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“Cioppino to die for!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse

Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse
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Ranked #7 of 335 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tamarack Ave.
Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cioppino to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I ate here on June 6th. I came here specifically for the Cioppino and was not disappointed! My wife had the spaghetti with meatballs that she said was very good. As we eat a lot of Italian food, we are pretty harsh critics. The staff was very attentive, the food superior and the atmosphere comfortable. Prices are on the top end, but everything considered well worth it! Highly recommended. Take the time to explore Carlsbad Village while there.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A little pricey but worth it for the view and convenience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are lots of restaurant choices in Carlsbad village, but few "fine dining" options. If you're looking to save money, this isn't the place. But if you're looking for a great view, the ability to walk along the beach from the village to dinner, friendly service, and lots of choices for well-prepared and varied food, this is your place. The menu is huge, with lots of great combinations. We had a party of three and all of our dishes were large, well-prepared, tasty, and nicely presented. The service was perfectly fine, and the kitchen accommodated our requests to alter things a bit. The wine list is extensive and interesting. So if you have a special occasion or don't mind spending a few bucks, this is the place in Carlsbad.

Note: This place is called "Steak and Seafood," but it really is a nice Italian restaurant where you can get a variety of steaks and seafood.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlsbad, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Wedding Reception”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a wedding reception for 40 people on the patio recently. The food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse for events as well as regular dining.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John S
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Middletown, Delaware
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

When in Carlsbad, this is a place you should go for dinner. My husband ordered the porterhouse steak. It was so tender, he could cut it with his fork! He said it tied with the best steak he has ever had. I ordered one of the specials, twin petite filets with two different sauces and a grilled jumbo shrimp. Everything was wonderful. The service was excellent; efficient without being overbearing. We were sat at a nice banquette that faced the ocean but due to the angle of our table we were unable to see the sunset. The patio was fully occupied by a wedding party so looked to be having a wonderful celebration. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well done.

Visited April 2014
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East Quogue, New York
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Outstanding ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant as a great location for sunset watching and excellent food. The service was superb and our waitress even brought us a free creme brûlée because she insisted we try it. We will definitely be back!

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