Restaurateur Roberto Vigilucci is passionate about food. The Carlsbad resident hails from Milano, Italy, where families are raised in the kitchen and food is a centerpiece of the culture.
After coming to the United States in the mid-1980s and long sensing a need for classic Italian cuisine in San Diego, Roberto opened his first restaurant, Vigilucci’s Trattoria, in 1994. Located in downtown Encinitas, a surfer’s paradise steeped in rich history, the Trattoria was an instant success and has since become one of San Diego’s most popular dining spots.
Since opening the doors to the Trattoria, Vigilucci has successfully launched six additional restaurants up and down the San Diego County coast from Carlsbad to Coronado.
In 1999, Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana opened on historic State Street in the Carlsbad Village. The Cucina’s authentic Italian cuisine and award-winning wine list provide a unique and memorable escape to the flavors of the Tuscan countryside.