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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant with a great view of the sunset over the ocean and great food and wine list. You need to make a reservation for this place as it is always busy. Very friendly staff and overall it was a great experience. Will return. It is pricey

Thank Rebel82
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Out reservation was for 7.15 but although we arived promptly, it was 45 minutes standing until we were seated. We waited in the tiny bar where one sole barman tried to keep up with the hordes of customers and the whole restaurant. There was not even an offer to text us when table became available - we could have enjoyed... More 

Thank GlutenFreePerson
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Carlsbad every July to ditch the heat in Texas. One of our favorite restaurants is Vigiluccis right across from the beach. Wonderful Italian and seafood and steaks. Great sunsets. Perfect service too.

Thank Friscoliz
Seville, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just going to have a light snack but their menu was so tempting I decided on the Fritto Calamari and Gamberi and my husband on the special Risotto with sausage, vegetables, parmesan and shaved black truffle. The fret Misto was crispy with lots of yummy, tiny squid tentacles (my favourite). My husbands risotto was very bland, with no... More 

Thank Kay W
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hosted a business dinner for 8 at Vigilucci's while staying at the nearby Park Hyatt Aviara. I liked the location in downtown Carlsbad. Everyone was very satisfied by the excellent food and attentive service. Several of my guests had seafood dishes loaded with seafood, including extra large shrimp. My pasta dish was excellent. The desserts were tasty. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous meal here with friends on the last night of our California vacation. It was recommended to us by someone at the Visitors Center. Wow, the food was sooo good. Very friendly staff, nice presentation and we cannot say enough about the quality of the food. We would all highly recommend this spot. Don't miss it.

Thank bejine79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner so much. The flavors, sauces, perfect vegetables. Incredible Italian. Graciously accommodated my boyfriend for something he wanted that wasn't quite the same on the menu Our waiter Victor was cool and charming. The owner Robbie came by our table and spoke openly about the history of his business. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Thank Callie1gau
Nevada City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our hotel referred us to this excellent Italian restaurant and it certainly did not disappoint! Great food, friendly wait staff, perfect cocktails and very Italian atmosphere. It is a bit crowded and a little noisy, but that's Italian! There is indoor as well as outdoor seating.

Thank daydreamingduo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I love Vigliuccis Cucina. They are a upscale Italian restaurant, but their food definitely is worth it.

Thank Lennypooh
Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Pricing at top end but food and service is first class. Worth a dinner on a special occasion.

Thank Davemc60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Street, Carlsbad, CA
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 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?