Words can’t even begin to express how much I love Vace Italian Delicatessen. Located in Cleveland Park, this unassuming deli’s nothing short of life changing. There’s a reason they’ve been around for 40 years, and it’s really quite simple. Their food’s just damn good. I’ve heard questionable things about their service, but the young gentleman pictured below was kind and welcoming. The shop’s known for their subs and pizza, but they have a ton of frozen foods available, in addition to deli meats, cheeses, fresh pastas and dry goods.
Don’t be afraid to get a whole pie because their pizza freezes really well. I’ve only had mine with mushrooms and pepperoni, but I’m definitely going to branch out because Chef Marcelle from Bluejacket told me their white pizza with onion is to die for. Vace puts their sauce on top, which is interesting because I’ve never seen that before. Conclusion? As long as it’s delicious, I don’t care. Their marinara has a surprising kick to it, and the crust is nice and crispy. Buy it by the slice or call ahead to get a full pie for crazy affordable prices.
I couldn’t leave Vace without getting a prosciutto sub so this obviously happened. Can you believe this was only $7, like Subway’s more expensive! You can get your sandwich on Italian or focaccia, but go early because they sell out of the latter often. I got mine with onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and hot peppers, and as you can see, they were very generous with their prosciutto. They have over 20+ meats to choose from so definitely make sure you get your charcuterie here. Everything’s freshly cut in front of your eyes, and the quality’s second to none.
Make sure you guys save room for dessert because their cannoli is to die for. I also hear really great things about their tiramisu so that’s on my list as well. Now, Vace is strictly carryout so take your food and enjoy it outside if weather permits or pray that DMV traffic doesn’t suck so you can indulge in the comfort of your home ASAP.
I’ve been trying more of these mom and pop shops, and I can’t get enough. Vace’s a true gem, and I can’t wait for you guys to try their food. Do yourself a solid and go! I’m excited to hear what you guys think. For more on DC foodporn, browse this tab and stay tuned for more content. Sending food love from the DMV, Nomsters!