We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe Vesuvio

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1945 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330-5840
+1 919-774-9966
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 65: English reviews
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well the food is alright cant complain some is better then others. boy though the prices have went up seems like every time me an my wife go to this place. service is decent depending on the server we get that time, very nice host girl seated as soon as we walk in every time. but not the quietest place... More 

Thank Jlove2008
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Level Contributor
99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a good solid, family owned, restaurant!!! I typically get a salad with chicken on it and a Sub Sandwich of some kind. I save half the sub for lunch the following day. I have never had anything but great food here. Their entrees are great. The Pasta dishes are real good regardless of which sauce you choose.... More 

Thank MSM19
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place is the best to eat in Sanford NC. The food is great the service is great and the tea is real sweet. I eat here couple times of a week. Mike and staff are the best.

Thank Nicholas G
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Some dishes are great but not a fan of their version of red pasta sauces. Pizza is good...especially the white pizza!

Thank Yvonne G
Sanford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Do not let the simple decor keep you from eating here. In my opnion, this is Hands Down, some of the best food I have ever had. My husband and I eat here all the time. Sanford is a small town and Cafe V is not a chain, and that's what makes so good.

Thank Amy P
Sanford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived here for a year now and since then I've been struggling trying to find a good pizza. As soon as you walk in you can smell the garlic! I went around 6pm and it was slow, but around 6:30 it started to get busy. Another thing I noticed was the amount of people ordering to go. You... More 

Thank emiliojaquino
Lillington, NC
Level Contributor
111 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I feel this place is severely underrated in the overall number for Sanford at 18. We had dinner there this evening, both the Chicken Parmigiana and the evening special of a mixed Lasagna and Penne Alfredo plate were excellently prepared, served quickly and at a reasonable cost. It's in a strip mall with plenty of parking and there is ample... More 

Thank NewTarheel
Christiansburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Good Italian food at reasonable prices. Quick and friendly service. Ate there two nights in a row-enough said!

Thank Mary P
Sanford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We all get busy sometimes and forget about our favorite eateries. This evening we were in the mood for Italian food. I am pleased that we decided to dine at Cafe Vesuvio. They had a fantastic lasagne and penne special with a salad under $10.00 on a Saturday night at that! Wonderful food and great service. If not for watching... More 

Thank MWB2011
Sanford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The venue needs a makeover badly. The ruffled curtains and the non-kept ceiling fans are major dust collectors that make you wonder if you're having extra "flavor" raining from above. However, the food is delicious and well priced. They have ample choices on their menu.

Thank ayala52

Travellers who viewed Cafe Vesuvio also viewed


Been to Cafe Vesuvio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1945 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330-5840
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 919-774-9966

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Vesuvio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?