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
Super food and great after a day at the ...
Super food and great after a day at the beach!
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.
Pure excellence U our server Christopher
Pure excellence U our server Christopher
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.
Vigilucci's in Carlsbad on Coast Highway is one of our favorite places !! Good food, good view (even in the rain :)) Great place to sit, have a drink, watch the sunset. Prices are not outrageous. Place is always busy, so plan accordingly. While parking could be a problem, the valets are efficient and courteous.
Worst Service possible
I have been going to Vigilucci's for 14 years. The view and ambiance is always the main attraction and while the food can be inconsistent the service typically makes up for it. Last time we arrived for at 7:15 for a 7:30 dinner reservation; we had a special date planned and requested a booth. By 8:00 pm no one had come to talk with us about the delay . We had not even been able to find a seat as the bar is small and always packed on a Friday night. By about 8:10 we inquired about our table, then again a few more times until they were more than an hour late seating us. When we spoke to the manger about what we felt was an unacceptable delay he has nothing but excuses for us, never offered a drink or an appetizer and even told us how much the other people were spending suggesting they had every right to still be at the table. I suggested to him that he could easily solve his problem by letting a seating know that their table was scheduled for a second seating at 7:30. His response to us was that we knew nothing about the restaurant industry and that if he did that he's lose business or get a bad review! I ordered the sea bass and while the fish was delicious it came on top of garlic potatoes that tasted like not quite cooked home fries I would have paired with breakfast. Suddenly the often barely good enough food tasted even worse as the ambiance had been ruined by the unapologetic rudeness of the manager. Interestingly, we went to our favorite sushi restaurant the following Friday, Blue Ocean and they seated up at a table we requested but before doing so said: "we can offer you this table but it's booked for a reservation in 2 hours" is that going to work for you? " Yes, we said and thank you for letting us know, when or if you need the table if we want to linger we'd be happy to move to the bar." Blue Ocean has our business. We are totally done with Vigilucci.
Our waiter and the entire restaurant sta ...
Our waiter and the entire restaurant staff are absolute professionals and all genuinely liked each other. Everyone smiles and works so well together. These great people and the amazing location make this a preferred spot for special occasions. The food was also absolutely amazing and can't be beat!
The calamari's texture was like a rubber ...
The calamari's texture was like a rubber band, horrible worst we ever had. The saffron risotto had way too much saffron, it took away from the flavor of the rack of lamb. The daily ravioli was very good. Service was very slow. Our entrees arrived almost 50 minutes after we finished our appetizer.
Our family usually goes to Vigilucci's on holiday.
Our family usually goes to Vigilucci's on major holidays and it's always a treat!! Great location, excellent views and great service. Our family is a large party and they always goes out of their way to make our dining time a great experience.
Beautiful location, Luca was superb. Veal Parmigiana, Ossobuco and Lasagna sang to us. Delightful evening! We will return!
Added note requesting outdoors. Did not ...
Added note requesting outdoors. Did not get this message and also did not have our reservation on their computer. I showed it to them on my email. Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.
Always spectacular! Just relax and enjoy ...
Always spectacular! Just relax and enjoy.
Great night out
Everything about the evening was great, food was excellent, nice wine list my on comment was it was really really loud inside the restaurant so I was hard to hear conversation. Would definitely go back.
Vigilucci's is always a great dining exp ...
Vigilucci's is always a great dining experience, from the welcome at the hostess desk to the amazing food and wine. Not to mention their awesome cocktails.
Food and service are fantastic!
I can't say enough good things about the level of service and the food was outstanding. The only negative about this restaurant is that it is extremely loud. I was not able to have a conversation with my husband if I didn't practically yell, which is what everyone else was doing too.
Went there on a date when we were visiting from out of state. Great atmosphere, fabulous service, and amazing food! We ate the stuffed clam shells for our appetizer, the seafood ravioli and the gnocchi for dinner, and had the chocolate lava cake for dessert… all of it was AMAZING. Our server was super nice and very helpful. Definitely would recommend this restaurant, and we'd love to go back when we visit the area again!!
Excellent food and service
My husband and I had dinner with friends over the weekend. Great ambiance, relaxed, nice view.
Perfect Birthday Dinner
I had looked for a place to take my significant other for his birthday and noticed that Vigilucci's was close to our apartment. I made a reservation for us and two friends and was absolutely blown away by how wonderful the experience was. We sat at the bar while our table was made ready. I was consistently impressed by how professional the staff was and how friendly everyone seemed. The food delicious, and promptly served. The best part? My boyfriend loved his birthday dinner..which is a huge compliment seeing as he's a bit of a chef himself. We will definitely be back!!!
Five Star Experience
Great place, good menu and the dinner was simply superior. Definitively a must when in Carlsbad
Great location and beautiful decor. Love ...
Great location and beautiful decor. Lovely outdoor patio with great view of the ocean! Fabulous wine list! Hot fresh bread is served with olive oil and balsamic. Everything on the menu, that I've tried, is delicious. Service is fantastic. Valet parking also available. Bon Appetite!
Worth a trip
Excellent food, attentive service, terrific ocean view. Only off note was the "tips are appreciated" urging both orally and by posted sign for valet parking - this in addition to the $5 parking fee.
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