Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro

4.5
89 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 89 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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FirstTimers
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

This was our first time at Vaso's. It is a beautiful restaurant. Everyone was social distanced and staff were very nice. Our first issue was with the appetizers. My husband and I each ordered one and they brought them out at completely different times. I had soup and received it first. I was long done with my soup before they brought out my husband's appetizer. Still don't know why they didn't bring them out together. Second issue was my Veal Saltimbacca. The Prosciutto was over-cooked. The veal itself was tender and very good. Overall, the food was good and we will probably return.

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VacationJen
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was wonderful except for the people waiting to eat kept propping open the doors letting cold air in. Next time I will ask for a table in the back of the restaurant.

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On of the best restaurants in Old Town Alexandria, Va. and my wife and I have been to many of them. This was our first time venturing away from the waterfront and Vaso's Mediterranean restaurant was very much worth the entertaining and historical walk./

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JandK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere (UPSTAIRS!!) and good service

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Theresidentbaker
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

It's okay but nothing special. We chose it because of proximity to our hotel and the menu, but arrived to see an abbreviated menu, limited seating and a noisy narrow eatery. Food portions were okay but you can get more food for the same price elsewhere on King St. Service was fine but we'll try somewhere else next time.

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Susannah
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the chicken piccata. Nice wine options. Very good service.

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BigLou
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Sort of underwhelmed for what we paid. Nothing was objectively bad per se, but the pasta we received we thought would be part of the dish, not a premade side in a side bowl with questionable meat sauce. And it definitely wasn't handmade pasta.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A return visit-- the Vaso's Shrimp was excellent! A nice dinner on a cold winter evening. Thank you!

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RoyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Couldn't have picked a better restaurant for a nice romantic meal.

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A return visit, to a favorite Old Town Alexandria restaurant. We've been going for a time now, but this visit we tried some new things instead of old favorites and may have found some new favorites-- the Chicken Sorrentino was very nicely prepared, and Vaso's Shrimp, delicious! A nice evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Vaso’s and will be be back. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice, food was delicious, the waiters were friendly and respectful, great service, I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take person on a cozy date or anniversary dinner

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vipMorganR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

So sad they got rid of their bottomless mimosas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food at Vaso’s is top notch. They welcome you warmly and treat you like family. You can always expect an amazing experience here.

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vipBill
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food is just average...Overpriced...Vegetables re of a poor quality....Service great

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stumbled upon this restaurant and we’re so glad we did! Everything was delicious. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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DarleneS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had planned a dinner event for 20 and we had an amazing time. The Restaurant is quaint, and the services was wonderful. They gave us the 2nd floor upper level and felt we had the restaurant to ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yanni/ Johnny was great server.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal - everything was made
To order, hot and absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this place.

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sophia
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Menu has many selections. The service was very good.

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vipDandR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food - every dish was perfect. A rarity today for sure!
Very small restaurant that makes the traffic flow busy and noise level fairly high, especially with the music playing.
Very cold in the front room (most of the tables) because the front door closes very slowly.
Will come back on a warmer day in the afternoon.

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Shannon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a nice restaurant with excellent food and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very intimate setting and romantic

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Louie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and very quick service. Server was highly attentive and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We highly recommend Vasos!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

server was very attentive to our needs. excellent outdoor seating. very good food. fish was awesome. rice pudding would be better if it was warm.

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vipOpentable
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food, Bronzino was cooked to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The food took awhile to come out and when it did it was cold. The butter garlic sauce was fine but the Marinara was bland.

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vipArthurT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was pretty blend. The lamb chop was over cooked even though we ask for medium well. It took almost an hour for us to receive the main course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The restaurant itself is cute, and they had music playing that was pleasant and at a good volume. I decided to take my husband out for his birthday and found Vaso’s had great reviews, so settled on going there Friday evening for dinner. The service was EXTREMELY slow. The server and others seemed flustered even though capacity is obviously lower. Our appetizer and plates were not cleared before our main course arrived. The appetizer shared platter was good, but the main course was awful! I love Mediterranean food, this was not it. It was BLAND, no flavor at all. Also, they serve Spaghetti with meat sauce as a side to the chicken dishes. Spaghetti and meat sauce doesn’t go well with Chicken Piccata. It does not say this anywhere on the menu so welcome to the surprise. For the price, I am extremely surprised they have good reviews, will never return. I hate Olive Garden and I rather go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Checking in for our reservation was very confusing and had to stand in a very small doorway with staff trying to go back and forth with food and dishes. We were seated promptly however. Fortunately we previewed the menu prior to our visit and decided on what we were going to order; which turned out to be good as we could not hear what our waitress said were the specials. The place was pretty packed; although we did not mind, the health department did as they paid a visit. I hdd the veal saltimbocca, which I hadn’t had for years, and it did not disappoint. My wife had the chicken terra mora, and it was very good. We did not see our waitress after ordering until it was time to order dessert; which we did. The baklava was alright and the double espresso’s were just ok. Typically espresso comes with a cube of sweetener, our only came with a small spoon. The check was hurriedly brought to us and picked up instantaneously, feeling very rushed we paid and left. There seemed to be some sort of arguing, among the staff, while we were there. A few people bellied up to the bar, located in the middle of the restaurant, and were very loud and used bad language quite a-lot. Only recommendation, move the bar to the back of the restaurant. Other than the bar and lack of service it was an alright experience. Will look for other restaurants during future stays in Alexandria. One last note, offer black napkins as white napkins leave very noticeable lint on darker clothing...this should be obvious!

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vipLouisL
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Vaso does a great job in providing comfortable outdoor seating. Food was outstanding - wonderful veal! Our service was friendly and great,especially considering they had many customers. Will definitely return and recommend for a great dinner.

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JoanD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had dinner outside at Vaso's - best meal in Old Town Alexandria! From the stuffed mushrooms and triple dip to the shrimp and fish meals the food was fantastic. Good portions, beautifully seasoned, fresh ingredients. Combined with good wine, couldn't be better.

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RRudra
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the pasta carbonara and lamb. Both were amazing but the pasta was especially great!!
Will definitely come back for both dishes.

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vipSteveU
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor areas!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great restaurant with great staff and great food. We have been here many times and keep coming back. The food is always tasty and the seasonings and flavors are excellent. The saganaki is awesome and flambé table side. It is a must have!

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LarryG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Picked Vaso’s based on ratings and menu. Great choice. Spot on cocktails. Great service. Excellent food. We’ll go again next time in Old Town.

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Louie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vaso's has been a very consistent dinner venue for my wife and I. The food is always fresh and prepared with uncommon detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was great. We will be 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 4.5 stars by 89 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.