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“Old school excellence” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vigilucci's Cucina

Vigilucci's Cucina
2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
760-434-2500
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Ranked #3 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Dallas, Texas
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“Old school excellence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Tired of "Nuvo Italo" food places...glitzy and overpriced with dishes you can't recognize? Then if so, come here. From the moment you are greeted by more than likely authentic Italian, you will enjoy what will be your night. The food is flavorful basic Italian, with specials and good soups. Service is not just good, it's enjoyable, and you will find a friend in your waiter. Some write its pricey, but I don't believe so. Your in Carlsbad, it's not cheap in any decent restaurant , and the wine list I believe is very fair. I often judge a place by that. But your food will be plentiful but not over served, and you will eat it all. This is a favorite stop when we are here, and it still doesn't dissapoint. You will have a relaxed and comfortable evening among friends.

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English first
Mentone, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very nice decour, clean, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We met our daughter and 3 grandkids for early dinner on a Sunday evening. Food was good, excellant service. A little pricey, but that's the economy Mr. Obama !

Visited November 2012
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Madison, Wi
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“Best Dining in Carlsbad, Calif.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a trip to Carlsbad recently I had the pleasure of dining at Vigilucci's Cucina. Best Italian food I have eaten in a long time. Waiter was very friendly and sharp. Restaurant was busy but service was top notch and quick. I've eaten out a lot over the years and Vigilucci's is close to the top of my list of best places to dine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Hills, California
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“Italian food & more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My companion loves the salads here. I always get the Lasagna which I think is terrific. Atmosphere, servers and cleanliness make this a great stop on the way to San Diego.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Great Italian!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

A lovely little restaurant in Carlsbad Village. What i was really impressed with was that they also served all the pasta choices as wheat free options as well - the first time that i have eaten pasta out in a restaurant for about 10 years! amazing!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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