Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro

4.4
148 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro is a fine dining restaurant serving Greek-inspired cuisine from the Mind of Chef Vaso Volioti. With a range of authentic, house-made salads, gyros, platters, filo-based appetizers and mouthwatering entrees, it's easily one of the best Mediterranean restaurants around. The dining area is large, relaxed and modern and there's a fully stocked bar with great wine selections to pair with your meal. The staff at Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro is friendly and knowledgeable.

Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro is open for lunch and dinner every day. You can also reserve the second floor for parties and special events or ask about catering an event you're holding elsewhere.
What 148 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StacyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Service was a bit slow, but the waitress informed us that they were understaffed. I appreciated the heads up. I would absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed sitting outside paired with the delicious food and wine!

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SofyaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food and service! The 4 of us were impressed. It's also a family business which makes those people care.

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vipHilbil
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fri Eve dinner with friends and first time at this restaurant. We liked it a lot appetizers were excellent and delicious, greek salad and saganaki. They were very very busy and missing some staff, but wait staff was friendly and professional and explained situation. She brought us extra salads as dinner entrees wee delayed. This was fine with us though as the atmosphere is lively and friendly. Entrees very good. Brazino great, chicken dishes very good,
Would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I could tell the dish was prepared and cooked fresh to order. Every bite was delicious. Excellent ingredients. I'll be back in Old Town Alexandria in two years, and this place will be at the top of my list of places to eat.

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RajR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service. I guess the place gets busy for dinners, we were there for a weekday business lunch. Nice place, food and service.

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AbhiL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was horrible at this place. We were at this place for 3 hours the food took about 2 hours to come out. The place is named Mediterranean Bistro however offerings were mainly Italian. Would not recommend going here to anyone. Very disappointing especially after a proposal. My family and friends had to pack their food to go.

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PMPF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Ambiance was confusing and lacking. Service was great, however, the menu did not offer many options for someone with dietary restrictions. Food was overpriced and tasted fine.

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ScottR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to Vaso’s several times. Always a great experience, food and service right in Old Town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vasos is the best whether it’s the Bistro or the kitchen on Powahatan. Food is always perfection and the servers are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Girl’s night out

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Oaktown
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Want a healthy, delicious mediterranean meal with a great menu selection???? This is the place to go to. I only wish there was more indoor space.😊😊 Loved it!

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SheilaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Was disappointed, portions were small and was very noisy.

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vipnchittal
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Love the best menu.

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LarryDallas
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Wife and I dined outside. We were seated at a cozy corner table in front of Vermilion. Ordered drinks and the Greek sampler appetizer... the sampler came rather quickly and it was absolutely delicious. Our drinks took forever, however. The waitress was apologetic but didn't seem to do anything about it. Our entrees were timely and delicious (stuffed flounder!) but then it took forever to get the check and transact. Our waitress seemed to disappear for while. Maybe she was just super busy, but no explanation or apology at the end. Food was great, but service was disappointing.

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SerAld
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

No idea how this place got good reviews - the food was mediocre at best! We cold not even eat couple of the items and service was unfriendly as well!

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JohnH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

This restaurant is really trying... but ultimately they have allowed far to many customers in their restaurant and as a result the service has suffered greatly. We waited for HOURS for our meal, with toddlers who became restless. There was little to no follow up and when the food--which is pretty good actually--came out it tasted like it had been under a heat lamp for too long. Once they get organized post-pandemic I'm sure they'll be okay but for now this is a place to avoid.

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DebW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Everything was amazing! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, food, service, and ambience. It was a pleasure to meet the friendly staff and management during my visit.

I will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great meal!

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal & very, very good service esp. since there were 12 of us. We were seated upstairs which was nice. I had a veal dish with shrimp. My husband had the moussaka & it was delicious!

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vipRebeccaT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Very overpriced, definitely can't recommend. The food was deeply fine to bland, with especially disappointing sides.

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vipWinner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first time dining here. The calamari appetizer was very tender. Wanted more. The entrée lamb on bone with pasta was excellent. The service was strong with a knowledgeable waitress. The only thing I would take points off for was noise. Though there were table cloths, they really could use some sound baffling. There were times where the noise level was fine and others where it was hard to hear the person next to you. This was intensified when the staff ran up and down the stairs next to our table but was mostly driven by bar seat customers. The noise down stairs seemed more constant. When we go back, we'll request sitting upstairs again, but away from the bar, or in the back room which was not being used last night. There were only probably two tables there. Again food was really delicious and a strong choice for Old Town.

