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Vesuvio Restaurant - CLOSED

3044 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2909
+1 408-296-1052
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good9%
  • Average18%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible9%
7 Jan 2015
“Vesuvio no longer exists.”
18 Sep 2013
“Greasy and not worth your money”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
3044 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2909
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Vesuvio was in Santa Clara as along as I can remember -- at least 30 years, within the last year it was replaced by an Asian restaurant of some sort. It was an ok but not outstanding pizza place.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I use to work there so know pretty well what goes on that the customers do not. Overall the food is too greasy. The portions are outrageously large. With the left overs you could feed several more people. There are no refills. They have the...More

Thank truegirlnotfakin
Reviewed 16 September 2013

As a teenager in 1959 this was the first time I had ever tasted pizza, to me it will always be what pizza should taste like. I left the bay area in 1984 and moved to Oregon, I have told many people about Vesuvio's pizza....More

Thank butch v
Reviewed 27 April 2013

If you like a place where you walk up and order after looking at a selection of what seems like one hundred different things, this is the place for you. It is very self serve from ordering to water to picking up your food. I...More

Thank Travelsalot411
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We have been going to Vesuvios Restaurant since I was a child! The food is always perfect and the servers are friendly. We love their pizza and all of the pasta entrees. Not a fancy dining room but excellent food..even the take out is delicious!More

Thank MissEeeee
Michael D, Owner at Vesuvio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2013

It's amazing how time flies, isn't it? Thanks so much for your review, and for all the support over the years. It's an honor to hear our food called perfect - I'll be sure to share this with the whole staff. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 May 2012 via mobile

Used to be a family run business by brothers, who have all passed away. Not sure who is running it these days but they offer Italian food and thin crust pizza, lasagna and the other typical entrees.More

Thank hiredpen
Michael D, Michael Del Monaco at Vesuvio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

hiredpen, Thanks for your review back in May. We're still family owned and operated. It's been over 56 years and quite frankly the true "Mom & Pop" restaurants are becoming a thing of the past. The history of Vesuvio is so inbeted in Santa Clara...More

Reviewed 8 October 2008

Great concept, easy process, but the food is not that amazing. Nice enough place though with friendly staff.

Thank EvinOK
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 21 December 2007

I've only been here twice for work-related lunches, and both times we only had the pizza. I thought it was ok, but I probably wouldn't come back here on my own time.

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Reviewed 20 August 2006

Vesuvio in the old days was a good family Italian restaurant. Friendly wait staff with good portions and food quality. The current family owners can be rude and discourteous. Counter staff are high school teenagers. Food is still good but inconsistent w/ long wait times....More

1  Thank OKCorral
A TripAdvisor Member
Gresham, OR
Reviewed 25 August 2005

Our family stayed in Santa Clara for a week. We loved Vesuvios so much we ate there our last 3 nights in town - wish we could have found it on our first night. Wonderful warm homemade italian crusty bread served with salads. The entrees...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3044 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-296-1052
Vesuvio's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has been a Santa Clara landmark for the past 50 years. We have delicious pizza, pasta and more for dine in or catering. Established in 1956, Vesuvio is still family owned and operated. Our restaurant is known for its pizza and pasta dishes, made fresh daily with the highest-quality ingredients. Our pizza is influenced by a combination of our original Italian Neapolitan recipe and the New York style, and features homemade dough and sauces.Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, special anniversary, or a birthday, Vesuvio offers a unique Italian catering service. Our catering features authentic, Neapolitan-style pizza that is prepared on location in an authentic, Italian wood-burning oven. Choose from a variety of pasta dishes, grilled meats and more.
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