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“Great Italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vigilucci's Cucina

Vigilucci's Cucina
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Ranked #9 of 323 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carlsbad Village Dr.
Michigan
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We arrived at the middle of dinner hour without a reservation. Our table was outdoors in November. Heated area, comfortable dining. There was a little too long a delay in getting wait service. After that, the service was great. Food was excellent--my spicy sausage and eggplant was terrific. My spouse's dish was also tastey Wine selection good. Priced appropriately. Would definitely return.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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750 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Old school excellence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Tired of "Nuvo Italo" food places...glitzy and overpriced with dishes you can't recognize? Then if so, come here. From the moment you are greeted by more than likely authentic Italian, you will enjoy what will be your night. The food is flavorful basic Italian, with specials and good soups. Service is not just good, it's enjoyable, and you will find a friend in your waiter. Some write its pricey, but I don't believe so. Your in Carlsbad, it's not cheap in any decent restaurant , and the wine list I believe is very fair. I often judge a place by that. But your food will be plentiful but not over served, and you will eat it all. This is a favorite stop when we are here, and it still doesn't dissapoint. You will have a relaxed and comfortable evening among friends.

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Mentone, California
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice decour, clean, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We met our daughter and 3 grandkids for early dinner on a Sunday evening. Food was good, excellant service. A little pricey, but that's the economy Mr. Obama !

Visited November 2012
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Madison, Wi
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Dining in Carlsbad, Calif.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a trip to Carlsbad recently I had the pleasure of dining at Vigilucci's Cucina. Best Italian food I have eaten in a long time. Waiter was very friendly and sharp. Restaurant was busy but service was top notch and quick. I've eaten out a lot over the years and Vigilucci's is close to the top of my list of best places to dine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Italian food & more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My companion loves the salads here. I always get the Lasagna which I think is terrific. Atmosphere, servers and cleanliness make this a great stop on the way to San Diego.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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