Neighborhood Eats: La Casa

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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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.