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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“cioppino” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
530 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2037
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

We celebrated 50th Anniversary for friends, and they had Vigilucci's do the catering. Can not rave enough about the servers and the extreme high quality of their foods. Everything was prepared to perfection, presentation was incredible and food temps were perfect. The appetizers ranged from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tuc7k
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had such a nice Sunday afternoon meal. The breeze was blowing lightly through the windows, sun was shining and the food was great. The waitress was perfect. The portions were just right. I'm including a picture of my meal: Pollo Piccata; notice the clever...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We came here for dinner after a long days drive from Pismo Beach as we were staying not to far away. They seated us promptly without a booking. There was a pianist playing great music and the food was quick and very tasty. Would have...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank HypnoWarrior
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Dined here upon our first night in the area after a long trek from our home on the East Coast. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. We sat inside but the large windows were open, catching a great breeze. A pianist was playing and singing...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The food is very good. The service was very good. The atmosphere was very good. If you what a great meal and good service eat here.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sparkkay
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Vigilucci’s for dinner and it was wonderful. Sat outside and had a great time. Excellent food and service. The ribs are to die for. Everything there is really good and we all really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank red1990
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank AlanB808
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31 August 2018|
Response from red1990 | Reviewed this property |
I think they have an area that would work. Not sure if they have a totally separate room but I would sure call them. I love the place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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