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Vigilucci's Cucina

2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
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Ranked #3 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carlsbad Village Dr.
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San Clemente, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here with another couple. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Two of us had the special spaghetti and crab. Great presentation, a lot of food, good taste. You had to work a bit to get the crab legs open! His wife had lamb -- very nice. My with had the tagllatelle Alla Bolognese -- good, but not great. We... More

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Vigilucci's is a family of restaurants around Carlsbad and Encinitas. Every one of the establishments is good. The Cucina in the Village is typical, classic Italian fare. It's warm and cozy and romantic. Many of the waiters are Italian. You can't go wrong at any Vigilucci restaurant although this one is in my top two faves.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner on a quiet Monday evening but the server kept the pace at a good level and allowed us to enjoy each of our courses, which were all great. They have a nice wine list that is reasonably priced so we started with an excellent Sartori Amarone. We split the pear salad that was delicious and the prefect... More

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Long Island City, New York, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Don't expect a top notch restaurant nor food. It is just OK. Given the limited choices in Carslbad, not too bad. Italian choices but nothing which will remind you of old Italy.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great people, delicious food, excellent drinks, and casual comfortable atmosphere. What more could you ask for!

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San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate here last night. We sat outside and watched the farmers market wind down. Food ranged from good to great. Artichoke appetizer was nice, but artichokes were marinated which overwhelmed the natural favors. Shared a pappardelle pasta with porcini and scallops......very good. Glad we shared this as it was rich. Finished by sharing a Vitello ala Milanese. It was outstanding.... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate great italian food. The attention and the atmosphere were also great, we went with our kids of 11 and 12 and they also loved it.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We recently stayed in Carlsbad and dined at Vigilucci's Cucina. We were extremely impressed with both the food and the wait staff. Everything from the delicious sour dough bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, artichoke appetizer, entrees to tiramisu were outstanding. This truly exceeded our expectations.

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I went out to dinner to celebrate a new job. The food was great, the service outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect.

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San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you're hungry for Italian, this is a good place. You just won't be writing home about it, and you may find yourself wondering if it was really worth the dent it puts in your wallet. This company couldn't have put themselves on just about every corner in coastal North County if they weren't popular. There have been so many... More

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