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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
760-434-2500
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 132
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 4
    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
Food Was Very Good

I made a reservation for our family of four via Open Table for a Sunday night. Our table near the window was ready when we arrived after long flights from the East Coast. We were seated promptly. Piping hot bread was served with olive oil and vinegar. The bread was excellent. We all had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Kimberly M
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We live in Carlsbad and have been here twice. On both occasions, we found the service to be slow, the prices high and the food very mediocre. This place is best avoided for anyone that knows what good Italian food should taste like...Leave this place for the Midwest tourists. There are better choices walking distance nearby including The Compass, Vera... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I made a reservation for our family of four via Open Table for a Sunday night. Our table near the window was ready when we arrived after long flights from the East Coast. We were seated promptly. Piping hot bread was served with olive oil and vinegar. The bread was excellent. We all had different entrees and all were very... More 

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twinsburg, ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After reading all the reviews I expected a better meal. I'm not saying it was bad it was just ok. Better than average but not great. Big portions, fair price and a good wine list. I'm not disappointed that I went but wouldn't go back. Far from authentic Italian.

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League City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the perfect place to relax at an outside table with a bottle of wine, eat great food and watch to world go by in a great village atmosphere. Christopher and Stefano are great old school waiters that will remember you every time you walk in. We've never had a bad experience, always enjoy the company we have from... More 

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Beaverton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family was in the area for some soccer tournaments and wanted to eat someplace close to the beach. My oldest daughter said she wanted Italian so we looked up Italian in Carlsbad and this reataraunt came up. I called them and made a reservation for 6PM (It was about 5PM when I called). When we arrived there was very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I found the restaurant on TripAdvisor. We arrived on a Saturday at 6:00 with a reservation. Our reservation wasn't necessary that early, but before we were finished, the placed was packed. The decor was restful and inviting, with careful attention to every detail. The environment should have been noisy given the number of people there, but it... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I reserved a table for 8 for 6PM, about a week before..for a specific table in the main dining room, where the bar also is. It is a lovely round table in the corner. Upon arrival I left my husband off at the door, with our service dog, I went to find a parking spot, which in the village is... More 

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central california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

authentic Italian food selections. the food is 10X better than Olive Gargen. the staff was very friendly and helpful since the dish names on the menu are in Italian.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The waitstaff in this restaurant was top notch. They were real Italians. And, they brought with them the sense of European professionalism that you rarely encounter in restaurants in the US. That said, the food was good but not great. I don't regret going there, but it wasn't a culinary experience that I will rave about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great service, really delicious food in a lovely atmosphere. I especially appreciated the fact that they only have one small TV in the bar area...great kids menu too...try the spaghetti carbonara--wonderful!

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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?