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Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse
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Ranked #11 of 369 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tamarack Ave.
Reviewed 16 December 2017

... and eat here any chance you get! We stop for lunch after a long walk along the Ocean on a Friday early afternoon. Blue skies and green palm trees create the frame. Inside we find divine Italian food: here "from scratch", "using fresh local stuff", "healthy AND delicious", are not just cliche words, they are reality.
The "Zuppetta" (mussels and clams steamed in a scrumptious wine broth with fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs), is as good as they come. Pomodori, buffala & chipolle (fresh tomatoes, onions, herbs and mozzarella di buffala in its own carriage!) are to die for. Excellent quality EVOO and house bread. Wine list extensive, with options for every wallet. Feeling a bit under the weather, I ask for herbal tea and they surprise me with an extensive collection of high-grade teas from all over the world: mind you, tea is not a regular item in an Italian restaurant! Service was top of the line, too!
Cannot wait to go to back to taste some of their many tempting offers!

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Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We were seated promptly and enjoyed a great seafood meal. Had the Halibut special and Cioppino. Very good

Thank T M
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Went to Vigilucci's with a friend last Saturday. Had the arugula salad which came so slathered in salad dressing it was presented as a clump at the bottom of the dish. Complained and it was removed form the bill. Next was the special wild boar linguine. Nothing special, bland taste. Veal scallopini was equally uninspired. Had the price been more mid-range it would feel less unsatisfying however at the price point they are at one should be served exceptional food.

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Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here 2 times in the past year while visiting for business. It doesn’t disappoint. The caprese salad was one of the best I have ever had. On my first visit I had the lobster gnocchi and would highly recommend it. I had the salmon this last time and it was also very good! Coming from Kansas I also greatly enjoy the location right across from the beach.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting from Sarasota, Florida and had a craving for Italian food. Ordered the Veal Parmigiana and my wife had the Sea Bass. Was absolutely delicious. Very good choice of authentic Italian food. Stephano, our server was outstanding!

Thank Robert W
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