Reviews

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Il Vesuvio Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 391 reviews!
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This is a pleasant little place. The food is must try, very near to the Luray caverns. Anyone who wants to try some good pizza and chicken wings this is the place to go.

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Generous servings. The pizza was great, and we loved the mushroom paste. The baked ziti was quite underwhelming. We also liked the jalapeno poppers and garlic knots.

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Excellent food and friendly service on November 25, 245 pm. Order was accurately served per preference. Vegetarian pizza, baked salmon, garlic bread with mozzarella, vesuvio sub, grilled cheese with French fries, wine, beer were ordered.

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I mustve eaten at this place 20 times. I go back at least twice a week.

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Excellent and quick Service. Food portions are good and very filling. Garlic knots and Zuccini fries are great appetizers. Pizza was okay.

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After a disastrous meal across the street at the speakeasy we opted for a pizza and calzone at il vesuvio. Not a bad pizza at all and the calzone was huge. Overall the food wasn't incredible compared to NYC pizza but for rural Virginia and considering the horrible restaurants in town this is really an oasis at a reasonable price.

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Great dinner and great service following a hike. Our server Chasidy was so nice and attentive, would definitely come back!

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Great little italian restuarant...

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Excellence. The pizza is awesome. You can taste each ingredient. Great service

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Service is fast and amazing. Food is great. Appetizer to try is definitely the fried Zucchini. Garlic knots are also great shareable option.

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Good pizza

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We had the calonzone lunch time it was delicious. I had vegan and my husband had meat lovers. Best Italian restaurant in town. Pleasant service.

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After a hiking and amazing day at Shenandoah National Park we were staying in Luray for the night and for dinner we searched near us to have delicious dinner.
We searched near us and seeing the reviews we decided to have dinner at II Vesuvio Italian Restaurant.
Accessibility and Restaurant
Italian Restaurant is like 30-35 minutes from Shenandoah National Park.
It is a small restaurant with the seating available inside. Seeing the number of people it seemed it was the popular restaurant in the area.
Food and Service
When we entered the restaurant we were greeted as soon as we entered it. We were 2 people and we were seated soon.
We had to wait for 10 minutes before our server Hannah came with the menus.
After exploring the menus for the drink i ordered Crown Royal Whisky & Cola Cocktail and for food we ordered Zucchini Fries, Salmon & Small Vegetarian Pizza with Xtra Fresh Mozzarella.
Soon we got our drink which was amazing and good cocktail.
We had to wait for 5-10 minutes and we got the Zucchini Fries. Zucchini fries are the must try delicious fries. They were tasty, freshly made and hot.
Then we got our pizza and salmon.
Vegetarian Pizza was also amazing and delicious. It seemed like it was freshly made with vegetables and cheese. Loved the pizza.
Salmon was also delicious and it was perfectly cooked with all the spices and cooked well.
Amazing and delicious Italian restaurant with the reasonable prices.

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Great little restaurant. Good pizza, great service

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Not pretentious, but the best food!! Hannah is an awesome server and you would not expect the food to be as great as it was. If you're looking for atmosphere, run along. If you're looking for great food, enjoy!!

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Sweet local place with humble interior and really well priced fresh casual food.

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The chicken piccata is amazing!! The chips with Parmesan, just delicious. About to make myself sick because I cant stop eating it.! Best Italian food in town!

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Im a black man and Ive been treated fantastically and bri and Devon are amazing.

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Garlic knots! Oh my!!!!

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What a pleasant surprise right next to our motel. Service and food were excellent and will definitely be back if we come to the area again. We had the Chicken Parmigiana and Marsala, both were cooked perfectly and tasted great. You've got to try the Raspberry Donut Cheesecake it's devine, you can even pair you meal with local wines. My thanks to the chef for a truly memorable meal.

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Definitely recommend. Food is delish!!!

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Food was delicious service was great would highly recommend

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A yummy gem for a small town. Homemade pizza, plus the salad was really good, loved the excellent local red wine also. The rest of the food to others were having looked just as good Hannah my waitress was a sweetie also. Its a small indoor space but moves fast or worth the wait or just sit outside, plus they have takeout.

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The food and service are amazing. I had spaghetti fruity di mare and was delicious. Pizza is great, too. One of my favorite places.

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II Vesuvio is good Italian in a lovely location. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Everything that we tried was delicious.
We had a great time and the staff was friendly. Recommend trying this place if you are in Luray, VA and hankering for Italian.
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This is my go-to when in Luray. Last time I was here I had the garlic knots. They were great. Next time I'll remember to use the correct entrance!

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Both the sandwiches and pasta are on point at this place!

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Wow super pizza

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Came here after visiting Luray caverns and was really impressed with the margarita pizza here. Devon was an excellent host and I would highly recommend any tourists to this location. The garlic knots and pizza was fresh and piping hot too!

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GiGi made our experience at Il Vesuvius extra special. Wonderful food, great company and her service was excellent. We were a large (loud at times) group and nothing phased her. The food and drinks just kept coming. The restaurant is conveniently located near the historic Mimslyn Inn in the quaint city of Luray with a scenic view of the Blue Ridge Mtns.

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Food was fabulous, large portions for leftovers.
Hanna, our waitress was wonderful, friendly, and entertaining, who a great sense of humor.
It was karaoke night, and the DJ was fun and was exceptionally good, with a broad variety of music, and took requests.

*****

Amazing food - best we had in the entire area and Hannah, our waitress, took care of us well. Not only worth a visit, but we will be back tomorrow.

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Very good pizza with crispy ends Great service, smiles and caring. Good selection of drinks (soft drinks, bottled...)
Great taste on the Pepperoni pizza .
Small "mom&pop" restaurant**totally worthy with Lovely outdoor seating also. Located in quiet street corner which also offer access to the old historic downtown.

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My family and I were driving by on a recent trip and decided to stop. I am so glad that we did because this place is DELICIOUS! Their pizza is cooked perfectly and they have the best lemonade Ive ever had. My very picky daughter loved the spaghetti and meatballs. Worth every penny!

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Obviously a local favorite. Service was fast and friendly. Pizza was better than any national chain. Easy in and out for tourists.

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The best calzone I have eaten,the staff was very friendly

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Ordered the calzone with everything ! It was really good ! Good service , very friendly !

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Nice Italian restaurant. Food is very good at an affordable price. There is an outdoor area that is very popular during the summer. It gets busy during the weekends. Service was a little slow because it got so busy.

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Good food. Very small inside , and a little run down . Overall pretty good.

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Ate here 8/18 after visiting the caverns, the pizza is excellent, have eaten at a lot of pizza places ..the sauce, dough is excellent, the staff was great very helpful as well ..

