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Trattoria Il Vesuvio

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242 Pittsfield Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2184
413-637-4904
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly service

We enjoyed our dinner, which included bruschetta, veal piccata, and linguini and clams. The menu offerings were traditional italian and the food was very good. The service was great, very friendly and attentive. The ambiance was casual, fine but not memorable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Tara B
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Newport Beach, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Whitestone, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My party of four went to Trattoria Il Vesuvio on a Saturday night. While waiting for a table, the bartender was very accommodating to my daughter and let her sample wine before making a choice. We had the pleasure of having Kellen as our waiter, certainly one of the most upbeat and friendly waitstaff we've ever had! We ordered four... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The outside of this Italian establishment is very unassuming, but once you step inside the dining room becomes a very charming and cozy place to enjoy the ambiance and savor the superb food. (They do offer a separate children's menu.) The tables are set with pretty white tablecloths and cloth napkins. The wall sconces provide a nicely-lit room... not too... More 

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NYC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place has fresh delicious food every time. The marinara sauce is delicious, the fresh pasta is cooked al dente and the arancini are wonderful and taste authentic, definitely worth a try! (They are vegetarian). The owners, we heard are from Pompeii and Calabria. We are happy Vesuvio is around for us to come back to. We did spend $50... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. This is as close to eating in Italy without going there. Every time I have eaten there has been wonderful.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was very disappointed in the veal parm I got there on Saturday. I was awaiting a return trip from two years ago when I had one of the best veal parm's in my life, but the last one was not good. Maybe they changed chef's or had a bad lot. I will try them again to see if it... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner, which included bruschetta, veal piccata, and linguini and clams. The menu offerings were traditional italian and the food was very good. The service was great, very friendly and attentive. The ambiance was casual, fine but not memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

To the guy who recently said terrible, you must be out of your mind. The food there is among the best. I haven't had such a good meal since I can remember and I dine out a lot. It's hard to decide which is better, the food or the service. Kellen was our server and we've never experienced such an... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We showed up without a reservation. The place was very busy but the hostess was able seat us within 15 minutes. The food was very good, rivaling some of the restaurants in Boston's North End. We especially liked the marinara sauce!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Failed to do my homework and wound up at this poor excuse for a restaurant! The small glass of Merlot was so acidic I would have sent it back if it had been a bottle. The sauce on the appetizer tasted like ketchup and the shrimp scampi in lemon sauce and capers was so overwhelmed by the capers that I... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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531 reviews 531 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had dinner here and had a great time. The food was very good. I had the chicken piccata and a very nice, fresh caprese salad. The server was so pleasant and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Pittsfield Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2184
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Lenox
  • Phone Number: 413-637-4904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?