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Vesuvio Pizzeria

Posted by Staff / Listed on November 2, 2007 / review policy

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Located in the Junction, Vesuvio's is one of Toronto's favourite pizza spots.

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14 Comments

Eric / June 1, 2008 at 11:10 am
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Absolutely horrible, maybe the pizza is good but their pasta and meat dishes are pathetic at best, president's choice/no frills level ingredients prepared improperly and the service was intensely slow. There were maybe 3 other tables and it took us 20 minutes to get a (day old) bread bowl.

I ordered the Veal, the meat was worse than the bargain meat at No Frills, 2 new potatoes roasted all day, and some way overcooked carrots that took an hour to get to my table was hardly worth the insane $18.50 price tag.

My wife got the Chicken Carbonara and it was horrendus, no sauce, scrambled eggs, and dry pasta. Plus she vomited and had digestive issues before we even got home.

Thumbs 100% down.

Stay away!
David / June 3, 2008 at 12:54 pm
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I must say, I'm completely floored with Eric's review of Vesuvio.

I was there on Saturday. Every table was taken, the atmosphere was great, the service was supreme, and the Chicken Carbonara was one of the best I've had. Good amount of sauce, not dry at all, and absolutely no digestive issues!

I will definitely be taking some friends and family over to Vesuvio the next chance I get!
Martin / January 24, 2009 at 07:24 pm
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Well Hooray for David. Was there before Christmas with a friend for lunch. We shared a Calamari appetizer, and this is someone who does not share. Followed by a shared pizza. Don't recall which one but one of the listed ones, crust quite delicious and ingredients more so. Our server, a young lady, could not have been nicer, was attentive and took good care of us. Planning on going back soon.
Sonja / February 4, 2009 at 12:05 am
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I was really impressed with their lasagna.
Al / May 30, 2009 at 07:16 pm
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I really liked this place until the day I popped in for lunch with a friend. We we're welcome to sit anywhere (since no one really dines there during the afternoon), so we chose the bar. While munching on our grub a cockroach was crawling on the bar's counter top infront of us. We quickly left after the pest was spotted, good tasting food, but I'm never coming back.
malton / November 10, 2009 at 04:31 pm
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Used to eat at and order pizza from Vesuvio's all the time.
Until one day I ordered a salad with my pizza (delivered) and found a live cockroach crawling in it!
So I phone to complain and alert them - their response was appalling! No mention of - oh we'll make sure that never happens again - we'll get the kitchen cleaned up. Oh no it was what else would you like. AS IF!
Lc / May 5, 2010 at 07:23 pm
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Absolutely terrible food my wife and I ordered pasta dishes and they were straight out of a can and absolutely no flavour. Will never come back.
AM / July 6, 2010 at 04:44 pm
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If you want decent Italian, this place is satisfactory at best... but the prices are utterly ridiculous. There are many, many better pizza/pasta places. I wouldn't recommend it.
Go somewhere else / September 3, 2012 at 05:39 pm
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I booked a reservation for a Saturday night 3 days in advanced. When I walked in on Saturday night I was told that they don't have my reservation! I had to wait 40 min for a table! The air head chick who took my reservation over the phone must of been distracted and forgot to write down my reservation. Also they forgot my main dish! I had to wait another 20min. The manager came to apologize and discounted my dish at 50% but I would never return there ever again. Out of all nights this was my 3 year anniversary with my girlfriend.
Luther / October 4, 2012 at 04:02 pm
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Same experience as Eric.
Pasta dishes tasted like they were microwaved in a pre-fabricated factory food bag. I've been a chef for over 14 years and I know what I was getting was not fresh or made with some culinary care or creativity. The place looked nice and was empty mid-week-end day. Should've trusted my instincts. How you can exclusively do an Italian menu and cut so many corners to serve ghastly food that's way over priced food is beyond me.
Kelowna Pizza / January 6, 2013 at 05:34 pm
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All I had when I was here was the pizza and it was delish! Nice crust, fresh toppings, maybe I caught them on a good day but would consider eating there again!
Gorsey replying to a comment from Eric / March 16, 2013 at 04:35 pm
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Eric seems to have had a bad day. Doubt the r staurant was going to make him happy regardless of what it tried. Get some sleep, Eric.
Tristan / April 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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I've never been really impressed with their meat entrees. But their pasta and pizza are very good for the money.
Matthew / June 24, 2013 at 08:07 pm
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I've been ordering from Vesuvios for a few years. In the past year the quality of pizza has declined considerably. Out of habbit/loyalty I kept ordering, even after being disappointed a couple of times. On different ocvasions Iv'e been delivered pizzas that were cold, over-cooked, undercooked and shoddily assembled. Moreover, it seems like the crust has changed for the worse. Because of reputation, Vesuvios has become a very popular place and I wonder if demand has started to effect the quality. I hope these guys get their game in order; used to be one of the best pies in the city. For now I'm searching for a new go-to pizza joint.

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