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MrsBrown
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, pet friendly environment and great service!

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JeffR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Seated outside, along the street. Somewhat noisy but, that comes with essentially sitting in the street. Food was good although, just good. I’ve had better escargot and marina sauce elsewhere.

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kward516
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

My husband and I dined outside for our anniversary on a Sunday at 5pm. Of course the ambiance outside isn't as nice as inside but it was what we were most comfortable with. The staff was accommodating to our toddler, bringing us a high chair and cup of water automatically. Otherwise the service was disappointing. It wasn't terrible but no one checked on us to see how the food was and if we needed anything. We also flagged down another waiter to get ours so we could get the check. Maybe it was because we were outside or they were short staffed. The food was good - flavorful, a decent portion, and came out hot. I had eggplant parmesan and hubby had fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. We would go back, just a little disappointed compared to our last visit a few years ago.

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vipJohn52
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Really slow in getting seated and beginning of service, but waitress was excellent once she got started. Food was excellent.

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vipRkeyes85
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Our table was outside street side as local restaurants respond to COVID challenges which could be a great thing in the future if the city would address noise challenges.

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Foodnizzi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I guess since it was Mother’s Day weekend Saturday night was busy and we ate outside. Disappointed with the seating outside since the heat lamps were not working and it was extremely chilly. Would not have eaten outside if I had known there was heat source. We actually ordered 4 hot coffees with liqueur to keep warm. Every time we asked if someone can turn on heaters we were ignored.

Appetizer calamari was barely there for one person to enjoy I ordered 4 different apps for the table, stuffed mushrooms were fabulous along with the oysters and stuffed spinach pies.

My husband’s meal was completely wrong and had to be sent back and made to order.

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We live in Annapolis, MD but we chose to meet friends at Vaso's Bistro in Old Town Alexandria because my wife and I had eaten there on a previous visit and found it intimate, the staff warm and friendly and the food was outstanding. It was exactly the same on this second visit, and our server, Tereza, is an absolute gem. She got our complicated orders down perfectly without taking any notes and she kept an eye on us throughout our dinner because we had a show to get to. We'll be coming back to Vaso's Bistro again soon.

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vipStephanie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Our server was rude. Nothing more to it, just rude. Only half the tables outside are actually in shade. Maybe inside would have been a better experience, but as most are still wanting to sit outside with the pandemic still going on, I would have preferred to not sweat away the afternoon.

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DanielleB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was outstanding! However the service was horrible. We had a reservation for 8pm but we were told to wait at the bar until the table became available. Well that was at 8:24pm. Then we ordered out appetizers which came out quickly and were delicious. Now when it came time for the main course we waited 45 minutes. We asked the server if she could check on our meal but she didnt come back until she brought the food. We paid for the meal but had to wait another 25 minutes for her to return with the receipt so that we could sign.

I gave the server 10% based on the service. I would have given 20% but the wait was ridiculous!

I would go back but I would ask to have another server if I was given the same person.

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Steven
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. I really didn't understand the automatic gratuity that was taken out and it was less than 15%, I added extra gratuity to make it what I intended to give, but I am not sure I did it correctly. Other than that Vaso's is an excellent restaurant and I would recommend it to all of my friends.

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WeLoveBrunch
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wasn’t the best tasting food but it was ok. Service was very attentive and friendly. Nice ambiance.

CM
CateM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. Our waitress, Penny, set us up. Best food I've had in Old Town and in my top worldwide. Get seafood and the flaming cheese.

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JennerW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food quality was very good, and service was timely and friendly. The Scotch on the rocks I ordered was weak and inadequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The service was good until it got busy. Calamari was excellent, sea bass special was good, chicken Marsala was just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service
Johnny the owner is fantastic

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Luis
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. I can't believe I had never been here before. Please try the Halloumi Cheese and the Lamb Kapama.

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RichC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and like our first experience it was outstanding. Wonderful food and service and you can tell the wait staff, cooking team and hosts really work as a team and it shows. Can't wait to go back!

FAQs

Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 566-2720.

Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.