Vesuvio Restaurant and Bar
736-38 South 8th Street
corner of 8th & Fitzwater streets
Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

Telephone. 215.922.8380

· Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm
· Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
· Sun 10am-2pm, 5pm-9pm
· Bar menu 10pm-2am

Vesuvio offers a contemporary Italian menu with modern variations of traditional favorites complimented by an exceptional wine list.

Vesuvio opened in November 2002. We have two separate dining rooms, the first floor seating 65 people and our second floor seating 115. Two full bars and a comfortable fireplace lounge complete the setting at the corner of 8th and Fitzwater in Bellavista.

The restaurant can accommodate private events of up to 115 people and is an ideal setting for family, corporate and romantic evenings. Dining room is opened Tuesday through Sunday, with Sunday featuring a Fantastic Brunch.

Executive chef Mark McKinney is pleased to offer our termed New World Italian Cuisine. Our blend of old and new world Italian dishes ranging from our Antipasti, Insalate’s, Pasta’s, Steaks, Veal, and Seafood along with unforgettable desserts separates Vesuvio from the traditional Italian eatery.

Dining at Vesuvio with our creative and distinctive menu will be a memorable occasion. Vesuvio also features Sunday Brunch and pre-fix tailored menus for personal and corporate events.

Our bar and lounge is opened 7 days a week with an exciting bar menu running from the close of the dining room until last call.



Fettucini and Bay Scallops
gorgonzola black pepper alfredo sauce, preserved citrus gremoulata

Grilled Chicken and Penne
sundried tomato pesto, calamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, fresh oregano

Linguini and Rock Shrimp
sautéed garlic, sliced longhot peppers, green onions

Farfalle Primavera
popped garbonzos, rapini, roasted peppers and garlic, pecorino romano, garlic oil

Mussels Linguini
marinara, basil and garlic or white wine parsley sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese
braised veal, pork and beef, parmesan, parsley

Ricotta Tortellini
porcini mushrooms, toasted pine nuts, garlic confit, chervil, lemon infused béchamel


Local Mixed Greens Salad
marinated grilled hearts of palm, pepitas,oven dried tomatoes,
shaved botarga, culantro-pink peppercorn vinaigrette.

Baby Arugula Salad
poached beets, grape tomatoes, golden raisins, goat cheese, cumin orange vinaigrette.


Grilled Boca Burger
pickled longhot peppers, caramelized onions, sriracha mayo,
choice of smoked gouda, provolone, monterray jack or soy cheese, fries.

Meatball Hoagie
sautéed filet mignon, provolone, caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon,
roma tomatoes, romainelettuce, smoked jalapeno aioli, fries.

Chicken Parmesan
breaded chicken, fresh mozzarella, marinara, arugula, fries.


Grilled Chicken and Penne
sundried tomato pesto, calamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, fresh oregano

Spaghetti Marinara
marinara, parmesan, basil

Farfalle Primavera
popped garbonzos, rapini, roasted peppers and garlic, pecorino romano, garlic oil


Braised Cuttlefish and Gulf Shrimp
southern style "dirty" risotto, jicama slaw, English pea broth

Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
braised mushroom trio, steamed boniato, red onion and cilantro salad, salsa verde.

Slow Roasted Salmon
potato gnocchi, charred fennel, blood orange supremes, mint fumet, nasturtium butter

Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop
farro and oven dried tomato tabbouleh, smoked mozzarella, arugula, 30 year balsamic drizzle

Tilapia Veracruzano
seared and braised in tomato, green olive and oregano sauce, saffron potatoes, preserved spinach salad

Stuffed Veal Chop
Italian sausage, mozzarella and Ciabatta bread stuffing, cactus paddle scapece, Ecuadorian tomato ragout

Pan Seared Organic Chicken Breast
pomegranate lacquer, polenta and brie sandwich, sautéed broccoli rabe, smoked white peach sauce

Seared Lamb Loin
honey lavender glaze, truffled taro root, butter poached vegetables, lamb demi glace

Smoked Ribeye
Peruvian purple potato mash, rock shrimp and chorizo sausage relish, red and green chimichurri


Sautéed Broccoli Rabe

Roasted Longhot Peppers

Spaghetti Marinara

Basket of Fries



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