Vesuvio’s Italian Catering & Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza is a full service caterer specializing in Italian food and mobile wood-fired pizza.  Our chef and owner is Pasquale Di Maio from Naples, Italy.

Named after Monte Vesuvio, better known to English-speakers as Mount Vesuvius, the volcano whose eruption nearly 2,000 years ago destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  It is a fixture in the Gulf of Naples and looms especially large in the minds of the three million inhabitants in its vicinity.

We are based in Hamel, Minnesota, but serve the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and surrounding communities.

The Crew

Chef & Pizzaiolo

Classically trained in his family’s pizzeria in Napoli, aka Naples, Italy.


Reared in her family’s successful Italian eatery in downtown Minneapolis.

Catering Manager

Educator, Chef, Loves everything about food! Accepts payment in Pizza.


Vesuvio’s official quality control expert; answers in Italian or English.