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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    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
Impeccable!!

Called day of in the hopes of getting an outdoor table and we were lucky! The hostess told me at the time of making reservation that they had a large party also sitting on the outdoor patio at the same time in case we wanted to be inside. We decided to keep the outdoor table and the large party... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dhk923
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Richmond, Va
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Carlsbad, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was a time this was the go to Italian restaurant for me and my wife. Not anymore. It feels like they stopped caring about the quality of the food and started going for quantity. Even with a reservation we had to wait almost 30 minutes for our table. We understand getting backed up but once we were seated it... More 

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Thank Thom P
Richmond, Va
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called day of in the hopes of getting an outdoor table and we were lucky! The hostess told me at the time of making reservation that they had a large party also sitting on the outdoor patio at the same time in case we wanted to be inside. We decided to keep the outdoor table and the large party was... More 

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Thank dhk923
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location was perfect! The beef tip risotto was sensational! The ravioli ai crostacei was great especially the sauce (although the stuffing had a little too strong of a crab taste for me). Arugula beet salad was just the right amount of sweet.

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Thank John F
Rochester, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last meal before heading back to Minnesota. Prime filet steak and amazing salad for me, and spaghetti with enormous meatballs for my wife. The wait staff was very attentive and efficient. Two thumbs up.

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Thank TheKid1111
Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten dinner here in the past and it has always been very good. This visit was just for Happy Hour. There are numerous choices note Happy Hour menu, ranging from fresh oysters to sliders. At the bar if you are buying Derwin's you automatically get a free appetizer plate generally consisting of olives, cheese and an Italian meat.... More 

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Thank badger1_98
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant staff other than the arrogant, condescending French manager (ironic, as we love France and the French). Gnocchi were excellent, pasta was OK, other dishes average...but for the price...mmm...I think one can do much better. View was great, but to enjoy it you have to sit inside to get away from the heavy traffic noise.

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Thank Blair C
Dallas, Texas
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this place. Probably the best meal my wife and I had in Carlsbad. I wanted a steak and it was probably worth only 4 Stars. However, the service, view, shrimp appetizer and my wife's spaghetti got it the extra star. It was a great atmosphere and fantastic meal. The best part was my wife shared her Italian dish.... More 

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Thank xxWOOGIExx
Ancaster, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a fancy seafood and steak house with a great view.. Well for the most part this place fit the bill. Not sure if it's standard to pay for parking in this area but that was silly to us as they have a small parking lot directly at the restaurant so what is the... More 

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Thank LadyMomof2
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by someone at our hotel, this place has authentic home made Italian food. I had the cheese and spinach ravioli. The sauce served with it was very tasty and did not overwhelm the pasta. I could have had more filling inside, but what was there had good flavor. Before the meal we were served warm crusty home made bread... More 

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Thank Robin M
Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a frequent diner at Vigilucci's, I can say with confidence that it is one of the best on the coast. The food is as fine as the service, consistent and friendly. In fact, all of the owner's places in SD County are equally as good and worth an evening on the town or just an early visit for apps... 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: Seafood, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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?