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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 153
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    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
Delightful lunch

Enjoy a wonderful luncheon on the patio overlooking the ocean. The service was excellent. I had a prime rib steak sandwich with truffle oil french fries. it was to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
norma5253
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a wonderful luncheon on the patio overlooking the ocean. The service was excellent. I had a prime rib steak sandwich with truffle oil french fries. it was to die for.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited for romantic dinner. First, had a couple happy hour drinks at bar ($6 for a glass of wine plus tax). For Happy Hour, they offer small complimentary snack, which is really nice (two slices of salami, cheese and one toast). For dinner, had reservation on Patio. Food was good, but risotto is so-so. Major disappointment were flies all around... More 

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Sea Bass special, which we both ordered was perfectly prepared had a chopped tomato, arugula and rich baby shrimp creamy topping over roasted potatoes. The slightly chilled Vermentino by the glass complemented this unforgettable entree. Creme Brule completed the celebration as did the friendly professional service. Busy place, so call ahead.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food for 4 different entrees was delicious, and service was perfect. We always enjoy this restaurant when we are in the Carlsbad area.

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Santa Ana, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went there with family and relatives to celebrate my son's 7th birthday. Was told by the host that there was a 20-30 minutes waiting to be seated. It took an hour to seat us! The food was ridiculously pricey, $29 for Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Pasta with 5 Shrimps for $25, etc. We don't mind paying but the food was horrible... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Living in Carlsbad, I've been to Vigilucci's a number of times. Sometimes it's the best and others, it doesn't even rank among our favorites. Not sure why it varies so much, but I don't recommend it for the prices. Beautiful view from the patio though.

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Dana Point, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A definite letdown! We love Vigilucci's on the State street. This particular location seems to cash on its location but misses the quality and service mark. Four of us dined here recently. The waitperson was completely clueless (we heard another waitperson explaining four different daily specials close by but our waitperson somehow thought there was only one special... we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This old standby is always one of our favorites for dinner or Happy Hour. Mix of locals and visitors. Service is great, food and drinks very good and nice variety. Unlike the Vigilucci deli previously reviewed food is ample and tasty. Location is great with outside ocean view seating and always a crowd, Definitely one of Carlsbad's best.

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Carlsbad
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Planned to take friends for a nice casual dinner. We decided on Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse. Couldn't have made a better choice. We had excellent service and delicious food. Everyone was happy with their meal. We will be back!

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I went to Vigilucci's for our anniversary last week. Every part of the experience was excellent. The staff was extremely friendly, our view from the patio was beautiful, and the food was incredible. It's not cheap, but it's worth it.

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?