Neighborhood Eats: La Casa
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
La Casa
Address: 4551 Duke St., Alexandria, VA
Phone: 703-370-3600
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Pizza, Greek/Mediterranean, Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 9:30, Friday 11 to 10, Saturday 8:30 to 10, Sunday 8:30 to 9.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes New York-style pizza; eggplant parmesan; lasagna; taramosalata.

Though the owners of this Greek-Italian hybrid are from Greece—their son is hotshot Komi chef Johnny Monis—it’s best to go against intuition and order anything with red sauce. It comes on the New York–style pizzas, al dente pastas, and entrées such as lightly breaded eggplant Parmesan and homey lasagna. Gyros are just decent, but the star of the Greek offerings is an appetizer of whipped taramosalata (cod-roe spread) served with warm, butter-brushed pita. It’s an unusual prelude to pizza and pasta but delicious just the same.

-March, 2008 

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