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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, High Traffic Location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
kdtraveller7225
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Newburyport, MA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newburyport, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really excellent service and lovely location . I did not care for my first pick and and asked in stead for the special and with no fuss i was given an amazing hand made ravioli with sausage which was delightful. Miguel was thoughtful and attentive. Must try when in Carlsbad

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Sedona, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When in Carlsbad, we always go to Vigilucci's on State Street. Have eaten there many times, and always, always a great meal.

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Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After one week of ayurvedic meals at Omni La Costa resort for Chopra Center attendees, the Saturday dinner, was a "going out to explore what is about around where we are?" this choice was fantastic! Among laughting and joking with perspicacy with the Italian young man, serving us, so helpful so fun, the choices were very successful for starters and... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant by any measure: first rate wait staff, melt in your mouth steak, a pork chop big enough for two (maybe three) and more. (I passed on the squid ink pasta.) Yes, it's expensive and worth every penny. What's not worth every penny is the valet parking; $5 and the parking lot is just outside the... More 

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Lake Havasu City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My son and I dined here when we were visiting Carlsbad. The food was delicious. I had the Tortellini stuffed with chicken served in a brandy sage sauce topped with walnuts. Without a doubt, this was the finest meal I've had in an Italian Restaurant. The waiter selected a perfect wine, and espresso followed the meal. The servers were first... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great restaurant on the beach We had Italian Calamari and oysters Definitely try to go during sunset and sit outside Great experience

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A wonderful dining experience. Try to dine on the patio at sunset....just beautiful. The hostess wasn't very pleasant, but the wait staff were nice. Pappardelle con Funghi was extremely good, so was the Gnocchi (with truffle sauce). The Caprese salad was very fresh and tasty! Nice wine list, the Vigilucci's Reserva wine was very good for a house wine. Be... More 

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Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate at the bar on a Wednesday night in April. it wasn't particularly busy but unfortunately the bartender also had to wait on the tables around the bar area making the service rather slow. Food was good, but not on par with the prices.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We thought we would make a nice couples night out cause we heard good things of this restaurant....nice view of the ocean and the beach... but 5$ for valet service, tables too close together was really loud could not really hold a conversation. Food was ok but for the price was not matching the quality and very little food....for the... More 

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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 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
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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