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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

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3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (Tamarack Ave.)
760-434-2580
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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 Food AND Service!

Excellent food AND service! We arrived late in the evening 7:45 and waited only 15 mins. The tiramisu is to die for. You can't go wrong with this place if you enjoy good food and service. Money well spent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Lynda W
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent food AND service! We arrived late in the evening 7:45 and waited only 15 mins. The tiramisu is to die for. You can't go wrong with this place if you enjoy good food and service. Money well spent!

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Yucaipa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant a two or three times. The service is fabulous and the food is great! You can't get better views of the ocean. We enjoyed it every single time. You can dress up or go beach casual, whatever works for you. Enjoy!

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Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stopped in for dinner . Parking is $5 valet service . Great location and view of the beach and ocean . Get there early , because the place packs with long waits later in prime time . But then you get a table and the wait was well worth it . What great food !!! I had the portifino and... More 

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Frederick
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse in Carlsbad CA is a consistently great dining experience. On my recent visit I enjoyed a delicious grilled sea bass on a bed of creamy risotto. The outdoor seating provides an excellent view of sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The waiters are very attentive and friendly. The entire experience will leave you relaxed and satisfied.

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Graeagle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Italian entrees are excellent as are the wines. The view is great and the staff is well trained, personable, and attentive. Also it's our favorite bar for a drink due to the great bar staff and managers. We've had lunch, brunch and dinner, and never disappointed.

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Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We eat here occasionally. It is one of several of Vigilucci's restaurants. The food is quite good, creative and varied enough (steak seafood, pasta, salads) that adults will find something appealing. Sitting on the patio, one can watch the ocean while sipping drinks. It gets loud when motorcycles go by. Inside it can get a bit noisy when crowded. You... More 

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carlsbad, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This Vigiluccis has great food, but the owner/manager at this location lacks customer service. We had gone in a few days before my birthday and specifically requested a certain table for the actual birthday dinner. When we arrived, they had already seated that table and told us we could wait for it (which could be an hour or so). It... More 

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Tustin, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was wonderful and service appropriate. A bit noisy. Nice ocean view. Right on a busy corner so lots of traffic.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?