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Vigilucci's Cucina

2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
760-434-2500
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Ranked #4 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
california
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Each time we dine at Vigilucci's the same excellent experience repeats. As a frequent visitors to Venice, Florence and other cities in Italy this restaurant holds it's own in any comparison as to quality and cost. The selections are numerous, the wine list is excellent. the price is fair. the service staff is friendly a, helpful and knowledgeable. There is... More 

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Downey, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was is a very good place to take a special person to. The atmosphere is excellent, the waiters where very respectful and gave a little space seeing it was a date. The food presentation was well done. The only thing that was an issue, was the accent of our waiter. It was hard to understand him at time, but... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Newly opened and next door to Vigilucci's in downtown Carlsbad is a sweet little bit of Italy The market is alive with activity, sounds, colors and smells. With so many items to choose from its had to know where to start. The service was great but I can't resist an authentic Italian accent! This store covers all the bases. A... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We are so glad that we stopped in to eat at this wonderful Italian kitchen. Fresh pasta and sauces. A wonderful wine list. Service that was attentive but not overly so. Make a reservation, because the line was out the door until 9 if you were just waiting to get in. Pleasant outdoor seating with Heaters made our dining experience... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We liked it so much we went twice during our 4 days in Carlsbad. The food was very good - our server was very attentive. We shared starters, 2 entrees, 2 desserts and coffee with 3 glasses of wine with a generous tip for about $130.00. The restaurant was full but we were not rushed. A number of the things... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had lunch here one day, and it's hard to tell what the food would be like when we only had salads - but they were delicious. The pasta going by to the other tables looked and smelled wonderful. We plan to try this place again for dinner. They do have tables outside, and several inside by the large plate... More 

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Los angeles
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Friendly, fun service. Staff very knowledgeable about the food and wines. Very open to changes in seasonings and preparation. The veal piccata was equal to what I have had in the finest dining establishments. Tender and tasty. The pasta was perfect. Finely prepared sauces. Wide selection of salads with fresh ingredients. Many seafood selections. Calamari was soft and perfectly prepared... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

we decided to try this version of vigilucci's because of location and menu. and the menu was unbelievable, even with the osso bucco being unavailable. every dish was made to order using the menu as a general guideline. the eggplant parm was very good, the pasta fra diavolo with putanesca sauce was fabulous. the service was very professional. the desserts... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

veteran's Day, 2014 we ate lunch here. Very nice wait staff: we were the only ones there and our waiter Daniel was attentive but not hover-y. He kept our glasses filled and brought items promptly. My Penne del Fattore was good, sauce very flavorful and pasta cooked well, but the chicken in it was a little tough and had no... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were thankful that we choose this restaurant while we were in town. The Italian food is excellent, the service was good and the house wine was great. Parking was great as we parked very close to the restaurant in the village.

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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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