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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

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530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760)634-2365
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Venue, Sloooow Service

Full disclosure we do visit this place quite a bit. The bar is classy, the crowd is cool and classy, the location is primo and the piano player is exceptional. We had the chicken dishes and pasta. Delicious at all levels and pretty large portions. Prices are in the medium/high range. But my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
johnvback
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Full disclosure we do visit this place quite a bit. The bar is classy, the crowd is cool and classy, the location is primo and the piano player is exceptional. We had the chicken dishes and pasta. Delicious at all levels and pretty large portions. Prices are in the medium/high range. But my goodness it took forever to gethe bread,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is excellent. Sadly, I never eat there. It is very pricey and my wife and I are thrifty when eating out. Not cheap, but reasonable. The first time we ate here we ran into Kenny G. We love Kenny G, but just won't spend the money for very expensive food in a restaurant. I... More 

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Sacramento
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I can only assume based upon the prior reviews that we were there on a really off night service wise and that happens. What is disappointing is that the Manager all but ran and hid in the back (that is when he was not flirting with the hostesses) while the front of his house was going down in flames. The... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great Italian restaurant and atmosphere. The food was fantastic and enjoyed the piano player in the bar area. Some nice outside seating.

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Dana Point,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ordered the Calamari appetizer Fried just right. I Had Seafood Rissoto, my wife had Manila Clams, Spaghetti. Our Only Problem Was We Couldn't Eat It all. We should be so lucky at other places we visited. Great food and ambiance.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Consistently the best Italian Restaurant in town. Great food, service and ambience. Very reasonably priced for a beach restaurant.

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Toronto
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great hospitality and tremendous value Pasta was especially great as was service Very consistent quality and great re decorated from years past Great meal

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our friends wedding anniversary. The ambiance was very nice, the wait staff did an excellent job and the food was great. 3 of us had pasta dishes and the 4th had fish. All of the meals were fantastic and we followed it up with their homemade dessert. I had the tiramisu. It was... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So I went here last month a little against my will because I have been to their other restaurants before. I have to say I was really nicely surprised and happy with the quality and the authenticity of the meal. The staff was super pleasant and the evening was quite relaxed. I had a veal dish which was a little... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Love the entertainment here and the food is reasonable priced and tasty. Having stayed (a lot lately) in Italy, I have to say that the dishes served here are "heavier" (e.g. thicker Pizza crust) than you would get in Italy....in ways you can say the preparation has been adjusted somewhat - maybe to the taste of the locals here. That's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760)634-2365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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