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“Wonderful special occasion dinner”

Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse
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Ranked #4 of 355 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tamarack Ave.
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The food was excellent, very well prepared,and beautifully presented. We had a terrific server, who accommodated our special requests. I had the risotto special, with blue nosed sea bass-- superb! This was a celebration dinner in honor of our granddaughter's engagement, and the whole evening was perfect. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection, and extremely tender. Both pasta dishes got rave reviews as well. We will definitely return, perhaps for lunch, to enjoy the ocean view.

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1  Thank Travelknits
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Mahi Mahi was NOT fresh. Salmon was a very small portion. Ahi Poke salad was not as stated on the menu. Misleading!

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1  Thank GJGoodLife
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Arrived at about 7:00 PM and asked to be seated. We were informed that there are not there are not any tables available for that evening without a reservations. Although, I noticed that throughout the evening there were several empty tables which remained emty the rest of the night. The hostess suggested that we can try the bar area wich was not large enough to accomodate 3 of us specially at a very small table not even large enough for two. We were in the way of servers and could not sit in the bar area.

We were then offerred to sit outside in a patio in a cold night. Although patio heaters were on it was not much of a help; specially the unit for our table shut off and it took 20 minutes to light it back up. This was after notifying our waitress, busboy and hostess.

Food was nothing special either. Lobster and crab was over-cooked and required quite a bit of chewing. Meatballs were hard and over-cooked.

The price were high specially for the quality of food served

Overall, display of attitude is as such that they are doing you a favor if they by offering a mediocre food at high prices.

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2  Thank S F
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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent and the location was beautiful. Maurizio was a great server. We booked our reservation thru open table and received a couple extras.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

There was like 7-8 vacant tables inside,we expected to be seated. Hostess, and manager prompted us in back room or patio. Unable to sit outside, room in back like closet . We informed staff we know all these empty tables couldn't possibly be reserved, and that its more important to accommodate a customer, than for them to walk out and loose the business, and get a bad rap. Staff and manager rude,inconsiderate, said NO, so we left. Guess we deserved that treatment, since we never heard that many good things about a overpriced restaurant . Encourage owner, management to learn skills , how to deal with the public

8  Thank patriciaW100
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