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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-434-2500
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
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Calgary, Canada
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, interesting bruschetta with Prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella! Loved my veal, huge serving complete with al Dante pasta and beautifully prepared fresh vegetables. The seafood pasta was also great. And do yourself a favour and try the Sicilian wine Nero d'avilo! Lovely old world service. Located on a charming street in Carlsbad.

Thank bennybear
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the family to this restaurant while we were staying in Oceanside, California. This is an upscale Italian restaurant with authentic cuisine. It had something for everyone from steak, seafood, and traditional Italian cuisine. The service was impeccable from the hostess, to the wait staff. Will be back again.

Thank rmclane
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Carlsbad about 1 pm, wanted lunch and to walk on the beach. Vigilucci's was open and had valet parking. There were five of us - one was a child. The outside tables were all in use, so we ate inside... and pretty much had it to ourselves. One person had crab legs and was very pleased with... More 

Thank Anne234x
Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems that getting a simple sandwich for lunch these days is an impossibility. Vigilucci's has a lengthy of sandwiches with add-ons of all kinds, and I'm sure they are all very good if that is what you're looking for. We were at the State St. location of Vigilucci's in Carlsbad where there is a well-stocked deli as well as... More 

1 Thank Wynyfred
Spruce Grove
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very busy restaurant with exceptional food. Book ahead as they are busy. Unfortunately our waiter was more interested in a table next to us and the single lady than serving us. We still enjoyed the food and wine.

Thank Robert C
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu that made me look forward to my meal. Started with caprese, the mozzarella was very good but the tomato was mealy. The salmon was like leather..... So dang dry. We all ordered pasta but no one raved. My dish was dry and bland as if it was made hours earlier. The dish touted truffles in the sauce but... More 

Thank Susan T
Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of seats and good service for this Italian gourmet cuisine tucked into a side-street shopping district. My vitella parmigiana had very little marinara sauce with little dabs of melted mozzarella cheese. It was very tasty but unlike any veal parmigiana I have ever had. The vegetables were cooked "al dente" in a wrapper of thin sliced eggplant. My wife... More 

Thank LarryErickson
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This downtown restaurant was a pleasant surprise find that had excellent service and delicious authentic Italian cuisine. We appreciated the homemade pasta.

1 Thank mikedubuc
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we had a reservation it was obvious we wouldn't be seated for our 7:15 reservation for 5 people so we went to the wine bar next door and had an excellent Oregon Pinot Noir. Our table was ready when we returned. Professionally service and attention to the table was obvious. We ordered an Australian Cab that was out... More 

Thank overlookBc
Carlsbad, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

15-20% Premium on Valentine's Day. As a local resident and semi-regular customer, Vigilucci's was a favorite until Feb 14. Went there for a late lunch at 2:45PM - not busy AT ALL. I noticed the prices were 15-20% above the regular prices (as well as al-a-carte so maybe even higher) or a 3-course meal for $75. It was simply because... More 

1 Thank Jill A

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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 92008-2337
    (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?