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I had an excellent Vesuvio sub on a fresh Italian bun. If you are looking for a great Italian sub, this is it! Fresh Cap, salami, and ham with pepperoncinis, and mayo. I asked for light mayo and it was perfect. As I was there, I saw HUGE fresh handmade garlic knots and a beautiful fresh pepperoni pie brought out to a table. We are definitely going back!! Incidentally, the restaurant was packed full of happy diners. Highly recommend.

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We had the friendliest and sweetest server. The homemade sauces were amazing! Its a laidback atmosphere, and we loved the small town feel. Definitely stop here for a great selection of yummy foods!

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Everything was so tasty and fresh! Calzone was crispy on the outside and fluffy and cheesy on the inside. Steak and Cheese was perfect. Even the antipasto salad was delicious. Crispy and fresh. Thank you Chasidy for the great service!

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Great little Italian place! Piping hot garlic knots, crispy zucchini fries, delicious doughy cheesy calzone! Our waitress Gigi was attentive, personable, and made excellent recommendations. We will definitely be back when were in town again!

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Whole fam had dinner here. Food far exceeded expectations. GiGi are server was the star of the show. Highly recommend the garlic knots but my steak was on point too. Everything was yummy and everyone was friendly.

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Excellent Italian food. Zucchini fries were great. Waitress was, Gigi, she did a great job. Polite, and nice. A must dine restaurant here in Luray. Bring family and kids.

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Delicious food and great service from Gigi! Chicken Marsala was the highlight of the meal

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Garlic knots and pizza were out of this world. I would be here all the time if I lived here. Gigi was a great server!

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Service was remarkably good and garlic knots were better than ever

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Stopped in late from NJ.ordered the eggplant was pleasantly surprised it was very good as was the Vesuvio salad,Devon our waiter was very pleasant.

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Very nice staff in a small restaurant in a small town. Prices were reasonable and the food was very good. Especially liked the potato croquettes as an appetizer. Tables are a little cramped but we didn't mind.

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TLDR; This is an homey restaurant with huge portions and very flavorful dishes. Would absolutely recommend.

Was visiting Luray and Shenandoah and stopped by here for a late night bite, and I am so glad I did. The restaurant is smaller with if I recall a dozen or so tables but it gives a very homey atmosphere. We ordered sweet tea which was soo addicting and the appetizer we got was delicious. The way their tomatoes and olive oil (I think?) mixed together with the toasted bread made me fall in love and I DESPISE tomatoes. The entrees were awesomely MASSIVE and full of flavor. I hardly eat European food and the last time I had a calzone or baked ziti was out of a school cafeteria. Vesuvios made me realize what I was missing out on. The staff was extremely polite and kind and the place was very clean. Would absolutely recommend eating here if youre coming through Luray.

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I'm glad I came to this place. The food was delicious, the orders came out fast and our waitress was very kind and came to our table to check everything was Ok. Amazing local experience.

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Tasty Pizza and Lasagna!

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Great little pizza joint with friendly staff and local wines. Definitely recommend the lasagna. I was so hungry when I got here I forgot to take photos of the food. Regardless, you wont be disappointed.

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Delicious food great service

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Great service and fantastic food! Super impressed.

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Amazing pizza with a great price! Good service by Gigi! They also have Karaoke every Wednesday and Thursday night with a friendly and nice crowd, we really enjoyed our evening there and will definitely go back!

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We ate here twice on vacation and enjoyed it. The Il Vesuvio pizza was very good.

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Amazing pizza with a great price! Good service by Gigi!

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Great food, good service, thank you Gigi!

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Great karaoke night, a bit loud still unforgettable!

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Really good food. The chicken piccata I would recommend to anyone it was delicious.

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Gigi provided excellent and attentive service. We ordered eggplant parm and a margarita Pizza. both items came out hot and quite frankly with an incredible sauce and was delicious. What a find.

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Excellent service AND the BEST SPROUTS EVER!! (Feta was a lovely and kind waitress!)

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My husband and I just had an incredible meal. The salad was good, the pizza was the best weve had anywhere and the sub was amazing. Bri was our server and despite being very busy she did a great job and was attentive to us while apparently being the shift manager. She interacted with staff in a very positive way while greeting customers that came through the door. We also observed Hannah and GiGi working very hard as well. We did not catch the chefs name but they deserve a huge thank you for a delicious meal. Even though we live more than an hour away we will be back soon! Thanks to all!! This was a five star experience!!

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The Luray Salad was out of this world!!! The service was excellent. Gigi was our server and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and served us quickly.

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Garlic knots are amazing. Our server GiGi was awesome. Small, busy, but friendly and funny. My only criticism was our antipasto salad. It was iceberg, a couple sliced of tomato, a few slices of meat/cheese. That was it and a far cry from an antipasto.

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Excellent food and excellent service! The pizza was very good, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and prompt!

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Gigi at Il Vesuvio is a paragon of the food service profession. She was an ambassador to the Lurays presentation of Sicilian foods, bringing us plate after plate of crackling carbohydrate with good cheer. She attended to our every need, managing our multitudinous requests with grace. She managed not to chuckle as we loaded and stacked our to go containers six-high and wobbled out. A pleasure, Gigi: our lunch at Il Vesuvio will be long cherished.

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Amazing. Everything was amazing. I had their shrimp scampi and fresh squeezed lemonade. My husband had their chicken Alfredo. We shared the fried dough balls with ice cream. Gigi is an amazing waitress

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This is a little known gem of a restaurant in Luray. Whenever you are visiting this lovely town, make a point to stop by and have the garlic knots appetizer and don't skimp on the tiramisu!

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We have been here multiple times and have enjoyed the food and service every time.
Gigi was very attentive and professional in spite of the large crowd on a Saturday night.

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My far, this is the best pizza Ive ever had. And trust me, as a 300 pound balding old man, Ive had a slice or two in my life. If visiting Luray, you must give these nice folks a try.

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Gigi was great! Thank you for the quick and friendly service

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Gigi was absolutely an amazing server. The bruschetta was fantastic!

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Nice place, great service. Fresh squeezed lemonade and made fro scratch potato chips.

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Awesome food and nice servers! Very tasty house-made dough and fresh ingredients, even homemade lemonade. Try the saltimbocca if you like Italian sandwiches (but careful they are big!). Good local beer/wine. Well worth the quick side trip while visiting the caverns.

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(Translated by Google) Good pizza, really tasty.

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Delicious pizza

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Genarros is our favorite place in Luray to eat on our annual fishing trip on the Shenandoah. Great food great service and good prices. Get the garlic knots!

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We are here back to back days,. It was that good. Pizza ... Good. Steak and cheese ... Good. Apps ... Good.

