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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

) #56 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas ₹₹₹₹ Italian
530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-634-2365
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“manila clams” (2 reviews)
“capesante” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviews (119)
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and it was delish. Italian. The decor is nice. Many options on the menu. Servers were nice. It was a bit busy but with a Pacific view what can you expect.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first impression of Vigilucci's is that it is probably over-priced, based on its location (right on 101 in Encinitas and its [dated] flashy appearance. While not cheap, Vigilucci's isn't overpriced. it is actually pretty reasonable for the quality and quantity of traditional Italian. Don't...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My bride and I were driving up 101 watching the beach goers and decided to find a spot for a drink and snack. We happened upon Vigilucci's in Carlsbad, CA. It was Happy Hour! Great atmosphere, great service. We liked it so much we made...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I came with great expectations after friends had recommended this restaurant. Their vegetable soup was excellent. Spaghetti with clams was a little odd in that they replaced the linguini with spaghetti which didn't seem to fit. Other dishes were just average - nothing special. Service...More

Thank ShiShiJoJo
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Busy place so I decided on takeout back to ocean-front rental. That beat the hectic atmosphere of the restaurant...a bit of a madhouse, servers bumping into each other, people waiting for over an hour to be seated and very loud. The food was spectacular. I...More

Thank DiAnna_7545
Reviewed 22 May 2017

WE were taken to lunch here by family in the area. Wonderful choice with so many terrific options on the lunch menu- something for everyone and we all walked away very satisfied. Service impeccable and the noise level was not an issue.

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I may have reviewed this restaurant berfore, as we tend to visit once a year when in Carlsbad. Since the last visit the place seems to have undergone a remodel and looks very nice, although there was never anything wrong with before. Service was prompt...More

Thank badger1_98
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation and stopped for a late dinner Wednesday night. The hostess was friendly and the ambiance was very cozy. I went with the Pappardelle, which sounded very promising, but was slightly bland. My son and nephew split a pizza which was by...More

Thank SamPav
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Wednesday night. Seated right away. Took waitress a little bit to come over and greet us. After she brought our drinks we ordered. After that we never saw her again. Had to have my son ask for a to go...More

Thank Ejpjap
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Went here last night for my birthday dinner. Had the Spaghetti Carbonara and it was very good. My wife Rigatoni and was a huge portion and she enjoyed it. Service was good. Prices were as expected slightly overpriced. Parking is a pain because restaurant is...More

Thank JimmyJackk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2365
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