Mailing Address
Pèpe International, Inc.
PO BOX 901
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

UPS/FedEx Shipping Address
Pèpe International, Inc.
Corner of Dolores St. & 7th St.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Vesuvio, Trattoria-Bar-Pizzeria

  /    /  Vesuvio, Trattoria-Bar-Pizzeria

We open at 4pm every day. (Except Christmas and Thanksgiving)

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm at the Downstairs Bar and on the Rooftop.

Dining Room Opens: 5pm

Last Seating for Full Dinner Service: 10pm

Closing time for drinks at Downstairs Bar and on the Rooftop:

  • 10pm on Weeknights
  • 11pm on Friday & Saturday

Reserve a Table

Reservations are not required but are recommended.

We do set aside several tables, as well as the entirety of our bar for walk-ins.

Our rooftop bar, The Star Bar, does not accept reservations and is entirely first come, first served.

Beginning March 1st, 2023 we will no longer be accepting cash payments, only credit cards. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We do not honor reservations left by voicemail or by email.

Resort casual attire requested (jackets not required).

Please, no hats in the restaurant.



We are located on the Northeast corner of 6th Ave. & Junipero St., in Carmel-by-the-Sea California, across from Devendorf Park.

(There are no street numbers in Carmel-by-the-Sea.)

Mailing Address

PO BOX 901
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

UPS/FedEx Shipping Address

Corner of 6th St. & Junipero St.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

History, style, culture and cuisine

Mt. Vesuvio is the symbol of power and strength of Southern Italy. It is the volcano which overlooks the bay of Naples and erupted in 79AD burying Pompeii. Napoli was the ancient port for Rome during the Roman Empire, and this region was the playground for the rich, famous and powerful of that era.

All Pèpe’s grandparents are originally from this region, known as Campania. Vesuvio is a modern-day testament to the history, style, culture and cuisine of Napoli and Campania.

Growing up in New Jersey but traveling back to visit his relatives in Campania often, Pèpe always noticed the differences between the cooking styles of his cousins on both sides of the Atlantic. While Little Napoli focuses on his Italian-American heritage, Vesuvio features recipes from his cousins and great-aunts in Southern Italy.

Pèpe’s elegant take on traditional Italian cuisine takes a creative twist, with dishes such as his meatball lollipops, edgy polenta lamb tamale, veal “osso buco” ravioli and truffled gnocchi.

Vesuvio’s pizza menu is the curated by Pepe’s sons, Christian and Gian Antonio, who graduated from the Vera Pizza Napoletana School in Napoli to become certified pizzaioli. Vesuvio’s wood-burning oven churns out classics like the Margherita, mainstays like the Diavola with soppressata and calabrian chili, and new creations like La Mortazza with mortadella, pistachio pesto, and stracciatella di burrata.

The carefully chosen wines at Vesuvio are comprised of wines from Southern Italy, Tuscany, and selected California regions.

Mixologists Christian Pèpe and Anthony Vitacca have created the best bar scene in town with their specialty cocktail creations, using propriety Doc Pepe’s Lab Barrel-Aged Cocktails, their Shrub Doctor Mixers, house-made bitters, specialty crafted cocktails and local beer. Vesuvio features two full bars, one adjacent to the main dining room, and one upstairs on the rooftop terrace.

The Star Bar

Vesuvio heats up the night with their swinging rooftop terrace lounge under the Carmel stars. Upstairs guests can relax in comfy chairs by the fire pits and enjoy bird’s-eye views of the village. The Star Bar at Vesuvio is Carmel’s only rooftop lounge. Happy Hour erupts from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day of the week, with the town’s best burger & fries. Pizza out of the wood-burning oven and small plates are served, and guests can order off the full regular dinner menu as well.