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Vigilucci's Cucina

2943 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337
+1 760-434-2500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“caprese” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2943 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2337
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great and spot on. My wife ordered the lasagna. It was the best she's ever had. The filling was flavorful without being especially spicey. I ordered the Tortellini con Pollo e Noci and it was also superb. Best meal we've had anywhere...More

Thank MichaelM2080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good family dinner at Vigilucci's! Had a good kids menu, and the main menu had a lot of classic Italian offerings. Had the chicken picatta, which was tasty. Service was good. Ambience was nice (a little better lighting in the back of the restaurant...More

Thank Sp1787
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Our daughter took us out to dinner at this restaurant for Father's Day. I had rigatoni with Italian sausage for an entree. My salad was a caprese salad. For dessert I had hazelnut gelato. All the food was outstanding. The service was impeccable. We had...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Great Italian cuisine and very authentic just like my mom made. Bread is tasty and they also serve a great Italian Manhattan that was soooooo good according to my husband. He even left with the recipe. We had six in our party with a variety...More

Thank teffie5677
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been here twice now with the fiance- and both times the food was amazing. Really great service, definitely a more pricey spot, but its seriously worth it. I got the spinach ravioli- TO DIE for! Really recommend for a date night

Thank apkercsak
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Wonderful Italian food, great, friendly service, very accommodating to special dietary needs. Caution, my spaghetti side was too spicy for my taste.

Thank Phillyta
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very busy when compared to the Italian restaurant down the street. Short waiting time. Reminded me of the restaurants in New York City. Don't dress too casually.

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice dinning experience @ Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana. It was one of those dinners where everything clicked. We did have a reservation but probably could have gotten right in without one. The service was great, our waiter was Angelo! The food was wonderful,...More

Thank rrosol
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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Jim W
21 January 2017|
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Response from denverchucko | Reviewed this property |
In my experience almost any clothing is appropriate.
24 February 2016|
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Response from sunnymichele | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - give them a call -
23 September 2015|
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Response from italianjourneys | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure I understand this question. Vigilucci is a restaurant, not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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