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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

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530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Food was ok but not worth the price. Service sucked and watch you credit card they will try and over charge you. Also don't use the valet cause they charge you to walk to their both which is probably 100ft from your car

Thank deployedtater
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We have not been to Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in 15 years. The food is still wonderful. Their new building is really something special. We had great live piano music during dinner. Service was outstanding. Server was quite knowledgeable of the food they offer and how it was prepared. Good to know they have not lost their touch.

Thank dunkertons
Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch. We asked to sit outside and the host said we could choose our table. We sat and the host gave us menus and took our drink orders. The boss boy brought our bread but we had no utensils and no plates!!! No one was in sight to ask for them so I got up and... More 

Thank travelwtme
Carlsbad, California, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Consistently good food, a great menu, excellent service, and an authentic Italian vibe are all of the reasons I love Vigilucci's. The pastas and salads are wonderful, as well as the pizza -- it's some of the best I've had in California. They have a piano player most nights, and happy hour specials. Mangia!

Thank Pete W
san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Such a lovely spot for lunch or sunset dinner, one of the few locations where food is equal to the view. We ate lunch Friday four of us each ordering different entree's. The burger is enormous, open face two patties, so be hungry for that one. The prime rib sandwich was equally large and delicious. I had the shrimp salad,... More 

Thank hortonms
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My wife and I had a Thursday evening dinner at Vigilucci's. It's located right along the Pacific Coast Highway in Leucadia (Encinitas). The view is nothing special, looking right out on highway. They have an outside patio, but it was just a bit cool and we opted to dine inside. We had a nice window table. The decor is very... More 

Thank Gordon C
South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Had dinner herein April 2016. We were promptly seated and the service was attentive. Good wine list and extensive menu. Finally settled on chicken with a white wine and caper sauce and a buffalo mozzarella pizza. The chicken was okay, but the accompanying vegetables overpowered by the amount of peppers, and the pasta just had an extraordinary amount of garlic.... More 

Thank pafuri
Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We had swordfish and lasagna along with their bread and oil combo which is super yummy. They have a piano player/singer too. The meals are a little expensive but WELL WORTH the price!

Thank Kimberly H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places to go for Italian in encinitas. Big selection and big portions. Never had anything i didnt like here. Prices match the quality in my opinion.

Thank Eric B
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We usually end up sharing the Penne alla Vodka con Porcini and a Genovese pizza, light on the olive oil because, frankly, that is what we want when we thing of eating here. We have tried other items and found them good too, but these are our faves. The Brushetta and cheese, olives, piece of pepperoni complimentary appetizer is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760)634-2365

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