Cheap Eats 2009: Vaso's Kitchen
Great food, low prices, lots of fun.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 24, 2009
Cheap Eats (2009)
Vaso's Kitchen
Address: 1225 Powhatan St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-548-2747
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Old Town , Alexandria
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes The Greek sampler; baked crab-stuffed shrimp; charbroiled bifteki; tiramisu.

Why go: The pig-themed tchotchkes and plain red curtains make it feel as though you’re eating in a Greek grandmother’s kitchen. And there’s real skill at the stove, resulting in a lineup of comfort food that’s lighter and better than most.

What to get: The Greek sampler, which includes a zesty cayenne-feta dip; baked crab-stuffed shrimp sauced with lemon, butter, and white wine; charbroiled, herb-spiked bifteki; tiramisu.

Best for: Anyone with a yen for unfussy cooking in an unstuffy atmosphere.

Insider tip: The restaurant had to leave untouched the historic sign for the Dixie Pig restaurant, which operated on this spot from 1949 through 1984; it creates some confusion but adds charm.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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