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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

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3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (Tamarack Ave.)
760-434-2580
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 13
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent gnocchi and caprese salad!

We ate here twice while visiting Carlsbad for the weekend. The service, atmosphere and food was all on point so one was not enough. Fernando and Celeste were our servers and we appreciated their friendly professionalism.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
nitopi
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here twice while visiting Carlsbad for the weekend. The service, atmosphere and food was all on point so one was not enough. Fernando and Celeste were our servers and we appreciated their friendly professionalism.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I booked dinner at this restaurant for a large group of girls. Obviously, seating a large group of people on a busy Saturday night is a challenge. I went ahead and called a few days ahead of time and made a reservation to ensure we wouldn't have any issues. When we arrived, the hostesses mentioned they didn't have our seating... More 

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Lillehammer, Norge
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have tonight eaten best Spaghetti Vongele ever. That was the only good thing about the meal. Worst service I think I've had in the States. The waiting, forgetting and even arrogance was not a nice experience for me and my daughter.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I arrived for an early dinner at 5:30 and was seated outside. Surprisingly, the traffic noise didn't bother me and it was quite pleasant. I saw that people were equally comfortable dressing up or casually. The goat cheese in the the zucchini flower appetizer was superb. I order the Prime Filet which was cooked perfectly and was absolutely mouth watering.... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the Vigilucci restaurants. Robbie Vigilucci (the owner) has his restaurants serve delicious, Italian food. In fact, most of his employees are from Italy, many from Milan, where he is from. The food is excellent and authentic. I especially like the Italian version of Oysters Rockefeller on the appetizer menu and the lobster raviolis. I agree with a recent past... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

When our guest arrived at Vigiluccis Seafood about 15 minutes before we did, he asked for a window seat. The hostess refused to seat him until we arrived. By the time we arrived, the only available tables were the ones in the middle. The restaurant was full and the noise level was so overwhelming I could barely hear the waiter... More 

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Midwest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stopped in for dinner because we wanted to eat al fresco. We were promptly greeted and taken to our seats. Our server was prompt at first but when our meal came we did not see her again till it was time for our check. There were several helpers with water, bread etc, but i would have expected our server... More 

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Colorado
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was the 3rd time we've been to Vigilucci's both this restaurant and their Italian one in town. It's a little pricey but typically the food is good, however, I had the special which was a pork chop and it was the driest pork chop I've ever had so don't know if the chef was having an off night or... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you are in a group and have to expense, look out for the undisciplined coworkers who over buy and then hose everybody's bill as they try to obfuscate their misdeeds.

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Newburyport, MA
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food and service were excellent. All 4 in our party loved their food. Varied menu (steaks, seafood, italian) and wonderful specials. A bit pricey but worth it. Only drawback is that the restaurant is located at the edge of a busy main road which hurts the atmosphere. Try Vigilucci's Market and Cantina as well, both are also excellent.

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Additional Information about Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

Address: 3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone Number: 760-434-2580
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (Tamarack Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-2580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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