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Always delicious. Great crust, friendly service. Very accommodating! We asked to do half and half on a large pizza, with two different sauces. We didn't mind the sauces spilling into each other but they made cute little dividing borders. Buffalo chicken is a must to try.

Edit 2021: well, they no longer accommodate half/half pizzas:( still pretty good though

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Great food

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Food is excellent

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Good was fast, good and the staff was very sweet. Definitely a must stop if your in Luray, VA!

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Great little and, I literally mean little, Italian joint in Luray.

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The best takeout pizza in Luray. Don't bother ordering anything other than the pizza. Wish they were open every day. Only open on weekends currently

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After coming down the earth from the caverns, lol. I like the place, the food, the service. Just that I get the wrong calzone :-(but, Will came back.

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Do yourself a favor, go here..it's small, the staff is wonderful even understaffed. My wife has chicken and broccoli...she let me try it I immediately regretted getting my pizza, until it came, it was fantastic, full of flavor and the giant plate of garlic knots!? C'mon..We will make it a point to eat here when passing through...

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The pizza was absolutely delicious!! Wings and garlic knots were also very good. Would definitely recommend!

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We got the margarita pizza and a veggie calzone and it was delicious. But the pumpkin pie with pumpkin ice cream and raspberry cheesecake were even better! They are very short staffed so pacience is important but they're friendly and we really enjoyed our dinner.

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Cute little restaurant with great ziti and pizza!

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Absolutely delicious. The best garlic knots I have ever had!

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Friendly service. The food tastes good. Easy parking.

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Excellent! Great food & friendly service at sensible prices.

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Great service and really good food (besides calamari I would not recommend it). The pizza crust is perfect and the sauce is made in house. Garlic knots were the best appetizer that we tried.

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Everything was delicious. The garlic knot with marinara were the best!

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Far exceeded my expectations. Menu was huge and had something for everyone and the waitress was friendly. The cheese pizza and mozzarella garlic bread were great. I definitely recommend eating here if you're in town or passing by.

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Calzones were excellent. Busy place on a Friday night.

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We took the advice of other reviews and got the garlic knots. They were delicious! We were happy with all the items we ordered. Portions are generous. Good service!

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It was the first restaurant that we tried in Luray. The food was delicious and the service was great. I couldnt have asked for more, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Small restaurant but the waitress was nice and professional and the food was good. I recommend the ranch chicken pizza and the garlic knots. After visiting the caverns this is a nice spot in town for lunch

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Excellent! Our 5 year old grandson wanted mac and cheese for his birthday lunch and he was so happy with their creamy homemade version! He gobbled it right up! We also tried the Il Vesuvio sub, the Italian wedding soup, garlic bread with mozzarella, french fries and house chips. Everything was delicious! The house chips were amazing! Our waitress Rebecca was super sweet and kind. Definitely recommend and will come back!

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Great food and service.

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Great food and service!

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I came in with a party of five at a later time than we all would've liked, but it was a rare opportunity to see an old friend passing through town. The service and food was above and beyond outstanding. The crew was wonderful and went above and beyond for them. I'll definitely be going back again, but at a reasonable time. I just wish I had gotten the name of the amazingly cool server we had so I could mention him by name. Thanks so much for a fantastic experience.

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Great, large portions. The Pizza was great.

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Good food

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Amazing food! Great service! Definitely coming back!

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My girlfriend and I had came here for our 2nd time and we don't even live in the area.
We love the Great tasting food and Quality service.

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Great food and awesome service..
Now with karaoke every Wednesday..
What more could you ask for...
Later hours to continue the fun is all I can think of..,

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Great food awesome people and now on Wednesday s they have karaoke...
What more could you want.?

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Amazing pizza and great service! We drive over the mountain just for a slice!

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Food was excellent. Service by Jordan outstanding, very personable. Garlic knots a must. Had roasted brussels with bacon and balsamic glaze. Son had carbonara which was full of taste!

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Just based on the pizza we had, a margherita. Worth it, will try again

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Delicious pizza and Minestrone soup. Nice and kind personal. Great price.

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Food was awesome and reasonably priced. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Would absolutely recommend, especially on a Monday night when half the restaurants in town are closed.

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Great place for some Italian specialties made with love. We really enjoy the garlic knots and chicken with broccoli pasta.

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We ate at the outdoor picnic tables with our family over spring break. Its casual atmosphere is deceptive because the food is really on point. The pizza crust is a great mix of doughy and crisp and the brussel sprouts on special were delectable. The service was very friendly, even amidst being short staffed and getting slammed for dinner. I would definitely make a point to return here if ever visiting Luray again.

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The best food in Luray!! The pasta dishes were amazing and perfectly cooked. You have to try the Vesuvio pasta, you wont regret it! The cheesecake and tiramisu were to die for! The owners were very friendly and helpful!

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Friendly service and delicious pizzas!!

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Very nice family-run place with great food. Simple and friendly.

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The food was delicious and the service was great, hope to go back soon

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We are vegetarian and found great options for dinner. The food was fresh and delicious.

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Went there after touring Luray Caverns, their steak is a must try. The house chips is delicious. Staffs were friendly too.

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Excellent pizza and garlic knots!! Good selection of wines and beers. Great service. Thursday is Kareoke night.

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Get the house chips!

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Delicious! I was surprised at how good and fresh the food was. We stopped by for a casual lunch and the Luray salad was over the top and good. The pizza bread was one of the best doughs Ive had. They make it each day. Great prices for wonderful food.

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We read a lot of the negative reviews and we went anyway and they were all wrong! The wine glasses are small, but the wine pours were generous! Both the chicken piccata and the eggplant parmesan had a delicious sauce, which is very difficult to do in such a busy restaurant! The eggplant was cooked beautifully and was not overly fried. The pasta was cooked al dente. We each had enough leftover for a snack the next day. The servers were extremely friendly. The only two criticisms I have are that the ambience is kind of poor given the proximity to a busy street and lack of plants to shelter/spruce up the patio and that the bread served with the meal wasnt very appetizing. Both of those issues pale in comparison to everything else, which was marvelous.

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Great service, great food,and fun times on Wed night karaoke

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Great food. Reasonably priced and quick service. Honestly, some of the best pizza and garlic knots I've had.

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Amazing garlic knots!! Very happy to find good Italian food in the middle of the mountains. Great service, highly recommend (coming from a Yankee ;)

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Our favorite place in Luray. We stop in whenever we can. The pizza is legit and the salad portion was generious.

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So good and so filling

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It was so good went with mom and family 9.9/10
Good if your coming from the cavern down the road I really recommend it

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good food good prices

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Good food, very friendly staff, family-owned restaurant. Ate there twice during my stay in Luray. The calzone was very good.

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Wow! The food is incredible.

