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Cafe Vesuvius

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18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
781-639-8120
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
awesome pizza

Pizza is almost as good a Italy! Now there are two locations both in good locations-downtown Marblehead and in Vinnin Square Salem/Swampscott. Plenty of parking for both. We usually take out, but have eaten in at both restaurants. Salem/Swampscott has a lot more seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
WendySW2013
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza is almost as good a Italy! Now there are two locations both in good locations-downtown Marblehead and in Vinnin Square Salem/Swampscott. Plenty of parking for both. We usually take out, but have eaten in at both restaurants. Salem/Swampscott has a lot more seating.

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Thank WendySW2013
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typically, If you don't know what you want, you give Vesuvius a try. They have many unique combo's on there pizza's. They surely won't disappoint

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Thank traveler19562015
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have tried every pizza venue in town, and this seems consistently to be the best. A bit higher than the others but the quality is worth it. They also have excellent sandwiches.

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Thank Robert D
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Thank BostonTricky
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

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Thank hound_dog_computers
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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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.

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Thank Kindella614
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Asquam
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank cooperrun
Boston
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4 reviews
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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.

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Thank Cheryl B
Marblehead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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, Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?