Vaso’s Kitchen (North Old Town)

We discovered Vaso’s Kitchen very shortly after we moved to Alexandria 4 years ago. It’s only about 5 blocks from our apartment.   Like I mentioned in Monday’s post, Vaso’s reminds me so much of the restaurant that I worked at in college. It seemed sort of meant to be that this place was so close to our home.

When we decided to stay close to home on Friday, I wanted to find somewhere that we hadn’t been to in a while. Vaso’s was perfect. It’s probably been a year or so since our last visit. I’m not sure why we stayed away so long!

Upon first glance, you might think that you’re about to walk into a BBQ restaurant.  It’s located in the historic Dixie Pig building. I assume that the word “historic” means that they can’t tear down the sign, but I haven’t actually heard the story. I mean, why would you want to? It is attention grabbing! I’m pretty sure my first thought when we moved to the ‘hood was “Oh hey look, BBQ!” and then were just pleasantly surprised when it was actually Greek.

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But instead, you’re getting delightful Greek food! It was just a tad too warm to sit out on their patio, so we took a seat at a booth inside. We were there embarrassingly early, but it just meant we had our choice of seats!

We decide to skip starters, alcoholic bevs, etc and just went straight for the dinner. I had the Greek Platter w/ Gyro. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually ordered anything else there because why would I when this is so perfect? Gyro, tzatziki, pita, and feta (plus fries and tomatoes as a bonus). The gyro is obviously sliced from a spit and the tzatziki is great. When I’m having cravings for Greek food, this always hits the spot.

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The lady had the less Greek, but still tasty Chicken Parmesan. She wasn’t feeling well last week, so this was some perfect comfort food. The chicken was nice and juicy and the marinara sauce was great.

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Always delicious, friendly service, and cute space. Definitely worth a try if you find yourself in the neighborhood.

  • Favorite thing I had: The gyro, pita, and tzatziki were all tied in first place.
  • Most interesting thing I want to try next time: I still have yet to try their pizza, which is ridiculous. I need to get on that.
  • How soon I’d go back (tomorrow/next week/next month/special occasions): Next time I’m craving Greek and want to stay walking distance from home!
  • Places to go afterward (what’s nearby): Buzz and Rustico are just around the corner. We’ve stopped at Buzz after dinner many a time to get some pie, or Rustico if we just want a beer.
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