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Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

) #62 of 224 Restaurants in Encinitas ₹₹₹₹ Italian
530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-634-2365
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“manila clams” (2 reviews)
“capesante” (2 reviews)
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530 N. Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 November 2016

First time here. This place gets good ratings and 3 is the best I can give it as nothing was worse than OK, but nothing better than ok. The taste of the special risotto with scallops was good, the scallops done right, but the risotto...More

Thank dafsmith57
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is seriously Italian. From the live pianist to the art to the homemade pasta and the extensive wine list. A little taste of North east or Italy in so cal.

Thank branditravelphoto
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Restaurant Details

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