Trattoria Italiana

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Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana located in Leucadia is formerly the Vigilucci’s of Encinitas established in 1994. The much larger yet quaint eatery is in its 27th year providing North County residents and visitors homemade pasta dishes, prime steaks, fresh seafood in a casual yet sophisticated ambiance. It is not only a favorite of North County diners, but also Italians across the country who liken the fare to that served in Italy. The authentic Florentine wood-burning brick oven creates pizzas much like one would find in Italy. A favorite among locals, with a dog-friendly patio, is a great place to watch

Street view of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in the bright sun with lots of plants.

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Quality ingredients create authentic flavors. Our menu includes made from scratch pastas, sauces, organic chicken, steaks and fresh seafood. *Please note we will offer special lunch and dinner menus on April 7, 8 and April 9 for Easter Weekend.

Dining room with tablecloths and chandeliers, and multiple tables.

Private Dining

Host your holiday party, milestone celebration or corporate event at one of our unique restaurants, and we’ll make it a very special occasion. Vigilucci’s restaurants are renowned for award-winning cuisine, superb service and precise attention to detail. We offer authentic homemade pastas, prime steaks and fresh seafood in casual yet upscale surroundings. Private and semi private event rooms are available and our staff will be happy to customize your menu, whether it’s for a cocktail event, buffet, multi-course dinner, wedding reception, or private dining.

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Very large and long tablecloth dining table with seating for over 20 people.Dining room with brick wall and decorative tablecloths.
Plate of yellow risotto with shrimp, mussels, and cherry tomatoes.Carefully presented place settings at an outdoor event.

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Our catering team will custom create a unique and memorable menu for your special occasion. We specialize in small intimate gatherings as well as larger full service celebrations and events. Contact our team today.

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Trattoria Italiana


Monday – Friday 3:00pm –  9:00pm
Friday  3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm -- 10:00pm   Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Happy Hour

Monday – Sunday 3:00pm  – 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm -- 6:00pm
May not be offered on any day the restaurant deems a holiday.

Please note, emailed reservations will not be received. Please contact the restaurant directly to make or change a reservation. Reservations are also available through OpenTable.

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