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Good food, cozy locale, all in all quite the pleasant place to be especially of you're from out of town.

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Good food, cozy locale, all in all quite the pleasant place to be especially of you're from out of town.

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Wow! The food is incredible.

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Good food, very friendly staff, family-owned restaurant. Ate there twice during my stay in Luray. The calzone was very good.

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We ate here last night and it was fabulous!!! A true hidden gem

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good food good prices

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So good and so filling

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It was so good went with mom and family 9.9/10
Good if your coming from the cavern down the road I really recommend it

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Our favorite place in Luray. We stop in whenever we can. The pizza is legit and the salad portion was generious.

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Amazing garlic knots!! Very happy to find good Italian food in the middle of the mountains. Great service, highly recommend (coming from a Yankee ;)

*****

Great food. Reasonably priced and quick service. Honestly, some of the best pizza and garlic knots I've had.

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Food was great. Staff was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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Great service, great food,and fun times on Wed night karaoke

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Get the house chips!

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Delicious! I was surprised at how good and fresh the food was. We stopped by for a casual lunch and the Luray salad was over the top and good. The pizza bread was one of the best doughs Ive had. They make it each day. Great prices for wonderful food.

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We read a lot of the negative reviews and we went anyway and they were all wrong! The wine glasses are small, but the wine pours were generous! Both the chicken piccata and the eggplant parmesan had a delicious sauce, which is very difficult to do in such a busy restaurant! The eggplant was cooked beautifully and was not overly fried. The pasta was cooked al dente. We each had enough leftover for a snack the next day. The servers were extremely friendly. The only two criticisms I have are that the ambience is kind of poor given the proximity to a busy street and lack of plants to shelter/spruce up the patio and that the bread served with the meal wasnt very appetizing. Both of those issues pale in comparison to everything else, which was marvelous.

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Don't let the humble appearance fool you. This was best meal we had during our trip to Luray! Delicious salmon, ribs, mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. Try the tiramisu. It's the best we ever had!! Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

*****

Excellent pizza and garlic knots!! Good selection of wines and beers. Great service. Thursday is Kareoke night.

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Went there after touring Luray Caverns, their steak is a must try. The house chips is delicious. Staffs were friendly too.

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The food was delicious and the service was great, hope to go back soon

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We are vegetarian and found great options for dinner. The food was fresh and delicious.

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Friendly service and delicious pizzas!!

*****

Very nice family-run place with great food. Simple and friendly.

*****

The best food in Luray!! The pasta dishes were amazing and perfectly cooked. You have to try the Vesuvio pasta, you wont regret it! The cheesecake and tiramisu were to die for! The owners were very friendly and helpful!

*****

We ate at the outdoor picnic tables with our family over spring break. Its casual atmosphere is deceptive because the food is really on point. The pizza crust is a great mix of doughy and crisp and the brussel sprouts on special were delectable. The service was very friendly, even amidst being short staffed and getting slammed for dinner. I would definitely make a point to return here if ever visiting Luray again.

*****

Great place for some Italian specialties made with love. We really enjoy the garlic knots and chicken with broccoli pasta.

*****

Delicious pizza and Minestrone soup. Nice and kind personal. Great price.

*****

Food was awesome and reasonably priced. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Would absolutely recommend, especially on a Monday night when half the restaurants in town are closed.

*****

Just based on the pizza we had, a margherita. Worth it, will try again

*****

Food was excellent. Service by Jordan outstanding, very personable. Garlic knots a must. Had roasted brussels with bacon and balsamic glaze. Son had carbonara which was full of taste!

*****

Amazing pizza and great service! We drive over the mountain just for a slice!

*****

Great food awesome people and now on Wednesday s they have karaoke...
What more could you want.?

*****

Great food and awesome service..
Now with karaoke every Wednesday..
What more could you ask for...
Later hours to continue the fun is all I can think of..,

*****

My girlfriend and I had came here for our 2nd time and we don't even live in the area.
We love the Great tasting food and Quality service.

*****

Amazing food! Great service! Definitely coming back!

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Good food

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I came in with a party of five at a later time than we all would've liked, but it was a rare opportunity to see an old friend passing through town. The service and food was above and beyond outstanding. The crew was wonderful and went above and beyond for them. I'll definitely be going back again, but at a reasonable time. I just wish I had gotten the name of the amazingly cool server we had so I could mention him by name. Thanks so much for a fantastic experience.

*****

Great, large portions. The Pizza was great.

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Great food and service!

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Great food and service.

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Excellent! Our 5 year old grandson wanted mac and cheese for his birthday lunch and he was so happy with their creamy homemade version! He gobbled it right up! We also tried the Il Vesuvio sub, the Italian wedding soup, garlic bread with mozzarella, french fries and house chips. Everything was delicious! The house chips were amazing! Our waitress Rebecca was super sweet and kind. Definitely recommend and will come back!

*****

Small restaurant but the waitress was nice and professional and the food was good. I recommend the ranch chicken pizza and the garlic knots. After visiting the caverns this is a nice spot in town for lunch

*****

It was the first restaurant that we tried in Luray. The food was delicious and the service was great. I couldnt have asked for more, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

*****

Great place for some Italian specialties made with love. We really enjoy the garlic knots and chicken with broccoli pasta.

*****

Calzones were excellent. Busy place on a Friday night.

*****

We took the advice of other reviews and got the garlic knots. They were delicious! We were happy with all the items we ordered. Portions are generous. Good service!

*****

Far exceeded my expectations. Menu was huge and had something for everyone and the waitress was friendly. The cheese pizza and mozzarella garlic bread were great. I definitely recommend eating here if you're in town or passing by.

*****

Great service and really good food (besides calamari I would not recommend it). The pizza crust is perfect and the sauce is made in house. Garlic knots were the best appetizer that we tried.

*****

Everything was delicious. The garlic knot with marinara were the best!

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Friendly service. The food tastes good. Easy parking.

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Excellent! Great food & friendly service at sensible prices.

*****

Absolutely delicious. The best garlic knots I have ever had!

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We got the margarita pizza and a veggie calzone and it was delicious. But the pumpkin pie with pumpkin ice cream and raspberry cheesecake were even better! They are very short staffed so pacience is important but they're friendly and we really enjoyed our dinner.

*****

Cute little restaurant with great ziti and pizza!

*****

The pizza was absolutely delicious!! Wings and garlic knots were also very good. Would definitely recommend!

*****

Do yourself a favor, go here..it's small, the staff is wonderful even understaffed. My wife has chicken and broccoli...she let me try it I immediately regretted getting my pizza, until it came, it was fantastic, full of flavor and the giant plate of garlic knots!? C'mon..We will make it a point to eat here when passing through...

*****

Great little and, I literally mean little, Italian joint in Luray.

