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Vigilucci's Cucina

2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
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Ranked #4 of 284 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place while driving up the coast from Del Mar. Loved the valet parking as it was extremely crowded at the beach due to the very warm January weather. We grabbed a table at the bar and ordered a couple glasses of wine. We were then brought a very nice complimentary plate of Bruschetta including some salami... More 

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Encinitas, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Celebrated a Birthday at Vigilucci's last weekend. Atmosphere and food made us think we were in Italy. Wonderful experience

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Boulder, CO
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were so looking forward to a great Italian dinner with our friends, however, it was hit and miss, so we were disappointed. Things began rather slowly, since the place was pretty busy by 7:00... understandable.... but then it was spotty after that. Nice warmed bread, very good salads... the wives ordered the shrimp and lobster ravioli that they didn't... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

BEST Italian cucina in all North County. Perfect for any occasion. Delicious food, outstanding service. We love Andre, but all the servers are good. Decent wine list. Highly recommended. We dine there often.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just happened by this great little Italian place. Goat cheese salad with tarragon dressing was delicious. Spaghetti and bolognese were outstanding. Service was quite good as well. Would return next time in Carlsbad, CA.

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have tried the other Vigilucci's restaurants, so we tried this newly remodeled one. It was excellent. The food is really good and served really hot, which is a biggy for me, and the waiters are attentive and friendly. A very talented piano player, who really impressed us was just loud enough in the background to be soothing. The only... More 

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Menlo Park, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am always at the hunt for authentic italian food and more variety that you get at Amicis, Maggioanos etc. While in Carlsbad I found Vigilucci's Cucina. They had a great variety of appertizers. We tried the Carciofini al forno. It was very good, of course a little cheesy what thats to expect when they stuff mozzarella into the artichoke.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really good Italian and cute place In the village. Typical pricing, a little expensive but what we expected. Good service and wine. Would definitely go back or try one of their other restaurants as they have s few!

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Sunnyvale, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

During a family trip to Southern California, we stayed in Carlsbad and after a long day with the kids at Legoland we wanted to try out a new place to eat at. By coincidence we walked into Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana. What a place... Top notch ambiance, brilliant service, and food to die for. I grew up in Europe and spent... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been here for a while but it was good to see the quality is still excellent both for the food and service. Not inexpensive, but well worth it. Only drps a star because it is so noisy in the section near the bar. Highly recommended.

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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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