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Vaso's Kitchen

1225 Powhatan St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

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.

Cheap Eats 2009: Vaso's Kitchen

Great food, low prices, lots of fun.

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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