*****

The best takeout pizza in Luray. Don't bother ordering anything other than the pizza. Wish they were open every day. Only open on weekends currently

*****

After coming down the earth from the caverns, lol. I like the place, the food, the service. Just that I get the wrong calzone :-(but, Will came back.

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Food is excellent

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Good was fast, good and the staff was very sweet. Definitely a must stop if your in Luray, VA!

*****

My husband and I were in town for th weekend and wanted pizza. We googled and found this gem!!! Great service, and great food. The house made chips were absolutely the best homemade chips I’ve ever had. We also had pizza, phenomenal and split a cannoli, also amazing. If we lived closer, this would be a weekly dinner for sure!!!!

*****

Always delicious. Great crust, friendly service. Very accommodating! We asked to do half and half on a large pizza, with two different sauces. We didn't mind the sauces spilling into each other but they made cute little dividing borders. Buffalo chicken is a must to try.

Edit 2021: well, they no longer accommodate half/half pizzas:( still pretty good though

*****

Great food

*****

We are here back to back days,. It was that good. Pizza ... Good. Steak and cheese ... Good. Apps ... Good.

*****

The pizza is very light, not greasy at all! Staff were very kind.

*****

Ordered food online from here for the 2nd time, not only was our order delivered half hour early, but its hot, fresh and delicious! 1st time we ordered, food was amazing as well! As locals, we will be ordering here when we want Italian from here on out!

*****

Probably one of the best restaurants for the garlic knots. Absolutely amazing. Tried the meatball sub and it was also excellent. We love coming here while visiting Luray.

*****

Finally made it here today for the first time. Rebecca was my server and she was friendly to those who came in while I was there. I ordered and expensive appetizer of Garlic Knots but they turned out to be a nice large portion. I ordered 12 crispy hot wings and they were a little over crispy but I prefer that vs soggy undercooked wings and I know cooking to crispy is not always easy. The Hot flavor was very good. Wings were expensive but that's to be expected with the ever increasing price of wings. 4 stars due to the overall high price for lunch but it was a good lunch for sure.

*****

Great food, great wait staff.

*****

Kids loved their shrimp pasta. Great customer service and they have a driveup/pickup window for takeout orders!

*****

Really enjoyed the yummy food. Monika and Bryan the owners were very nice. We were on a day ride and found them. We will visit again. Theres more I want to try.

*****

A real hidden gem. Waitress suggested the house chips and they were amazing! I had the saltimbocca which was huge and very tasty. My wife had a margherita pizza which was also very good. A definite stop if in Luray.

*****

Loved it, great food and good service.

*****

Homemade chips with cheesy, garlic, parmesan sauce were addictive. Hubby's saltimbocca was beyond huge & quite good and my margarita pizza was delicious.

*****

The food was fresh and the desserts were light and sweet.

*****

Great food took a while for the food to get there but every restaurant here is short staffed can't blame them too much

*****

Great wings!!

*****

If your looking for a candle light dinner this isn't the place. If your looking for great food and service, THIS IS IT! Being from Baltimore we boast to have some of the best seafood restaurants around. The seafood soup here is soup is excellent and their pizza a delicious crust. Check it out !!

*****

One of the best pizza we ever had and excellent service. We will definitely go there if we visit the town.

*****

Very good service. The food was great and the portions were much larger than I anticipated. Its also easy on the wallet. The owner was mingling. Very kind person.

*****

Service was great and food was delicious

*****

Get the Garlic Knots. People listen to me. GET THE GARLIC KNOTS!

*****

Visited the area last week. Pizza and service exceeded my initial expectations. Wife and I shared a small Il Vesuvio pizza and enjoyed some decent beer and wine. Server, Renee, was very friendly.

*****

Delicious!

*****

Excellent pizza and subs. The bread for the chicken Parm sub was so good I had to give it a special mention. Would come back. Would recommend as a place for a quick bite..not upscale or anything. Just good American Italian food.

*****

Good food and service

*****

Great food! Best fried mushrooms I've ever had! Highly recommend.

*****

Excellent food , small town atmosphere, very reasonably priced and the staff was great !!

*****

The food was fantastic

*****

It is the best place I have ever met the people are so friendly.

*****

Great local place for Virginia Italian Food.

*****

Fantastic service and great food. Glad we picked this place

*****

We stopped at this place after visiting the caverns. Its not too often you have good service and good food but this place did both. The crust was amazing and my wife and I literally ate the pizza in like 10 minutes. We talked to the owner who was from Italy and found out shes been working day and night because she cant hire anyone due to the federal unemployment that is still occurring in Virginia. Shes hopeful for the future though.

*****

Love it

*****

Awesome food!

*****

First time eating here and we were very pleased. Food was really good and our waiter was great. Definitely recommend and will definitely be back.

*****

Just walking into il Vesuvio I could smell the garlic and I knew it was going to be delicious! Definitely recommend getting the garlic knots! They were to die for, I could probably just eat a whole meal of those alone!! The small pizza is a perfect size to split with two people. I had tried the hot chicken pizza which was Buffalo sauce, chicken and mozzarella and it was really good! Husband tried their works calzone

*****

Luray has more than just the great outdoors! We found this hidden jem and absolutely loved the food and the service! This will definitely be a return to eatery when we return!! Keep up the great food and service guys!

*****

Good

*****

Wonderful place and food. Recommend the house chips with cheese. Waitress was awesome .

*****

The food was good but to expensive

*****

Food was delicious of course. The staff was very polite and helpful. Will Recommend to everyone.

*****

Great pizza

*****

Great authentic Italian food

*****

Great service, great Food

*****

Excellent food. Lived the Garlic Knots - a very strong portioned appetizer. Also loved my calzone, and my family also got the Alfredo and chicken marsala - also excellent dishes. Yum!

*****

This was a family owned business in the Historical part of Luray. The place was very clean. Our waitress/ Owner was Monica and she was amazing, efficient, and very polite. They were short on help like all small towns after this Covid but she was doing a great job. I was so happy to support this local small business. We ordered garlic knots to start and they were hot and perfect. I then ordered baked Ziti and my friend ordered the lasagna. Again the orders came out hot and delicious. I would definitely eat here again and refer my friends if we come back to this area.

*****

Kinda dirty but great pizza and good service.

*****

Best pizza we've had in the region. Pizza is NY style with thin crust. People working there (the owner?) were very nice and helpful. Place is clean and well maintained. Highly recommended.

*****

Literally so good. If you are considering it DEFINITELY go, the food was amazing, super friendly staff and you will definitely leave satisfied.

*****

The food delicious, perfect portions for me and my hubby, great service

*****

As there are extremely limited dining times and capacity in the Park, we went outside. This place was definitely worth the drive.

