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Vigilucci's Cucina

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2943 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-434-2500
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Carlsbad, California
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually in the tourist zones you don't find the best restaurants. Vigilucci's stands out in the area. We have gont to other location in Encinitas but we keep coming back to Carlsbad. Food, service and atmosphere all very good. You won't be disappointed.

Thank followingjames
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Italian food, wine, ambiance, service. A joy to enjoy ... Sitting outside, new Years Eve with a gentle rain [we were sheltered] and happiness all around.

Thank CanmoreGerry
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hesitate to rate any place five stars in that it means there is no room for improvement. We had considered trying the restaurant several times in our past visits to California however we never made the time to do so. This time we decided to stop as we were passing by and we were glad we did. Upon entering... More 

Thank DVK3816
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us went for dinner and all had fabulous meals. I had the artichoke appetizer and eggplant Parm for main. Husband had crab cakes and then a seafood pasta. Brother and sister in law split a salad (good idea)of Gorgonzola and pear and then veal limone and veal porcini both came with home made pasta. Restaurant has a... More 

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498 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop when in town . Fantastic location and view of the ocean and beach , valet parking , great service that is friendly and helpful , and the food is outstanding . The coippino was great . The calamari is delicious .

Thank Mike T
Montreal, Canada
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158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great food. The fish was excellent and so was the veal picatta. I loved the cesar salad too. The staff was very professional and efficient.

Thank demo51
Sedona, Arizona
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143 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

When in Carlsbad we always go to Vigilucci's. The food is superb. We sat outside and the heaters made the outside a treat. Enjoyed several drinks and just outstanding food.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Calgary, Canada
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382 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2943 State St, 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?