressed for an upscale restaurant or for the most part in board shorts and flip flops-- again feels like management just wanted to cram as many people as possible into a small space- just like the impossible valet lot we were turned away from.
Ocean view dining at its finest!
Took a friend here for lunch and the view could not be beat. The hamburger was done to perfection. The servers were great and very attentive.
Delicious food, just what I would expect!
Wonderful Birthday celebration dinner overlooking the ocean. Doesn't get much better than that! Ambiance was delightful. Our server was excellent. Thank you, look forward to returning.
Absolutely excellent meal, service and location, we throughly enjoyed our evening. The food was outstanding as was the service, other than the incredibly rude blonde hostess. Make sure you go for sunset, it's a wonderful evening will go back when we are in the area Valet parking as well
Was a wonderful time. The staff were cou ...
Was a wonderful time. The staff were courteous, pleasant, and personable. The food was excellent. Will be returning again and again.
The Crab meat in the ahi special lacked ...
The Crab meat in the ahi special lacked flavor. Prime rib was very good. An expensive place to eat but knew that from the reviews. Special dining.
Vigilucci's was a great find!
I went here for my wife's birthday, and made my reservation on Open Table (indicating it was her birthday, and requesting a good table). When we arrived the hostesses were extremely friendly and both gave my wife a big hug! They wished her a happy birthday and proceeded to sit us at the best table in the house with spectacular views. Our server was also very friendly and knowledgeable. Then comes the food, which was on point...absolutely delicious!!! Overall, I give this place a 9+ out of 10 (very high rating for me)!!! Plus, I found this via Yelp and reviews, which did not disappoint. I highly recommend this place, and will not hesitate to return.
dinner with a view
Daniella provided excellent service by giving us insight about the menu on preparation and portions. She was very pleasant and kept a good eye on how we were doing and what we needed. You should ask for if you go.
We celebrating a Birthday and it was a g ...
We celebrating a Birthday and it was a great success and a wonderful choice ! Our waiter made it special by his personal attention to us . And the food was to die for . Love this place !
Absolutely magnificent Italian seafood!
We started with the signature appetizer. An amazing display dish featuring an assortment of shellfish. I had the lobster with spicy marina -- it was wonderful. Everyone was delighted with their choice. We will definitely be back. Great ocean views added to the meal.
Although the food and view were very goo ...
Although the food and view were very good, I thought the prices were extremely high for the menu selection. I would recommend the location only for special occasions and I would give them other comparable options that would be more cost effective.
My wife and I ate dinner out on the pati ...
My wife and I ate dinner out on the patio to enjoy the ocean air and setting sun over the water. The service was excellent, and the food was superb. That being said, the road noise from Coast Highway was a bit distracting at times. So if a quiet dinner is your goal, opt for the indoor seating. Also note that the menu is a bit pricey but understandable for the ocean view location.
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