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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
+1 760-634-2365
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“pappardelle” (3 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather tasteless bread served with bland dipping oil. Caesar salad was large whole romaine leaves arranged lengthwise on plate - nothing special, Chicken scaloppini was rubbery chicken served with a sauce too mild which could have used some browning all around. Desert cannelloni shells were...More

Thank Charlie_Bites
Reviewed 7 March 2018

My husband and I recently had a last minute date night opportunity and decided to visit Vigilucci's. We've lived in Encinitas for 6 years and heard great things, but had never been as Italian isn't our usual "go to". The restaurant was quite lively for...More

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the splurge!!! We ate there with family visiting from out of town. I highly recommend reservations for weekends. We sat in the back building, which was really nice since we were talking a lot. My only recommendation would be to turn the music...More

Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 26 February 2018

A great place for traditional Italian eats in a small ,intimate setting. The staff was prompt and friendly, the food is superb and the music was great. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 12 February 2018

made reservations for 7, was seated at 7:20 (boo). Nice setting, but very noisy. Took a long time for someone to come get the order and longer for the food to show up. When it did it was good (not excellent, but fine). I had...More

Thank aagourmet
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Average food and service overall. This was my family’s first time here. Our table of 7 was seated in a downstairs back room. No ambiance which set the tone for the evening. When we were seated I was slightly worried that this table away from...More

Thank Kjgtrr2017
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Having already visited the Carlsbad outlet was expecting the same standard here and wasn't disappointed. Reduced priced cocktails are offered at the Bar along with complimentary nibbles, then a selection of reduced priced appetizers. A great way to meet locals, chill and enjoy the live...More

Thank patbean
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We were craving Italian food and found this restaurant was able to satisfy our craving. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was extremely busy. We were able to sit on the patio with heat lamps which made it easier to talk...More

Thank FLB
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Feels like stepping into an old school East Coast Italian restaurant. Great fun (the young waiter even helped us brush up our Italian) and food delicious. The Cioppino generous flavorful portion. Would start with the Artichoke/cheese appetizer. Two deserts for a table of four was...More

Thank RLION51
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Our first visit and we were totally impressed by the decor (romantic),the service and the food. So many entrees, appetizers and salads to choose from made it a difficult choice.However after a savory martini from the full bar I selected the Fresh Tomato, Onion, Basil...More

Thank Don H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2365
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