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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Ranked #6 of 270 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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84% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW 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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North Shore of Boston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We dined at this restaurant after a tip from the hotel concierge and we were pleased that we tried it. Located right across from the water, this restaurant is charming and the food was superb. The wild mushroom risotto was excellent and we had not one, but two desserts. Our waiter was very friendly and we will definitely return on... More

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middleton, wisconsin
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We enjoyed a great meal at Vigilucci's and dined out on the patio. The heat lamps kept us toasty as the temperature was in the high 50s. Service was great and food was really good. The staff was very accommodating to special orders. Had a wonderful stripped bass special as well as a salmon entree and a salmon fettuccine. Was... More

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Was here for a dinner associated with a conference. Expected a decent experience but never considered the potential for this to be absolutely one of the best meals I've ever had. From the appetizer, main course and the dessert there wasn't a detail overlooked. Service was very professional, friendly and attentive. Outstanding quality in every aspect of the meal. I... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We returned to this restaurant after first eating here seven years before. We were seated with an ocean view and the server was both friendly and efficient. My ahi salad was very good as was my wife's pasta order. This place makes most Italian restaurants behind with its excellent food and service.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had the two specials of the day. Both were excellent. My companion had the halibut and I had the beef and prawns. All were made perfectly. My beef was served at the right point with a light sauce. We shared a lava cake. It's the best I've ever had. The service was excellent as well. My only complain is the... More

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've eaten at all the Vigilucci's Restaurants in San Diego, and even though they are all great, the one in Carlsbad was just slightly more impressive. I was really impressed that they waited for my husband to try his steak to make sure it was cooked exactly as he ordered it, and it was. The atmosphere is elegant, but friendly,... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great spot for lunch, cocktails or dinner overlooking the ocean from EVERY table. The wait staff and everyone you see at this location is a pleasure. The food I would rate at 3 star at best. Some of the appetizers are great but the dinner meals are just not up to par. The cocktails and views as I said before... More

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Carlsbad, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have been here five times and had one good meal. Our first three visits were not good. On the fourth, we were treated by our stock broker and had a great meal. We then decided to go back for our anniversary and it was a disaster. My steak was mediocre and my wife's risotto was like glue. Over priced... More

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