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Vace Italian Delicatessen
Ranked #1,033 of 3,506 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Deli, Italian, Pizza
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
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Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We have been patronizing Vace Deli for decades since it opened in DC. It is a reliable "go-to" for pizza or slices (tastes more like Italy than the brand name pizzas), Italian sandwiches, charcuterie/cheeses/condiments, excellent frozen ready-to-bake Italian meals,Italian wine and grocery items, and a wide variety of fresh cheeses, bread, and pasta. Although it is a Cleveland Park treasure, it is worth a hike, drive, or subway ride (Cleveland Park station on the red line is steps from the door--the zoo is just a couple of blocks away).
NOTE: while I answer questions below as if this place is a restaurant that "serves" a variety of dishes, it offers take-out only -- ie no seating.

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Vace - easy access to a slice of pizza, an Italian cold cut sub (delicios, by the way), or a variety of frozen pastas, meatless and meatful Lasagne..

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after the morning at the zoo. Great subs, freshly made and quick. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff. Tip: they don't have seating so everything is to go. We found a nearby bench and ate was perfect.

Thank Julie Z
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I love visiting Vace. The staff are always friendly, even when they're busy. Ring ahead unless you're planning to buy by the slice. They have a decent selection of Italian wines for reasonable prices too - white, sparkling, rose and red. The tiramisu is frozen but delicious (leave out for 30 miutes before serving) - I've only bought the large one so can't comment on the single serve ones. Pantry items include arborio rice, polenta, pasta, bottles of artichokes, cans of tomatoes, coffee and more!

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

just a few blocks up Connecticut Ave from the zoo is Vace's Italian Deli; mostly a specialty store for fresh Italian food products with no place to sit, this is great kid friendly grown up sophisticated takeout. Fabulous pizza by the slice or a whole pie thin crust or Neapolitan squares; great sandwiches. this morning I scored a spinach and feta empanada fresh from the oven. In fall and winter rich lentil soup. Good stuff to take back to hotel. And after eating while eating while walking down the block, drop into Firehook bakery for a brownie.

Thank Frances K
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