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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
A Great Birthday Dinner!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
jmdpsca
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here for lunch to dodge the raindrops. The service was very good. My wife had the sea bass special and I had the chicken limone. Each dish was excellent, with the chicken being very tender. Accompanying both dishes was pasta in a garlic/olive oil sauce and a vegetable medley. The pasta was outstanding, as was the medley.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been a frequent patron along with my family for the last 20 years. Dishes are excellently prepared ( pasta dishes are not overloaded with sauce and cooked Al Dente. Antipasto cold cuts and cheese are high quality and the Calamari is the best in the U.S. EXCELLENT chef plus Simone and Andrea are top notch and attentive Maître D... More 

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Kentfield, CA
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were looking for a peaceful place for an lovely lunch and that was easily met by Vigilucci's. The beach was across the street (yes, the road goes by) but it was open yet enclosed so the street wasn't an annoyance. They offered us exactly what we were looking for! The valet parking on such an active beach was a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Inviting a dear friend to lunch is joy in itself, but when the event takes place at a wonderful restaurant the experience is multiplied! We arrived in downtown Carlsbad, a very walkable community, with the intention of dining at a new restaurant on State Street. To my surprise the intended restaurant was not open for lunch and did not begin... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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