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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

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3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
+1 760-434-2580
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
“risotto” (17 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend never brags about food but this place was different. Days later he's still going on and on about how great the food was. I don't know what dish he choose but it had Italian sausage and rigatoni noodles. I had angel hair with...More

Thank angelmtaylor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here for Fathers Day. Meal and atmosphere could not have been better. We were seated immediately upon arrival with a view of the beach and sunset. Our waiter Paolo was outstanding in explaining all of the specials and suggesting various combinations available as well...More

Thank Byoung2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered Pasta which was fresh and very flavor-able. Price was moderate and good selections.Service was great and food was served on time.

Thank MelandRen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used OpenTable to book reservation easily. Valet parking for good price since there was no parking, might need reservations since the valet asked. No wheat beer or strawberry daiquiris available, had corona, Michelob ultra, pale ale, etc., and of course plenty of wine. The menu...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a relaxing afternoon at Vigilucci's Italian Market. A bottle of good wine, a meat/cheese plate, sidewalk seating next to farmers market in their casual deli seating area...what could be better.

Thank sunless_n_seattle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location at Tamarack and the coast is by far my favorite. Drinks, view, food and service never disappoint. I always bring out of town visitors and new friends here because it's my favorite.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We had the porterhouse which was perfectly medium rare and fabulous quality as well as sides and a bottle of great wine. We can't wait to try the Italian Vigilucci's in town someday when we go back.

Thank idoc4u2c
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Vigilucci's is one of our most favorite restaurants in southern California. This restaurant has the best Italian food along with a great staff to service you!

Thank David J
Reviewed May 11, 2017

When we visit the Carlsbad area, we always make a point to dine at Vigilucci's. Freshest of ingredients and delicious sauces abound! We love the seafood entrees - I usually go for the aragosta alla diavola and my husband enjoys the cioppino. We may have...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Good food. Very pricey. Awesome view. The women's bathroom is gross. The floors and walls are dirty. They really need a professional cleaner in there to steam clean and disinfect. Also, the bar is nice but the actual surface of the bar was gross- it...More

Thank Tiffany R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joseph L
Are dogs allowed outside?
April 11, 2017|
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Response from chneff | Reviewed this property |
I hope not
Is it possible to have a low sodium entrée?
January 27, 2017|
Response from Chaps4126 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure of the answer to this question since I don't have dietary restrictions. You might want to pick up the phone or email direct this question to them.
Jim W
Would blue jeans, sneakers and polo shirt be acceptable to wear?
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Gary T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, jeans and a polo shirt is totally acceptable. Although this is a very nice restaurant, Carlsbad is a California beach town and casual attire is appropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (Tamarack Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-2580
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