*****

Service was INCREDIBLE, especially with our waitress Rebecca. The food was superb, I had the garlic knots and baked ziti. One million out of 10!!!!

*****

Delicious, great service - the best garlic knots around! Small little place, don't expect anything fancy!

*****

Omg, what a great piece of tiramusu. Definitely homemade by someone who knows what they're doing. I managed an Italian market and deli for over 5 years so I know good Italian food. Very impressive and can't wait to come back!

*****

Loved this little place nestled in the beautiful town of Luray. We ordered a pizza and a calzone. The pizza was good but was dry. The calzone was yummy. The calzone bread was so fresh and tasted so good that we couldnt resist ordering one more for take out.

*****

Good

*****

Took over thirty minutes after we ordered. Maybe understaffed but they were busy. They got everything right and everything was good.

*****

They were short staffed due to the whole COVID thing. So the wait was a bit long (35 minutes) but the cheese pizza and veggie calzone were very good. Servers seemed nice. Place was clean and nice. Id recommend it.

*****

Great Food.

*****

We love the shendoah national Park . Everything is wonderful

*****

Best pizza I ever had

*****

Stopped in Luray on a road trip and stumbled upon this bundle of joy. The food was fantastic and the service was even better (thank you Sadie!!). I highly recommend this place to all!

*****

LOVED this place!! Great food, great service! Ordered 2 different pasta dishes, a pizza, and appetizers. Everything was amazing! Feddi, our waitress, was so nice and did a great job! This place had a Mystic Pizza feel! Nothing fancy, but clean, friendly, and amazing food! Like in the movie, it gets my highest rating!

*****

A true Italian meal..a good place to checkout

*****

Excellent food and service!

*****

Great pizza, great service. Just what we needed after a long day hiking. Try the garlic knots!!

*****

This is right across the street from the Mimslyn Inn, so very convenient if you're staying there. It has a nice, laid back family vibe, and the staff were so friendly. The food arrived quickly and was delicious!

*****

Food and service were both really good. We were a party of 6 each getting something different and we all enjoyed our order. Garlic knots were amazing!

*****

Very good place for lunch

*****

Amazing place. Believe me You have to stop for amazing pizzas and saltimbocca. You must try steak saltimbocca maybe less mayo need to them. But best food and great employee.

*****

I'm from Gallatin, Tennessee. We visited this, I assume, locally owned and operated restaurant this evening. Enjoy the Food, Service was Excellent, and the Folks are very Friendly here. I recommend this restaurant to all who like Italian Food like myself.

*****

Just went here today after visiting the caverns- great service and amazing Italian food! Definitely worth it!

*****

Have eaten there often when visiting Luray. A "go-to" favorite for years. Recently brightly renovated, consistently good Italian food with generous portions, prompt, courteous wait staff and modest country prices. I often take friends there and have never been disappointed.

*****

Cold drinks, tasty classic pasta, and great outdoor seating! If you're looking for warm, tasty comfort Italian food this is the place to be

*****

Friendly people. Food was fresh and tasty. Great for meal after Luray Caverns visit.

*****

The food was great at a reasonable price. What made the visit memorable was the customer service. Sadi is a hard working, very polite, and attentive young lady.

*****

Perfect !

*****

Great little home town pizza place!

*****

Good food, server was very friendly and attentive, and decent selection of beers (they have wine also).

*****

Great food!!

*****

Our waitress Rebecca was very helpful and informative! I had the works calzone, minus mushrooms, I'm highly allergic to them was huge and soooo delicious!! Sorry no pics my phone is to full

*****

Great garlic knots. Hearty meat Stromboli, terrific tiramisu.

*****

Pizza was good. Want to try breakfast they serve on the week ends.

*****

Very small location that gets very busy and crowded. The pizza is really good and their wings are excellent. Well worth the wait.

*****

Delicious Saltimbocca. !!!

*****

Fantastic cheese pizza. Better than the pizza I had in New York. Crust is perfect. Great flavor. Cheese and tomato sauce were delicious. I highly recommend. Very fresh ingredients.

*****

For the price really good food great lunch specials and wings

*****

Great waitress. Sadie was quick and made sure we had everything we needed. Food came out quickly and hot. Flavor was amazing.

*****

Came here for lunch after visiting Luray Caverns, and both the food and service were great. Highly recommend it.

*****

Meal was delicious

*****

Absolutely delighted with the pizzas and wings we ordered for a large family party. Monica and Rebecca were so helpful and everything was delicious!

*****

My fianc and I were in Luray from DC for a weekend. This place was around the corner from our B&B. The food was absolutely fantastic! The pasta and pizza hit the spot and were clearly made with very fresh ingredients. As an archaeologist who works in Pompeii and has spent significant time in Naples, I was happy to find out that the family who owns the restaurant is from Naples as well. We liked the food so much that we actually got dinner from them two nights in a row!! 10/10 would recommend!

*****

The food was amazing. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back next time I come down!

*****

Lovely find! Happened upon while on a business trip and needed something to eat. Service was quick, and food was excellent! Nichole was awesome. Will definitely stop by again the next time Im in town.

*****

Outstanding!!

*****

Decent food, great service

*****

Waitress was amazing!!!

*****

Stopped here because it was the first resturant we passed and was happy we did. Everything from the sweet tea to the calzone was great. Portion was big enough to split. Friendly staff, would stop again when up in Luray.

*****

Food was excellent, service was great!

*****

Great spot of great pizza. Had the cheese pizza and the sauce and crust were fantastic. Super friendly staff.

*****

We had a wonderful experience over Memorial Day Weekend while visiting Luray, VA. Our server, Federicka, was attentive to all our needs without being overbearing. She went above and beyond to provide us with efficient service from the time we sat down until we walked out of the door. To top it off, the food was absolutely delicious! A local woman recommended the garlic knots appetizer as we walked in and they were done to perfection! The chicken parm sub and The Work Pizza were to die for! 10/10 would recommend across the board!

*****

This is a small family run business and you can see everyone is working really hard. We got pizza, subs, and fries. It was all delicious. Wed come back!

*****

Great food! The waitress was kind and the food came out fast!

*****

Fresh and Nice food! Loved the experience.

*****

I had a fantastic Margherita Pizza on Friday. It was delivered in record time & was delicious! Sadie provided excellent customer service.

*****

Pretty good, its a small place, everyone was socially distanced but Im still not eating in a restaurant so just did takeout. I got a large pepperoni and the calamari. The calamari was pretty good but wish the breading was less thick. The pizza was pretty good, had a homemade taste, not like the franchise taste which is so generic. Sauce was good, very cheesy, good crust. If Im ever back in the area Ill eat here again

*****

Food was good and the new girl did very well!

