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Vace Italian Delicatessen
Ranked #83 of 371 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Please understand that I go to restaurants all over the world. When at home, we go out 4-5 nights a week. So, I noticed that Vace is currently rated in the TOP THREE in Bethesda. TOP THREE!! And so, prepared to be WOW'd, when we had an office birthday party, we ordered from Vace. I was NOT WOW'd. Firstly this is not a restaurant. There is nowhere to sit. As you enter you have to squeeze past the dumpster and recycling bin. Great curb appeal. Then, the lady at the register had a mask on,,, presumably due to a cold? While I was waiting I made a big mistake by looking up at the ceiling. Water stains all over the place and the air return is encrusted with about I estimate 3-5 years of accumulated dust and grime. OK, now to the food: pizza,,,, average at best. Plus, remember that it's a carry out, meaning that by the time you get home to eat it, it has already cooled! My basic message as a frequent Trip Advisor reviewer,,, it's okay for a medium to low end carry out deli, but top three in Bethesda, sorry, not a chance!!

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Given the lack of Italian stores in this area, Vace stands out by providing real Italian sub sandwiches, fresh tasty pizza by the slice and a broad variety of frozen entrees and Italian necessities.

This is not a restaurant but a place to get your food to go. They have a couple of parking spaces but it is in the heart of downtown. Be sure to check their hours too, as it is more of a lunchtime place.

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Take-out deli/pizza place. No sit down area. Best pizza I've ever had. Take-out Italian grocery and home-cooked food items as well. Defintely try if you're in the area. Reasonable prices. Two store-fronts in from Wisconsin on Miller. When they ask you if you want a bag, that means a 5 cent tax.

Thank M B
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

This is the greatest little Italian deli around. We get pizza dough from here for our annual pizza roll dinner at Christmas time. Their cheeses are wonderful. They have homemade sauce. The individual pastas are all good-many interesting varieties. We have gone here for years. They are always busy and always good.

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

For ages, Vace has been our go-to source for Italian deli items, fresh pasta and pizza (pies, slices, pre-cooked or dough & sauce) and it has yet to fail us. This diamond in the rough is an INSTITUTION for which "best pizza in DC" does not give enough credit. Go there, it's worth the trip. Get a slice for yourself while you browse, and don't forget to get a cannoli for that special someone...

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