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“Great roasted chickens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skorpios Maggio's Family Restaurant

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Skorpios Maggio's Family Restaurant
421 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180-4722
703-938-7777
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Ranked #25 of 122 restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Greek
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Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great roasted chickens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking for a good roasted chicken rather than cooking it or buying from a grocery store, try Skorpios Roasted Chicken. Great flavors and moist -- never dry. Call ahead and it will be ready for you.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Always good food, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The best thing about Maggio's and Skorpios is the food, but the friendly service never fails, either. It's not a fancy setting, but it's a friendly spot, clean and has good food. In warmer weather, you can sit outside (though it's not terribly scenic -- looking at Maple Avenue traffic and watching folks go in and out of the nearby 7-eleven isn't for everyone. Good people-watching spot, though...) Go for the food, enjoy the service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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northern virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This place is GREAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The veggie sub is SO good! The combination of roasted veggies, provolone and feta cheese and tzatziki sauce is amazing. The fries are always perfect. The rice pudding~yum! My husband loves the gyro. We eat here all the time. In fact, we drive 30 minutes each way just to enjoy the tasty treats at Skorpios. It's not fancy but it sure is good.

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vienna
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“Best greek food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I love this place the owner is so nice!! If you are looking for something healthy try the salad it is so good!! I have been going here for 5 years and nothing ever mad me mad. For those people who say they are overpriced you are wrong maybe your just cheap so think twice!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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197 restaurant reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Salty, vinegary, wilted, skimpy, overcooked”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Skorpios Maggio's place is another Vienna restaurant I have driven past for years without stopping. Today, I made the mistake of finally giving it a try. I paid $12 for something I would throw away if I found it forgotten in the back of my refrigerator.

The food is definitely overpriced for the lousy quality of preparation. Ingredients are too far past freshness or prepared too far in advance of serving. Kitchen management evidently is not a skill practiced at Skorpios Maggio's.

This is the second place I have eaten in two days where the punishment for the people preparing the food should be they have to eat it.

Souvlaki platter:
- Good quality meat, nicely grilled with skill. Good portion. Way over salted. The only reason I rated Skorpios Maggio's restaurant poor instead of terrible is because the meat quality was so good.
- Wilted salad. Skimpy portion of tomato. Almost needed a magnifying glass to figure out those little white spots were feta cheese. Horribly too much vinegar--a few drops removed from inedible.
- Severely overcooked rice, oddly with small chunks of potato. Way over salted. Judging by the color, someone is the kitchen has a turmeric fetish. Strange.
- Pita bread was tasty and nicely warmed/toasted.

Quality oversight is lacking in the kitchen. Or, if that is the flavor profile Skorpios Maggio's is aiming for, my condolences regarding the chef's dead taste buds. Whoever orders salt and vinegar for the kitchen ought to have noticed by now the out-of-line expenditures for those seasonings. Yes, I mean it. No exaggeration--it is really that bad.

The sound of some machine running--maybe the cooler for a beverage machine--filled the room a third of the time. It was like the background noise of an alien slave-labor prison in a sci-fi movie.

The place is kept fairly clean. Not very clean. Just fairly clean.

When you walk in, you have to figure out you need to go to the rear cash register, order there, take a seat and wait until your order is brought to you on a tray. That's not hard to do, but why put customer's to an intelligence test with a mystery about how a place works? It makes people uncomfortable right at the start. Put up a sign about ordering before being seated, and have the order taker explain customers should be seated to await food delivery after ordering. I came away believing the management has applied neither common sense nor common courtesy in running the place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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