*****

Had the pleasure of stumbling onto this restaurant with 2 friends after a long day of motorcycle riding. 1st, food was excellent. I had the meat calzone, friends had steak and cheese sub and grilled chicken sub. Portions are generous and calzone was cooked to perfection. 2nd, and most important... our server Rene is exactly what most restaurants are missing these days. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the menu, engaging and very attentive without hovering. The owners of Il Vesuvio are fortunate to have her and I’ll be making this a regular stop on future trips to the area.

*****

Had a great time, our waitress Renee, made it a blast. Hope I spelled her name correctly. Great food and clean restaurant.

*****

The food was fresh and delicious. Our server Renee out did herself. We will be back on our next trip to Luray, highly recommend!

*****

Some of the best pizza Ive ever had and Im from New Jersey! The crust was fresh and clearly homemade. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! If youre in Luray for any reason you need to stop here.

*****

If you're hungry after hiking Shenandoah or Massanutten, stop by! Service was fantastic and outdoor patio was cute and cozy.

*****

Nice, reasonable mom & pop restaurant with decent food and very helpful wait staff.

*****

Friendly

*****

I tried the Vesuvio sub and my family had the meat pizza. I give it a 4 stars on the sub but a tasty 5 on pizza.

*****

An amazing experience. Great food, highly recommend the garlic knots as an appetizer! Good homemade Italian food, cant go wrong with that.

*****

Quick easy affordable food. I had a Margherita pizza and it was made quite well. Kids were happy with nuggets and fries. It's not a place I'd rave about but good enough to pull 5 stars from me, especially due to the ample outdoor seating which is always a big bonus for me.

*****

Friendly staff and great food! Would definitely recommend.

*****

Great food. Great service. The pizza was so good and the toppings generous, a small pizza was more than big enough for two of us. The prices are extremely reasonable.

*****

Went to luray caverns and had dinner afterwards. We absolutely LOVED the home made sauce and the dishes we had. Went back the next day for more. If we ever pass through that area again, it will definitely be a stop.

*****

Overall: A small-stop restaurant that can quench your pizza craving.

The good: Friendly service, good prices, and overall a good pizza. They have a decent amount of outdoor seating with COVID in mind, and the menu is surprisingly large. The mozzarella sticks were gooey and well-sized, and came out pretty quick. The pizza has a chewy (in a good way) crust and a "healthy" amount of toppings. We left full and happy

The not-so-good: Not much really. It's not a brick-oven pizza experience and not something I'm going to write home about coming from a big city, but for what it is it does it well.

Food/drink: 8/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Service: 8/10

*****

Food is delicious

*****

One of those hidden gems with great service and food. Don't let the small building stop you from their flavorful meals.

*****

Excellent service. Outdoor seating was great. I would suggest this diner.

*****

This place was a chill hole in the wall!! Great prices, great pizza and awesome staff! The tunes were good too!

*****

The food was really good. The steak and cheese is worth a try. The staff weren't wearing masks and someone was eating behind the counter.

*****

Great pizza and salads

*****

Stopped here for a quick lunch after visiting Luray Caverns. It wasn't busy at 1pm, and we got our choice of seating outside. Enjoyed the vegetarian pizza and chef's salad

*****

What a surprise! Delicious homemade Italian cousine. Delicious genaro soup and large calzone for 3! Best restaurant in MDV area. And the pasta come with salad.

*****

Ask for the special sauce that comes on the house chips. Put it on EVERYTHING!!! We loved it! The people were great to local family owed 10 out 10

*****

Outstanding food & service. Enjoyed a pasta special (clams, tomato, white wine sauce) & calzone, both were delicious! Chef is creative & they pay attention to nice dining details. Highly recommend eating here.

*****

Close to the hotel while we were staying in Luray. Quality food! Glad we spent our one night in Luray at Gennaro's! Definitely will come back

*****

Amazing food and service! They deserve all their good ratings. #supportlocal

*****

Me and my wife are in town visiting staying at Hotel Laurance, right down the street. We stopped here twice on our trip and the food was great! We had the subs the first time, then had to try the pizza the next day! Did not disappoint. The staff is amazing and such a great family! Next time our life brings us to Luray we will be making a stop here.

*****

Great waitresses and great food

*****

We ate lunch here after the caverns and it was delightful! Rebecca was amazing. It was packed and they were accommodating. We had wings, salad, italian wedding soup, panota and cannoli. The panota is where it's at!

*****

Needed food before visiting the local brewery. Great joice. Friendly people

*****

We just had dinner here. The food was fantastic. I have eaten at many Italian Restaurants, I need to say this place was one of the best I have eaten at. The food is made to order and the pasta was freshly made. Our waitress Brenda was fantastic, very attentive and helpful. A gem in Luray well worth a visit.

*****

Excellent

*****

Passing through town and the smell was great.
Steak sub and calazone was awesome.
I will make a point to stop in agai n

*****

The portion sizes are HUGE my wife and I loved the flavors of everything we ordered the staff is very nice and quick to get refills and whatnot the prices are very reasonable for the quality you are getting. As far as the feel of the place it's a very free and open it's definitely a must have if you are in the area

*****

First, you can order online. Second, I highly recommend ordering ahead as this place can get very busy. Our online order was estimated to be about a 30-35 min wait before it was ready. I arrived to pick it up and the place was filled. The confirmation email after you order online will have a check number on it. Know your number so you can tell them to help speed things along. It was probably another 5min afterwards that I got my food. The workers were extremely nice even though they were extremely busy. We got a 12" margarita pizza and some mild wings. Both extremely good and would recommend. Just be warned that this place gets packed and you may have to wait if you don't order ahead.

*****

My favorite pizza restaurant ever

*****

Great, friendly service! Tight but cozy atmosphere! Gluten free pizza was AMAZING; crispy and held together enough to eat like normal pizza even. Caprese salad on the side was a nice addition. Dont think you can go wrong in this place, we cleaned our plates!

*****

Great place to eat. Service and hospitality was great. Prices are good .

*****

Amazing service and the food was delicious! Perfect place to eat after touring the Luray Caverns. The portions are generous (including the wine) and the staff is really friendly. Im glad we decided to drop in.

*****

The pizza was awesome! Super good!

*****

Hidden gem, best garlic knots I've ever had. Wedding soup and entrees were very good!

*****

Really solid option for dinner, and the prices are 5-star worthy, but overall the food is just good. It won't blow you away, but you'll like it.

*****

The food was amazing. I would recommend it if you are in Luray.

*****

My wife and I were able to have Gennaro's provide catering for our wedding. We were married at Stoneyman Valley Ranch, approximately 15 minutes away from the restaurant. The food was fantastic! Our guests were greatly pleased with the garlic knots, manicotti, and chicken picatta, and they even made us a special batch of lumpia even though lumpia are not a menu item! We were very happy with our experience and highly recommend Gennaro's whenever you happen to be in Luray!

