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Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza

1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
+1 515-233-7183
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“salads” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Since this got good reviews I tried it. Pizza was cooked quickly but all of the staff looked dirty and were not friendly. This may be a good place for younger college students but not so much for older.

Thank jeffpennell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second year to stay in Ames and our second time to eat here. Words do it no justice. This is how pizza should be done. Fresh. Old World. Delicious!

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently moved to Ames and Vesuvius was on our short list of restaurants to try. We went for lunch. The cashier was condescending and had zero personality. I actually felt like I was wasting her time. And the pizza… Well the only good thing...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 15 July 2017

As good a pizza as this pizza snob has ever had.Crisp, thin crust, just the right amount of sauce and cheese. Add the wood fired taste and YUM!

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Love that we can go here and please all the members of our family. Salads are great. Pizza is amazing ! What are you waiting for - go now! You won't be disappointed

Thank Campbell3boys
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

These artisan pizza places seem to be popping up all over the place, not that I'm complaining. Vesuvius isn't all that unique, but it's absolutely delicious. Combined with delightful staff, I found this to be a great family experience. Everyone could get what they wanted...More

Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Vesuvius has a spartan decor but their pizza is outstanding: thin crust, baked in a wood-fire oven imported from Italy. They mix traditional and creative toppings. As an Italian, this is the only restaurant I go to in Ames for a pizza that reminds me...More

Thank World_traveler_mamma
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love Vesuvius pizza. They also serve wine, salads and desserts. I would give this place 5 stars, but it's not very cozy inside.

Thank Marina96_98
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went there for lunch when in Ames. They have a lunch special that is a good deal. Pizza was good as was the service. We will go back now that we figured out how to get there. If you have heard the saying "You...More

Thank Kornkurt
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Granted that we chose to visit on a Friday night and expected it to be busy. But wow! My husband said it was like being in an echo chamber!! It was very hectic and we had no idea if we should seat ourselves or get...More

Thank 1117Carol
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24 April 2016|
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Response from Tradersmith | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be an issue... except at "rush hour".. ie: sat night at 7pm. Lots of large tables. It will be noisy tho.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-7183
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