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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
760-434-2500
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 3
    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
Nice location for a great meal

My wife and I chose Vigilucci's based upon previous reviews and we were not disappointed. We were seated outside which provided a nice table despite the road noise from some people who wanted to see how fast they could accelerate within a one block area! The food and service was first rate and when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
foghog333
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Hamburg, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Hamburg, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My wife and I chose Vigilucci's based upon previous reviews and we were not disappointed. We were seated outside which provided a nice table despite the road noise from some people who wanted to see how fast they could accelerate within a one block area! The food and service was first rate and when we asked our waiter to have... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great local spot with great Italian home cooking. Waiters and staff are some of the best anywhere . On the hottest - place to be and be seen- street in town too. Ask for Jimmy at the bar and you be be treated like no other.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a cute restaurant on a small street in Carlsbad. You can sit inside with white table cloths at dinner time for a date, or casual dining outside. The food was excellent, but the waiter could have listened to my order correctly the first time , refilled coke, and brought oil for bread without asking. Otherwise it was great... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I drive by this place all the time and finally decided to try it out. I tried their margarita pizza. It was thin crust and had just the right amount of toppings on it. The service was great and so was the food. They also have a great wine list.

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While visiting my daughter in Carlsbad we decided to go out for a nice dinner. We started with a $ 56.00 bottle of Napa Cab. We each ordered an entree, a veal dish and a pasta dish that we would share. The waiter asked if he would like us to have the chef split it for us so we thought,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When we first moved to Carlsbad Vigilucci's was one of the places that everyone seemed to recommend, but after two bad experiences there, my take is that it was one of those places that was probably really good at some point in time, but has morphed into one of those places that is able to trade on its reputation and... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was my wife's birthday so we decided to go to what we consider the best restaurant in our downtown. She was set to order the cioppino before we left the house. So she did. While I admit we have high expectations and have eaten here many times over the past 10 and a half years, I have to say... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had the eggplant parmigiana.. it was amazing. so authentic. and the prices are very reasonable....

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The tables are rather small, parking i small as well so they have to Valet ( I just hate having to put things away when valeting a car.)

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I ate here for the first time while celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on vacation in Carlsbad, California. We have now been there three times for happy hours and dinners. Not only is the food superb, but the service is outstanding. From the time we walked in until we left, we felt very special, thanks to the... More 

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Additional Information about Vigilucci's Cucina

Address: 2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: 760-434-2500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?