Vaso's Kitchen Preparing New King Street Location

New Vaso's location in former Bistrot Lafayette space could be open as early as July.

1118 King St. Credit: Drew Hansen
1118 King St. Credit: Drew Hansen

The owner of Vaso’s Kitchen is preparing a second location at the former Bistrot Lafayette space on King Street.

Vaso Volioti hopes to open the new Vaso’s in July.

The cuisine will remain similar to the Greek, Italian and other Mediterranean concoctions dished out underneath the old Dixie Pig sign on Powhatan Street, but with a few new offerings. 

“We’re going to change the menu a little bit,” Volioti said. “More homemade pasta and I’ll have some good veal.”

The King Street restaurant will also feature a larger wine selection, beers on draft, brunch service on Saturday and Sunday and live music on the weekends, she said.

Work continues on an interior renovation at 1118 King St., including some new furnishings and kitchen improvements.

Vaso’s family members are involved in several businesses along King Street, including King’s Jewelry.

“We’re trying to take the street over,” the Cyprus native joked.

Next to the new Vaso’s, Cyrille Brenac is working to open a new French bistro in the former Tiffany Tavern space at 1116 King St. 

The owner of Georgetown’s Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar received approval on plans for his new restaurant earlier this month.

Nat July 07, 2013 at 09:55 AM
Oldtowner. To each their own. Never said it was a chain.
oldtowner July 07, 2013 at 03:03 PM
to Nat: Yep, you never said it was a chain, but you said there is little variety in Alexandria and only "a handful of companies".....a handful is but a few. If you look @ a list of all restaurants in Alex, I bet they are owned by more than a few companies. Just sayin. Enjoy the culinary delights of Arlington.
Nat July 07, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Glad you are passionate about OT, I have only lived here for 15 years and in my humble opinion, the variety of restaurants is lacking – regardless if you believe my comment to be petty. Lets see, Restaurant Eve, The Majestic, Eamonns, PX, Virtue (believe It was sold to new owners) all owned by the same group – different menus. Owners of Evening Star (Del Ray) also own, Buzz, Rustico, Vermilion, Daily Plant, and many more restaurants in DC & MD. OT has numerous Thai restaurants, pizza joints, and sandwich shops. While there are some superb restaurants here and there in OT and Del Ray … Very happy that all are doing well, I still like the variety in Arlington and Georgetown and stand by my opinion as you do yours. I also have no objections to chains.
oldtowner July 10, 2013 at 09:06 AM
dear Nat: I've only lived in Alexandria 30 yrs.....about half in OT. It is sure better than it used to be. I bet Arlington has more "Thai restaurants pizza joints and sandwich shops" than Alexandria. These days, some of those "pizza joints" are fairly upscale.....we're not talking about Pizza Hut. Happy eating! I also think it is nice to be able to walk to numerous restaurants in OT rather than driving to Arlington.....healthier for the person and the environment.
Michael Meyers August 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
I am glad to see the commitment of the folks at Vasco's to Alexandria. After living here for years we finally stopped at Vasco's for dinner a weeks ago and couldn't believe how good it was. We have been missing out and look forward to making up for lost time at the new and the old locations. Best wishes to them and all small business owners in this city.


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