*****

The food was very good.

*****

Great food! It isn't often that you find pizza crust and sauce like this without going to New York.

*****

Decent place. Delivered to local brewery. Chicken Caesar salad was good. Gluten free pizza was not.

*****

Had I not found this restaurant via Google and had just passed by it on the road, we never would have stopped there. It's basically an unassuming little stand alone mom and pop shop. The pizza was delicious. I personally don't usually care for pizza sauce; but their's was amaaaazing!... I would definitely go there again if we're ever traveling through Luray again.

*****

Good food and lovely staff. Had dinner here with a friend and the waitress told us they now served breakfast, so we stopped in for breakfast the next morning, and it was just as delicious as dinner. Will definitely recommend and eat at again the next time I'm in Luray.

*****

OMG, who would have thought that I would get the best seafood soup ever at this gem of a pizza place. The pizza was great too.

*****

All the food is really great, especially the buffalo fries!

*****

Had a great pizza and the staff was on their game. Thank you!

*****

The food is extremely good! Very fresh and homemade. Staff very nice and helpful. You will not be disappointed.

*****

Very very good! We went to Luray Caverns and we wanted to eat lunch somewhere local. This place had some of the best reviews on Google and we decided to come here. We loved the quaint atmosphere, the friendly service, and awesome food! Soups are made-to-order (THAT IS AN AMAZING FEAT!!!) and the meatball subs and pizza were great! Highly recommend to all tourists!

*****

Nice little find while in town wandering the caves. Food was great and plentiful. Wait staff was extremely friendly. I think we overwhelmed her with our party of 13. But they got our food right out. Would definitely recommend this small town diner.

*****

Cheese steak was killer. Mayo and fried onions .from out of town .it was different with toasted roll but good

*****

I am something of a nut for Garlic Knots. Never have I seen or had knots so delicious, soft, large and covered with Parmesan cheese and butter. WOW.

*****

Good food and great service.

*****

We had a wonderful dinner at El Vesuvio on our visit to Luray. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend!

*****

Great prices and good food. Perfect for families visiting on vacation!

*****

Very friendly staff. Excellent wings. Chicken piccata was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

*****

Great food that the whole family loved! Winning!

*****

Pizza reminds me of the old Roman Delight Pizza that was in the valley mall. Very good!!

*****

My husband and I visited while on vacation for a quick getaway to Lurray Caverns. The food was amazing!!! Its clear that the food was freshly made. It was so flavorful! We will be back again before we return home. Also the service was way above par. The hostess Federicka was very pleasant and accommodating even during a busy flow of clientele. Such a great restaurant!

*****

Fresh food, good service, and the seating was well socially distant.

*****

The pizza was great ! kids loved it as did we and was a nice surprise when we were passing through Luray to get to the Caverns ! We will be back !

*****

It was delicious food good service and a friendly atmosphere

*****

Got into town around 3:30 and decided to try this place out before we checked in to our hotel. We were starving and ready to eat. The waitress was great and took amazing care of us. The food came out fast and was delicious! The Luray salad was wonderful. Great little spot!

*****

No frills here but the service was professional and courteous. Well done.

*****

Pizza is delicious

*****

Great service, had outdoor seating. We ordered garlic knots, garlic bread with mozzarella, mozzarella sticks, pastas and pizzas. The portion size was good and food was tasty. Service was good.

*****

We were on a weekend getaway in Luray, and we were craving Italian food. And Il Vesuvio popped up on our Google search. And let me just say, WOW!!! The food was delicious and staff were incredibly nice. We had a pizza, (sauce on pizza was AMAZING) house chips, and Il Vesuvio sub. So fresh, so delicious ???? I HIGHLY recommend the house chips as an appetizer. We were pleasantly surprised by the freshness of everything. Can't wait for our next trip to Luray because we will stop in again.

*****

Breakfast was so good. Never have I thought that in a small town there wa a good home cooked breakfast. Will be back!

*****

Just finished eating here before hitting Luray Caverns, it was great!!

*****

Great food and friendly service.

*****

Round of applause to Rebecca! That girl did her thing. My mother and I were in on a Saturday and was so amazed by how welcomed she made us feel and how great the food was, we came back the next day to see her and get some more great food. The only con was it looked like she was the only one running around trying to make everyone happy and to make her worse, her coworkers Brenda & Cindy decided to come out on the patio where we were eating and talk crap about Rebecca right in front of us while Rebecca was busting her butt. Super unprofessional and made us feel pretty uncomfortable! Great food and awesome service by Rebecca!

*****

Stopped by after Luray Caverns visit. 5 min drive into Dwtn Luray. We are from Florida. We got lucky with this restaurant. Excellent real Italian food! Pepperoni Pizza was fabulous. Great sauce! Just the right amount of seasoning. Stromboli was delicious! Prices very reasonable. Staff(Fredrica) was kind and attentive. Staff wears masks and cleans tables appropriately. Highly recommend this place!!

*****

Gennaros was excellent! Brenda our waitress was perfect and very friendly. Stuffed Shells couldn’t be more on point. Great place to eat and prices were good. I would highly recommend this place.

*****

Gennaro's is a gem that shines more brightly with each passing year. Here you can find the best pizza, veal dishes, seafood pasta, Italian soups and wonderful desserts.
His authentic Neopolitan cuisine is complemented by his wife's Caribbean dishes all served in very generous portions. The menu is extensive but not expensive.

*****

Such a great restaurant with really good food! Would totally recommend dining here when visiting the town! Great food and great customer service. The location is great, super close to Luray Caverns & Shenandoah Valley! Stop by, because who doesn’t love pizza?!

*****

Taste the difference:A display board in the restaurant says "There is a big difference between the big chains and independent pizzeria". This is truest in every sense.

The staff are friendly and were helpful in selecting the dishes. We had a vegetarian in our group. When we asked for suggestions, the waiter said that pretty much all dishes can be changed to be without meat. So vegetarians, you can be assured of a superb tasting and quality dishes here.

The pizza crust was thin and loaded with vegetables. The sauce is home made and has won accolades. The bread in cheesy garlic bread, was fresh and crunchy. They use home made bread. The owner was friendly and described each dish in detail.

If you are looking for a warm place with homely food then this is the place.

*****

My wife and I came to the cabins for a romantic getaway for my birthday and decided to try this place for dinner the first night. Restaurant was very small and clean. The food we received was delicious. The pizza is very good and we are pizza snobs. We enjoyed them so much we decided to go back for lunch the next day. If we lived closer, this would be a regular place we would visit!

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