Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine with your friends and family


Since 1999, Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana, one of three establishments in the Vigilucci restaurant group, has welcomed locals and visitors to State Street in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Authentic Italian cuisine and Cucina’s award-winning wine list provide a unique and memorable escape to the flavors of the Tuscan countryside. Daily prepared pastas and sauces, fresh seafood specialties, classic Italian dishes and their largely Italian staff provide a truly memorable experience.

Open daily from 11:30 a.m., you’ll always find people dining alfresco at the sprawling outdoor sidewalk cafe as shoppers stroll. In the evening, the heated outdoor patio with festive lighting is reminiscent of a traditional Italian square. Le Cucina also offers a festive outdoor patio at the back to complement its indoor dining room and bar. And they now offer an elegant private dining room that seats up to 30 people that can be reserved for any special occasion.

Appetizer of mouth-watering squid Squid went Luciana at their expense Caprese salad with imported buffalo mozzarella on their signature dish Osso Buco went Milanese, you will think you are dining in Italy. Their delicate Tirimisu followed by Lemoncello The nightcap is a must-have to end a delicious night on a high note.

“There is nothing quite like dining al fresco at Cucina Italiana de Vigilucci,” said Tracy Pedrazzani, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “Being able to dine with family and friends outside here and at our other locations makes the dining experience even better. Our entire team works together to make everyone’s visit to Vigilucci’s special from start to finish.

Restaurateur and owner, Roberto Vigilucci, is passionate about gastronomy. The Carlsbad resident for over 25 years is originally from Milan, Italy where families are raised in the kitchen and the food is a centerpiece of the culture. Roberto opened his first restaurant, Vigilucci’s Trattoria, in 1994 in downtown Encinitas. The restaurant moved to a larger location in Leucadia in 2004. It then opened Cucina Italiana in 1999 and Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse opened in 2002 at the corner of Tamarack and the Pacific Coast Highway. Each of its three locations offers classic Italian cuisine, each offering their own signature dishes such as dry-aged steak and seafood specialties at the Tamarack location and wood-fired pizzas at the Trattoria in Leucadia. All establishments offer award-winning wines by the glass and by the bottle, as well as exclusive cocktails.

Vigilucci’s large-scale catering services offer fully customized menus for every occasion and group size, whether enjoyed in their semi-private and private dining spaces or delivered to your location. And much of their regular menu is available for take out or delivery.

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