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Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza

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1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
+1 515-233-7183
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

What food favorite would you expect to find in a college town? PIZZA! But rather than feasting on the standard fare of the standard American style pizza, why not try out something a little different? Try some new combinations. Try a different type of crust. Their website boasts: “Quick. Casual. Addictive.” That is exactly what we found at Vesuvius Wood... More 

Thank Todd D
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The pizza was well prepared, but the portion was small. Price was high for the experience. There are more competitive pizza places.

Thank Frank T
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Awesome Pizza. Made to order with fresh ingredients and takes very little time. Great service as well. A must when in Ames.

Thank Dan G
Sussex, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great made-to-order pizza. The combination of toppings is endless. Nice personal sized pizza. I enjoyed the arugula, caramelized onions and artichoke pizza. The atmosphere is kind of quirky. We will be back.

Thank elykremer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After a long day of travel, a visit to the Farm Progress Show in Boone and not wanting to eat at the show itself, my friend suggested we stop at Vesuvius if we like wood fired pizza.... My wife and I love wood fired pizza so that was an easy decision. We like to support entrepreneurs who are incorporating fresh,... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I am a huge fan of thin crust pizza and this is one of the best that I have ever had. The open layout allows you to watch your pizza being made. All of their pizzas are approximately 10" individual pizzas so everyone can get whatever kind of pizza that they want. Fresh ingredients and surprisingly fast! I took my... More 

Thank CycloneFoodie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Open space, with lots of windows (light!). You place your order at the counter, and choose the toppings. They make it by hand from patting the dough to topping it off with fresh ingredients of your choice. At more than 800 degrees, the pizza is ready quickly, often a bit charred on top. Wonderful!

Thank Bruce H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing special to actually make you want to go there. I would expect to pay more but also get more. Not the case here. Topping were small. The peppers and onion were not cooked. No waiters. Take out they put in small plastic box so ruins the pizza stacked in the container. Pro Quick, cheap , good pizza crust Cons... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The pizzas where cooked with fresh ingredients .. Not a long wait time... Tastes great . And also well priced ... Salad was average but it's a pizza place so rated on pizza . Going back a second time , hope it's as good as first time .

Thank Lisa H
Webster City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We always stop here when we come to Ames to see a movie. We know we will be in and out quickly but the food is always great. We love anything with garlic.

Thank hiya34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?