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!
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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
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
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
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.
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
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