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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vigilucci's is authentic Italian at it's best!

Love the vodka mushroom sauce! The ambience is great, nice patio on State street. Customer service is excellent, a nice place for an intimate dinner with your Valentine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cherimarie P
San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the vodka mushroom sauce! The ambience is great, nice patio on State street. Customer service is excellent, a nice place for an intimate dinner with your Valentine.

Thank Cherimarie P
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High quality food and very good service. We each had ravioli ( different kinds) and both were excellent.

Thank Mike L
Alta Loma, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Excellent service and attentive host and waiter. Very good food, and have enjoyed this restaurant many times over the past few years! Hope to return soon!

Thank jgillettecmc
Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We have been to many Italian restaurants around the world (including Italy!) and this was one of the best. Our group had three different pasta dishes and all were excellent, made with the freshest ingredients. Our server was very attentive and made great recommendations. We went on New Years Day and it was very busy, but... More 

Thank Melissa976
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The service particularly and food also are both great in their Carlsbad Village location. We have now visited many times and bother service and food are consistently excellent.

Thank Xenroner
Carlsbad, California
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428 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a Saturday evening dinner at Vigilucci's following the 1940s Radio Show at the New Village Arts Theatre. We had a nice window table. Our server, Crescencio, had quite a thick accent and when he attempted to describe the day's specials, about all we could grasp was a vague reference to sea bass and sausage (I think). Our drinks,... More 

Thank Gordon C
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Vigilucci's was recommended to us by a dear friend that has lived in LaJolla area for many years. Dinner was outstanding. Services was outstanding. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank jim l
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for a late lunch / early dinner. We both ordered off of the lunch menu and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. They came with a Caesar salad that was absolutely delicious. We took our time after dinner and had and espresso and an after-dinner sambuca. The wait staff were superb in their service and... More 

Thank MarialenaMurphy
Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Great Italian restaurant in Carlsbad Village and that's saying something, because there are a whole slew of Italian restaurants in Carlsbad Village. Felt a little like Italy because everyone inside except for us was speaking Italian. Waiter was great and provided outstanding service throughout the meal. My wife had one of the best chicken marsala's we have ever had. Just... More 

Thank LodiWineBob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It's not the greatest Italian I've ever had, but hardly the worst either. The Cioppino was delicious. They have a tremendous wine list, so we indulged in a Barolo. Mmmm-mmm. The very best thing though was our waiter, a smiling, gracious man who took excellent care of us.

Thank NoSnakesPlease

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?