Volturno Pizza Napoletana: Add it to your favorite pizza place list

Owen Kelly '21 and Jack Kelly '21

While driving down Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, you might happen to notice Volturno Pizza Napoletana’s unique building. Located in an old Buick dealership, the glassy exterior of the building is bound to catch your attention.  And what will really catch your appetite is Volturno’s menu. 

The specialty at Volturno’s is their Neapolitan pizza, so we decided to order just that. With their appealing list of appetizers, it was hard to only order one of them. We eventually decided on Fettunta, the grilled ciabatta bread with olive oil dipping sauce, and a ricotta spread. The meatballs and arancini balls were close seconds, but we were extremely happy with our appetizer choice, as the crunch of the bread and the soft ricotta were a pleasant start to our meal. The appetizer was extremely tasty and we could have sat there all day and eaten the bread as our full meal, but the pizza is what makes this place so great. 

We ordered two pizzas, the Margherita and the Volturno. The Margherita has clumps of fresh mozzarella along with the tomato sauce. The Volturno has arugula and prosciutto as well as fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce. Both pizzas were absolutely delicious, as we ate six slices each. The pizzas are not the biggest in size, so it is pretty easy for one person to eat a whole pizza. The crust is a perfect mix of thick and thin, it is chewy, and melts in your mouth. The service was excellent, with the host and waitress being very polite as well as making conversation.

The building itself has a great atmosphere. With wooden tables, spinning chairs, and hanging lights, the interior gives off a distinct rustic vibe. There is also a large square bar in the center of the restaurant, where the drinks are served, and you can sit to watch whatever is on the TVs. However, the real showstopper is the humongous brick oven that sits at the far end of the restaurant. 

Volturno’s is yet another restaurant that can be added to the large list of excellent pizza places in Central Mass. With great service and better food, we will surely be returning and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian food.

Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM, open 7 days a week.


  • 72 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604
  • 1 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA 01701