About Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
A friend of mine who lives in that area ...
A friend of mine who lives in that area had recommend this restaurant to me as a good place to go for my birthday dinner with my husband. The food was good, kinda big portions, but not too bad! Overall I had nice time!
Our food was well-prepared and delicious ...
Our food was well-prepared and delicious. The restaurant is upscale and waiters are well-trained. The restaurant was informed of a birthday celebration at reservation time, but the staff never checked, so it was embarrassing to remind them. Sometimes, the waiter took a long time to check on us. Otherwise, I could have rated it all 5-stars.
The service was extremely attentive, eff ...
The service was extremely attentive, efficient and warm. The bread and olive oil were great. The food was excellent. We ordered the seafood grill, the seafood ravioli, the fried calamari, and the gnocci with seafood sauce. All was excellent. Nice wine by the glass list. Even knowing that it was a top notch place, it still was surprisingly pricey. However, I would gladly go back again for a special occasion.
If your vacationing in Carlsbad this is ...
If your vacationing in Carlsbad this is one of the two best restaurants! Not in expensive but worth it! Great food, ambiance, oceanview, friendly staff, great waiters...... My wife and I travel Europe ever other year. Its like Venice in California.....
Vigilucci's never fails to please whiche ...
Vigilucci's never fails to please whichever location you choose. The Seafood and Steakhouse location on the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad is particularly appealing, not only for its great food, wine list and service but also for its ocean views and ambiance, especially the outside patio, which provides cover from light rain and heaters for cooler evenings.
Our most recent visit was on a damp and chilly night that turned out to be quite comfortable for patio dining due to the aforementioned heaters and covers. Our authentic Italian waitress, Daniela, was engaging and attentive and did a flawless job of not only taking care of our every need but also of passionately extolling the virtues of the dishes we asked about. She also perfectly decanted a rather special bottle of wine that we brought with us without any sedimentary transfer into the decanter.
For appetizers, the Tartare Tonno was a perfect size for 1 person, or even for two to share, and was a first-rate tasting experience. The Carpaccio (thinly sliced raw prime filet topped with arugula, capers, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano and EVOO) was well presented and seemed a rather large plate for 1 person, but turned out to be a perfect size due to the extremely thin shavings of beef and cheese. The flavor was very mild and had melt in the mouth consistency. Vigilucci's also offers a great seafood version (Carpaccio Di Tonno) that substitutes sashimi grade tuna for beef.
For entrees, the Pappardelle con Funghi e Capesante (homemade wide ribbon pasta with porcini, shiitake, portobello, field mushrooms and pan-seared diver
scallops in a white truffle and brandy cream sauce) was incredibly flavorful and perfectly cooked and presented. The Ossobuco alla Milanese, served over a bed of saffron risotto, is one of their house specialties that I always enjoy but is often in short supply. I lucked out this time around and it was excellent as usual.
To cut a long story short, you just can't beat Vigilucci's if you like Italian food.
This was a friends' get-together. The r ...
This was a friends' get-together. The restaurant is located across the street from the Ocean in Carlsbad and we had great seating on the patio. The food was outstanding, including one of the best pasta dishes I've had in a long time. What made this restaurant stand out, was the impeccable service. Attentive, without hovering. The waiter let us take out time, no rushing at all. Without being told, he gleaned that we were celebrating a wedding anniversary and brought a celebratory dessert to the table without it being requesting. The food was good enough to make the restaurant stand out, but when combined with the service, I'll be back!
Once again Vigilucci's did not disappoin ...
Once again Vigilucci's did not disappoint! I took a friend who was visiting from the east coast for lunch. She was floored by the beautiful view, of course, and we also had outstanding service and a delicious meal, both entrees having been recommended by our attentive waiter. The portions were larger than we expected, so we planned to take half of each home with us, but they were so fantastic we finished them!
Watching the sunset while enjoying a gre ...
Watching the sunset while enjoying a great cocktail with truffle fries with actual truffle and not just oil infused with truffle was the best we have tasted. All other truffle fries are now ruined.
Seafood dish and a lamb dish with red wine and an orange horizon to look out to was an exceptional dining experience.
We took a group of 4 for Christmas Eve a ...
We took a group of 4 for Christmas Eve and were wowed! Great food and perfect service. We ordered seafood, lamb and vegetarian entrees and all of them were superb. The zucchini wrapped seabass was inventive and fantastic. Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service, as always. G ...
Excellent food and service, as always. Great for a fancy date. The only disappointment I had was the bread. It was trying to be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, but was instead chewy and very mediocre -- a stark contract when compared to the rest of the cuisine.
Disappointed we have to wait more than 3 ...
Disappointed we have to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated, we were offered a table that is too small for our group of 5 people and thought will wait for a booth but that took more than 30 minutes. Our waiter was very good when we were finally seated. Food is ok but not great for the amount we paid for. This place is overpriced and overrated. Won't be back and will not recommend
I hosted several business associates fro ...
I hosted several business associates from out of town with their vast and extensive experience about Italian food, globally. I can't say enough about the quality, location, taste, and definitely service. This is not a cheap restaurant, but definitely worth every penny. We truly enjoyed a wonderful evening while watching the most spectacular sunset. This restaurant deserves 5 stars and rightfully so.
We were a group of 5 from Ohio and had j ...
We were a group of 5 from Ohio and had just finished an extensive 2 day training course. When we arrived tired and hungry we were greeted cheerfully and seated immediately. The table attendants provided water and our server arrived promptly to provide us the opportunity to obtain something from the bar. He was very helpful in explaining the wine selections which our group chose. The menu was comprehensive, with options that appealed to everyone. The food was served hot and we found the recommendations from the server absolutely phenomenal. Our evening was completed by a personal visit from Bruce. He chatted for a few minutes and thanked us for choosing Vigilucci's. This restaurant is definetely a must see while in Carlsbad
I had the chipiino. Fantastic! My dining ...
I had the chipiino. Fantastic! My dining mates had steaks. They all raved about them. Next time, I'm trying the steak! Definitely a great place to impress clients. I'd recommend going at a time of day when you can see the ocean.
Everything was delicious from the oyster ...
Everything was delicious from the oyster appetizer, to the Caprese salad, to the main entree. Ample amounts for even my husband who tends to eat a lot! We had enough left overs to take home for another meal! Will definitely revisit this restaurant next time we vacation in Carlsbad.
A table was ready for us when we arrived ...
A table was ready for us when we arrived. Service was prompt, although a bit overbearing. Meal specials were presented clearly. Wine by the glass was available with a good selection.
We were able to order one appetizer and share it. We will go back in the near future.
We were celebrating my brother-in-law's ...
We were celebrating my brother-in-law's birthday. The four of us had the 12 oz. prime rib. It was very fatty and salty. The baked potato was not particularly good because it was under cooked. The vegetables looked interesting because of the way they were presented but were not flavorful. My sister and I had Cosmopolitan drinks but they were too heavy on the alcohol and we couldn't taste any other flavor. The drinks were sent back and they were a little bit better tasting. The bill with four drinks, entrees and the tip was $210 which was somewhat pricey for not a particularly great meal. The waiters were friendly and pleasant.
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