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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Ranked #5 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tamarack Ave.
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85% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Carlsbad by far. The homemade pasta. The Vigis Cab! The Happiness Hour! State Street Vigis and the 101 Vigis are my hangouts. I was there twice this week and can't wait to go again. The people on State St. The bartender Emma! Simone the handsome charming Italian manager! Wonderful! Juan the bartender at the 101 location,... More

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Kapolei, HI
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221 reviews 221 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

While the setting (right across from the beach) and atmosphere are beautiful, and the service was also good, we were just slightly disappointed in some of our food. After reading such rave reviews about the Cioppino, and also taking into consideration that it was one of our server's recommendations, Steve chose that for his entree. We were disappointed that it... More

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Folsom, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I were invited to join some friends for dinner at Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse on Highway 101 (not the OTHER Vigilucci's in Carlsbad which is the TripAdvisor-ranked #2 restaurant in Carlsbad). Our group of 12 sat at a long table in front of a waterfall sculpture wall. We received excellent service and the entrees, selected from an... More

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I ate here on June 6th. I came here specifically for the Cioppino and was not disappointed! My wife had the spaghetti with meatballs that she said was very good. As we eat a lot of Italian food, we are pretty harsh critics. The staff was very attentive, the food superior and the atmosphere comfortable. Prices are... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are lots of restaurant choices in Carlsbad village, but few "fine dining" options. If you're looking to save money, this isn't the place. But if you're looking for a great view, the ability to walk along the beach from the village to dinner, friendly service, and lots of choices for well-prepared and varied food, this is your place. The... More

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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a wedding reception for 40 people on the patio recently. The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse for events as well as regular dining.

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Middletown, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

When in Carlsbad, this is a place you should go for dinner. My husband ordered the porterhouse steak. It was so tender, he could cut it with his fork! He said it tied with the best steak he has ever had. I ordered one of the specials, twin petite filets with two different sauces and a grilled jumbo shrimp. Everything... More

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East Quogue, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant as a great location for sunset watching and excellent food. The service was superb and our waitress even brought us a free creme brûlée because she insisted we try it. We will definitely be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Went to the restaurant for a business meeting. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant as everyone seemed to know each other. We were able to get a table on the patio and the view of the Pacific was beautiful. I had the diver scallops and they were perfect. Everyone raved about their food. Definitely a place I would... More

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a hopping restaurant. We went on a Thursday night and it was packed. The location is great for watching the sunset. The prices are really high and I am don't think the food is worth the prices but maybe one is paying for the location. The waitstaff was confusing. We had so many different people coming to our... More

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