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Vigilucci's Cucina

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$$ - $$$
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2943 State St, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-434-2500
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have dinner here when visiting Carlsbad and are never disappointed. The food is delicious, the service impeccable, and our family loves this place. Located on state street with indoor and outdoor dining. Great place to sit outside and people watch while enjoying wine and appetizers, especially on Weds. as the Farmer's Market is happening.

Thank Tresa P
Yucaipa, California
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous meal at Vigilucci's. We had veal parmigiana and spaghetti and meatballs. Both excellent. Finished with cream brûlée for dessert. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Dartravelgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Every dish was delicious, the service was professional and warm. The Carpaccio starter was perfect and my son (13)had salmon, that was wonderful, My husband and I both had pasta that was beautifully cooked and seasoned. Going back tonight and can not wait!

Thank Lisabet O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We made reservations here for a 7 pm dinner, but came early and was able to be immediately seated. We sat inside, and it was such low lighting that it was hard to read the menu. We had bread service which was great. We had 1 bruschetta each and it was really good. I had the diver scallops, which were... More 

Thank raininroses
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very friendly and a good table, right on the street. Watch the activity of the area or sit inside for a more private and quiet dinner. Food was very good

Thank Vina C
Carlsbad, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Delicious food and great service every time! Fresh home made pasta, great sauce options and a good wine list. Good for an intimate dinner for two or a special family meal. We've come here two Christmas Eve' s in a row and never disappointed. Great location in the village so you can take a stroll and burn off some of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Vigilucci's! We had a large table of 10 which is hard to handle, but our waiter, Chris, did a terrific job! The food was exceptional, the portions were large, the bread fresh and the wine list terrific. We had a great meal and will be back!

Thank Von P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This place is great. There is a salad on the menu that is perhaps one of the best dishes I've had in my life. It's called Pomodori, Cipolle e Bufala and it's terrific. As a starter it was big enough to share but I'd order it as my entree next time. The tomatoes were delicious and frying the cheese put... More 

Thank pamgro
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice on our last trip 4 years ago and loved it. This trip however we were so disappointed. Not sure what's happened but service was terrible the staff seemed more interested in standing around talking to each other. The food also was not what we remembered and definitely not up to standard. Two nights before we... More 

Thank Nathan B
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Vigilucci's is a charming Italian Restaurant along State Street in Carlsbad.We were very cozy sitting inside that night. We had a group of nine for my father in law's surprise 80th birthday event. It turned out very well, with excellent service and food. The menu has a great variety of entrees and an extensive Italian wine list. The outdoor patio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2943 State St, Carlsbad, CA
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-2500

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