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Cafe Vesuvius

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18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Great sandwiches and pizza

The sandwiches are all great. The pizzas and salads are also great. The prices are a little high but the quality makes it worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The sandwiches are all great. The pizzas and salads are also great. The prices are a little high but the quality makes it worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Bland sauce, pizza tasted like it had no seasoning. I had to season it when I got home! Not sure what the hype is about.. Another disappointing pizza place!

Thank LM0123
Salem, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you are looking for gourmet pizza, please be sure to bring a full wallet. The pizza is well made, but is 40% more expensive than the other local pizza joints

Thank hound_dog_computers
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The pizza at Cafe Vesuvius is excellent. Until they built one closer to where we live, we were getting our pizza almost every Friday here.

Thank Kindella614
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I prefer the pizza here to any other pizza in town. The crust itself is delicious and an 'in-between' thickness. Its not too thick or too thin so can carry the sauce and toppings well. They have a great variety of salads as well. There are always at least five different 'buy by the slice' offerings so you have more... More 

Thank Asquam
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good pizza and sandwiches. Service is okay. But pizza is some of the best in town. Wait time is medium for food to be ready.

Thank cooperrun
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Maybe I shouldn't have ordered the mesclun salad...wilted greens, rubbery "toasted pecans"(how is this possible?!) funky tasting cranberries, oh and a bag of Ken's dressing thrown in the salad container on top of the food. Yuck. The pizza at the Marblehead location is good - unique, but heavy on the stomach.

Thank Cheryl B
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have occasionally stopped by the original location in Marblehead over the years and always found it great for takeout. NOW they have opened a second location on the Swampscott/Salem line which is closer to my home and it is great. It's best for takeout though they now have small dining room if you want to eat in. There pizzas... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Vesuvius has takeout for all the different tastes in the family! They have great pizza, large fresh salads, and tasty and innovative wraps and sandwiches. A great neighborhood go to place when Mom doesn't want to cook!

1 Thank stephanie m
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Their Pizza is my favorite but they a really big menu with some fabulous sandwiches and awesome salads. Small but friendly place with a few tables inside and there is usually seasonal sports on the TV there

1 Thank Lausier15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: 781-639-8120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Pizza, American


Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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