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Cafe Vesuvius

18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
+1 781-639-8120
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“cobb salad” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Pizza, Italian
$$ - $$$
18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We have been ordering pizza, cobb salad and I Claudius sandwich from Cafe Vesuvius for a long time because they are very good (the canoli's are a treat!). However we recently ordered a chicken caesar and chicken kabob salad and they were awful. The caesar...More

Thank Jumbo F
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wanted Romano's pizza but they were not open for the day yet. Tried this place and was very disappointed. The place is shabby and not well kept. The paint is peeling of the walls and there is trash overflowing all over the place. Behind the...More

Thank bobbutts
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family really likes the pizzas and sandwiches here and I love that they have gluten free dough and make the mixed vegetable pizza with no cheese so it's vegan. They are very pricey though.

Thank heidilf2017
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Not many places around the country make pizza as good as I used to eat back home in Brooklyn, but this pleasant little shop does. Two slices of plain cheese and I'm a happy man.

1  Thank stephenephelpsjr
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This has been one of our go to neighbor hood pizza places for years, however, we can't keep hoping it will be better next time! I was disappointed when again they forgot the Syrian bread with our salads. When I called to question it, the...More

Thank stephanie m
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I love the creative sandwiches named after Gods! We all leave happy and ingredients are so darn tasty. One sandwich is often shared, or better still, two and we share half of each!

Thank Margi F
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Pizza is decent, as well as other dishes. I have eaten here a few times. To be honest not too memorable. I do not have the urge or want to eat there too often.

Thank Roberta L
Reviewed 14 January 2016

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.

Thank WendySW2013
Reviewed 14 January 2016

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

Thank traveler19562015
Reviewed 16 December 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.

Thank Robert D
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bessom St, Marblehead, MA 01945-2329
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-639-8120
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