Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Vace Italian Deli (DC)

[ 0 ] November 19, 2009 |

Recently one of our college readers requested more “Pick of the Weeks” that were affordable for their budget. We pulled out our old list of go-to spots that we frequented during our college years and the place that stood at the top of our list was Vace. Vace is the college students answer to the cheap eatery but with good food. Vace is an Italian delicatessen located in the serene Cleveland Park neighborhood. Tucked in between a row of stores and restaurants, Vace’s has become a staple in the neighborhood as the top pizza shop. For under $5, you can enjoy a slice of pizza just the way you like it and have a soda on the side. Unusual to find anything under $5 these days…

Now this post is not just for the hungry, broke college student…broke, working individuals should drop in for a bite also. For $9.50 plus tax, you can order a large pizza and for an extra $1.10 you can get a topping. This price is unparalleled in the District for the quality of pizza that you get. The pizza is simple but good and the only real downside is that they do not deliver. Homemade pastas and a gourmet deli make the trip worth it alongside all the fresh Italian ingredients you can add to your pantry.

Since college, we have made about 1-2 trips in here, but still remain pleased with the service and the taste of the food. It would be nice if they delivered because as it gets cold no one really wants to go and pick up their own food. We do, however, value tradition and for over 30 years this spot has been thriving on the same principles…they provide the good food for a reasonable price, you pick it up. As a college student it’s sometimes hard to find food that doesn’t insult the broke, but educated palate…Vace is a start in the right direction and…it makes the palate pretty happy.

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Category: Johnna's Pick of the Week, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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