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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

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530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Food was good, Pizza was best

I had pasta marinara with shrimp and my friend had a veggie pizza with pesto sauce. The pasta was good, the pizza was very good. Its one of her favorite places. I thought it was ok, but would give it another try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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Redwood City, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good, salad w chicken good, tuna tower fishy- good service & nice view of beach. Relaxed & pleasant. Reasonably priced.

Thank pkrome
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I had pasta marinara with shrimp and my friend had a veggie pizza with pesto sauce. The pasta was good, the pizza was very good. Its one of her favorite places. I thought it was ok, but would give it another try.

Thank Dlmjr
Encinitas, California
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We enjoyed our food very much, and I'm critical about American-Italian food, but Robbi the owner comes from Italy and he knows how to strike the right chord. The menu is extensive, ambiance very pleasant whether indoors or out, and this makes for a lovely night out. But a bit on the expensive side.

Thank Patty8888
Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Out for a great night with good friends and this place was OUTSTANDING! The Service was beyond expectations and the atmosphere was fabulous. We can't wait to have our next night out here!

Thank Bill_McCorkle
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very accommodating. Excellent service and great food... Wait staff was very accommodating to me when I wanted to make a minor menu change. The view is wonderful... Very romantic

Thank Puptraveler
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

There's no view at this one but the AC was cold on a blazing night, the pasta was terrific and the service was great.

Thank dave820
San Diego
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Vigilucci's have moved from the center of Encinitas to the old Robbie’s Roadhouse location in Leucadia. It is a great location, with a front deck, inner patio, large restaurant and valet parking ($4) at the rear, as parking is often hard to come by in this neighborhood. Note: You can also use the next door Panikin car park free of... More 

Thank 92075
Scottsdale, Arizona
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140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 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 

Thank johnvback
Carlsbad, California
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57 reviews
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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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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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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