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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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prosciutto” (7 reviews)
“salads” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 March 2017

pretty good wood fired pizza. Fresh salads. Cheesy bread tasty too. Service was REALLY fast -- but we were there at 4:30 on a Sunday when it was not busy. Although we were hungry, we couldn't eat everything. We shared a salad and cheesy bread...More

Thank c s
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you want an authentic Italian pizza, with a salted thin crust, top-quality ingredients, and baked in a brick oven, then Vesuvius Pizza is your best choice. The pizzas are crispy and delicious with a myriad of toppings available, from prosciutto to goat cheese to...More

Thank PaulaCartgr492
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Wonderful, authentic, wood-fired pizza! The brick oven is not only obviously functional, but it serves as the main atmospheric element. The staff are friendly and efficient in a hip kind of way. In my opinion, the one thing where it falls short is the dining...More

Thank TammisTravels
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I reviewed a year ago and complained about skimpy toppings, little flavor, etc. Went back this week. Whoa. What happened? Great fresh toppings, amazing sausage, excellent crust. Best pie in Ames. Whole central Iowa area for that matter!!!

Thank Aidennosco
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My daughter moved 1500 miles from Ames and every time she visits - she has to go to Vesuvius! They have specials and daily deals that change that offer great value too!

Thank Suze20162016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you handle a family of 8? If so, do we need reservations?
23 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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